Varg Vikernes Arrested on Terrorism Charges

Varg Vikernes

Black metal legend and Burzum frontman Varg Vikernes was arrested in France on suspicion of plotting a “massacre” yesterday. Reportedly, the evidence against him is very thin at the time, and it looks like Varg has not done anything illegal at this time.

Varg, who served 21 years in prison for the murder of fellow black metal musician Euronymous and has since generated further controversy for his racist views and online rants, is believed to have been amongst a list of names to have received the manifesto of Norwegian killer Anders Breivik, who shot dead 77 people in July of 2011. However, as The Quietus have noted, Varg openly criticised the actions of Breivik, noting, ”To Breivik I can only say I hope you do kill yourself… you have made a big mistake.”