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Tuesday, October 28th, 2003, 04:38 PM
Varg From Burzum/Mayhem Is On The Lam!!
Added Sunday, October 26
Added By: Lord of the Wasteland


The Norwegian media is reporting that BURZUM mastermind Varg "Greven" Vikernes (a.k.a. Count Grishnack) failed to return after a short leave from his prison in Vestfold, Norway, where the black metal musician is serving a 21-year sentence for the August 1993 murder of MAYHEM guitarist Oystein Aarseth (a.k.a. Euronymous), the burning of three churches, and the resulting death of a fireman. Varg, 30, was supposed to return to the prison by midnight Saturday (October 25) after being granted a couple of days off, but failed to come back in time. The police have no information on his whereabouts.

More information on Vikernes' "escape" from prison (in Norwegian) can be found at the following locations:

NRK (http://www.nrk.no/nyheter/innenriks/3206029.html)
Dagbladet (http://www.dagbladet.no/nyheter/2003/10/26/381872.html)
Bergensavisen (http://www.ba.no/nyheter/article779983.ece)
Ringerikes Blad (http://www.ringblad.no/Innenriks/article779996.ece)
Dagsavisen (http://www.dagsavisen.no/innenriks/apor/2003/10/760239.shtml)
Stavanger Avisen (http://www.stavangeravisen.com/art.asp?art=14769)
Nationen (http://www.nationen.no/Innenriks/article780025.ece)
Tonsbergs Blad (http://www.tb.no/apps/pbcs.dll/artikkel?AID=/20031026/NYHETER/31026001/1085)
VG (http://www.vg.no/pub/vgart.hbs?artid=82168)
Avisa Nordhordland (http://www.nordhordland.no/Innenriks/article779996.ece)
Finnmarken (http://www.finnmarken.no/Innenriks/article779996.ece)
Aura Avis (http://www.auraavis.no/Innenriks/article779996.ece)
Glåmdalen (http://www.glomdalen.no/nyheter/Innenriks/article779996.ece)
Ostelndingen (http://www.ostlendingen.no//apps/pbcs.dll/artikkel?AID=/20031026/NTBI/961389095
Sandefjords Blad (http://www.sandefjords-blad.no/apps/pbcs.dll/artikkel?AID=/20031026/NTBI/961389095)

Vikernes, commonly referred to as a Satanist, but more accurately described as a deeply anti-Christian and anti-Semite black metal musician who claims that he believes in Old Norse gods like Odin and Thor, gained notoriety in Norway for being responsible for one of the most brutal murders ever committed in the country (Aarseth was found dead outside his apartment in Oslo with 23 stab wounds ? two to the head, five to the neck, and 16 to the back).

In a 1998 interview with Björn Hallberg, Vikernes elaborated on his claim that he killed Aarseth (widely viewed as the founder of the Norwegian black metal movement) in self-defense, saying "[Oystein] wanted to kill me for several reasons. I dumped his label, and by doing that left him with a label with only bands that sold extremely bad (ABRUPTUM, and some other trash). I made him look like a complete fool several times ? i.e. from making fun of him to disclosing his many lies to others. I started to spread racist propaganda to our milieu. But most importantly I managed to become more interesting for the media than he was. For some reason it was very important for him to be 'the center' of everything. This was of course because I did something, while he was just talking about these things ? so after a while nobody took him serious, as they saw that he was just full of talk, and no action. He blamed me for this, since I was the person ? he believed ? responsible for making him look like a wimp (which he was, of course).

"You must remember that [Aarseth] had been 'the center' of the [Norwegian black metal] movement a long time, he was 25 years old, while I was only 19 (and 20 when I killed him), and he took it very serious when people started listening to me instead of him. He was a Communist, and hated the fact that 'everybody' was fully into my nationalist and racist views ? that is, after a while of course. In short he didn't like the development, and wanted to put and end to it by killing me. First he tried to find proof against me for several crimes he 'knew' I had committed, but he failed to do so.

"The reason I disrespected him was simply because he was completely incompetent and incapable of running his label efficiently. He was full of big words and never did anything as he promised to do. He was obsessed with this 'Satanist' thing, while I wanted to spread Odinism in the scene (and he hated me for that as well). He was disgusting, watching dirty movies all the time, and we even suspected him for being bisexual or homosexual! I did not want anything to do with him, and did nothing to my contempt for him to anybody! He was a pig, and I told that to 'everybody'!

