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Norwegian Black Metal Documentary 'Satan Rides The Media' Posted On YouTube

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Norwegian documentary "Satan Rides the Media" (original Norwegian-language title: "Satan rir Media"), which traces the tumultuous history of black metal through the early Nineties, when a string of church burnings turned the nation's eyes toward a small group of sinister metalheads, has been posted online at YouTube (in Norwegian, with English subtitles):

The 52-minute film, which was originally released in 1998, spotlights Varg Vikernes of the one-man band BURZUM, and his involvement in the burning of the historic Fantoft stave church in Bergen. After a journalist interviewed Vikernes (who later changed his name to Count Grishnackh) and he confessed, the media went buck-wild with the satanist slant, and they portrayed the metal scene as black-clad, evil-obsessed devil worshippers with no remorse and a penchant for hoarding animal heads. Vikernes adored the media attention, and even used photos of the churches he burnt (three in all) on the cover of a BURZUM album. (This would become briefly popular, as the band MAYHEM used a photo of bandmate "Dead" on the cover of an album, shortly after he blew his brain out with a shotgun.) Vikernes, however, had a more traditional reason for burning the churches. "The church [in Norway] has behaved so disgracefully," said a clean-cut Varg from prison. He reasons that he was just trying to save Norway from Christianity and return it to its pagan (not satanic) roots.

Satan Rides the Media(Varg Vikernes documentary part 1 of 6):

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Source: blabbermouth

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1. the antihippy writes:

varg vikernes is an absolute prat.

that being said, his music is great.

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2. the antihippy writes:

also, the swedish language sounds cool.

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3. the antihippy writes:

or norwegian, whatever.

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4. satan rides ass writes:

f*** y'all

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5. Norwegian writes:

Swedish? This is Norwegian. Both the journalist and Varg has a Bergen dialect though. Different dialects all over Norway

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