You Need to Watch This: BEHERIT 1990 Battle of the Bands

Has someone ever told you that your band isn’t “KVLT” enough? The next time some shitstick tells you that, send them the video shown below. What you see in this awesome footage is none other than the legendary Finnish black metal band BEHERIT, barely in their teens, playing a battle of bands event in a friggin’ shopping mall somewhere in Finland back in 1990. We’re not totally sure where this footage comes from, but it’s absolutely INSANE, awesome and electrifying to watch one of the most legendary black metal bands of all time play in such a bizarre setting way back in their earlier stage when they were still just kids, while people walk around shopping. Parents are in attendance, and kids are running all over the place. What’s unbelievable, though, is that even at that young age and in that primordial state of the band, you could already tell from this footage that Beherit were not to fuck with and sounded already all kinds of weird and fucked up. Hell, you can even hear Nuclear Holocausto Vengeance’s staple and legendary whispered “corpse” screams in this video, something that would go on to become one of the band’s most recognizable and well-loved traits. Enjoy this incredible document of total badassery and don’t forget, everyone got a start somewhere somehow, and typically, the great ones became great because they we were willing to crawl through the murk, or even play in a friggin’ shopping mall, when they started.

 

 

 

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42 Comments

  1. April 30, 2016 at 9:08 am — Reply

    Graham Birce

  2. April 29, 2016 at 9:34 pm — Reply

    Draw down dat moon

  3. April 29, 2016 at 6:55 pm — Reply

    The only “mall metal” I’ll ever find acceptable.

  4. April 29, 2016 at 9:28 am — Reply

    PRIMITIVE MAN

  5. April 29, 2016 at 8:53 am — Reply

    Brian Seiler Danny DuBose

  6. April 29, 2016 at 8:51 am — Reply

    Are you gonna credit the guy from PRIMITIVE MAN that posted this yesterday and make the joke about your band being not kvlt?

    • April 29, 2016 at 7:01 pm — Reply

      Thank you for this haha. Thank you so much.

    • April 30, 2016 at 2:04 am — Reply

      this video surfaced 9 days ago…. so no we will not credit him.

  7. April 29, 2016 at 8:39 am — Reply

    Odraude Tireheb

  8. April 29, 2016 at 8:10 am — Reply

    Will Wright

  9. April 29, 2016 at 8:08 am — Reply

    Make site mobile friendly again! Even if I request desktop view I still have everything cut in half!!!

    • April 29, 2016 at 5:46 pm — Reply

      Should be fixed now! Sorry!!

  10. April 29, 2016 at 7:32 am — Reply

    It was filmed in Rovaniemi, near the arctic circle. The capital of the most northern province of Finland, Lapland. 61k inhabitants nowadays.

  11. April 29, 2016 at 5:31 am — Reply

    Raoul Bruger Peter Rebel

  12. April 29, 2016 at 4:30 am — Reply

    Tedd Wyrms tema!

  13. April 29, 2016 at 4:08 am — Reply

    Joshua

  14. April 29, 2016 at 3:32 am — Reply

    Le Schott, das ist doch so deine Liga 😉

    • April 29, 2016 at 6:52 am — Reply

      Hartstraff… die hab ich sogar auf Platte

  15. April 29, 2016 at 2:42 am — Reply

    Majestic Hails!

  16. April 29, 2016 at 2:13 am — Reply

    sweet 😀

  17. April 29, 2016 at 1:46 am — Reply

    Wish you’d make the site mobile friendly, I love being able to read half an article

    • April 29, 2016 at 2:02 am — Reply

      Has someone ever told you that your band isn’t “KVLT” enough? The next time some shitstick tells you that, send them the video shown below. What you see in this awesome footage is none other than the legendary Finnish black metal band BEHERIT, barely in their teens, playing a battle of bands event in a friggin’ shopping mall somewhere in Finland back in 1990. We’re not totally sure where this footage comes from, but it’s absolutely INSANE, awesome and electrifying to watch one of the most legendary black metal bands of all time play in such a bizarre setting way back in their earlier stage when they were still just kids, while people walk around shopping. Parents are in attendance, and kids are running all over the place. What’s unbelievable, though, is that even at that young age and in that primordial state of the band, you could already tell from this footage that Beherit were not to fuck with and sounded already all kinds of weird and fucked up. Hell, you can even hear Nuclear Holocausto Vengeance’s staple and legendary whispered “corpse” screams in this video, something that would go on to become one of the band’s most recognizable and well-loved traits. Enjoy this incredible document of total badassery and don’t forget, everyone got a start somewhere somehow, and typically, the great ones became great because they we were willing to crawl through the murk, or even play in a friggin’ shopping mall, when they started.

    • April 29, 2016 at 2:03 am — Reply

      Was a pain in the ass for me to navigate on mobile. But. There’s the text to the article.

    • April 29, 2016 at 2:05 am — Reply

      Awesome, thanks! 😀

    • April 29, 2016 at 4:27 am — Reply

      Thanks as well!

    • April 29, 2016 at 5:12 am — Reply

      Firefox has an option to extract the text of the page and make it readable if you ever fall upon a badly designed website again.

  18. April 29, 2016 at 1:39 am — Reply

    Peter Stockman

  19. April 29, 2016 at 1:32 am — Reply

    junior metal

  20. April 29, 2016 at 1:26 am — Reply

    Salvatore

  21. April 29, 2016 at 1:25 am — Reply

    Sean Howe

  22. April 29, 2016 at 1:21 am — Reply

    And they’re playing Oath of Black Blood, my favorite song by them

  23. April 29, 2016 at 1:18 am — Reply

    Ahmet Kalvin

  24. April 29, 2016 at 1:10 am — Reply

    It’s adorable hahahaha

  25. April 29, 2016 at 1:07 am — Reply

    LOL

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