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Burzum Mastermind Varg Vikernes Criticises "Lords Of Chaos" Movie

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Varg Vikernes, the notorious leader of the one man black metal band Burzum, has posted a message on his website in which he questions the forthcoming movie based on the book, "Lords Of Chaos," which is about the early Norwegian black metal scene. His message reads as follows:

"The first question that came into my mind when I heard about the plans for a Lords of Chaos movie was 'why'? Why on earth would anyone want to make a film based on that worthless book? How is it even possible when the book is made up of nothing but a number of inaccurate interviews, supplemented by unfounded claims and meaningless and utterly ignorant theories by the writers? When I saw that I was a character in the movie I was even more puzzled, and my next question was naturally; "can they even do that?" They never asked for my permission to use my name or my story.

"Now, they are apparently basing the story of this movie not on my story, but on the Lords of Chaos story. Unfortunately the Lords of Chaos story is not only nonsense; incoherent and utterly contradictive, but it is also very lacking in information regarding the lives and traits of the individuals to be included as characters in the movie. One could easily think that this would make it impossible for anybody to make a movie based on this book, but of course if you simply fill in the holes yourself...

"As I write this I am smiling, because this is funny. In a bizarre and weird kind of way it really is. They base it on a fictional story that is based on real events and poorly written by two ignorant amateurs, then write a script without ever talking to anyone who might know something about the story the two ignorant amateurs base their story on, and then have a few more Hollywood individuals re-write the script a few times, to make it fit into the Hollywood-mold, of course. What are we left with? Well; another Hollywood movie "based on real events", of course. (You don't actually think the other Hollywood movies "based on real events" are any better, do you!?)

"I honestly couldn't care less about what this movie might do to the contemporary Black Metal scene, or what it might do to any other metal scene for that sake, so I am not even going to discuss that. Being an egocentric and egotistical bastard I naturally only care about what this movie might do to me, and you know what? It cannot hurt me, no matter what. It can only increase my market value, so to speak, making it easier for me to sell more albums, publish and sell more books, and so forth, so... It'll give me even more freedom to do what I want. If I want to I can always tell the true story myself, later on, and even more individuals will be interested in the true story if these guys make the movie. I don't know if they have considered this, or if they care at all, but this is a fact."

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1. b.bristowe writes:

I don't think this guy should talk about his victims family, ever. Why does he always try and prove he is the bigger man?

# Dec 19, 2009 @ 6:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. FearTheReaper writes:

Where the hell did you read anything about Eurynomus in ths article?

# Dec 19, 2009 @ 11:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. pinto_beans writes:

"Being an egocentric and egotistical bastard." this is why.

I'm not even surprised he ranted off on this.

# Dec 19, 2009 @ 12:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Diamond Oz writes:

Yeah it was to be expected I guess. I wonder if he knows the guy that's playing him was in Twilight, that said, I don't think he'd really care

# Dec 19, 2009 @ 12:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Diamond Oz writes:

Oh and I still say we should change his picture on here to the Burzum Claus photo! 'Tis the season after all.

# Dec 19, 2009 @ 12:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Zontar The Munificent writes:

Burzum should be locked away in a REAL prison - like Pelican Bay - with a bunch of well-endowed black dudes who've just been released from isolation after a hefty dose of lead-poisoned water and Viagra...they'll show him some Black Metal!!!

# Dec 19, 2009 @ 1:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. wilco writes:

dude says he want nothing to do with music any more but he still likes the atention he gets
kind of stupid idea to make a movie about the whole thing

# Dec 19, 2009 @ 3:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Hollow writes:

The movie industry is NOT allowed to create a character based off an actual human being without that person's permission.

There has been problems in the past where people have sued the movie industry because they created a character and based it off a person without their permission.

Varg, stick up for yourself. Don't let the industry push you around.

# Dec 19, 2009 @ 8:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. DeathInEye writes:

The Industry will win. They'll buy his permission, which he seems willing to do from his statement.

# Dec 19, 2009 @ 9:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. cruor writes:

Well according to Varg the book itself is inaccurate and "it is also very lacking in information regarding the lives and traits of the individuals to be included as characters in the movie". They are basing the movie on the book so they probably can do this.

# Dec 19, 2009 @ 9:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. WOLF7 writes:

The film's an idiotic idea, but it'll make someone some money (since we have all the Blair Witch Projects etc around) and that's all that counts these days.

We'll be seeing more and more of Rock / metal world films in the future, thanks to "some kind of monster".

# Dec 20, 2009 @ 3:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Diamond Oz writes:

I actually don't see this film doing very well at all. There'll be a few metal fans that'll go and see it, maybe some horror fans, but I can't see it appealing to the general public at all. You'll see a few trailers when it comes out, might see it listed, but that'll be it.

However, I'm very interesting in the forthcoming, "Until The Light Takes Us" film, though that's a documentary.

# Dec 20, 2009 @ 3:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. BCP13 writes:

wilco... you are an idiot. Varg didnt say he doesnt want to do music anymore, obviously, assuming his new CD comes out in 2010.
and I saw your profile, you dont even listen to this kind of music, so dont even bother writing about Varg, when you listen to crappy thrash.

# Dec 21, 2009 @ 6:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. WOLF7 writes:

OZ, the point Im trying to make is, this film will be profitable in any case. Its probably really low resolution / Blair witch project style footage, so as the cost of making/marketing will be next to nothing, they'll get some dough out if it. That horrible Lordi film was a total disaster in terms of its success, but hey, they made fairly good profit out of it anyway.

# Dec 23, 2009 @ 11:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Blindgreed1 writes:

BCP13: Wilco is speaking of a statement that Varg made when he was released. He most certainly said that he wasn't interested in music anymore (obviously you are not well informed). In addition, he can comment to anything he wishes to comment on because A) he is a member of the site and B) you can't do a damned thing about it. Shut your whiney little pie hole and get back to blowing dogs for quarters, it is apparently all you are good for.

# Dec 23, 2009 @ 3:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Fuck_A_Name writes:

I like how Varg keeps talking about the ruination of current black metal values.

"It can only increase my market value, so to speak, making it easier for me to sell more albums, publish and sell more books, and so forth, so... It'll give me even more freedom to do what I want."

I thougth one of the reasons black metal came into existence was as a statement against the mainstream destroying musical integrity. Death metal was "too commercial". You know, besides the whole satan thing, I thought that was the whole point?

# Dec 23, 2009 @ 7:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Necrovomit writes:

^^^^^exactly my thought FAN,
it would seem varg is in the same league as mayhem and quite frankly metallica: A SELLOUT

# Dec 24, 2009 @ 11:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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