Happy Birthday Pelle
Born 16th January
1969 - 1991
Dead was the person who brought the theatrical statement of wearing corpse paint in performance, not as a reference to any Kiss / Alice Cooper trope, but to express the most intimate relationship of man and nature, the living corpse howling its bloodlust. Dead was the kid who felt death as his ultimate gesture and invocation of the expulsion of self. He was truly a child of darkness in a world teeming with strange light. He saw beauty inverted as a prism into natures fury and chaos but he also regarded it's eloquent relationship with the cycle of birth, decay and mystery. When a young person writes within his last lines, " I belong in the woods and have always done so...I'm not a human, this is just a dream and soon I will awake". It is the the voice of not only a soul in desire to bleed into the earth, to be in a place his consciousness craves, so disconnected and in depression to his human form, but that of a bedevilled poet at odds with the beatific philosophy of humanitarianism. To feel remorse Dead, the boy brutally bullied in his youth, finding shards of salvation in the alien commadery and power in Death and Black Metal, is to deny the genuine truth of a remarkable individuals short time on earth. His was to come and express the reality and irreality of mortification through the expression of annihilating sound and passion.
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