Burzum’s Varg Vikernes Speaks Out on Recent Arrest for Suspicion of Terrorist Plot
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.
Varg Vikernes is well-known for his music, but the Norwegian artist is possibly more infamous for the 1993 murder of Mayhem bandmate Øystein 'Euronymous' Aarseth. After Vikernes was released from prison on 2009, he has led a quiet life as a family man, although Vikernes' racist beliefs and support of the French National Front have prolonged Vikernes' controversial reputation. Vikernes also received the personal manifesto of mass murderer Anders Breivik, which acted as the origin of Vikernes' 2013 investigation. After spending two days in jail, Vikernes has finally told his side of the story.
Vikernes posted the following statement on Thuleanperspective.com:
Thuesday I woke up a bit earlier than I normally do. Yes, I normally wake up because the dog wants to take a leak on our lawn, around 7:00, but this morning I woke up because of a loud bang. I more or less jumped out of bed and saw that somebody was breaking into our home. Thankfully I immediately saw that it was actually the police, so I did not reach for any means of defence, and instead just raised my arms and waited for the police to enter. “Ah, it’s just the police”. My second thought was “What on Earth are they up to? Are they actually smashing our entire entrance area just because of my blog?” I was not sure whether or not they were shooting into our living room or actually flashbanging our living room. After a total of three explosiones (that later turned out to be gun shots) and a lot of breaking of glass and door frames they entered.
My pregnant wife, not yet aware that it was actually the police, tried to cover our youngest son and — she told me later — was about to reach for her 22 LR Browning lever action rifle, when she understood from my reaction that it was the police. Our youngest son, who was sleeping in our bed during that night (because my mother-in-law was visiting), and was therefore directly behind me and in front of the muzzles of the police’s assault rifles.
Sorry to digress, but some times when you buy underwear you get three underpants in one package, and for some reason at least one of these are always in some horrible colour, and of course I was wearing such a pair of underpants on Thuesday morning. A pair of strikingly orange underpants. Having been repeatedly dragged out into the street or prison hallways or similar in my underwear before, by the Norwegian police or prison guards, I thought to myself that this was going to repeat itself and I would be photographed with my little belly, my thin hair, my tanned arms in great contrast to my pale body and — wearing horribly orange underpants. (Everybody would believe that I was actually Dutch…)
When I had completed my little intelligent string of thoughts, about orange underpants and everything, the police had climbed the staircase and — simply put — arrested me, laying me face down in the bed with hand cuffs on my back. To my great surprise they also arrested and put hand cuffs on my pregnant wife, leaving my shocked youngest son sitting there alone without his mother’s protection. A whole lot of DCRI police officers in civil clothes arrived and the apparent chief said “Yes, that is Vikernes".
This is only part of Vikernes' statement. Head over to Thuleanperspective.com to view Varg's entire set of 'Terrorism in France' blog posts.