Burzum's Varg Vikernes gets released from jail

From Blabbermouth:

Varg Vikernes (a.k.a. Count Grishnackh), the former BURZUM mastermind who was convicted of murdering MAYHEM guitarist Oystein Aarseth (a.k.a. Euronymous) in August 1993 and setting fire to three churches, is a free man.

“I can confirm that I have been released from prison,” Vikernes told Norway’s Dagbladet.

Although his parole application was denied four times — most recently in September 2008 — Vikernes received word in February that he would be released after serving almost 16 years in prison. He was finally allowed to leave a couple of weeks ago, according to Dagbladet.

“I will have to report [to the parole officer] for one year — initially every two weeks, and then once a month,” Vikernes said.


“I’m ready for society — and I have been for many years,” Vikernes told Dagbladet last July. “I have learned from my mistakes and become older. Now I just want to be together with my family.”

“I miss my family. And I look forward the day that I could work on my farm, create music, write books and be with the wife and kids around the clock — and live a normal life.

Blabbermouth.net – Varg Vikernes is a free man!

We at the Hessian Studies Center wish the best of lucks to Mr. Vikernes and his family in any of their future endeavours. We also hope that he will be able to accomplish a bright career out of his projected writings and music.

Burzum album reviews

A selection of Vikernes’ writings:

Europe and Europe’s Soul

Paganism Part X – The Origin and Purpose of Religion

A Burzum story – Part I – Origin and Meaning

A Burzum story – Part VI – The Music

Filosofem’s lyrics and stories translated into english

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