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Mayhem Members Arrested In Holland For Trashing Hotel Room

Members of the legendary Norwegian black metal band Mayhem and their road crew were arrested in the Netherlands early this morning after the entire contents of their hotel room in Tilburg had been destroyed.

The group had given a performance on Sunday in a cafe in Tilburg and had booked a night at Hotel Central. Monday morning an employee of the hotel found a big mess. Plants were thrown on the street, mirrors, a sink were broken and strips in the bathroom were pulled off and demolished. The beds and television were destroyed and walls were covered in spots.

The hotel estimates the damage at least 5000 euro. The men, aged 21 to 45 years, are from Netherlands, Norway, Finland and France. The suspects remain tied to a compensation of the damage dealt.

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1. me,dude. writes:

Hahahaha. This is so unneccessary to do but I bet it was hella fun to destroy everything. They must have been schwasted.

# Nov 16, 2009 @ 10:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. SomeMetalGirl writes:

Haha! Wow. Somehow, that doesn't surprise me. At least they didn't go and kill anyone. But I would have loved to see that. lol They probably did it because they were bored. Ah, their band name suits them well.

# Nov 16, 2009 @ 11:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. DeathCrush writes:

At least they did not stage a series of arson. Holland should thank them for not doing that

# Nov 16, 2009 @ 12:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. kid_on_a_bike writes:

for the lulz

# Nov 16, 2009 @ 3:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Hollow writes:

Isn't destroying your hotel room saposse to be the best rockstar experiance!?

# Nov 16, 2009 @ 3:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Nihilist writes:

No cum?! No blood?! No pigs heads?! Lame

# Nov 16, 2009 @ 3:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. cruor writes:

^^Lol agreed the whole thing seems kinda tame without all that in the mix.

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# Nov 16, 2009 @ 3:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Jamez writes:

I just hate this band and everything related to them.
Idiots.
I guess trashing hotel rooms is the only way for them to get some attention these days

# Nov 16, 2009 @ 3:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. LordAssenfroth writes:

at least it wasnt set on fire. anyway, trashing hotel rooms is a rock and roll tradition!

# Nov 16, 2009 @ 4:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Mutated Faith writes:

I thought that this certain miss hap is actually realy funny and people are right that trashing your hotel is a rock and roll thing to do but from a Norwegian Black metal band they dont seem like the kind of band who would do that you know.

# Nov 16, 2009 @ 5:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. abomination_abortion writes:

This is Just hilarious!

# Nov 16, 2009 @ 6:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. psythe writes:

Hmmm, guys from a band called Mayhem causing... well... I think I like this :)

# Nov 16, 2009 @ 8:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Rubyred writes:

That's crazy insanity-what they did...'and personelly very frightening: I'm stunned howbeit if they were bored or really really really bored out of their minds/MAYHEM and Company should have not destoyed that Hotel. I bet that Employee was feared out of his/or her mind once seeing the "carnage" they left behind. Now all that hard work of traveling/playing goes to paying this bill...'when the dough could of been put to better use. I'm sorry I sound lame/skullding even but I'm sure MAYHEM wouldn't want some one coming to their TourBus or Home messing with their things..'cause you be in hellfire if you dare think of destroyer what belongs to them. Anyway, glad to hear that no-one/nor a passer Citizen walking by the Hotel didn't get hurt (so mentioned above "heavy" thinggs thrown out the window) and hope they didn't get their crazy selves hurt in the process. Scary, they must of been really angry, upset at someone or something to set them off, that way. Frightening to say the very least. MAYHEM you owe that Hotel a big apology and curve your temple down. cheers!

# Nov 16, 2009 @ 9:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. thegoosegoblin writes:

Idiots. Now some poor room service peon, getting paid minimum wage (in the US it would probably be less than) is going to have to clean all that sh** up because some overpaid rock stars were bored between shows. I don't care about 'rock tradition,' it just goes to show that grown men, even when given the privilege (emphasis) of being international performers, can conduct themselves in a manner befitting of the description of brats.

# Nov 16, 2009 @ 10:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Analguest writes:

to all you saying that grown up men should not be doing things like that..... f*** you :D

try playing blasphemic black metal all evening,get drunk and high a nd then trash the hotel room . sound like fun even if you shoulod act your age :P

# Nov 16, 2009 @ 10:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. psythe writes:

"curve your temple down."

LOL new saying right there :)

# Nov 16, 2009 @ 11:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Kalis_wrath writes:

*LMAO* I am not one bit shocked at this!

# Nov 17, 2009 @ 2:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. RTB writes:

Mayhem makes that much money to cover expenditures like that? I dont think so, they keep this up theyll have to tour till they croak cause theyll be in the hole financially from all the stupid crap they pulled......i thought trashing hotel rooms went out in the early 90s right after motley crue fell off, word was them and GNR did it best

# Nov 17, 2009 @ 3:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Fuck_A_Name writes:

^word was Led Zepp did it best. Samurais cutting holes through the walls, telephone booths ripped from their foundation and left on the twelfth floor, and fishheads shoved up a woman vagina, and to top it all off, everyone gets a motorcycle.

Win.

# Nov 17, 2009 @ 3:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. wilco writes:

hahaha yeah my sister and a friend of mine were there
they took him to the police station in conection with it
but after the concert he went to the train station and got picked up

by the way the band and roadcrew are still in jail

# Nov 17, 2009 @ 4:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Ga Ga De De Meta writes:

they are after the police department of destroyed .
hotel was a tool lol

# Nov 17, 2009 @ 7:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Hammerheart writes:

Zeppelin definitely did it best! I've heard some stories, lol.

