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Varg Vikernes was born Kristian Vikernes on February 11, 1973, outside of Bergen, Norway. known by the nom de plume Count Grishnakh during the early days of black metal in Norway, Vikernes was the man behind the one-man music project Burzum, and lately has become a prominent voice for Neo-Nazism. He is currently incarcerated for the 1993 murder of his former friend and member of the black metal-band Mayhem Øystein Aarseth (AKA Euronymous), serving a sentence of 21 years, the maximum possible in Norway. Euronymous published the first Burzum records, though the circumstances surrounding the reason for the murder are not entirely clear. Aarseth no longer had control of Vikernes' material, but Vikernes claims Aarseth had threatened to kill him and that his act was infact 'premeditated self-defense', which according to his own "Nordic" code of ethics was a perfectly viable reason. According to those who knew both, these claims are probably fictitious.
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.
This man contradicts himself more than Tony Blair, whereas some of Vargs motions are inspirational some are complete and utter crap!
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Notable Pagan Odanist and member of the one-man black metal band Burzum. Hated by Mayhem fans and I-judge-people-only-on-their-appearance people everywhere.
"A fanatic is simply an idealist you disagree with, and an idealist is simply a fanatic you agree with. So the "idealists" rule the "Western" world, and the "fanatics" like me are persecuted. That is how it works, and You should always keep that in mind when You read about people like me. It's still their game. You should also keep this in mind when You don't hear about people like me at all."
- Varg Vikernes
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Some Norwegian dude who just happens to be one of the best musical geniuses ever. His band, Burzum, totally defines black metal. The later works of Burzum are ambient, but the earlier stuff was black metal, usually with excellent use of keyboards. While his music may be great, I tend to disagree with his beliefs when it comes to politics.
Varg Vikernes is the frontman of a black metal band called Burzum.
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Some neo-nazi Lord of the Rings nerd. Oh and he also has an awesome band called Burzum.
Hi, my name is Varg Vikernes. Want to see the size of my "longsword"?
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Born Kristian Kvisling Larson Vikernes, Varg Vikernes was born in Norway, where he grew up in Bergen. He met Euronymous and with him started the Black Metal band Mayhem with the name Count Grishnackh. Varg Vikernes was at the forefront of the Black Metal Movement. He murdered Euronymous, and was sentenced to 21 years of prison for it. Burzum is the project of this lone man. From his prison cell, he wrote his book Vargsmal, an indepth analysis about everything from race, to heritage, to the world as a whole.

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.
Varg Vikernes, son of Odin, is a hero.
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A black metal musician most famous for his work in his one-man "Burzum" project, who also worked with fellow Norwegian black metal pioneers Mayhem as a bassist on their first album. While he admittedly makes great music, he's a complete douchebag.

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.
Damn, that Varg Vikernes makes some great songs! But man, he's an asshole.
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