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Burzum Reveals New Album "Umskiptar" Release Date

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The new album from Varg Vikernes' Burzum, titled "Umskiptar," will see North American release on May 22nd. Finding inspiration from the verses of famous Scandinavia poem “Voluspa,” "Umskiptar" is a return-to-roots album. Says the controversial musician: “The vocals are more important than on any previous album with a total of 66 stanzas making up the album’s lyrics.”

The following press release was also issued by Candlelight Records:

"Umskiptar expands Burzum’s ongoing influence of Nordic folk, but for this album adds more traditional heavy metal, signature Burzum composition, and a keener emphasis on vocal delivery – once again presented in Vikernes’ native tongue. Umskiptar (or Metamorphoses) follows the historical story that details the creation of the world and its end as dictated to Odin, a recurring character in Bruzum’s lyrics. Umskiptar follows 2011’s Fallen."

The "Umskiptar" track listing is as follows:

1. Bloostokkinn
2. Joln
3. Alfadanz
4. Hit Helga Tre
5. AEra
6. Heior
7. Valgaldr
8. Galgvior
9. Surtr Sunnan
10. Gullaldr
11. Niohoggr

The album is available for pre-order now at Candlelight’s official webstore here.

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1. DixieSkumLord666 writes:

varg vikernes is a fascist a$$hole...if he had burned down a church and killed euronymous in the US he'd still be in jail....his music sucks too..

# Apr 11, 2012 @ 9:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. gabriel writes:

dixiecumlord your gay :D

# Apr 11, 2012 @ 11:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. DixieSkumLord666 writes:

thats your opinion dude...i have a kid so i'm pretty sure i'm not...your gay for caring about my opinion...as seth putnam says "caring about anything is gay"...\m/ >;<;\m/

# Apr 12, 2012 @ 2:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. koehnke writes:

Why is that arsehole cd bein released here in the s anyways who cares about varge d***licker any how his music does suck im sure american people could careless about some fag a$$ odin anyway keep that trash over there!!!!!!

# Apr 12, 2012 @ 2:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. WOLF7 writes:

Here we go again.

"Everything is crap, everything is wrong, but I can see the truth, listen to me"...

Calm down Vargie, you're so upset that you might end up killing someone someday.

# Apr 12, 2012 @ 3:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Jackrum writes:

isnt this his millionth album since getting released????

# Apr 12, 2012 @ 8:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Vikerneshh writes:

Why all the hate for Varg?
2deep4u?

# Apr 12, 2012 @ 11:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Tivic writes:

Our favorite President of USA would love Varg so much because both have something that same about them: Fascist B@stards.

# Apr 12, 2012 @ 11:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. DK writes:

^ clearly you have something in common with them, too.

# Apr 12, 2012 @ 12:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. MAX69 writes:

Here we go again, 'Varg's a fascist a$$hole, his music sucks blah blah. Same people, same comments, every time. His views are his alone, but his albums are brilliant. You don't like it, move onto something else. This is getting tedious.

# Apr 12, 2012 @ 3:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. pinto_beans writes:

I'm one of the very few who's waiting for this album?

# Apr 12, 2012 @ 4:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. ReaperOfBodom writes:

Fallen was great and hopefully this one will be too

# Apr 12, 2012 @ 4:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Cynic writes:

I'm looking forward to it, but I doubt it'll be mind blowing. My guess is it'll pretty much be "Fallen" but with a lot more clean vocals seeing as that seems to be the thing Varg has a soft spot for now.

# Apr 12, 2012 @ 5:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. -Metal_Rapture- writes:

I'm not gonna say anything about Varg as a person, because its all been said before, we get it he sucks. As for his music it spans anywhere from absolutly horrible to prettt damn interesting, so ill probably check it out on YouTube and grab the two songs i like on iTunes. Just saying....that's how I roll.

# Apr 12, 2012 @ 7:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. silvermountains writes:

Im gonna give this a listen, what harm can it do really

# Apr 13, 2012 @ 11:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. xulbehemoth509 writes:

Excited for the new album. Fallen was amazing. It's going to be interesting to say the least.
If you dont like it move the f*** on and use your energy towards something positive. Most of you should try it sometime, probably wouldn't make you in to such bitter a$$holes. Just saying.

# Apr 14, 2012 @ 1:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Jackrum writes:

i only commented because its his 8th album since he got released or something...

they have all been very good in my opinion.

# Apr 14, 2012 @ 2:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. hellrat writes:

Burzum is killer, just like Varg :)

NP---Dunkelheit

# Apr 14, 2012 @ 5:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. KurtNZ666 writes:

Awesome news! U Americans just cant handle the Norwegian style, sure, it in his native so what, as for the killings and burnings good shiiit hahahahaha

# Apr 15, 2012 @ 3:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. DixieSkumLord666 writes:

i actually like lots of norwegian stuff...mayhem,enslaved, emperor, darkthrone, immortal,older dimmu borgir...i just think varg is a no talent hack who got famous for burning churches and killing euronymous...its sad to see metalheads endorsing murder and arson...gee and you guys wonder why our music has so many negative stereotypes...burning churches is pointless and stupid...they're all insured up the wazoo...spread education so no one will want to go to church to hear ridiculous fairy tales anymore

# Apr 15, 2012 @ 10:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. pinto_beans writes:

#19: "U Americans just cant handle the Norwegian style." Nope, but we did have Ed Gein.

# Apr 16, 2012 @ 12:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. DK writes:

dixie isn't entirely wrong with his view. his crimes definitely pushed forth his notoriety unfortunately. however there is no denying that there is some original atmosphere in burzum's music which influenced a lot of black metal artists to follow if not blatantly copy. so for being a 'first' in that raw style and really not sounding like anyone before him.... i give credit that much. it is debatable how well that older stuff stands the test of time.

# Apr 16, 2012 @ 10:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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