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Burzum Comments On Upcoming Album, "The White God"

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Varg Vikernes of Burzum, who was recently released from prison in Norway, has issued the following announcement about releasing a new album titled "The White God:"

"As You might already know, my dear ladies and gentlemen, and others individuals too, I am no friend of the modern so-called Black Metal culture. It is a tasteless, low-brow parody of Norwegian so-called Black Metal anno 1991-1992, and if it was up to me it would meet its dishonourable end as soon as possible. However, rather than abandon my own music, only because others have soiled its name by claiming to have something in common with it, I will stick to it. The ‘black metallers’ will probably continue to ‘get loaded’, ‘get high’, and in all other manners too behave like the stereotypical Negro; they will probably continue to get foreign tribal tattoos, dress, walk, talk, look and act like homosexuals, and so forth. Some of the ‘black metallers’, their fans and accomplices will probably even continue to pretend - and actually believe - they have something in common with Burzum, but let me assure You; they don't! I play what can be described as some sort of metal music, all right, and they do too, but the similarities ends there. Freud wrote books. Tolkien wrote books. The similarities ends there.

"Why more of Burzum? Well, I am what I am; a musician. Musicians produce music, when they can, and now I can; I am no longer imprisoned by the criminal anti-Norwegian regime in Norway. Will my music be any good? My guess is that if You like Burzum You like Burzum. If You don't You don't. I do try to change all the time, but most of the time I fail, and many appreciate that. Others don't.

"The coming album is called ‘Den Hvite Guden’ (The White God) and is a musical and lyrical description of the the White God (alias Apollon, Baldr, Belenus, Belus, Bragi, Byelobog, Jarilo, et cetera) and the annual events of his life. I describe the stories of the myths like they could have been before they were myths, by presenting to You bits and pieces of the sorcery and religion of ancient Europe (more elaborately described in my unpublished book ‘Trolldom og Religion i Oldtidens Skandinavia’ [Sorcery and Religion in Ancient Scandinavia]). It is not intended for play the ‘low-brow metal’ style, but instead I imagine a listener willing to sit down, ideally in solitude, and think for a minute, about the White God and our forebears, whether they were Picto-British, Finnish, Gallic, Greek, Roman, Scandinavian, Scytho-Slavic, Daco-Thrakian or whatever, and about their magnificent, intelligent, positive, beautiful, healthy and strong culture. I try to help You create an image of this with the help of Your own mind, by offering a few clues and guidelines. The album is political only in the way that it offers an alternative to the depravity offered to us by the intrusive popular culture and the commercial entertainment industry - and by modern so-called Black Metal, for that sake.

"The début album was intentionally anti-commercial and anti-Death Metal, the ‘Det Som Engang Var’ album was experimental, the ‘Hvis Lyset Tar Oss’ album was intentionally monotonous and ritual, the ‘Filosofem’ album was intentionally different from the others, ‘Dauði Baldrs’ was what I could do from a prison cell, and ‘Hliðskjálf’ too, but they were all music that I liked. ‘Den Hvite Guden’ will be no different in that respect, but I am older now, in fact twice as old as I was when I recorded the début album, and I am therefore different. The new album might differ from the old albums more than some might appreciate, but I hope not. Even if some of You might appreciate the old Burzum, I must be allowed to evolve, just like everybody else. Maybe You will like the new Burzum too. I will not do my best to copy and reproduce my old music, just to please somebody. I never did and I never will. If it sounds similar it is because it is made by the same person. If it sounds different it is because it is not the same music and because I have evolved.

"I can add that just like on the other metal albums (with the exception of ‘Hvis Lyset Tar Oss’) ‘Den Hvite Guden’ features some very old Burzum tracks. ‘Filosofem’ featured the ‘Burzum’ track, from 1991, and ‘Den Hvite Guden’ will feature the ‘Uruk-Hai’ track, from 1988-1989, although the title and the lyrics have been changed to fit the new concept. It will also feature the original ‘Dauði Baldrs’ metal track, from 1993. In a sense this album too will not be ‘new material’, but just a collection of previously unpublished tracks; some new, some old. If some think my composing skills have disappeared altogether, then at least there will be some gems for them too.

"You can expect to see ‘The White God’ around March-April (anno 2010), when he traditionally returns from the hidden world of shadows."

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1. Necropleasurist writes:

HOOOOLY sh**.
Good news, and I see Varg still holds true to his roots! Haha.
Can't wait.

# Nov 18, 2009 @ 7:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Cynic writes:

Wow! What can I say, this is going to be the highest selling racially controversial album ever.

I'd like to say that to people I argued with in the past about Varg's lack of racism that I was, in fact, wrong. That said, I'm looking forward to his release and can't help but partially agree with his tone about black metal.

