Carnage Mayhem was the band Matthew Bellamy was in before he joined Dominic Howard's band, Gothic Plague, as guitarist and vocalist. Bellamy left for Gothic Plague after the former Gothic Plague guitarist left, which was a result of either a "coincidence" or convincing the band to kick the latter out. He has claimed both of these reasons, it is unclear which is accurate. Carnage Mayhem was apparently less "cool" than Gothic Plague or Fixed Penalty. As with the other pre-Rocket Baby Dolls bands, Carnage Mayhem played covers rather than original compositions. One of the covers was a Michael Jackson song.
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