Many have asked me questions about how the French legal system actually works, and have reacted in many cases very strongly to the fact that SOS Racism and LICRA were there as third parties able to argue in favour of my conviction and able to ask the judge for economic compensation directly to them from me, if I am found guilty.
This apparently sounds completely absurd to some, and is difficult to understand, but Frenchmen I have spoken to have explained to me that these organisations work that way, and are allowed to work that way, to ensure that everybody who oppose them and their agenda will not only be destroyed financially, but also be forced to finance their organisations. The ‘racism’ of Frenchmen (or others they get the opportunity to sue) has thus according to the Frenchmen I have spoken to become a source of income to them, and they use this for all it is worth.
Nobody in France (or elsewhere for that sake) filed a complaint against the Thulean Perspective blog, and the case against me was started solely on the initiative of politicians in Paris, and came after and as a result of their illegal arrest of my wife and me in July last year. When LICRA and SOS Racism heard of this, they jumped on the opportunity to go to court and ask for compensation from me, for according to them having sabotagued their effort to race mix the French people.
Yes, you probably didn’t misunderstand anything of what I said above: the lawyer representing LICRA (“International League against Racism and Antisemitism”) said in court the 3rd of June, as I and others present there too understood it, that the organisation he represents is working to completely race mix the French population, something they aim to have achieved in 50 years from now, and my work, with my according to him ‘very effective weapon’, the Thulean Perspective blog, had made this work so much more difficult for them. He also argued that I made money from spreading ‘racism’ with my blog (although in reality I have a dramatically lower income now compared to what I had before I started the blog, something the court knows). According to him, because of me they had to spend more money and more time to achieve their goal. Ergo I had to pay them 5000 EUROs, as some sort compensation…. and another 5000 EUROs to SOS Racism, in addition to the 5000 EUROs the prosecutor argued that I should pay to the French state, as part of the punishment – if found guilty.
I will not discuss why organisations whose common agenda is as I understand it to expose the French people to what International law define as genocide (see in particular c below, but also b and d) are allowed to even exist (in France itself!). Nor will I discuss why there seems to be a consensus that their work is legitimate. Nor will I discuss who are behind these organisations, but I encourage you to investagate the matter yourself.
According to the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, Article II, genocide is:
…any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:
- (a) Killing members of the group;
- (b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;
- (c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;
- (d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;
- (e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.
As explained here, the evidence used against me is made up of print screens, but I can add that the evidence is also made up of some other fabricated evidence, where real posts from Thulean Persepctive have been modified by ‘anonymous’ individuals, and have then been presented as real TP posts to the prosecutor (and presented in court as print-screens…).
Related post here.
As some of you know, yesterday I was in a court of law in Paris, and was under attack from the prosecutor, the lawyer of LICRA (“International League against Racism and Antisemitism”) and the lawyer of SOS Racism in France, who all referred to different print-screens, attributed to me and my blog. My lawyer informed them about the fact that a print screen is not sufficient evidence in a court of law.
The Thulean Perspective blog is a standard free blog from WordPress, that anybody can dublicate in a few minutes (using the same standard blog, with the same setup, and by copying and using the images used in my blog), and then by using cut and paste replace their own address with that of my website – and then make a print screen of it. It is thus very easy to make false articles seemingly written by me on my blog.
Which one is real? You tell me… (look at the website addresses).
My lawyer then moved on to prove beyond all doubt that there are many out there who wish me no good, so to speak, and that there are hundreds of individuals who claim to be Varg Vikernes and several of websites who claim to be official Varg Vikernes-websites, and who produce material in my name – most often material that I don’t agree with.
I can not take action against them though, because I have unfortunately legally changed my name to Louis Cachet, and thus I have no papers confirming that I am Varg Vikernes.
If the evidence used against me yesterday proves to be enough for a conviction, something it by the way has of course not been in any previous cases here in France, then it opens up for a world very different from the one we live in today, and a world very far removed from justice: a world where anybody can just pretend to be anybody else, write something in their name, publish it and have the person they pretended to be pay for it – legally, socially or in other ways.
I wish to thank my lawyer, Julien Freyssinet, who did a very good job pointing at the facts, when the opposition spent all their time focusing on emotions, thoughts, theories, wishful thinking and false evidence.
Also, I wish to thank the several good men who helped me out in Paris, before and after the trial, and who courageously spend so much of their time fighting for Justice and Truth – in a system that seems to be losing more and more of both. I will not name any of you this time, because some of you got in trouble after the last time you helped me out. You know who you are, and so do I. Thank you very much!