# Nov 18, 2009 @ 7:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. deathfreak writes:

He the man. He is correct about most of the new black metal bands. At least we have some of the orginal ones left. I cant wait for the album

# Nov 18, 2009 @ 9:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Necrovomit writes:

good to see varg is still varg. just goes to show u just because u lock somebody in a cage u cant destroy their mind. that being said i cant wait, even if its just because he hasnt put one out in a while.

# Nov 18, 2009 @ 10:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Fuck_A_Name writes:

It's funny...I love playing the one riff from "War" over and over again, even though how simple it is, it's still a great riff(kinda like Smoke on the Water), however, can't stand the actual song. hate it, hate Burzum, and Personally cant help but laugh at every retarted thing Varg says.

Weird, huh?

# Nov 18, 2009 @ 10:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. mortem writes:

LOL@ "racially"

# Nov 18, 2009 @ 11:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Analguest writes:

well to hell with varg, he is as needed to the metal scene now as dead euronymous :P

# Nov 19, 2009 @ 12:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. cudos to paul, fuck you bruce writes:

Can't help but laugh at Varg, retards like him are the reason I think black metal is so gay. That Gorgoroth guy is a p***y too...

# Nov 19, 2009 @ 12:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. lumpus5 writes:

The count returns!

# Nov 19, 2009 @ 12:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Valley_of_the_Dead writes:

What a complete twat... Should have hung him when they had the chance!!!

The ‘black metallers’ will probably continue to ‘get loaded’, ‘get high’, and in all other manners too behave like the stereotypical Negro... LOL

# Nov 19, 2009 @ 4:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Nihilist writes:

lol at 7 \m/. I really doubt it will be Black Metal, but I'm still looking forward to hear it.

# Nov 19, 2009 @ 5:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. LordAssenfroth writes:

i bet this guy sucks a$$ at making friends. it just sounds like he's trying so hard to be anti- this and anti- that and make himself out to be some extreamly individualistic intelligent dude, when he sounds to me like some angry, biggot who's read a few books and now he thinks he knows everything. i mean f*** 1991 is over. this dude needs to change out his tampon or somethin

# Nov 19, 2009 @ 9:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Solrac writes:

LOL @ wel... almost all...

I said it before and I'll say now ...

Black Metal is dead !! And Varg maybe do some riffs and stuff, but BM... I dont know...

# Nov 19, 2009 @ 9:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. KanadianKoRn writes:

im lookin forward to it....i could use a lil varg in my life right now.

# Nov 19, 2009 @ 10:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Jomama writes:

He's a racist murderer and arsonist. He can go back to jail and be the pitcher or the catcher-which one do you think he was?

He shouldn't be out in society.

# Nov 19, 2009 @ 11:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. SmashTheTundra writes:

"The ‘black metallers’ will probably continue to ‘get loaded’, ‘get high’, and in all other manners too behave like the stereotypical Negro; they will probably continue to get foreign tribal tattoos, dress, walk, talk, look and act like homosexuals, and so forth."

I like this guy.

# Nov 19, 2009 @ 11:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Decrepit writes:

You were a young twat when you killed someone thinking it was hard core evil way back when and in the meantime you've read a few books and written some pretty average stuff on a little keyboard in jail. Now that you're out in the population your appeal begins and ends with Gen Y/Z who are interested in the amazing toss you produce. Black metal? To me it's all been about theatre and I'm sure your publicist is working overtime to pronouce to the world how evil and demented you are. All power to you mate, but I'd rather see a Death Metal band sans makeup and attitude anyday.

# Nov 19, 2009 @ 11:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Hammerheart writes:

What a racist twat. I'll still end up buying it, most likely, though. What can I say? His music is great. Varg himself, not so much.

# Nov 19, 2009 @ 11:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Vinternatt1785 writes:

Look, what it comes down to is the man can speak his mind. He's putting out a new album after a long bid, and he can now say what he wants. Anyone who says black metal is dead, is a trendy moshing death metal poser. If you say black metal is dead, then that means you love the current "death metal feeding frenzy" and you are a POSER and a SCENE WHORE. We need people like Varg with the undercurrent of commies infiltrating the industry, trying to destroy and censor it. I give him credit and respect for saying what means and meaning what he says, unlike many "underground" and "mainstream" bands/artists. Lastly, with all due respect, Euronymous was one of the most talented musicians and he had an amazing business/work ethic which helped many second wave black metal bands be known globally. But he got what was coming to him and many people understand that if you personally knew him.

# Nov 19, 2009 @ 11:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Hammerheart writes:

Wait, aren't you saying that you love him for speaking his mind, but if one of us calls him racist (which is me speaking my mind, by the way) then we're posers?

I love both new and old black and death metal, but I can tell you I'm far from being a "poser." I've been a fan of black and death metal since the first time I heard Cannibal Corpse back in the mid 90's. I was ten.

