If Vikernes is convicted of inciting racial hatred and glorifying war crimes, the musician could face five years in prison along with a fine of roughly $61,000.
In July, Burzum mastermind and convicted murderer Varg Vikernes was arrested for suspicion of planning a "massacre." The musician's wife was also arrested, the duo spending a small amount of time behind bars while an investigation took place. Vikernes and his wife were originally released without authorities pressing charges against them, but Varg will indeed stand trial in Paris for inciting racial hatred and glorifying war crimes on the Internet. The trial was originally slated to begin this month, but has been pushed back to June 2014.
Burzum's Varg Vikernes has recently run into some major issues with French police. Suspected of potential terrorism for plotting a "massacre," Vikernes and his wife were arrested on July 16. The couple have since been released from French jail and the Burzum musician has used his personal blog to detail the ordeal with great detail.
Burzum mastermind and controversial black metal musician Varg Vikernes has been released from custody two days after being taken in by French police for suspicion of plotting a "massacre." Although it was originally reported that only Varg was arrested, it turns out that his 25-year-old wife, Marie Cachet, was arrested alongside her husband.
Burzum mastermind Varg Vikernes has been arrested in France for suspicion of planning a "massacre." Vikernes has been convicted of church arson and murder in the past, the latter of which kept him in prison for 15 years. According to various news sources, the French Ministry of the Interior deemed Vikernes "likely to prepare a large-scale act of terrorism."