Further, I wish to thank the Gendarmerie in the court building in Paris, who kindly helped me avoid the harassment of the journalists and photographers who refused to stop taking pictures and who followed us wherever we went, even after I had talked to those of them who were not only there to produce lies and slander.
Finally, but not least, I wish to thank all those who came to show their support, for whatever reason.
These facts about Vikernes and his case are published here to counter the lies of the many media institutions.
-Born in Bergen 1973 as Kristian Vikernes. Is not baptized.
-Changed name officially to Varg Vikernes in March 1993.
-Has never had either of the middle names Larsson, Larssøn, Kvisling or Quisling as claimed by many media institutions.
-Is not a “self-declared Neo-Nazi” as claimed by many media institutions. Vikernes is an Óðalist.
-Stopped playing so-called ‘black metal’ in early 1993. Has recorded three bardic metal albums since then, but is no longer even a metal musician. Vikernes plays electronic music.
-Convicted in 1994 for first degree murder, but claims himself that he killed in self defence (in August 1993), and explained himself in complete accordance with all technical evidence. Aarseth was killed because he panicked and attacked Vikernes when Vikernes approached him to tell him to stay away from him. According to many witnesses, Øystein Aarseth had plans to knock out Varg Vikernes with a stun gun, tie him up, put him in the trunk of a car, drive him into the forest, tie him to a tree and torture him to death, whilst filming it. Vikernes knew about these plans as Aarseth told about them on the phone to a friend of his, who let Vikernes listen to it all. The ‘Norwegian’ court (and the media…) still claimed that “Varg Vikernes had no clear or understandable motive for killing Øystein Aarseth”. All of Aarseth’s friends of course knew better, as proven by this letter (from Anders Odden).
-Øystein Aarseth was not a “band collegue” of Vikernes, but an acquaintance and a business associate: Aarseth owned the label that released the first album of Vikernes’ band, Burzum. The relation Vikernes had with Aarseth’s band, Mayhem, was that he helped as a studio musician in 1992 by recording the bass track on one of their albums, and was for a brief period a member of the band. Vikernes had not been a member of that band for more than half a year when Aarseth was killed.
-Convicted in 1994 for having set fire to 4 churches, solely because one single witness for each case (and 2 in one of the cases) gave false testimony against him in court. The witnesses were ‘big surprise’ all friends of Øystein Aarseth, some of them outspoken enemies of Vikernes, and they were also the ones who actually set fire to these churches (they too were convicted for this, but were given more leninent treatment because of their false testimonies against Vikernes). One of these witnesses (Bård G. Eithun) admitted in 1998, under oath in a court of law, that he had given false testimony against Varg Vikernes, and that he had done so because the Norwegian police had asked him to do so (“to get back at Vikernes for killing Aarseth” and to get a more lenient treatment himself, when going to court for his own crimes).
-Varg Vikernes was also found not guilty of having set fire to Fantoft stave church. I stress this, because there seems to be a general understanding that Vikernes set fire to the Fantoft stave church.
-Was in 1994 defended by a lawyer who according to medical examinations was 100% unfit for work during the whole process. Vikernes was given no opportunity to test his guilt again, in a court of law. He was not allowed to appeal to a higher court, save in relation to the length of the sentence.
-Vikernes stated clearly in all contexts where he was allowed to express himself that he was a nationalist and an Odinist (his preferred term for Pagan at the time), but was consequently presented as a “devil worshiper” or a “satanist” by the media. Not one single media institution in Norway diverged from this practice until 1995, when Dagbladet finally admitted that Vikernes was not a Satanist.
-Went through meticulous psychiatric examinations in 2002, concluding that Vikernes is not a psychopath and has no indications of psychopathy (“personality disorders”) or any other mental illnesses or deficiencies either.
-Was in 2003 convicted to 14 months in prison, after having not returned from a leave, for having hi-jacked a car during an escape from armed men in the Norwegian mountains. The Norwegian police claimed never to have been there, and the judge wrote in the verdict that Vikernes had encountered hunters with ski-masks, automatic rifles and German shepherd dogs, who blocked the only escape route Vikernes had from his cabin by parking a huge SUV sideways in the middle of the road. The SUV was by chance (according to Norwegian former FSK soldiers Vikernes has spoken to) identical to the one(s) used by FSK, the Norwegian Special Forces, a military unit with police authority (…). Vikernes drove his hijacked car to Oslo, in order to give himself up to the police in a place where there would be many witnesses (…). Vikernes claims to have escaped in the mountains only because he by chance spotted the armed men before they spotted him. Vikernes was himself unarmed. Odd Einar Dørum was minister of justice in Norway at the time (please Google translate the Norwegian entry: the English entry is very deficient).