# Nov 19, 2009 @ 12:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Supastan writes:

he should go tour with god forbid, suffocation and judas priest

# Nov 19, 2009 @ 12:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Cocacolaburnsthewood writes:

I'm agree with Varg for the most part. I love Metal, but I'd rather broaden my knowledge about everything rather than hanging around all day, get drunk, get laid or whatever this artificial-media created sub-culture "Rock n Roll" -ish taught everyone's who loves Metal.

# Nov 19, 2009 @ 12:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. EH writes:

He is a bit of a nutter (Playa Hater Supreme) hahaha All that time in prison would f*** anybody up, I still think Black Metal today is just fine, he is probably just mad because he was not included and stuck in a cell. I guess he should not have went to Euronymous's house at 3am with a knife back in the day? He influenced a LOT of GREAT music, he will have to live with that too...

# Nov 19, 2009 @ 1:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Greyback writes:

Metal isn't what it used to be, that's a blessing and curse. So out of that frostbitten five pages of spewings from the mouth of Ghoroarachachchgherwxoona, we'll see a new album next year. Sweet.

# Nov 19, 2009 @ 1:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. EH writes:

By the way, racist's are just SADLY IGNORANT PEOPLE, end of story. If his new sh** is just racist propaganda, then f*** supporting that sh**. By the way, I am IN a Black Metal band( that SOUNDS bm,we do not even wear corpsepaint) and we kick ass,so no poser here either..Hailz to Hammerheart above;)I do like Burzums old music though, legendary...

# Nov 19, 2009 @ 1:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Cynic writes:

@Decrepit - I take it you haven't actually listened to Burzum then...

@Supastan - Burzum has never toured and I doubt that will change... oh wait I see what you did there :P

# Nov 19, 2009 @ 3:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. deathfreak writes:

I dont know why every hates him.

# Nov 19, 2009 @ 4:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. xxmechellexx writes:

Is this Norway's version of Dave Mustane? I liked Burzum allot better before I read this.

# Nov 19, 2009 @ 4:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. xFiruath writes:

That's brilliant xxmechellexx! I wonder if Alice Cooper will come along and convert Varg to Christianity and then he can go put his foot in his mouth in every single interview he does from then on?

# Nov 19, 2009 @ 5:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. Cris writes:

Varg is still the Black Metal icon he was. I hope this new Burzum album is more metal than ambient.
Oohh, you can call him a racist, bigot, whatever you like....i hope all your political correctness can save you from the islamic radicals infiltrating and destroying your society.

# Nov 20, 2009 @ 5:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. bananaterracottapie1 writes:

*beep* douche alert!!

# Nov 20, 2009 @ 6:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. Jack the Ripper writes:

buncha haters in here. looking forward to new Burzum \m/

# Nov 20, 2009 @ 7:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. Supastan writes:

im glad someone caught that, i just had a douchebag moment but thought its was a little funny. that would be a very uncomfortable tour for all involved...this album will be a black metal album im almost 100% though it probably will have some ambient music just because he has grown accustom to it but now that he is free and has his instruments back im sure he will be back to black

# Nov 20, 2009 @ 9:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. NOOSE from W/5th st writes:

What a bunch of bullsh**. If you were a real killer your a$$ would have never got caught. Try saying this sh** in front of some Black Metalers you call fake and see how fast you get stomped to the ground. Burzum is one of the worst bands ever. and as far as nazi sh** is concerned USA will beat that a$$ again just like before. like i said come to my hood runnin your mouth varg and see how long u last. till death U.S.B.M=I.N.C.A

# Nov 24, 2009 @ 1:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. Diamond Oz writes:

Yeah, I seem to remember the U.S. standing up to the Nazis while they were running rampant over Europe. Oh wait...

# Nov 24, 2009 @ 1:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. roba writes:

I can agree with those who say Varg is a budhead. He really is, what makes him think that HE would have made a better black metal as we do now`? Coz our lyrics are more intelligent and openminded? And who says we are poosers coz we are not burning churchs are so arrogant to call us the overtrue black metal guys? I spit on every human wanna be black metal being. Nobody is better coz of race or music taste or thigns like that. What we do is that, what makes us different and better. And Varg is either just another version of a sh**ty small minded fellow.

# Nov 24, 2009 @ 6:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. Herr Samsa writes:

His "music" is boring, uncreative and absolutely redundant.

# Nov 24, 2009 @ 6:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. Hammerheart writes:

xFiruath: That was brilliant. lol.

# Nov 24, 2009 @ 7:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. b.bristowe writes:

Post 12 mimics my thoughts. Before reading this I actually credited Varg as being somewhat decent. But by the looks of this post he spent a lot of time reading the slur on the sides of bathroom stalls.

GET WITH THE TIMES VARG

# Nov 24, 2009 @ 7:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. b.bristowe writes:

By islamic radicals infiltrating our country do you mean brown people taking the jobs white people seem to be too proud to take?

