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Burzum Mastermind Varg Vikernes Speaks Further On His Forthcoming New Album, "The White God"

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In a recent message on his official website, Burzum mastermind Varg Vikernes has spoken with regards to the recent accusations of racism and homophobia he has received after his last update, as well as Burzum's forthcoming new album, "The White God." His latest message reads as follows:

"When I speak through www.burzum.org I always imagine that I speak only to Burzum fans. If not a Burzum fan, why would you visit this site? Judging from the response to the A Burzum Story: Part X - The White God, this is not the case. Or maybe it is, in which case I have a whole lot of fans in the media.

"When these apparent Burzum fans in the media report the news that Burzum will release another album, the reaction is kind of weird. Most of them have been honourable enough to both print the whole article, or at least most of it, and tell their readers where they got the news from. This is correct and lawful journalism, when dealing with copyrighted material. Hurray to you for that.

"Apparently my comparing of black metallers with the stereotypical Negro and homosexuals is not taken lightly in "the real world". Because of my thoughtless remarks I am, according to them or their readers, both a vile racist and homophobic, and should ideally be stone to death for being intolerant. Naturally.

"The problem is that my remarks aren't really homophobic. What I do is simply point at the obvious facts; some black metallers dress, walk, talk, look and act like stereotypical homosexuals. Both the black metallers in question and the stereotypical homosexuals obviously buy their clothes, their make-up and jewellery from the same 'laces & leather' shops. They wear the same clothes, the same make-up and the same jewellery. So they do dress and look like the stereotypical homosexual. End of discussion.

"When it comes to the "racist remark" I can only apologize to You all. I obviously live in a different world, where one can discuss ones perception of reality without any fear of harassment; a world of tolerance and respect, a world of intellectual debate and honesty. Some of You apparently don't, so when I speak I must be careful. I must say, though, that if You don't like what I say to my fans on www.burzum.org, then please don't read or refer to my articles. It's a free world, and You are free not to read my articles. I want to point out that my so called "racist remark" was actually not intended to be racist or to offend anyone but the black metallers in question, whom I happen to know have indeed some strong views and opinions. It was purely meant to draw attention to how some black metal artists are more and more acting and living a lifestyle like the individuals they at least in private claim to despise.

"When it comes to the title of the next album, "The White God", this has nothing to do with "race" or "skin colour" or anything like that. Please stop this nonsense about "The White God" being a racist album. This album is about Baldr, known as "The White God", because he is a solar deity and because he is pale after spending time in the realm of the dead. I don't use the Baldr name because I want to speak to all the different cultures of Europe, and we all happen to have our own name for this deity. The British/Picts/Gaulls called him Belenus, the Greeks called him Apollon, the Romans Apollo, the Scytho-Slavs Byelobog, and so forth, and before that we all called him Belus. However, we all know him as the White God, and therefore I use this as the title for my album.

"The next album is a description of a part of our culture that most of us have forgotten all about. I know this interest many of You, or at least many of the Burzum fans (as surely not all the readers of this are Burzum fans). Maybe You should wait and see for Yourselves, before You start "burning books", like some certain ignorant predecessors in history.

"Thank You for the attention, and for being able to bring some colour to Your lives."

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16 Comments on "Burzum Speaks More On Forthcoming New Album"

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Diamond Oz's avatar

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1. Diamond Oz writes:

I really believe we should update the photo here with this one...

http://www.burzum.org/eng/gallery06.php?id=photo19

You can't tell me that's not a heartwarming picture!

# Nov 21, 2009 @ 7:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. HA writes:

This guy thinks that gays still dress like the "Village People" He needs to spend a week in Los Angeles or San Fransisco, his head would explode!

He reminds me of that father in American Beauty, the hard a$$ nazi lover who was anti queer and turned out to just be holding back all his gay lust.

# Nov 21, 2009 @ 8:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
3. HA writes:

BURZUMCLAUS!

Coming through a chimney near you!

However, not to bring gifts through the fireplace, but to gather all the je...

nahhh I won't go there haha

# Nov 21, 2009 @ 8:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. deathbringer writes:

LOL, Oz. I'll think about it once we can have multiples saved in the database. I'd hate to lose the current pick. It's kinda like the GNR pick. Sometimes the old photo represents the essence of the band so much better than a current one. But I suspect your comment was at least partially sarcastic as well. :-)

# Nov 21, 2009 @ 10:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. stylegurrl writes:

I laughed so hard when I read this. Is this guy for real?? There aren't many of my people in metal, but the ones I have seen don't dress any differently from their caucasian counterparts. I think he just needed an excuse to drag Black people and homosexuals into his commentary. What a freaking tool. btw, someone should inform him that we aren't called Negroes anymore LOL!!

# Nov 22, 2009 @ 10:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Diamond Oz's avatar

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6. Diamond Oz writes:

I wasn't really being sarcastic, more half joking. That picture brightens my day everytime I see it which is strange considering the beliefs and attitue of the man himself.