-In 2002 the Norwegian government changed the law stating that prisoners with a 21 year sentence should serve only 12 years in prison to a law that stated that prisoners with a 21 year sentence should instead serve 14 years (2/3 of the full sentence). This law was in relation to Vikernes (but not in relation to several other prisoners…) made retroactive, in violation of both the Norwegian constitution and international law. When Vikernes had served 14 years the department of justice turned down his applications for a release on parole on grounds that Vikernes now had served for so long that he needed to be ‘better prepared for a life in freedom’, and that they had not been given the time to do so yet (…). So Vikernes had to serve another 2 years before he was finally released after just under 16 years in prison.
-The wardens in all the prisons Vikernes served in (when this question was discussed) and even the Norwegian secret police wanted Vikernes to be released after 12 years in prison, but politicians in Oslo still turned all his applications for a release on parole down, until the media (VG and Dagbladet) put so much pressure on them that they finally released him. According to the lawyer John Christian Elden, Vikernes was released after heated debate in Oslo, and with only one single vote tipping the scale in his favour.
-In 2008 Vikernes officially changed his name to Louis Cachet: Louis after a great uncle and Cachet being the surname of his wife. He did with help of the Norwegian secret police, who advised him to do so, and also because the name “Varg Vikernes” was very impractical in Norway at the time. Vikernes experienced that solely because of the name “Varg Vikernes” he was e. g. not allowed to order plane tickets, rent cars, order train tickets, rent a room in a hotel, open up a bank account, etc., either because the person taking to him though he was joking or more often because ‘good citizens’ didn’t want life to be easy for a person falsely declared by the media to be a “self-declared Neo-Nazi”. Vikernes still uses the name Varg Vikernes in everyday life, and only uses the name Louis Cachet when he has to (i. e. for signing things, legal documents etc.).
-Had in 2010 according to the Norwegian secret police more than 350 impersonators, pretending to be Vikernes, on Facebook alone.
-Moved in 2010 to Bretagne, later the same year to Auvergne and in 2012 to Corrèze – all in France.
-Arrested in 2013 by DCRI accused of “terrorism or conspiring to commit acts of terrorism”. False evidence was produced and presented to a judge to make him sign papers giving DCRI the right to arrest Vikernes and his wife in the most gentle way possible. No information about any children in the house was given to the judge. Nor was any information given to the judge about the fact that Vikernes’ wife was pregnant at the time. DCRI shot their front door open and smashed the window and did not even identify themselves as policemen until after they had entered their home. The evidence used as an excuse to arrest Vikernes and his wife was an e-mail address claimed by an anonymous source to be Vikernes’. Apparently a copy of Mr. Breivik’s manifest had been sent to this address (as if that would be a good reason to arrest even the rightful owner of the e-mail address).
The front door after DCRI had been there:
-DCRI already knew that the e-mail address used as an excuse to arrest Vikernes and his wife was not his (they have means to find such things out, fast and easily), so they were satisfied with an investigation into the matter consisting of a single question to Vikernes/his wife: “Is this your/Vikernes’ e-mail address”. Vikernes and his wife replied: “No”, and that was it (…).
-All charges for terrorism were dropped, and Vikernes and his wife were released from custody after three and two days respectively. The names of Vikernes and his wife were cleared by the police (but certainly not by the media). The police found that Vikernes and his wife had done nothing illegal whatsoever.
-Vikernes’ wife had purchased and owned 4 hunting weapons (a .22 LR bolt-action rifle, a .22 LR lever-action rifle, one 12 Gauge side-by-side shotgun and a .223 Remington bolt-action rifle). These weapons were bought legally over a time period of several months, and not all at once or in a very short time, as claimed by most media institutions. The firearms were purchased by Vikernes’ wife, because she was in a rifle club and wanted a hunting licence to be able to hunt medium and small game later on, something she believed was important in relation to survivalism.
-Mr. Manuel Valls was at the time the head of the department responsible for the arrest.
-In 2013 politicians (and not at all the [secret] police…) tried to have Vikernes expelled from France, on grounds that he was a risk to national security. Three different judges in Brive declared that there was no reason whatsoever to expel Vikernes.