"I was a bit pissed because I had wasted so much time, belief and energy on his label, and everything was a waste! I was young, alright, but still was a fool to believe in his label in the first place.

"To put it short there were a lot of reasons for me to hate him, and because of my respectable way of handling this he had a reason to hate me as well ? I told the truth about him, and for sure the truth is very often uncomfortable for many!

"I meant ? and still mean ? that I killed him in self-defense, simply because it was he who attacked me, and not the other way around, when I showed up in his apartment that evening to tell him to 'fuck off' (to put it that way). He intended to torture me to death, filming it and selling it as a 'snuff' movie to others ? and I knew this because a friend of his told me about it. He attacked me and he tried to kill me (with a knife). He failed miserably, alright, but I knew that if I did not end 'the show' there I would only give him a second chance, and of course I saw no point in doing that. Maybe he was more successful (for a change?) the second time? That is why I mean it was in self-defense. In beginning it was self-defense, even legally, but when he started to flee it was no longer legally, and I then call the killing a 'preventative action', 'preventative self-defense'."

Tuesday, October 28th, 2003, 05:25 PM
UPDATE: VARG Held Family At Gunpoint, Fled Prison Because He Feared Attempt On His Life - Oct. 27, 2003

Varg Vikernes threatened a family with a pistol and hijacked their car in a failed bid to elude the Norwegian police during his 24 hours on the run, it was reported Monday.
At approximately 4:30 p.m. on Sunday (October 26), a family of three driving through the valley known as Numedal in Buskerud County reported being flagged down by a pedestrian. When they stopped to assist him, the pedestrian believed to be Vikernes allegedly threatened them with a handgun and forced them to surrender their car.

"They explained that they were held at gunpoint and were forced to leave the vehicle, and that the man [Vikernes] took off in it," police spokesperson Knut Svalheim told wire service NTB.

The car was ultimately spotted around midnight Sunday by an unmarked police patrol in Romerike, north of Oslo. Believing Vikernes to be armed, police responded with five police cars and armed officers.

"We signalled for him to pull over, but when he failed to respond, we had to press his car in between two police cars [Photo#1, Photo#2, Photo#3]," police operations leader Vidar Hjulstad said.

Although no gun was found, a knife or a bayonet was reportedly retrieved from the vehicle. However, at this time, it is not clear if the knife belonged to Vikernes or the family who owns the car.

On Monday, authorities will decide whether Vikernes should return to the low-security prison Berg, where he was serving the a 21-year-sentence for the August 1993 murder of MAYHEM guitarist Oystein Aarseth (a.k.a. Euronymous), or be transferred to a maximum-security prison.

Meanwhile, Varg's mother Helene Bore has revealed the content of a letter her son left her while visiting her Saturday. In it, Vikernes writes that following a critical article in the local paper Tønsbergs Blad on October 15, there was an attempt on his life when another inmate tried to strangle him.

"Mother, I will flee," Vikernes allegedly wrote in the letter.

"When I read in his letter that his life had been threatened, I had a better understanding of why he made the choice of [trying to flee]," Helene Bore told Dagbladet. "He couldn't tell the prison staff about the threats, because he was afraid they'd put him back in a locked cell. But he feared the threats."

Even though Vikernes was sentenced to 21 years in prison in 1994, he was set to serve only another two years of his sentence. A couple of months ago, he was transferred to the low-security prison Berg in Tønsberg where the main gate isn't locked. Still, inmates very rarely opt to escape since they only have a short period of time left of their sentences before being released.

The hunt for Vikernes is now set to spark a debate in Stortinget, Norway's Parliament, about the prison system which allows inmates short leaves from jail. A member of the opposition has already called for a review of the system.

"The rules of how early one is released have just been changed and Varg was certain he would have to serve at least another four years," explained Bore who believed this contributed to her son's frustrations.

"I was as surprised as everyone else when he fled. But when I read the letter, I could see that the situation seemed hopeless to him."

