He is an outspoken racist, white supremist and anti-semite, and he was sent to jail for 15 or 16 years due to his burning down of churches, and murder of bandmate Euronymous (Oystein Aarseth), founder and leader of Mayhem.
In addition, he previously announced that his 2010 album would be named "Den Hvite Guden," meaning "the white god." Naturally, some people assumed that this would have some connection to his racism. However, he backlashed, saying that the "racist western media" was assuming things about his album. This makes him a hypocrite, for obvious reasons.
Also, he's a pussy because he eventually gave into the pressure and changed the name of the album to "Belus," which still means "the white god," but by proper name. Regardless, he collapsed under pressure and he can't come out and swallow his pride and admit that he did.
Vikernes is a proponent of the Ásatrú religion and believes it is a religion for all Germanic peoples. He helped create the Odalist movement & co-founded the 'All-Germanic Heathen Front' (although he is neither a member nor a leader). He is the author of several short works on his personal weltanschauung, namely 'Vargsmål' (lit. 'the speech of Varg'), 'Irminsûl' & 'Germansk Mytologi og Verdensanskuelse'. Vikernes interprets the old lore in a fascistic way and belongs to the leading heads of modern esoteric fascism.
He terminated his musical project that he continued from prison in 2000 due to the 'negative notoriety' which he believed he continually received from it as well as believing he was constantly misunderstood and misinterpreted by an 'ignorant' "fan" base that saw contradictions in either his outlook or how things he has said correlated to his outlook which he assures were never contradictive but simply novel & pervasive.
Vikernes has written lyrics for several songs by the band Darkthrone ("quintessence," "as fittermice as satan's spys" etc) that make use of characteristics from old Germanic folklore. In these, "satan" is brought up in the context of an 'eye' which is a source of light (i.e. the Sun) with mentions of a 'spear,' a 'hall of battle.' All of which are masked references to the Germanic god Odin as he has been identified by the Christian Church. This was done with the double meaning that Vikernes does indeed consider Odin the "Adversary" of Judeo-Christianity as they could understand it. This has been mostly mistaken as 'proving' that Vikernes was at one time a "Satanist" and therefore someone who cannot adhere to one line of thinking, but infact the case is that he is an artist as well as an ideologue. Vikernes has stated many times that he is entirely opposed to Satanism as he considers it a reactionary form of Christianity.
- Varg Vikernes
Varg seeks to rid the world of the Jewish and Christian anti-culture, reinstate the beauty, heritage, and purity of his homeland. He is a hero to his people.