Crazy bastards, those Mayhem f***ers. lol. I'd love to party with 'em.

# Nov 17, 2009 @ 12:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Necrovomit writes:

same sh** different day, im just surprised they didnt light anything on fire or kill something

# Nov 17, 2009 @ 9:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. lordazmodeus writes:

all you little p***ies
MayheM should teach you a lesson of how to live your life
grow some cojones b****es!

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# Nov 17, 2009 @ 9:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Purehatred2010 writes:

I thought Pantera was the last era of good hotel trashings....... WATCH IT GO !!!!!!

# Nov 18, 2009 @ 3:23 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. PuckettJp2 writes:

haha, that sure is a funny story.

im not surprised, trashing hotel rooms is a rock 'n' roll tradition

# Nov 18, 2009 @ 11:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Rychemn writes:

Come on man!!!!!! This is just rock stars doing what they've been doing for years........If I ever made the big time....I would pull off the Keith Moon classic with the car in the lobby....than procede to drive it off the balcony!!!!!!

# Nov 18, 2009 @ 2:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. Rychemn writes:

Ooops....I mean "Proceed"...hee, hee.......watch out for the swimming pool too!!!!

# Nov 18, 2009 @ 2:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. Cocacolaburnsthewood writes:

Meh. Mayhem sucks. They're will always be. Sucks. Look at their behavior "HEY LOOK AT UZ!!1 WE'RE MAYHUM!! WE'RE BIGZ AND FAMOUZ!!", it's reinforces their appearance lack of intelligence and common sense. That's enough fact to prove that they were bunch of morons.

# Nov 19, 2009 @ 1:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. wilco writes:

did hear they are still in holland
because they need to pay the bills
but f*** this there are no borders in europe any more
so proberly they are back on the road

# Nov 19, 2009 @ 4:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. thumb2theeye writes:

It's a work, like Pro Wrestling. What a great way to get our name out there!...right...I can imagine what 5 grand spent on real promo would've done instead. Living up to the name Mayhem perhaps?...who was the guy at the Hotel that thought renting a room to a Black Metal band called Mayhem was a good idea in the first place?...he should be sterilized to prevent further tainting of the gene pool for starters, not to play Devil's Advocate, the band(or whoever in the entourage signed the paperwork) is going to have it "broken off" in court. The unoriginality of the entire angle is a snore fest, the least they could have done was spray-painted some pentagrams and stuff on the walls or thrown blow-up dolls out the window.(we all know they probably take several on tour.) I for one think that they could have truly done a better job for the media coverage, I'm downright disappointed there was no mention of blood...WTF is Black Metal without Blood?...sorry guys...complete and udder FAIL.

# Nov 19, 2009 @ 6:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. nfc writes:

ehehe funny

# Nov 20, 2009 @ 12:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. KanadianKoRn writes:

i like. couldnt be "mayhem" without a lil hotel destruction. there definately should be a little bloodyness there though. maybe they passed out before deciding to cut eachother.

# Nov 20, 2009 @ 1:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. Jenny writes:

Too bad SOME people here don't know how to put themselves in someone elses' shoes and just back sh!t up cuz a certain Metal band is doing it. I would be upset if they trashed part of my Hotel.

I like Mayhem but this behavior is ridiculous. How can people 'back this up' by saying it's funny or that it's tradition? If there is anything that Metal has taught me, it's to question tradition.

It's normal that they got arrested for this. If a non-Musician did it that's what I would expect as well, and so should the rest of you. It's good the members of Mayhem didn't get any special treatment, otherwise, they'd be celebrities, lol.

# Nov 20, 2009 @ 9:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. TheMotherOfGod writes:

These guys were part of the norwegian black metal movement of the early 90s. Many bands in this little cult group (Burzum, Enslaved, etc.) burned down churches and even killed people.
It's only natural for Mayhem to fvck sh!t up.

# Nov 29, 2009 @ 10:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. ha writes:

haha

# Nov 29, 2009 @ 11:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. KanadianKoRn is a stupid fucking canadian pussy writes:

all of you are c** guzzling prick c***s

# Nov 29, 2009 @ 11:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. Fredrik writes:

The real morons are you who think you know the band even remotely. It hasn't said in any news article pertaining to the smashing of that hotel room that any of the members from the actual band participated in it. One article said one member of the band was taken to the police station. So what? It doesn't say he actually did anything whatsoever. There are times like this that I wish the whole Internet would just f***ing shut up because it is so polluted with you idiots. I would gladly kill you slowly, every last goddamn one of you. /Normally Peaceful Atheist.

# Nov 30, 2009 @ 5:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. WOLF7 writes:

I fully agree with you, Jenny (Post34).
Hotel room wrecking is no different than lending your car to your buddy and he trashes it for the hell of it

# Nov 30, 2009 @ 8:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. derMur writes:

F*ck the guy who owns the hotel. all he had to do was send a bill i bet. We trashed one a while back and just got a massive bill, granted it wasn't as extreme. He probably just wanted the publicity, as for the band its just what we do. Get over it.

# Nov 30, 2009 @ 8:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. spiral_architect writes:

i believe the rolling stones perfected the art of hotel trashing. mayhem is more known for church burnings and suicide.

# Nov 30, 2009 @ 8:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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