Birthday: March 22, 1968 (Aries)
Born In: Egersund
Oystein Aarseth, popularly known as “Euronymous,” was a Norwegian guitarist and one of the co-founders of the Norwegian metal band ‘Mayhem.’ He also owned a music label named ‘Deathlike Silence Productions’ and was the owner of a record shop called ‘Helvete’ in Oslo. Euronymous is revered by extreme musicians for bringing black metal to life. Although he set a benchmark for black metal music, Euronymous was quite infamous for his hatred of humans. He always wore black clothes and leather jackets and was a self-proclaimed Satanist. Many young fans even idolized him for his unconventional outlook toward life. He did hair-raising yet dreadful things during his short life. In one of such incident, he photographed the body of his dead bandmate after he died at his home. One of those photos was used as a cover for the band’s live album ‘Dawn of the Black Hearts. On August 10, 1993, Euronymous was brutally murdered by fellow musician Varg Vikernes. Vikernes later stated that he had murdered Euronymous to save himself because Euronymous had plotted to kill him that night. Vikernes was imprisoned for 21 years for his crime.