Posted in metal | music on July 9, 2014

by Ian Chainey

Varg

Stick with me on this one, we've got some bad, then some good.

Notorious black metaller Varg Vikernes was found guilty of "inciting racial hatred and glorifying war crimes" via a blog -- which he claimed not to have authored -- and sentenced to pay a fine of €8,000 and a six-month suspended sentence. While the financial hit will certainly hurt someone who now releases new age albums, it's a light slap on the wrist for such a publicized case, especially one that got rolling under heavier accusations. Varg was previously arrested in July 2013 on suspicions of "plotting a massacre," but wasn't charged due to lack of evidence.

In rosier Norwegian black metal news, legendary label Peaceville Records (Autopsy, Darkthrone, Anathema, My Dying Bride, Opeth, and on and on) have started a podcast. The host of the first episode? None other than the charismatic Fenriz from Darkthrone. He spins some tracks that inspired him, talks a bit, and generally fills the role of the bigger brother you wish you had.

You can check out the podcast below.

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Comments (11)

@4:25 I'm sure you can find a podcast hosted by Drake or ASAP Rocky

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2014 4:50 PM

poser scarves fuck off!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2014 7:33 PM

Why do you morons always bring up things like his terrorism arrest? It was a bogus arrest and charge, so was the claim he was in communication with the Andre terrorist that that the media kept going on about, varg hated him and what he did, and clearly stated so, but the media and morons like you keep using things like that to sensationalise stories, and to suppress the truth. Brainwashed idiots that you are.

Posted by lieslayer | July 9, 2014 8:16 PM

Fabio from HELL SHIT zine here... Look forward to a true EVIL podcast .... also a shame that the Count cannot design the massacre of all the shit metal posers in the scene! Perhaps next time .. ?

Posted by Fabio Mortis | July 9, 2014 9:25 PM

9:17 is a steamed scarf and to think you had somehow won, you scarves are delusional.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2014 9:30 PM

The only bad news is that he wasn't locked up for the rest of his life.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2014 9:42 PM

Curious as to what dumb comment 4:25 made that landed him Thor's Banhammer of Metal..

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2014 9:55 PM

I find this blog increasingly covering too many shit metal acts. I don't wanna read all emo crap mind you, but this metal garbage has got to go.

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2014 2:10 AM

Stick a fork in that sausage

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2014 7:59 AM

2:10: Perhaps you and 7:59 would love more GRIMES on BV, as if there weren't enough of that shit.

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2014 10:24 AM

What if Grimes gave a song to The Count, how awesome would that be, you guys?!?!?

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2014 1:26 PM

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