EuroNews is reporting that Varg Vikernes (pictured left), the man behind Norwegian black-metal pioneers Burzum, has been arrested in France for suspicion of planning a “massacre.” Investigators searched his home for weapons and explosives, saying he might stage a large “terrorist act.” Vikernes was arrested with his French wife Marie Chachet after she legally purchased four [...]
Norwegian black-metal legends Immortal conclude their four-date North American tour in support of their excellent new album, All Shall Fall, tonight. This week and last week, we have been posting a lengthy interview Revolver did with frontman Abbath Doom Occulta about his career. For the final entry, he talks about Varg Vikernes (née Kristian Vikernes), the man behind the one-man black-metal group Burzum and one of the most controversial musicians in black-metal history. Vikernes was imprisoned for murdering Øystein “Euronymous” Aarseth, the guitarist of the Oslo black-metal group Mayhem, as well as church burnings in the early ’90s. Prior to all of this, Vikernes played in the death-metal group Old Funeral with Abbath across the country from Mayhem in Bergen. Here, Abbath remembers Vikernes from the time before the controversy. Click 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 to read the previous parts of the interview.