# Nov 24, 2009 @ 7:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. Cris writes:

An excerpt;
+Islamic World Domination+
In our multi-cultural democratic society we embrace diversity. On the surface this is an applaudable virtue. However, the Islamic terrorists are taking advantage of our propensity to be accepting, and are wielding our ideological “freedom for all” against us! They hide within their own religious people, most of whom, on the surface at least, appear to be peaceful. They also know it is unacceptable for the rest of the western democratic population to single out one religion for vilification. While we are busy bending over backward to make certain religious freedom is available to all, those of a religious orientation that desires to destroy all other religions, operate from within that freedom and safety to wage war against us!


whole article:

http://ezinearticles.com/?Islamic-World-Domination&id=54337


If you value your freedom.....follow the news, search the net, educate yourself and prepare.

# Nov 25, 2009 @ 10:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. Cris writes:

Search the NET and learn.
There are a lot of sites which tackles the islamic threat to western civilization and our freedom in general.

# Nov 25, 2009 @ 10:37 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. deathbringer writes:

You're joking, right? Ezine articles? I could write a post that said the moon is made of cheese, but it doesn't make it true. The Net is great for being so massive that you can find something to support just about anything possible. Next time cite something CREDIBLE like wikipedia or something (/sarcasm).

# Nov 25, 2009 @ 1:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. Diamond Oz writes:

That wasn't news, it was rhetoric. I've never seen an announcer go "And in today's news, Muslims are taking our freedom and took er jerbs!" Present something well written and thought out if you're going to try and convince someone something. There are thousands of Muslims in Britain, some of which cause alot of trouble and try and force their beliefs on people but to think that every one of them is trying to do so is ignorant. If Islam is such a wicked and hateful religion, would 1.1 billion people be a part of it?

Whilst I don't agree with racism, I have to say there's something about Varg that I quite like. I've been on his website the last few days and after reading his own posts, as well as other articles and interviews, I don't think he deserves the kind of reaction he gets. Yes murder is wrong, but I honestly wouldn't be surprised if Euronymous was planning to torture and kill Vikernes. I certainly don't believe he travelled all the way to Oslo at four in the morning just to kill someone.

On the racism front, he has stated several times that he isn't and never was a Nazi and after looking into it, I believe him. Being a racist doesn't mean you're a Nazi and he isn't a racist for hateful reasons. Ideally, there'd be no more racism at all, there shouldn't be in this day and age but I think Vikernes is as likely to wage a race war as he is to convert to Christianity.

# Nov 25, 2009 @ 1:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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45. Cynic writes:

"...the Islamic terrorists are taking advantage of our propensity to be accepting, and are wielding our ideological “freedom for all” against us!"

Wait, so the solution is to repeal freedom for all? You're joking, right Hitl....Cris?

# Nov 25, 2009 @ 3:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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46. Cris writes:

Seek and ye shall find, and there are lots of sources not just Ezine articles deathbringer.

Yes, 1.1 billion......born (check their birthrate) and never given a choice, to be in a religion who's sole purpose is to create an islamic world and destroy everything else.

Not hateful????
Ever wonder why this religion is not a staple of metal bands most (but not all) notably those who project themselves as unholy, demonic, satanic, NS, and whatnot?
You can ask Kurt Westergaard, Salman Rushdie but not Theo Van Gogh.

Common Cynic, you can do better than that!!

Varg has made some great music and i anticipate more from him, but he, like most of his ilk in the past, had and still barking the wrong tree.

I just want you to be aware and prepared that's all and nothing more.

# Nov 26, 2009 @ 5:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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47. deathbringer writes:

But you chose to cite an article repository that accepts submissions from anyone, less policed for credible and supported facts than Wikipedia. You're obviously willing to eat up anything you can find to support your theory. And this tangent is getting to be off topic as far as I'm concerned.

# Nov 26, 2009 @ 10:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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48. . writes:

hi. f*** off
and die

# Nov 27, 2009 @ 4:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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49. Necrovomit writes:

what a positive and on topic conversation this is :P

# Nov 28, 2009 @ 11:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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50. THUR writes:

HE IS THE COUNT! WE ALL HAVE TO SUBMIT TO HIM AND HIS IDEAS AND SHUT UP!
ONLY AMON AMARTH IS ALLOWED AFTER BURZUM!

NOW SHUT THE f*** UP YOU ALL WHO DISAGREE!!!

# Dec 1, 2009 @ 6:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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51. BlackenTheCursedSun writes:

Now don't get me wrong here, everyone is entitled to their own opinions...but this one made me ROFL for real.

"If you value your freedom.....follow the news"

# Dec 2, 2009 @ 2:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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52. jamal writes:

what can i say , really burzum is coming to budge black metal
(i love you much my lord varg)

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