BURZUM's Varg Vikernes - "I Planned To Disappear From Public View"
April 9, 2007, 12 years ago
All you had to do to read my articles for free was to download them from www.burzum.org. They are available to everybody with Internet access, like I said for free, courtesy of me. The only thing I asked for in return was for You to respect my copyright.
Some of You (id est administrators of www.burzum.com) didn't and because of that I will not write any more articles for the Internet. It might not been a great loss to the world, so to speak, and it might in fact please my enemies more than anything else, but I don't care. When my rights are not respected on the Internet I will not publish anything there. Pure and simple.
If You by any chance wish to read anything written by me in the future You will have to wait for my books to be published (possibly under a pseudonym…) by individuals who will make sure my copyrights are respected.
I planned to disappear from public view anyhow, when I was released from prison, so now I simply do it a bit sooner than I first intended to."
According to Wikipedia, Vikernes is currently incarcerated because of his 1993 conviction for the murder of his former friend and bandmate Øystein Aarseth (also known as Euronymous) of the black metal band MAYHEM. Vikernes was additionally found guilty of arson in several cases. He received the maximum sentence in Norway of 21 years in prison, though it has been shortened (as is usually the case in Norway) and lengthened due to his escape attempt. During his time in prison, he has recorded two albums (Dauði Baldrs and Hliðskjálf). His request for parole was denied in June 2006. Currently, he is serving time at Tromsø Prison in Norway. Vikernes' parole is postponed to April, 2008.