The article in Tønsbergs Blad was critical of the fact that Vikernes, a convicted murdered with right-wing beliefs, was transferred to a low-security prison. Eight years ago, Varg started the national socialist group Norsk Hedensk Front (Norwegian Heathen Front), which he ran from his cell in Trondheim at the time. In an e-mail to Dagbladet, NHF claimed that Vikernes is no longer a member of the organization "because it's best both for us and him."

According to his mother, Vikernes no longer is in contact with neo-nazi groups and his one and only wish is to lead a normal life.

"For a while he thought that it was possible for him to have a normal life," she said. "But after the article in that newspaper he felt that it was hopeless. He feels that no matter what he does he will be haunted by the past. He will never be done paying for his crimes."

Helene Bore is concerned for her son, but happy that he wrote the letter.

"This way I don't have to fear that someone has done something to him or that he's done something to himself," she said. "I do wish he'd chosen another way out. If he'd talked to me, I would've advised him to complete his sentence. But he's apparently given the matter a great deal of thought and couldn't bring himself to deal with it in any other way. He's spent his entire adult life incarcerated and is a good boy."


Tuesday, October 28th, 2003, 05:45 PM
This is truly woeful; you'd think by now he would of learnt to plan things out.

- Granted Burzum is an awesome band. And Varg is worthy of venerating for the influence his viewpoints have made on the youth. But such imbecility (first the euronymous murder) and now this, really disparages his credibility.

Wednesday, October 29th, 2003, 02:31 AM
He is clearly a retard. ;)

And nothing says "Noble Aryan race" like carjacking!

Wednesday, October 29th, 2003, 02:43 AM
He is clearly a retard. ;)

And nothing says "Noble Aryan race" like carjacking!

Don't be so hard on him. He is at war against a giant.

Sigrun Christianson
Wednesday, October 29th, 2003, 02:27 PM
I agree, Cosmo. I have developed a very soft spot for Vikernes. How can such an attractive, devoted Norwegian Odinist be all bad? ;)

I say we give him another chance. :D


Sigrun Christianson
Wednesday, October 29th, 2003, 03:15 PM
*whistles* :)

Wednesday, October 29th, 2003, 06:08 PM
Get a haircut, damn hippie! ;)

Wednesday, October 29th, 2003, 06:14 PM
I agree, Cosmo. I have developed a very soft spot for Vikernes. How can such an attractive, devoted Norwegian Odinist be all bad? ;)

I say we give him another chance. :D

Vårg Vikernes' book Vårgsmål (http://feastofhateandfear.com/archives/vargsmal.html) which he had written in his early twenties - in a poor but readable English translation.

'We listen to "the Norwegian states church", but it is nothing as it's called. It is just as untrue to say " the Norwegian Frenchman." Christianity is a Jewish religion, Jehovah is the Jewish god, and the Christian culture is a Jewish culture. It can never be Norwegian. In order to show how ridiculous it is for Norwegians to be Christian I ask you to present yourself a Jew who bows to Odin, or a Negro with a Viking helmet on, or the Earl Muhammad. It just doesn't fit the same, and for the same reason it's doesn't fit that the proud Norwegian people should be Christian.

'I am an angry Teutonic, with 1/16 Swedish and 15/16 Norwegian blood, and I am offended when non-Germanic people use my race's symbols and history. For example, when there was a tour named Midgard where most of the artists were Negroes. It is an insult to me and my people, my race, and not at the least against the Esene and the Esynjene. None that are not Germanic can ever be Asatru, and if they are not they shall never use our names and symbols willingly.'

Wednesday, October 29th, 2003, 07:16 PM
That guy is clinically insane and belongs in a mental institution instead of a low-security prison.

Thursday, October 30th, 2003, 01:20 AM
I am of the opinion that Burzums music is great.
Misanthropy unparalleled in "Filosofem".

Oh yeah and Sigrun:

Thursday, October 30th, 2003, 12:33 PM
He doesn't want outsiders taking away and destroying his Odin culture, though he had no problem doing the same thing to Christians. What kind of person sees old churches (which most Norwegians probably don't attend out of religious disinterest) as a good target for aiding society's problems? Way to pick your battles wisely! Oh, and he killed a possibly homosexual chronic masturbator! All hail the Nordic race's greatest hero! :anieyes

Sigrun Christianson
Thursday, October 30th, 2003, 12:33 PM
I don't care how comfy a prison is, it is still a prison and therefore torture to any man who values his freedom. Walls of gold are still walls.

