Saturday, May 23, 2009

Vikernes Released

From the Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet:

Out of prison

After almost 16 years in prison, Varg Vikernes (36) is a free man.

"I can confirm that I have been let out of prison," said Vikernes to Dagbladet.

In February this year he received the final message from Prison Authorities that he would be free in the summer.

And a couple of weeks ago he got out.

Vikernes has spent the last couple of years in the so-called open prison in Tromsø, where he has spent much time on studies at the University in the city.

Now he has moved home to the family on a small farm in Telemark, where he lives with his French wife and their eighteen-year-old son.

- "I have to report in for one year. Every fourteenth day at first, then once a month," Vikernes told Dagbladet earlier this year.

Vikernes was imprisoned from 1994 after a verdict (21 years), and was on parole in 2006, but due to a new law that came in 2002, he got two more years.

The 36-year-old got four off the application for parole until he had the final answer.

- "I have barely seen my son since he came to the world. Although I hear his voice on the phone almost every day, it is very tough to not be present when he grows up. I miss my family. And I look forward the day that I can work on the farm, make music, write books and be with your wife and kids around the clock - and live a normal life as a family," said Vikernes to Dagbladet last summer.

Film on "Greven"
In September, the recording of "Lords of chaos" begins - the movie about Vikernes and the Norwegian black metal scene. The film is based on the book "Lord of Chaos: The Bloody Rise of the Satanic Metal underground" by Didrik Søderlind and Michael Moynihan. Not all the black metal scene is just as excited about visualization.

- "I for one am not very enthusiastic, "said Vikernes to Dagbladet.

- "The events that happened are interesting and fascinating, "said producer Stuart Pollok to Dagbladet.

Vikernes, also known as "Count", was sentenced to 21 years in prison on May 16th 1994 for murder of Øystein Aarseth and to have burned down Åsane church in Bergen, Skjold Church in the world and Holmenkollen Chapel in Oslo - and the attempts of arson in the Big Tveit Church in Bergen.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

His son is 18 months old, not years.