Kristian Vikernes


1989- Burzum - all instruments, vocals (as Varg Vikernes)  
1990-1991 Old Funeral - guitars  
1991 Satanel - guitars  

Studio musician

1992-1993 Mayhem - bass (as Count Grishnakh)  

Personal information

Also known as: Varg Vikernes, Count Grishnakh
Born on: 11.02.1973

He (born Kristian Vikernes on February 11, 1973 near Bergen, Norway) is a black metal musician, convicted murderer, arsonist and political activist. In 1991 Vikernes conceived the one-man music project Burzum, which quickly became prominent within the early Norwegian black metal scene. Later he became a prominent organizer and writer for the heathen Odalist ideology. In a documentary on heavy metal, he was described as "the most notorious metal musician of all time."

Vikernes was convicted for 21 years in prisonment for the August 1993 murder of Øystein 'Euronymous' Aarseth of Mayhem as well for the burning of three stave churches in Norway. Having served almost 16 years of the 21-year prison sentence, he was released on parole in early 2009.

A newspaper article from June 2008 mentions that Vikernes is married and has a fifteen-year old daughter (born 1993) and a son (born 2007). In an interview made in 2004, Vikernes said that he has a daughter (whom he has seen twice since 1993) and that he had "never been married".