Register Forgot login?

© 2002-2016
Encyclopaedia Metallum

Best viewed
without Internet Explorer,
in 1280 x 960 resolution
or higher.



Real/full name:
Per Yngve Ohlin
22 (born Jan 16th, 1969)
Apr 8th, 1991
Died of:
Suicide by gunshot
Place of origin:
Sweden (Västerhaninge, Stockholm)


In 1988, Per Yngve Ohlin, better known for his stage name Dead, joined Mayhem as vocalist. With Dead, the band's concerts became notorious, he went to great lengths to achieve the image and atmosphere he desired. He actually wanted to look like a corpse on stage. From the beginning of his career he was known to wear "corpse paint", which involved covering his face with black and white make-up. To ...


Hellhammer has claimed that Dead "was the first black metal musician to use corpse paint".

Roadrunner Records ranked Him #48 out of 50 of The Greatest Metal Frontmen of All Time.

Dead also makes a brief appearance in the Candlemass music video "Bewitched".

The letter written by Dead before his suicide, was presented in the book Slayer Magazine #20 "Blood Fire Death" in a special edition ...


Vocals (1988-1991)

1990 Studio Tracks (Demo) Vocals
1993 Live in Leipzig (Live album) Vocals
1995 The Dawn of the Black Hearts - Live in Sarpsborg, Norway 28/2, 1990 (Live album) Vocals
1996 Freezing Moon (Single) Vocals, Lyrics
1996 Out from the Dark (Compilation) Vocals
2002 Jihad / Freezing Moon (Split) Vocals, Lyrics (on "Freezing Moon")
2004 Cult of Aggression (Video) Vocals
2008 Pure Fucking Mayhem (Video) Vocals


Vocals (1985-1988)

1987 Rehearsaldemo (Demo) Vocals, Lyrics
1987 Rehearsal 07/08/1987 (Demo) Vocals, Lyrics
1987 December Moon (Demo) Vocals, Lyrics
2000 Live in Stockholm (Live album) Vocals, Lyrics
2001 Death Execution III (EP) Vocals, Lyrics
2010 Ancient Morbidity (EP) Vocals, Lyrics


1991 Immortal (Demo) Cover art (as "Pelle (Dead)")


1994 De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas Lyrics
2008 Life Eternal (EP) Lyrics


1996 Unholy Trilogy Lyrics (on "Life Eternal")
Added by: Evenfiel Modified by: The_Black_Priest
Added on: 2011-04-09 02:43:34 Last modified on: 2015-08-29 03:44:17
Duplicate? Please file a report for merging.