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Burzum is the solo project of Varg Vikernes (born Kristian Larsson Vikernes, AKA Greven Grishnackh/Count Grishnackh, currently legally named Varg Qisling Larsson Vikernes). The band was initially known as Uruk-Hai, Varg Vikernes’ first band which he formed in 1988-89. He changed the name to Burzum (meaning “darkness” in Black Speech, the language of Mordor in Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings) in 1991 after the disbanding of Satanel, a band he founded with Abbath of Immortal.

Burzum played a vital role, along with other Norwegian black metal bands such as Mayhem, Darkthrone, Emperor and Immortal, in the development of black metal as a musical genre and ideology. In particular, the and subgenres owe much to Burzum’s sound.

From his 1992 debut, Burzum, until his final black metal album, 1996’s Filosofem, Burzum went from playing raw, primitive black metal to playing ambient, exclusively synthesizer-based music. His two most recent albums, 1997’s Dauði Baldrs and 1999’s Hliðskjálf, are purely dark ambient works recorded whilst in prison. However, they do not represent a complete departure from Burzum’s previous works, as his albums always contained keyboard elements, and there were keyboard-only pieces on every album except Aske. Throughout his career, Varg has managed to create and maintain a very distinct sound unique to Burzum.

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  • SinijVolk

    well, being jew has nothing to do with religion.

    2 hours ago Reply
  • Rosnay

    @SinijVolk: the fact of discriminate people because their skin color, in my opinion, is damn stupid. Now I am agree in despise the religions, specially judaism. So it's more about your beliefs than your race.

    Yesterday 9:09am Reply
  • SinijVolk

    To Rosnay. "im agree with his hate to jew people","but racism is a nonsense" WTF.

    22 Aug 7:23am Reply
  • CrySTALcrafter

    We have become super pussy.

    21 Aug 11:07pm Reply
  • xVictimOfADownx

    No, because it's coming from an even lower form; hipsters.

    21 Aug 4:39pm Reply
  • TheWrathofThor

    http://pitchfork.com/news/56414-thurston-moore-calls-black-metal-music-made-by-pussies-of-the-lowest-order/ Black metal fans, you mad?

    21 Aug 3:20pm Reply
  • custard500011

    Dawww. Look at his happy wittle face

    20 Aug 8:37pm Reply
  • kissmesashagrey

    Лол, топ-слушатели почти все унтерменши... с венесуэлы, пуэрто-рико, бразилии, россии... где белые то?

    19 Aug 8:23pm Reply
  • Yelyah-Williams

    Spain isn't white, buddy boy.

    18 Aug 10:47pm Reply
  • GriendClub

    А нужно ли было что-то еще кроме Filosofem?

    18 Aug 10:12pm Reply
  • ElectesCreeth

    V Almost YouTube level retarded in comment intelligence. So close, but so far away. Try again.

    18 Aug 9:15pm Reply
  • Rosnay

    @althefknamsrtkn: I have had a chat with him, and he state that black people is clearly a lower race, and he just feel contempt to them, and they are not allowed to go asgard and all that bullshit... im agree with his hate to jew people (who are a fucking piece of shit, specially zionist ones), muslims and christians, because i believe too they are just dumb brainwashed people. but racism is a nonsense, and he really is a racist, he admit it... those statements about keep the aryan race pure and unmixed is crap, and there's no theory that can change my mind about it.

    18 Aug 11:39am Reply
  • SlaveOfN1l

    It seems like Varg cannot into neofolk

    17 Aug 4:28pm Reply
  • althefknamsrtkn

    He's just lost that dumb blowtorch of youth that's so essential to his classic stuff. Rosnay: read more of his stuff and it should become obvious he supports paganism culturally and in terms of values, he's not a literalist.

    17 Aug 4:30am Reply
  • Yelyah-Williams

    Varg decided to let his e-popularity get to his head and it affected his music. Hope he pulls his head out of his ass and writes something good again soon.

    16 Aug 8:06am Reply
  • Kepocuh1337

    EA, LORD OF THE DEPTHS

    15 Aug 6:02pm Reply
  • metalkillthekin

    Det Som Engang Var !

    14 Aug 10:45am Reply
  • Andre_L-

    TWOY has grown on me. It's awesome and better than SA, MV

    14 Aug 12:37am Reply
  • PetitSagittaire

    http://www.metalsucks.net/2011/02/08/exclusive-burzum-launches-clothing-line/

    13 Aug 8:13pm Reply
  • Rosnay

    the guy made awesome and beautiful music, but his philosophy is pure shit, just like christianity and islam, religions he have been talking shit since long time ago, and then he support the northern religion, and all that odin and asgard crap... *facepalm*

    13 Aug 1:42pm Reply
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