It's completely ridiculous. Euronymous was definitely the leader of the group. The Norwegian band Mayhem's concert in Leipzig with Eminenz and Manos inlater released as Live in Leipzigwas said to have had a strong influence on the East German scene  and is even called the unofficial beginning of German black metal.
Members of Gorgoroth wearing typical black metal gear such as corpse paint, spikes and bullet belts. Dead's suicide note apologized for firing the weapon indoors and ended: "Excuse all the blood".
Some doom metal -influenced artists' lyrics focus on depression, nihilism, introspection, self-harm and suicide. Oct 3: burning of Hauketo Church in Oslo. Up to this point, Mayhem were known for onstage theatricality.
For performances, he made himself look like a corpse and would self-harm while performing.
Lier, who led the police investigation after Euronymous's death, said he and his men had not met one Satanist. Vikernes "stated that he was fed up with being harassed by the authorities, and that the police investigation into the Black Metal scene should be stopped".
The media on the other hand believed it existed for a while, but quickly stopped talking about it when they understood it was a fake rumor". It was certainly more destructive than metal had been in the past".
Black metal artists often appear dressed in black with combat boots, bullet belts, spiked wristbands  and inverted crosses and inverted pentagrams to reinforce their anti-Christian or anti-religious stance.
Black metal album covers are typically dark and tend to be atmospheric or provocative; some feature natural or fantasy landscapes for example Burzum 's Filosofem and Emperor's In the Nightside Eclipse while others are violent, sexually transgressive, sacrilegious, or iconoclastic for example Marduk 's Fuck Me Jesus and Dimmu Borgir 's In Sorte Diaboli.