-Vikernes and his wife work in France, and pays taxes normally like others working and living in France do.
-In 2013 Vikernes had to go to court in Paris accused of “racism, Antisemitism and apology of war crimes and crimes against humanity”, but his defense lawyer was not allowed to see the ‘evidence’, made up of 900 pages of mainly print-screens, until a few days before the trial, so it was postponed until the 3rd of June 2014….
And that’s where we are now…
If you by any chance don’t know Norwegian you can always try Google translate.
As stated in the news report I did not want to comment, but I was allowed to read through it and point out errors, which Mr. Skjærli, the journalist, kindly removed.
PS. I am sorry for troubling you with these annoying egocentric and non-mythology related posts, but since I am under attack I use whatever legal means I have available to defend myself. Bear with me. Better times will come.
Paris, the 17th of October 2013:
The poisonous lies that came from Norway spread out and infected an entire sub-culture. In Norway the entire society was soaked in lies about me, but abroad only the black metal sub-culture was infected. At least initially. And all of this happened whilst I was in prison, often knowing nothing about it, always being unable to do much – if anything at all – about the little I got to know about. I was in prison anyhow, so I had other concerns. I spent 10 years on isolation, and another 6 years amongst criminals, and just trying to survive mentally was a big enough challenge. Why would I worry if some arseholes – pardon my language – pretended to be me on the outside, and said stupid things in my name? I thought people were smart enough to understand that they could not be me, and that what they said could not be true. Alas! The naivity… Alas!
The lies from Soviet Norway grew and multiplied, and they were allowed to be cultivated pretty much sans objections from me. Naturally I tried to object, when I could, but when I did I was not heard. I tried to speak up, but who would let me? The Norwegian media only wanted negative news, filth, to support their image of me as an ‘evil incarnate’. Some did let me speak, but their magazines were small and rare, and it was to little avail – and when I did try to defend myself I was ‘of course’ attacked for that too: for being an attention whore. The lies prevailed. Their fictional image of Varg Vikernes prevailed.
In 2003 I received a letter from a Russian gentleman, who wanted to help me amend this situation, by making a Burzum website that was supposed to fight the lies, by concentrating all the truths on one website. That way all the lies spread by others, about me or in my name, would be at least weakened in force. It was a start, a good start, but we were fighting against all odds. What would one website be able to do against the might of the propaganda machine of Soviet Norway, and the hordes of duped metal-heads spreading their vile lies? Some of them even did it thinking they helped me by doing so!
Now, do you think that was what I wanted to spend my time on, when I finally got out of prison, in 2009? Should I spend all my time arguing on different forums, write articles and give interviews, to expose the many lies? No. I had better things to do. Trying to argue with trolls, complete idiots with no life of their own and individuals working actively to just spread lies about you is in any case useless. It most of the time will even be counter-productive.
At times though, I still spend some time trying to correct and explain – like I do here and now. It is not in my nature to accept injustice. Hopefully a day will come when the truth is appreciated, when justice will prevail, and even though nobody will care to listen today, then perhaps better men will listen in the future: dig up old information and find the truth, under the many layers of lies.
As you can understand, I say this now because next week I will go to court in Paris, the 3rd of June, at 13:00, and I risk not only the lies of the prosecutor, ordered by certain politicians in France to present false evidence against me in order to harm me as much as possible, but also the lies of the propagandists of the mainstream media. I know that some of them are aware of the injustice I am being exposed to when I am charged with “racism, anti-Semitism and apology for war crimes and crimes against humanity”. I know that some few of them are there to tell the truth, and I hope that many – or even most – of them will do the same, but wise from harm, I have no expectations, and I wish to warn you in advance, of what might come.
The wind is turning though, the enemies of Europe are losing the battle, and more and more Europeans, even journalists and editors of mainstream media, have started to at least try to do the right thing – to stop letting small groups of ruthless anti-European gangsters dictate what and how they are going to report.
Europe has a proud history of justice, only interrupted for short periods of time every now and then, by periods of injustice – coming from the ‘head’, but never reaching all the way down to the ‘toes’. We are in one such period of injustice, it is mostly at the ‘head’ level and we are at the end of it – and we are because the injustic is so extreme and so random, it is harming Europe and Europeans so much, and it is so massive that it beomes harder and harder for ordinary Europeans not to see it – as clear and bright as the blue sky itself. The good thing then, when individuals like me are being viciously attacked by politicians who hate Europe and everything European and whose loyalty lies elsewhere (quand même!), is that it becomes so clear and so obvious that we need a change: we need to return to and embrace Justice!
