Burzum (Meaning "darkness" in Tolkien's Lord Of The Ring's Mordor speech)is Varg Vikernes' personal music project. Burzum was originated in Bergen, Norway, emplacement for the main Black Metal scene. Yet, Burzum cannot be cataloged as Black Metal.
Even though Varg Vikernes had played in several bands before (Some projects that included Kalashnikov, Uruk-Hai and Old Funeral); Burzum is Vargs real expression. He played for a short period of time bass in the known Black Metal band Mayhem and contributed lyrics for Dakthrone; thus, he was associated with the Black Metal scene. In the beginning, Burzum's only member used the alias of Count Grishnackh
Burzum contains some elements of Black Metal, but cant be put into such genre (Even Varg rejects his musical connection to Black Metal).
Burzum had never been oriented to Satanism or Neo-Nazi ideologies on it's own; it was Varg's persona what drove people to this conclussion, but indeed, there's nothing neonazi or satanic in Burzum.
Varg is known from havnig been part of the 'Inner Circle' of the Black Metal scene. Being introduced by Abbath from legendary band Immortal (who neither supports satanism, but instead talks about an imaginary realm called Blashyrkh). The Inner Circle' members were involved in the burning of several churches and other boycotting of catholic religion in Norway. In this inner circle, members from Emperor, Mayhem, Immortal, Darkthrone and many others were associated.
Burzum mixes pagan ideology and some form of bizarre poetry to the music. It contains many atmospheric passages and tells Norway's true past, where Pagan religion was a way of enlightening.
Burzum contains a discography of
Demo I Demo, 1991
Demo II Demo, 1992
Burzum --Demo--, 1992
Burzum --Full-length--, 1992
Aske EP, 1993
Det Som Engang Var --Full-length--, 1993
Hvis Lyset Tar Oss --Full-length--, 1994
Burzum/Aske --Best of/Compilation--, 1995
Dunkelheit --Video/VHS--, 1996
Filosofem --Full-length--, 1996
Dauði Baldrs --Full-length--, 1997
1992-1997 --Boxed set--, 1998
Hliðskjálf --Full-length--, 1999
Burzum's latter 2 Full Lenght albums are composed of mainly atmospheric music. It parts from the beginning metal style due to Varg's imprisonment for Euronymous' murder (Euronymous was one of the leaders of the Inner Circle; he played Guitar in Mayhem and was also the leader of that band).
www.Burzum.org is a site where Varg has published several articles that he's written. In this site you can also find Vikernes' personnal opinions about the Black Metal scene and the truth about Euronymous' murder, etc.
Burzum today is a known act throughout the world, being part of many allusions in other bands (Such as Nargaroth's 'The Day When Burzum Killed Mayhem' song in the album 'Black Metal Ist Krieg'. Due to the infamous beginnings of Black Metal, today is considered as as the utmost dark genre of music in existence.
The inner circle was involved in the burning of the Åsane Church in Bergen, Skjold Church in Vindafjord, Holmenkollen Chapel in Oslo and an attempt to burn the Storetveit Church in Bergen.
Varg Vikernes is a true Norse Hero. Killed Euronymous and has a famous quote regarding the murder.
"He died from one stab to the head... Through his skull. I actually had to knock the knife out."
With Burzum being a one man band, 1/2 of the members cannot be in jail. Lets work on our math.
1 - 1 = 0, not 1/2 of 1
Burzum began in 1987 as a prominent Norwegian black metal solo project. It was formed by Varg Vikernes (born Kristian Larsson Vikernes), under the name of Count Grishnackh. Vikernes is currently serving a prison sentence in Norway for murder and arson. Vikernes and his project were instrumental in the crystallisation of early black metal, much of which is due to the infamy attributed to Vikernes since the murder of his rival Øystein Aarseth. Aarseth, known better to some by his stage name of Euronymous, played guitar for the well-known Norwegian black metal band Mayhem.more...
Genre: Black metal, isolationist
Status: on hold
In 1988 or 1989, Varg Vikernes formed a group called Kalashnikov (named for the Kalashnikov assault rifle), which eventually changed its name to Uruk-Hai. Uruk-Hai is the name for the orc race of Middle-earth from the works of J. R. R. Tolkien. In 1989, Vikernes broke away from Uruk-Hai to join the death metal act Old Funeral. Uruk-Hai's drummer and bassist, Vikernes claims, were neither serious nor talented musicians, but this was not the case with the members of Old Funeral (who eventually went on to form the notorious black metal group Immortal). Vikernes remained with Old Funeral for two years, deciding in 1991 to create a solo project instead, in which he could write and record a "more original and personal type of music" (some consider Burzum to be a progression of the band Uruk-Hai, for several of the same riffs...
1. "Darkness" in Black Speech, a language invented by J.R.R. Tolkien for his fantasy world Middle Earth.
2. A one-man black metal band (now ambient) with excellent music and highly moronic and despicable political viewpoints.
1. Ash nazg durbatulúk, ash nazg gimbatul, ash nazg thrakatulûk agh burzum-ishi krimpatul.
2. Burzum used to be cool; Grishnackh himself never was.
Burzum is a one man Black Metal band from Norway. His early music is black metal but he has evolved into dark ambient. His lyrics contain pagan and now neo nazism. The leader of this great band is Varg Vikernes, who also has played in Old Funeral, Satanel, and Mayhem. Varg is currently in prison due to the murder of Euronymous (Guitarist of Mayhem) and church arson. Varg has decided to end Burzum because he thinks his fans have stuck to the satanic aspect of Burzum and not the pagan or nazi part of it. Burzum also means "darkness" in Black Speech or Orthanc (speech of Sauron).
Praise Black Fucking Metal...Varg is a God.
A fucking genius! Varg has a way of putting his evil traits and dark thoughts in to music that nobody can truly recreate. Varg is an ambient and black metal genius. whoever thinks burzum is crap is a little christian fuck who is to weak minded to realize god is nothing and varg is true black metal!
No example asshole just true fucking EVIL!