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Genre(s):
Black Metal (early)/Ambient (later)
Lyrical Theme(s):
Norse Myths, Folklore, Fantasy, Sadness, Darkness
Origin:
Norway (Bergen (early), Bø (later))
Formed In:
1989
Status:
Active
Current Line-Up:
Varg "Count Grishnackh" Vikernes (b. Kristian Vikernes) - Vocals, All Instruments (Old Funeral, Mayhem (Nor), Uruk-Hai (Nor), Satanel (Nor))
Former/Past Member(s):
Tomas "Samoth" Thormodsaeter Haugen - Bass (on "Aske") (Arcturus (Nor), Emperor, Embryonic (Nor), Gorgoroth, Ildjarn, Satyricon, Scum (Nor), Thou Shalt Suffer, Zyklon, Zyklon-B (Nor), The Wretched End, Xerasia, Notodden All Stars, Hagalaz' Runedance)
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Kristian Vikernes was born on the 11th of February 1973 at 21:58 in Bergen, Norway. In 1993, he legally changed Kristian to Varg and later started to use the name Varg Qisling Larssøn Vikernes as his pen-name. Varg, which means "wolf", says that he''s related to the Quisling family, a name that even became an international word for "traitor" (similar to "Judas") after Vidkun Quisling, a Norwegian political leader during the second world war, who founded a collaborationist pro-Nazi government. One side of Vikernes' family used the name Qisling, without the "u".

Varg's first band was known as Uruk-Hai, formed around 1988-89. In mid-1990 Varg took a one-year break, which he spent playing in Old Funeral, and later in Satanel, which he formed with Abbath of Immortal (Nor).

In 1991, when Satanel disbanded, Vikernes revived his project, changing the name to Burzum (which translates to "darkness" in J.R.R. Tolkien's Black Speech, which is spoken by orcs, uruk-hai and other creatures of Mordor.). Handling all instruments and vocals by himself, he then proceeded to write and record albums at a frightening rate; five albums - the s/t through "Filosofem" - were recorded in the space of one year, even though most of them were released later. In addition to all that, he joined Mayhem (Nor) on bass, as well.

In the wake of the notoriety surrounding the church burnings, and finally the murder of Mayhem''s leader Euronymous in 1993, Vikernes faced a trial and was sentenced to 21 years in prison (and 10 years additional confinement, a system that has since been changed). Not allowed to have a guitar in his cell, and proclaiming all Rock/Metal-based music to be culturally alien and non-Aryan in origin, he chose to continue Burzum in a keyboard-based, Neoclassical/Pagan Ambient vein for the two albums that followed.

Varg chose to end Burzum in late 2000, disappointed that fans were still connecting Burzum with Satanism, despite his allegiance to Paganism and extremist NS politics.

While in prison, Varg has published three books mostly relating to the history of Norway, Norse mythology and philosophy: "Vargsmål", "Irminsul" and "Germansk Mytologi Og Verdensanskuelse". He continues to publish books and articles, most which are political and about religion. See www.burzum.org for all of his articles and books.

According to Varg, because Euronymous was too incompetent to release Burzum albums on Deathlike Silence Records, Varg decided to start his own label called Burznazg (which translates to "Dark Ring" in Tolkien''s Dark Speech), that was later (in 1993) changed to Cymophane (Greek: "Wave to appear", the name of a gem that is shaped like an eye) and do everything himself.

Interesting anecdote: In October 2003, Varg had a weekend leave from jail, and escaped during that time - only to be caught back later the same day by the police. Rumors also began to circulate that a third ambient album was to be released, and that the plans were canceled after Varg''s attempted escape. Varg has denied this.

In March 2009, it was announced that Varg would be released from prison, on the condition that he would have to report to his parole officer for the period of a year. On May 24, 2009, he was officially released on probation.

Interesting facts:
Abbath of Immortal (Nor) was the person whom introduced Varg to heavy metal

Grishnackh contributed lyrics for the Darkthrone albums "Transilvanian Hunger" and "Panzerfaust".

AiwarikiaR (Eric Oliver Lancelot), the former Ulver drummer, was intended to be the drummer of Burzum during the short period that Varg was thinking about making live performances. Fenriz from Darkthrone and Hellhammer from Mayhem (Nor), were also auditioned - the latter was in fact announced as the band''s new drummer on flyers in the interim between s/t and Aske.