Fellow Europeans, good men and women, gentlemen and ladies, journalists and editors; no matter what happens to me the 3rd of June, use it for all it is worth to disarm the enemies of Justice – the enemies of everything European.
Hail Justice! Hail Europe!
Last year individuals in the government of France, without permission from a judge, had their police shoot up our front door in the early morning (rather than just knock on the door). They did not identify themselves as policemen until after they have breached the door and entered, but thankfully I could see through the glass that they were indeed policemen. (We can only speculate on why they did it that way.) They arrested my pregnant wife and me, and left our scared children – age 2, 3 and 5 at the time – to the care of my boomer parents-in-law, who (according to the children) instead of comforting them hit the oldest one and told them all that they would not see us again.
The police arrested us without having any evidence against us, and without a judge’s permission to do so. We were not charged with anything, and the evidence they had been told by politicians to use as an excuse to arrest us was proven beyond all doubt to be absolute nonsense – and the police knew that it was even before they arrested us. In the meanwhile, the media presented us as Neo-Nazis and terrorists with links to the Zionist terrorist Anders Breivik. They did because they had been told to do so, by the same politicians who had ordered our illegal arrest in the first place.
Our home after the arrest:
When we were released from custody, cleared of all suspicions, the media were told by the same politicians not to talk more about our case, and most didn’t either. So the image of us as Neo-Nazis and terror suspects remained in large parts of the French public…
Shortly after the release from custody, my wife and I got our children back, in spite of my parents-in-law, who wrote a letter to a judge and tried to take our children from us. They wanted to keep them, to spare them of the ‘evil Nazi’ influence of their parents and to send them to public school (we home-school our children, something they obviously don’t approve of). The judge naturally ruled in our favour, and our children were allowed to return home after one week away from us.
After our release the bank closed our account without any explanation, and then an online bank service closed our account, again without any explanation, and banned us forever. Then the same politicians who had ordered our arrest to start with tried to have me expelled from France, on grounds of me being “a threat to national security”. The judges, again, ruled in my favour. Finally the politicians decided to have me charged with (I am not kidding): “apology for war crimes and crimes against humanity”, “anti-Semitism” and “racism”, because of my posts here on Thulean Perspective. They held back the ‘evidence’ against me, some 900 pages of information, until a few days before the trial, so my lawyer asked for the case to be postponed, on grounds that he had not been given the opportunity to prepare my defence. The judges agreed, and postponed the case to the 3rd of June this year.
So the process continues, and I risk up to 5 years in prison, because of things I supposedly have published here on Thulean Perspective. Yes; up to 5 years in prison in France for writing on a blog…. in English, on a server in the USA.
This is the status of Europe today: the so-called ‘democracies’ are in reality dictatorships, where those in power can do whatever they want to , without consequence. Yes, on paper we could have sued the politicians responsible for our illegal arrest, but they prevent that from ever happening by continously persecuting us or having others persecute us. They are thus draining our ecomony, leaving us without the means to sue them. Having boomer parents-in-laws, who jumped on the opportunty to punish their daughter for having married me, by trying to take our children from us (probably to use them as hostages, to force my wife to divorce me), naturally didn’t help either. The trial the 3rd of June thus makes sense: they want to make sure that I will never be able to sue them. You see, I need a lawyer for my defence, and lawyers are very expensive. They don’t need a conviction to win: they ruin my ability to sue them no matter what. It’s a win-win situation for them.
So why were we arrested in the first place, when we had done nothing wrong? The answer is simple: they don’t want anybody to speak up against them and their lunatic agenda. I promote European culture, by advocating good European ideals, values, traditions and ideas, and they don’t want me to. Nor do they want any others to do so, and nobody wants to have their doors shot up, something the authorities are apparently willing to do even with pregnant wives and small children inside, and even when there is no evidence whatsoever of any criminal activity by whoever is inside… In other words: it’s psychological warfare. They scare people into silence, by terrorizing me and my family. They make people not want to promote our own Pagan culture, and thus make it easier for them to replace it.
Why do they want to replace our culture? Well; you ask them…
My friends at Scriptoblog have written a post about this case, with a link to a Facebook support account, encouraging people to show up in Paris the 3rd of June, around 13:00, to support me and my family against the terror of politicians in the government in France. I hope to see many of you there. Show individuals in the government that we don’t tolerate their behaviour, and that we are not afraid!
