I am soooo not TRVE KVLT like I thought!
I had no idea Varg Vilkernes (otherwise known as "Count Somethingfromlordoftherings"), otherwise known as the one-man-band BURZUM was released from prison and recording again!
Those of you unfamiliar with "The Count" (I think he's just going under "Varg" these days) - he's one of the cornerstone foundations of Norwegian Black Metal.
Varg after making some pancakes.
Imprisioned in 1993 for killing one of the blokes from Mayhem, inciting the burning of three churches and nicking some pick 'n' mix he's been sat in his cell in Norway since then, only getting the odd break when someone comes in to interview him for a documentary, which must be about once a week.
Before all this he whacked out albums with his one-man project BURZUM, which is the building blocks of everything Troo Black Metal that came out afterwards basically. He knocked out a few albums in jail using a Casio C90 keyboard, a tape recorder, a knife and fork and some sticky-tape. They were not that good.
But now he's out! Out of jail, not the other sort of "out". Like last year and I never knew it.
Anyway, his latest album BELUS is a MOOONNNSTERRR!!!! I kid you not, 'arr lass got it on Friday and we've maybe played it about 12 times since then.
He's returned in true style, putting together a proper BM album which even isn't slightly (anti)religious or slightly iffy neo-nazi. No siree, every track is a monster belter, especially the track "