Varg Vikernes Released From Custody

Burzum mainman and his wife freed from prison two days after the arrest on terrorism suspicion.

Varg Vikernes Released From Custody
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Burzum mainman Varg Vikernes and his 25-year-old wife Marie Cachet were officially released from prison after spending two days in custody under the suspicion of "preparing a major terrorist act," also described as a "massacre." As Blabbermouth reports, French prosecutors have confirmed to NRK that the couple was freed on Thursday night at 7 p.m. Same source also indicates that the French police can hold the terrorism suspects for a maximum of 96 hours prior to bringing preliminary charges. The 40-year-old singer was initially arrested after his wife had purchased four rifles, for which she had a legal firearms permit. "Vikernes did not plan terror attacks," Varg's French lawyer, Julien Freyssinet, told Aftenposten. "The weapons are purchased for the couple's leisure activities and life philosophy. Vikernes only wants to live peacefully with his family." As Freyssinet pointed out, the rifles were bought "completely legally and without hiding a thing, as part of a philosophy followed by the couple - that of survivalism." Vikernes was also linked to the Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik, as he received a copy of Breivik manifesto in the past. Breivik is the man responsible for the July 2011 Oslo massacre and the death of 77 Norwegians. However, Varg has already condemned the killer's actions in a statement on official website, calling him the "main problem for Europe, because guys like you allow the Jews to run Europe into the ditch. The Jews would not have been able to do anything to us if it hadn't been for Christian losers like you!" The singer's former lawyer John Christian Elden previously described the case against Vikernes as "thin." "It's less than what Norwegian Police Security Service (PST) tend to have every time they arrest Islamists in Norway and release them a short time later," the attorney said.

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    Lensver
    I still wonder why they call him "Burzum mainman" if he's the only member of the "band".
    Zaqq
    I still wonder why UG stopped referring to musicians as guitarists or drummers, using these weird names as "axeman" or "stickman". In EVERY article.
    jonny947
    I just wish articles would refer to him by his real first name - Kristian - because it's so beautifully ironic.
    Chocomalk
    I thought it was Techno Viking.
    Giannis81s
    "The weapons are purchased for the couple's leisure activities and life philosophy. Vikernes only wants to live peacefully with his family." OK, we got the message!
    Danni88
    yeah, became famous after burning some churches and killed Euronymous, in generally he just made crappy music
    AshandRuin
    Referring to Hvis Lyset Tar Oss as 'crappy music' is ****ing sacrilege.
    Flibo
    True. Hvis Lyset Tar Oss is pretty much universally acclaimed by critics and fans all the same. Given the notorious reputation of Vikernes, that's quite an accomplishment.
    Dylan_86
    I'd like to see people's reactions if he got on the cover of Rolling Stone!
    bifteksupernova
    I found it interesting that typically so many people posting on here would say, "Hey man, he's innocent until proven guilty" when they had no evidence whatsoever to arrest Varg. You can't go around arresting people under suspicion.
    didier_anelka
    You can arrest people if you have good reason to believe they're going to commit a crime. Don't forget this is the guy who stabbed a man 23 times and burned 3 churches. Would you prefer he kill a person first before he's arrested?
    Dalnor73
    Ive seen a couple interviews with this guy where he talks about the murder. Dude is a delusional psycho. He just wants to be left alone? No problem. Im not going anywhere near the guy.
    SorgFamily
    I like how he denounces Anders Breivik while simultaneously promoting racism. Great stuff.
    slybacon
    I kinda wanted Varg to go back to prison, only because the music he made while locked up was really cool
    Waddy
    Most religions teach peace, being kind to your enemies, giving yourself for others... But, all too often I see a famous person using religion to either, encourage the discrimination, or death of another religion or race... IMO any person claiming to be religious that is using it as a means to justify their own hate or ignorance isn't really religious at all.
    Absurder22
    The biggest irony here is that for all the things Varg says about Jews/christians/Muslims, he preaches almost the EXACT same bullshit, but with odin instead.
    Drakodan
    See, this is what separating the art from the artist is all about. Varg may be a ****ing nutcase, but it's not going to stop me from listening to his awesome music.
    deathofagod
    Owning four rifles and wanting to live peacefully are two statements that really don't hold hands. Weapons have no use other than maiming so... pfft, I rest my case.
    RC52190
    How about for defending? They're not only for offensive purposes. Some people keep them to ward off attackers or just for intimidation. They don't really intend to ever use it but love the idea of everyone around them knowing they own one so no one ****s with them (Granted, intimidation is not "peaceful" by any means but it's not "violent" either).
    GrantMcDocherty
    Sorry but what was that I just read? "main problem for Europe, because guys like you allow the Jews to run Europe into the ditch. The Jews would not have been able to do anything to us if it hadn't been for Christian losers like you!" Nothing like a bit of antisemitism in the morning... I find it disgusting that ultimate guitar has even allowed that to be posted on their website...
    MalfaitFre
    It's not because you don't agree with the opion of another person that you can prohibit UG from simply stating that this is the persons' opinion... Actually, there is a really cool kind of freedom called 'freedom of speech'. So you are actually against 'freedom of speech of speech' LOL. You really must be a great fan of censorship ;
    Absurder22
    As ****ed as his views are, censoring them like that is scarier. And as terrible as what he said is, he more or less is condemning Brevik by saying that by killing those kids, Brevik ended up helping the very people he wanted to hurt (Muslims/Jews), highlightning what an even bigger failure Brevik is.