And hey, Christians never went around murdering & burning, right?

Oops. ;)

Free Vårg!

Sigrun Christianson
Thursday, October 30th, 2003, 12:38 PM
Oh yeah and Sigrun:
Argh! Horrible picture!

Thursday, October 30th, 2003, 12:45 PM
I prefer a guy who can take his punishment like a man, not one who cries home to mama everytime some 5 foot tall Sámi rapist winks at him in the shower.

Sigrun Christianson
Thursday, October 30th, 2003, 12:52 PM
He has been punished enough. A life for a life only makes sense if all life has the same value and I don't believe that it does. 'An eye for an eye' is the LaZboy of a primitive Christian mind.

Free Vårg!

Sigrun Christianson
Thursday, October 30th, 2003, 02:19 PM
Just a few days ago, I read a newspaper article from Norway stating that the victims of the carjacking told police they were taken at gunpoint, but when Vårg was arrested just north of Oslo, they found no weapons of any kind on his person and only a small knife in the vehicle that could have belonged to the vehicle owners. He went from arrested unarmed to arrested fully loaded in two days time... how interesting. :)

Thursday, October 30th, 2003, 05:57 PM
Some more pictures I found online ...

Thursday, October 30th, 2003, 09:30 PM
Just a few days ago, I read a newspaper article from Norway stating that the victims of the carjacking told police they were taken at gunpoint, but when Vårg was arrested just north of Oslo, they found no weapons of any kind on his person and only a small knife in the vehicle that could have belonged to the vehicle owners. He went from arrested unarmed to arrested fully loaded in two days time... how interesting. :)
So folks, please do not believe everything you read in the news, ok?
Har har har... :smilies

Friday, October 31st, 2003, 08:42 AM
Vikernes' criminal act was written twenty years ago, it's contained within the lyrics of 'Bastard' by Mötley Crüe. ;) Feuds, vengence, and murder are as old as the filthy hills. This sort of stupid non-sense goes on all the time and in all quarters. The primary reason some on this board have sympathies for the man is because he's a nationalistic/subracialistic "odinist." Were he not of this status he would not have even made news in here.

There's not one legal system on earth that allows one man to go out and kill another man ahead of time in the name of self-defense, based on personal paranoia or hearsay that the supposed aggressor was going to murder him first if given the opportunity. If this came out in court, and I'm sure it did, this did him little if any good in the eyes of those determining his destiny. Also, the fact that he showed up at the other guy's door with a 'bone to pick' did him no good in court either. Had it been Vikernes who got cut up and died in the event, this would have been a profitable defense for his opponent: "he showed up at my door raising hell and tried to kill me, so I killed him in self-defense." Given the way things seem to be in Norge legally, had this been the case his opponent would probably have walked away free as a bird with this defense. I suspect Vikernes was drunk and mad as hell when he showed up at that pervert's door. Then one thing led to another, & voila, somebody's dead. It was probably a drunken act of stupidity. Does anyone have any transcripts of the court records? I'd love to see 'em just so I check to see if this theory has any validity.

One positive thing I can say about Vikernes is that he has a good grasp of Germanic etymology. At least he has that much mental sense about him, and I have been very impressed with some of the things I've seen written by him. Additionally, from an external standpoint I consider him to be a handsome man of Germanic heritage (believe you me this is a REAL compliment coming from me in regard to a male! lol ;), and I like his music (vocals excluded!=horrible) a little too (i.e., if he wrote any of it). Also, I suspect that he, his mom, or somebody in his personal life has a Christian background otherwise why would he speak negatively of pornography. Opposition to porn is surely not too high on the typical "odinist's" list of priorities. ;) But dying bravely in some brutal fight is, so perhaps Vikernes should REALLY be mad as hell that he didn't die in that brutal and bloody "manno on manno" confrontation. There was his opportunity to enter into Valhalla, and he blow it! ;) Surely, though, he's still optimistic about his future chances in this, for I have little doubt there are more on the way.

In conclusion, all I can say about Vikernes is: "what a waste." Sadly, he seems to be very proficient at throwing his life away recklessly, and there's nothing laudable about that whatsoever. I feel sorry for his mom, though, she has my empathy.