Moribund Records Pays Tribute To Mark “Blaash” Michaelson

Moribund Records has released its tribute to Mark “Blaash” Michaelson, who died earlier this month. Included in their tribute is some information about how events transpired, namely that this was an accidental death in service of misanthropy, nihilism and world-hatred:

For those not in the “know” BLAASH was a Ritual Satanist, who utilized self-mutilation in his personal rituals. Unfortunately, BLAASH apparently cut a little too deep, severing a major artery, resulting in his death by exsanguination… leaving this turd world in True nihilistic fashion.

We continue to remember him fondly here at Death Metal Underground as a musician, writer and friend who was the subject of one of our favorite interviews which revealed the conflicting motivations of post-Nordic black metal.

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24 thoughts on “Moribund Records Pays Tribute To Mark “Blaash” Michaelson”

  1. Psychic Psych Toad says:

    Please excuse the mess.


    Leave the circumcisions to the professionals!

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  2. Phil says:

    Why does this guy get flattering coverage here and not Chester? Is it because Chester committed suicide on purpose but this guy somehow managed to do it accidentally?

    1. Rainer Weikusat says:

      Suggestions would include: Aquaintance/ friend of people who are (directly or indirectly) important here, seems to have been a decent fellow, was involved with a Black Metal band which seems to have made good music (I’ve only listened to a few things and this not very attentatively, IOW, online).

      The first and the third certainly don’t apply to Linkin Park singer. Turns out I know quite a bit of their stuff. Even without knowing the horrible video, I already took note of ‘Numb’ because of the offensively silly chorus. Their better (less hard intended to force people into an acute depression because numbskulls enjoy the alien sensation) tracks are still whiny ‘deep’ navelgazing laid over the Nirvana verse-chorus musical pattern but with ‘choicier’/ ‘more modern’ ingredients like also an really badly ripped-off hip hop emulation, boy group aesthetics when theses were still credible, ‘hip’ women’s-products-turned-unisex-jewelry by ‘clever’ marketing guys etc.

      A recurring, low-key event in the UK would be (an often young) person hanging or otherwise killing herself in prison after being put there without sentence by some ‘authority’ as ‘cheap’ (and available) replacement for what should have been mental health treatment. Strangely, these people never get much ‘coverage’ but sometimes, their relatives get sort-of a public apology afterwards. But ‘social killing’ of depressive nobodies is obviously not so important.

      1. Phil says:

        “Everything I don’t like is Nirvana”

        1. Rainer Weikusat says:

          The ‘song design’ idea to use melodic/ more conventionally pop-styled verses combined with a chorus using heavy distortion and more shouted vocals first made waves with ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’. It’s probably difficult to imagine how much of a sensation this was at the time in mainstream culture — I remember people demonstratively lining up alongsided nightclub dancefloors and covering their ears with their hands if a DJ dared to play something as completely harmless as AC/DC and stuff like this.

          The two Linkin Park tracks I looked at in more detail for these two texts use this exact formula, just combined with bad hip hop and toned down to make it sound nicer. Sort-of Nirvana reimplemented by Apple.

  3. Rainer Weikusat says:

    They’re not doing the memory of the guy a favour by wording this in this way and using it as introduction to a ‘special offer’ sale.

  4. Awful torture says:


    1. Rainer Weikusat says:


  5. I'd rather be remembered as a sex offender than a "true satanist" says:

    What a moron. Chester’s death gets mocked because he had a successful pop/mallcore career, then we’re NOT supposed to mock a guy who died accidentally severing his own artery to appease a fictional character from a desert fable lmao

  6. Reduced Without Any Effort says:

    Funny guy but…I’d rather be remembered as a sex offender than a “true satanist” said it all, name included.

  7. cornrose says:

    Poor Chet
    Mallcore says it all yo!!
    Yeah fuck that nigga Chet

  8. thomasw_ says:

    Love the deep cutting irony of this … thanks for the chuckle. Now it is time to smoke a bowl of JackKnifePlug — rather fitting in light of the situation.

  9. Nom de plume says:

    Per Ohlin: suicide by self inflicted shotgun blast
    Jon Nödtveidt: suicide by self inflicted gun shot

    Cuck Shulinder: suicide by homosexia
    Mark Michaelson: unintentional suicide by cutting yourself like an emo faggot

    Why are americunts suck?

    1. I'd rather be remembered as a sex offender than a "true satanist" says:

      Dead was just copying Kurt Cobain

      If Dead was alive in 2017 he’d commit suicide from choking to death on Ahmed’s cock

    2. Mattel Marauder says:

      Damn, I dunno, why do we suck so much?

      BTW, how’s that muslim rape going, Piotr? I bet you’re really enjoying Achmed’s dick in your booty. Yeah us stupid americunts aren’t ibto that, too bad for us.

  10. 1349 says:

    In the last three or four years, a couple of black metal-related violence episodes happened in Belarus.

    In the first one, a beginner black metal journalist cut off the head of a guy who had won his girlfriend away from him. The cutter got a death sentence (by shooting) for this. Nice two deaths.

    In the second episode, the guitarist of Niezgal (, a (pseudo?)-black metal band, hung himself. For ideological / satanic reasons. He was a follower of Noedtveidt.

  11. GGALLIN1776 says:

    Cutting oneself in a religious ceremony equals nihilism? News to me.

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  12. GGALLIN1776 says:

    Also, wtf is with the lack of original names?

    “Just call me blaash if you can’t pronounce blashyrkh, I can’t”

  13. varg_would_be_proud says:

    “Unfortunately, BLAASH apparently cut a little too deep, severing a major artery, resulting in his death by exsanguination”

    Ha ha ha ha…This is dumber than Louis Cachet’s rants on youtube.

    1. varg_would_be_proud says:

      Also, so this guy was just some sort of emo, who would fit in a depressive black metal band.

  14. He killed himself – ha ha! – buy this stuff now!

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