Burzum Changes New Album Title From "The White God" To "Belus"
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In a recent update, Burzum mastermind Varg Vikernes announced that he will be changing the name of his forthcoming new album from "The White God" to "Belus." You can read his message below:
"When I used the name 'The White God' for my next album I had no idea it would stir up so much fear and irrational emotions. To me this is just a nickname of Baldur, whom the album is all about. No ambiguity intended. The truth is I announced the release of The White God at this early point to ease the pressure on the www.burzum.org host. He was getting tired of having to tell individuals contacting him that he didn't know when the next album would be due, what its name was going to be or anything else. With the article this problem was solved.
"With a title including the word 'white' it apparently isn't possible to slip under the radar of the racist Western media. To take away their excuse to spread their anti-Varg/anti-Burzum hate-propaganda when (and before) the album is released I have decided to change the album title. These self-loathing fools have no interest in the music anyway, and because of that I don't want their attention - and I won't get it if I use a title that doesn't give them an excuse to attack me.
"The new title of the album is, as you might have guessed from the title of this article, Belus, the so-called Indo-European name for Baldur/the White God. I could have used any European name for this deity, but I chose this one because it is the oldest known name and because it is pan-European.
"Belus will be released on Byelobog Productions March-April next year, with eleven new tracks; nine metal tracks and an ambient intro and outro, and about 50-plus minutes of music (the long outro not included). The lyrics are all in Norwegian, but French and Russian translations will be available on Burzum.org asap - possibly even before the release of the album."
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