Español. Magyar. Serbian.
Once upon a time I was a fan of classical music who became an Iron Maiden fan, a thrash metal fan, a death metal fan and musician and eventually a black metal musician. What drove me down that path was the melancholic atmosphere, aggression and energy of the music. I still like classical music and Iron Maiden too, in particlar their «Somewhere in Time» album, but thrash and death metal lost it’s charm the moment I found something better – in 1991.
This something better was called «black metal» by Euronymous, a name he had from a Venom album, and it was something brand new at the time; it was not originally a music style, but a revolt against the commercial nature of and the lack of originality in death metal. The so-called black metal bands were supposed to all be original; they were all supposed to bring something unique and special to the scene. If they didn’t they were not «true»; i. e. not worthy of the black metal label.
Darkthrone had their Satanic image; Burzum had the dark fantasy image. Mayhem had nothing to boast of at the time, they had yet to release their first proper album («Deathcrush» was absolute shit) but they had Euronymous, so they too were naturally considered to be «true». Immortal were not «true», and therefore called their music «holocaust metal» instead, out of fear of Euronymous and his reaction if they started to use the black metal label.
Darkthrone and Burzum – the only bands with an album out in early 1992 – were too successful for this to last though. As could be expected when some bands have success other bands too wanted to play this at the time new style of music – and yes, they saw this as a music style. So it became a music style, and we saw a horde of copy-cat bands coming; Emperor, Enslaved, Gorgoroth and others too began to play music very similar to the music of Darkthrone and Burzum. At first Euronymous tried to stop this, and even visited and threatened a few bands to make them stop, but naturally this was hopeless.
The scene was in turmoil, and with the success of Burzum – signed to Euronymous’ label – Euronymous all of a sudden saw the opportunity to turn his poorly run business into something profitable, and he started to sign the copy-cat bands. As he saw it he secured allies in his «war» against the trendy death metal bands.
Personally I didn’t like it when other bands ripped off my music style, but rather than go around and be angry over this I simply did soemthing new – again. I recorded the «Filosofem» album in early 1993 and made what was supposed to be an «anti-black metal album». I wanted to show the copy-cats that you don’t all have to sound the same; you can do your own thing. Like I did.
«Naturally» this failed miserably, and all of a sudden the bands started to make music sounding just like the music on «Filosofem», and I gave up….
Ah, but naturally I was a fool; bands don’t actually rip off the music of others unless they copy it; the bands who followed us were not copy-cat bands. They were just creative kids who were inspired by the music of others and who changed and even improved the music they were inspired by. Rather than feel insulted I should be proud of having inspired others to make music. Most of it very good music, I am sure. I don’t really know though; I have been to foolish to ever try to listen to any of it. My mind was closed. My heart was closed.
One of the reasons for that was also that with time I saw that Burzum was not only inspiring others to make good music, it was also used or rather mis-used by the same forces who turned death metal into nihilistic shit. Black metal as a movement turned into nihilistic shit as well; all the wrong things were promoted – heavily.
Being a European at heart I naturally didn’t want any part of that, so I repeatedly expressed my contempt for it all. The idea that my creative efforts and name would be used to promote a nihilistic movement was very offensive to me. And naturally I was right to feel that way.
Some times I do good things, and occasionally a string of words that makes sense might come from my lips, but most of the time I am of course the same old fool who was insulted when others liked my music back in 1992, so when I have tried to express my contempt for the twisting and perverting of black metal over the years I have failed to make it clear that I don’t actually think badly of individuals who like the so-called black metal music. Why would I? We are all lost souls in a dying world, so to speak, stripped of all sprititual life and energy by the societies we live in, and left to find new spiritual life and energy on our own. We stumble, we fall and we get up again, as we progress, and black metal, although empty and hollow like most other things in this world, is actually a good gateway to the Divine Light. If nothing else black metal has been a way to find true meaning, a positive direction and new life for many.
As I see it those enthralled by the aggression, melancholy and/or harmonic atmosphere of black metal are on the way to become better, and are thus already better than the rest, and I don’t want you to feel that I think badly of you when I speak badly of black metal as it is today. I don’t like the black metal (or any metal) life style, but that doesn’t mean I have anything against those caught in this lifestyle.
I no longer play metal music, so naturally I don’t say this for commercial reasons. I just think that we get enough shit from the world we live in as it is. There is no reason to add to that load.
HailaR WôðanaR! HailaR BalduR!