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Jackson Rathbone to play Varg Vikernes in Lords of Chaos: The Bloody Rise of the Satanic Metal Underground

by Black Bubblegum

“Varg” Rathbone and Varg Vikernes… Guess which one is the actor
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Varg Vikernes is a free man. According to Blabbermouth, the once Mayhem-er (before the whole murder thing) and artist currently known as Burzum recently confirmed to Norway’s Dagbladet that he had indeed been set free and “will have to report [to the parole officer] for one year — initially every two weeks, and then once a month”.

Varg Vikernes was originally sent away to prison for the brutal murder of Øystein Aarseth, who was found stabbed twenty-three times on August 10th, 1993. There have been many stories regarding the events of that night, motives, etc… one version of which was recounted by Vikernes himself on his website. Another version of the events on 8/10/93 can be found in a book that Vikernes has described as “brain-dead” – the highly popular Lords Of Chaos.

Lords of Chaos: The Bloody Rise of the Satanic Metal Underground is a book by Michael Moynihan and Didrik Søderlind… The book focuses on the scene surrounding the extreme heavy metal sub-genre black metal in Norway between 1990 and 1993… The book… details the April 1991 suicide of Mayhem front man Per Yngve “Dead” Ohlin and the formation of a radicalized “inner circle” around Øystein “Euronymous” Aarseth, based out of his small black metal retail shop Helvete (Norwegian for “hell”) in Oslo, Norway.

In 1992 and 1993, members of the group became connected with a series of crimes, starting with the arson of the Fantoft stave church on June 6, 1992, although the book mentions that there had previously been a “small, ineffectual fire at Storeveit Church.”. Church arsons continue but with a steady decline up until the year 1995. On August 10, 1993 Aarseth is murdered by Vikernes, who receives a 21 years sentence for the murder and several cases of arson related to the church burnings.

Now, Lords of Chaos is getting the Hollywood treatment. Scheduled for principal photography in Norway in mid-Sept, Japanese director Sion Sono will lead Twilight‘s Jackson Rathbone who was been cast as Varg Vikernes. To quote one Blabbermouth commenter

posted by : Neil Young’s Cocaine Booger
5/21/2009 12:05:50 PM

I heard a rumor that Jamie Foxx is gonna play Euronymous, Justin Timberlake is gonna play Dead, and that douchebag from High School Musical is gonna be Snorre Ruch.

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