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Varg Vikernes

Biography

Norwegian black metallic musician known for his single project Burzum in addition to his earlier work in the seminal dark metallic band Mayhem. He discovered acoustic guitar at fourteen and used the death metallic band Aged Funeral from 1990-91. He was sentenced to twenty-one years in jail in 1991 for the murder of Mayhem bandmate Oystein “Euronymous” Aarseth as well as the burning up of many Norwegian churches. His dad and older sibling are both technicians. He was raised captivated by and affected by the task of fantasy writer J.R.R. Tolkien.

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Full Name Varg Vikernes
Date Of Birth February 11, 1973
Place Of Birth Bergen, Norway
Profession Guitarist
Nationality Norwegian
Spouse Marie Cachet, Marie Cachet
Children Rebecca Vikernes
Parents Inger Helene Bore
Music Groups Burzum, Mayhem, Old Funeral
Movies Until the Light Takes Us, ForeBears
Star Sign Aquarius

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#Fact
1The founder of the one-man black metal band "Burzum".
2Has been called "the most notorious metal musician of all time".
3Was imprisoned after stabbing Øystein "Euronymous" Aarseth from the band "Mayhem" to death back in 1993. Vikernes claimed that he killed Aarseth in an act of self-defense because the latter was planning to murder him. He was released from prison in 2009.
4Has recorded two albums in prison, "Dauði Baldrs" and "Hliðskjálf".
5Fascinated with the fictional realm of Middle-earth created by J. R. R. Tolkien, from a very young age. His stage name (Count Grishnackh) is taken from that of a minor character in The Two Towers.
6Has a daughter named Rebecca.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Meadowland2015writer: "Dunkelheit", "Ansuzgardaraiwê"
Heaven Knows What2014writer: "Dunkelheit"
Gummo1997writer: "Rundgang um die Transzendentale Saule der Singularitat"

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Forebears2013Video documentary filmed by

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Forebears2013Video documentary

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Forebears2013Video documentaryHimself
Until the Light Takes Us2008DocumentaryHimself - Burzum (as Varg 'Count Grishnackh' Vikernes)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Once Upon a Time in Norway2007DocumentaryHimself, Burzum
Satan Rides the Media1998TV Movie documentaryHimself

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#Quote
1(regarding his book Vargsmål) It is about Norwegians, Norwegian culture and Norway. But it is also a defense statement for me. The Book is meant to enlighten people, make them more enlightened about their history and race, and make them more enlightened about what is happening to our "civilization".


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