# Nov 22, 2009 @ 11:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Cynic writes:

stylegurrl - He was talking about black metallers as in the genre, not colour.

# Nov 22, 2009 @ 3:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Armegiddo writes:

*sigh* This again. I am understandably not a racist, being of Carthaginian descent, but frankly, Varg's remarks do NOT offend me, as it is PRETTY f***ING EVIDENT he is trying to cause controversy to stir up interest in his latest Maestrowerk. The point is, he's a good musician, and why the f*** are you listening to him if you don't agree with his message? Don't b**** about Varg being a racist. That's old hat, and anger inspires good metal. :) Up the irons for that one, b****! If you're going to complain about anything, complain about these that these "feel good" musicians making mallcore and hawking diet pepsi products while they sell their message and their music to corporate-run institutions trying to make a buck off a watered-down version of what is rapidly become a trend. And for Christ's sake, Varg, get some original new things to b**** about! Racism, sexism, homophobia...old hat. If anything, ALL of us should be b****ing that we are wage slaves for corporations that did business with Hitler, that terrorism is sponsored in our country, and that all the money is in the hands of the ruling class running sweat-shops in third world nations. And the fact that you're a number (check the ol' social security card), and the beehive culture has stolen your culture, your identity, and your DREAMS. You should be MAD!! For all the right reasons. You have a birthright. How would your ancestors feel knowing you sell your life a dollar at a time to corporations that sponsor terrorist, and the government that supports their lobbyist groups and racist attitude? Not happy, I assume. We make and listen to metal for a reason! Give us a cause to go to war for, and we'll die for it! Give us f***ing controversy, and it sells! Varg knows this, and he is a genius for that. However, it's no longer about tribal warfare... It's about reclaiming a national heritage, a pagan godhood, a purpose to live, a code of cultural identity and an honor system, along with a will to live (aside from your $6.00 an hour paycheck flipping burgers, which doesn't even BEGIN to cover your family's rent or medical cost). Metal is f***ING WAR, and if that bothers you, grab your New Kids on the Block album and start playing child-sensitive material. Everyone has the right to an opinion. Even if yours stinks like an a$$hole and is full of shyte. And I know a lot of people are going to b**** that my comments apply more to Amerika than most of the European Union (though essentially, the same content applies). But get this: This is a .COM site! Not hosted in f***ing Norway or Sweden, and I am speaking to all the people of the world with this comment. Metal is f***ING KRIEG. Now let's direct our wrath in a productive direction, and tear down the REAL enemy, the existing power structures, the sociopathic richboy mentality, the theocratic, corporate-run swine-sh** business, rather than stirring up contentions between pings and pong, arabs and jews, what-the-f***-ever you are, race X versus race B. Was this discussion really necessary?? You ALL know what I'm talking about. Now shut the f*** up and let's listen to some METAL!

# Nov 23, 2009 @ 6:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Diamond Oz's avatar

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9. Diamond Oz writes:

... What the f*** are you talking about? You've got nothing to say and you're saying it too loud.

# Nov 23, 2009 @ 9:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
10. Cris writes:

Well, if you sheeps still don't get it.....BURZUM is not for everyone!! Can't you get that in your thick empty skulls?

In the first place, Black Metal was not created to cater to any political, social or religious beliefs which you sheeps deemed and often imposed as correct.

All you haters and whiners..........F.O.A.D.!!

# Nov 23, 2009 @ 2:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Diamond Oz's avatar

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11. Diamond Oz writes:

No such word as "sheeps" mate.

# Nov 23, 2009 @ 2:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. BlackenTheCursedSun writes:

Armegiddo: I do agree with what you've said about the government and culture. very true, and most don't even realize that they were pledged (via social security) as debt to repay the nations bankruptcy to the federal reserve. But I think your intensity turned to hatred and comments that metal is "WAR" are very ignorant. War doesn't solve injustice. In my opinion, metal is a way of expressing that anger and resentment and releasing it from our souls so that we can ultimately embrace love and learn to respect and care for everyone around us.

# Nov 23, 2009 @ 6:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
13. Cris writes:

I guess SHEEPLE would be more appropriate Diamond Dog!

# Nov 23, 2009 @ 10:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Cynic's avatar

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14. Cynic writes:

Diamond Dog, lol - you've been smoking David Bowie again haven't you Cris?!

Armegiddo - would love to read that post but I'm allergic to massive walls of text.

# Nov 24, 2009 @ 1:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. psythe writes:

^So stoned he's got the Lewis Carrols.

I don't particularly care what Mr Varg thinks about anything. If he's making good music, all else is irrelevent. If he's making bad music, everything is irrelevent.

# Nov 24, 2009 @ 5:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. cruor writes:

^Much agreed. The way someone thinks is completely irrelevant to the quality of their art.

Now Playing: Burzum- Feeble Screams From Forests Unknown

# Nov 30, 2009 @ 4:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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