At one point, before the murder of Euronymous, Varg was thinking about signing to Earache Records to release his fourth album and Earache did want to try having a Black Metal act on their line-up. Though, Earache hesitated to sign him because of his highly racist views (and also the fact that at that time, Earache were a Death/Grindcore Metal label and not Black Metal) and Varg was arrested a year later.

A compilation released by Misanthropy Records in 1998 called "Presumed Guilty" contains the Burzum song "Et Hvitt Lys Over Skogen", which appears on "Anthology".

Burzum has no official logo, it simply is the name written in different fonts. The old writing is often considered as the logo, yet Varg did not intend it, but only took the font he thought to be good. So with the release of the new album in 2010 there has been no logo change, the font only is different because of the content of the new work and might be changed again in the future.

All albums from Burzum/Aske to Hlidskjalf were re-released in 2010 on Byelobog / Candlelight as jewel case CD w/ slipcase.

Bootlegs:
Burzum - Instrumental Rehearsal January '91 [bootleg] - 1991
Burzum - Bootleg LP [bootleg] - 1992
Burzum - Et Hvitt Lys Over Skogen [bootleg] - 1992
Burzum - Once Emperor [bootleg] - 2003
Burzum - Stemmen Fra Tarnet [bootleg] - 2006
Burzum - Den Store Samlingen [bootleg] - 2009

Tributes:
Various Artists - A tribute to the Count Grishnack.Vol IV [best of/compilation] - 2005

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Discography:
Burzum - Demo I [demo] - 1991
Burzum - Demo II [demo] - 1991
Burzum - Burzum [demo] - 1992
Burzum - Burzum [full-length] - 1992
Burzum - Aske [ep] - 1993
Burzum - Det Som Engang Var [full-length] - 1993
Burzum - Hvis Lyset Tar Oss [full-length] - 1994
Burzum - Burzum / Aske [best of/compilation] - 1995
Burzum - Filosofem [full-length] - 1996
Burzum - Dauði Baldrs [full-length] - 1997
Burzum - 1992-1997 [boxed set] - 1998
Burzum - Hliðskjálf [full-length] - 1999
Burzum - Anthology [best of/compilation] - 2002
Burzum - Draugen - Rarities [best of/compilation] - 2005
Burzum - Anthology [best of/compilation] - 2008
Burzum - Belus [full-length] - 2010
Burzum - Fallen [full-length] - 2011
Burzum - From The Depths Of Darkness [best of/compilation] - 2011
Burzum - Umskiptar [full-length] - 2012
Burzum - Sôl Austan, Mâni Vestan [full-length] - 2013
Burzum - Back To The Shadows [single] - 2013
Burzum - The Ways Of Yore [full-length] - 2014
Burzum - Thulêan Mysteries [full-length] - 2020

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post Sep 26 2023, 09:00:08
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Оказывается, ещё переиздавали "Dauði Baldrs" с тремя якобы ранее не изданными композициями.



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ЦИТАТА(Vidyadharov @ Sep 26 2023, 14:00:08) *
Оказывается, ещё переиздавали "Dauði Baldrs" с тремя якобы ранее не изданными композициями.




Это издание как и демка Урук Хай/ Бурзум издает пиратская конторка Arcadian Music. Релиз неофициальный, Варг это не одобрил и разрешения не давал. Тут дела обстоят также как с российским гавнорёк рекордс который переиздает наследие Blazebirth Hall без всякого разрешения. Хотя Викернес живой и может свои права отстаивать (но не делает этого) а главные основателя Чертога уже к сожалению мертвы.


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post Sep 26 2023, 18:01:25
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ЦИТАТА(Hexenmeister @ Sep 26 2023, 17:49:03) *
Это издание как и демка Урук Хай/ Бурзум издает пиратская конторка Arcadian Music. Релиз неофициальный, Варг это не одобрил и разрешения не давал.

Это ведь не наша, слушателей, проблема.


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ЦИТАТА(Vidyadharov @ Sep 26 2023, 23:01:25) *
Это ведь не наша, слушателей, проблема.


Да, это скорее заморочки свойственные коллекционерам.
Слушатель же просто слушает и получает удовольствие от процесса (IMG:style_emoticons/default/20.gif)


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Does anyone have tape rips from In the Arms of Darkness boxed set?


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