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Burzum frontman Varg Vikernes arrested on suspicion of plotting a massacre

Burzum frontman and Euronymous killer Varg Vikernes has been arrested in France for allegedly plotting a massacre. Vikernes was pinched at his farm near Salon-La-Tour, France, and the police are currently in the process of searching his farm for weapons. Motives for the alleged murder plot are unclear, but numerous French sources are pointing readers to an open letter he wrote in 2011 to Anders Breivik, who killed 77 people in Oslo that same year.

This is, of course, not Vikernes’ first brush with Johnny Law. He stabbed Mayhem guitarist Øystein “Euronymous” Aarseth to death in 1993, receiving a sentence of 21 years in prison for the murder in 1994. Vikernes was released in 2009, after having becoming affiliated with both Germanic paganism and what he calls Odalism (and others call neo-Nazism) in prison. He's also suspected of burning down at least three Norwegian churches in 1992, but he's never been convicted.

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