Tag Archives: Varg Vikernes

Film review: Lords of Chaos

Posted by on February 7, 2019

  By the very nature of its subject, Jonas Akerlund’s Lords of Chaos isn’t for everybody. Specifically, the black metal subculture by nature, is exclusionary and underground, so trve kvlt grim metalheads (including those that the film was based on) wrote it off as blasphemy before filming even began. Likewise, many mainstream cinema fans may not be […]

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Watch Varg Vikernes’ video commentary on ‘Lords of Chaos’ film

Posted by on January 29, 2019

The Lords of Chaos film had mixed reviews since we heard there was going to be a movie about the already-controversial book. The film is about the early days of the Norwegian black metal scene as Mayhem bassist Necrobutcher has previously stated he wanted to do everything he could to stop the film from being […]

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‘Lords of Chaos’ producer: “the important players are very excited about this movie”

Posted by on January 24, 2018

The film adaptation of Lords of Chaos already looks to be one of the most polarizing metal stories of 2018. It’s coming, like it or not, and will be premiering this week at the Sundance Film Festival. Deadline sat down with producer Danny Gabai, director Jonas Akerlund and cast members Rory Culkin (Euronymous), Emory Cohen (Varg Vikernes), […]

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Original Euronymous letters are up for sale

Posted by on January 3, 2018

Norwegian black metallers Mayhem have gone through a series of unfortunate events, which has made them one of the most controversial bands out there. Who can forget Euronymous’ (Øystein Aarseth) brutal death in 1993, when he was stabbed twenty-three times by Varg Vikernes? As gruesome and horrific his passing was, devoted fans can now carry […]

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Burzum banned by eBay

Posted by on August 4, 2014

According to a MetalSucks reader, it’s not just the French government that finds Varg Vikernes objectionable. eBay has apparently also banned Vikernes and Burzum products from their site. A tipster that wished to remain anonymous attempted to sell two Burzum releases via the online auction site and was told that eBay’ Offensive Material Policy prohibited […]

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Varg Vikernes found guilty of hate crimes

Posted by on July 8, 2014

Earlier today, Varg Vikernes was found guilty by a French court of inspiring racial hatred via his blog. Last year, he’d been accused of plotting terrrorist attacks, but released several days later due to lack of evidence. However, he was charged with inciting racial hatred and defending war crimes. The trial, however, was postponed until this year. When it […]

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Varg Vikernes’ trial in France begins

Posted by on June 4, 2014

It seems like Varg Vikernes just can’t keep himself away from legal trouble. About a year ago now, the one man show of Burzum and his wife were arrested in France for allegedly planning a massacre. Just a short time afterwords, he was released without being charged, however. Then, come October, Varg got in more trouble […]

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Metal Insider’s top 5: Bands that continued despite legal issues with members

Posted by on April 7, 2014

Metal Insider’s Top 5 is a column where we count down the top five of…well basically anything. When As I Lay Dying singer Tim Lambesis was arrested on suspicion of hiring a hitman to kill his wife last year, many were shocked, but likely none more than the remaining members of the band. Late on […]

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Varg Vikernes gets trial postponed

Posted by on October 21, 2013

While Varg Vikerenes was expected to stand trial Thursday for allegations of racial hatred and exalting war crimes, his lawyers have managed to get the date pushed back until June, according to the BBC. Defense for the Norwegian black metal frontman requested more time to go over documents and prepare for his case. French courts responded, […]

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Varg Vikernes to be tried for alleged racial hatred and exalting war crimes

Posted by on October 17, 2013

Norwegian black metal frontman Kristian ‘Varg’ Vikernes is set to stand trial on allegations of racial hatred and exalting war crimes on the internet, according to the International Business Times. The Burzum singer was arrested in July by authorities who feared he may be prepping for a “major terrorist attack” after his wife  was detained for buying four […]

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