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Interview with Count Grishnackh of Burzum
Petrified 'zine (#1, 05.11.1993)

Petrified MagazineAs you'll read in the review, Burzum is Black Metal hailing from Norway. Some of you already know, that the Count has got himself in some deep shit in his home town Bergen. He has been accused of church burning, but there is insufficient evidence or proof to press any charges. Here is the interview.


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Count, can you tell us a little about Burzum? When was it formed?

Burzum is the Reflections of my Personality, it's my dreams and desires. I began playing in 1987 under the name of Uruk-Hai. In 1991 I changed the name to what it is now and forever. Burzum was never formed, as Burzum is no group, only Count Grishnackh of many colors. I did use a session bass player on the second release, titled "Aske". His name is Samoth (of Emperor)... But future holds nothing but solitude in the Darkest Nights and Beyond.

When I listened to your "Burzum" CD I fucking came my pants! (ha ha!) Seriously though, it was fucking genius!!! There aren't too many "True" Black Metal bands around, but yours is 100%! What is the scene like in Norway? And what bands should we be looking for?

I really don't care about the scene in Norway! I know only two Black Metal acts in Norway: Darkthrone and Mayhem!

What are your lyrics about? And how important are they to you?

Read them yourself. If I had something to say about my lyrics I would say they were about different subjects concerning the Darkness and the Night.

What plans do you have for any future albums?

Third Burzum album "Det Som Engang Var" will be out in September on DSP.

From what I read in "Kerrang!", I have found that your beliefs are similar to mine. If you had a chance, would you destroy and kill everything and everyone who did not believe what you do?

I think it is more wise to examine beings who think different and maybe learn something. I prefer thousands serving me than thousands dead. There's no point in killing people who don't interfere with my life in a negative way. I don't care about the world beyond my own so what happens there is of no interest.

© 1993 Petrified 'zine USA



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