By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This Friday, Mayhem will descend upon Rio, quite literally. The Norwegian extreme metal band, both hugely influential and controversial in equal measure, are going to be playing their 1994 album, ‘De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas’ in its entirety at Lapa’s Teatro Odisséia.

Black metal became arguably the most extreme form of music with the rise of Scandinavian bands in the early nineties, and there is no other band so embroiled in this period and emblematic of it than Mayhem.

‘De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas’ was Mayhem’s first full-length album . . .

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