Posted in metal | music on June 4, 2014

By Ian Chainey

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Varg Vikernes, the eternal lightning rod for controversy, is back in a French court on charges of "inciting racial hatred." Vikernes was arrested in July of 2013 due to suspicions that the one-time black metaller was "plotting a massacre." While Varg and his wife were eventually released since authorities couldn't find evidence of a specific plot, he was still charged with posting racist and anti-Semitic views on his blog. Police also stated they found anti-Semitic evidence on a seized computer. Varg's defense?

Vikernes told the court that according to Norwegian secret police there were "at any given moment 350 people pretending to be Varg Vikernes on Facebook", adding that "anybody can very easily put up a blog" that appeared to be one of his.
This is another entry in a lifetime of legal troubles for the former Mayhem bassist/Burzum mastermind. In 1993, Vikernes was arrested for arson, burning down at least seven churches, and for the murder of his Mayhem bandmate Øystein "Euronymous" Aarseth. He served 16 years of his 21 year sentence, eventually resettling in France with his wife and children.

This news comes the same week his new album, Burzum's The Ways of Yore, was released (a return his synth dominated works, adhering to a statement made earlier in the year that he "no longer plays metal music.")

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Comments (15)

This dude has kids? Yikes.

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2014 3:47 PM

Oh man, I hope this man goes back to jail.

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2014 3:55 PM

"I no longer play metal music, and instead have become an enthusiastic hummus platter dipping man"

-Varg Vikernes

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2014 3:57 PM

This guy is funnier than those hummus jokes.

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2014 4:41 PM

Gentrification is more WHITE POWER than anything this dude has ever said.

Posted by Amy-Leigh Fatso | June 4, 2014 5:12 PM

He should consider branching out into stabbing non-metal musicians, like Wayne Coyne or the drummer for the Black Keys.

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2014 5:50 PM

GENTRIFICATION IS WHITE POWER!!!

Posted by Dad | June 4, 2014 7:21 PM

I gentrified my sausage at the #SVGH

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2014 10:53 PM

There are so many career people in the entertainment world.

Posted by 02 media | June 5, 2014 9:53 AM

"This guy is funnier than those hummus jokes."

Leukemia is funnier than those hummus jokes.

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2014 10:10 AM

Leukemia's not that funny.
how about spinal meningitis? that was on a Ween record so it must be funny.

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2014 10:34 AM

^ Well we all know that AIDS/HIV is funny then.

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2014 10:58 AM

Love that dude.
No homo.

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2014 3:57 PM

Wait. It's illegal in France to make anti-semitic remarks on a blog?

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2014 7:59 AM

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