varg vikernes, burzum

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fantoft stave church

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Varg Vikernes (a.k.a. Count Grishnackh), a Norwegian black metaller, church burner and convicted murderer, was strongly believed to have set fire to the Fantoft Stave Church in Norway in 1992 during a string of church burnings in Norway that year. He put a photo of the burnt church on the cover of the album Aske from his band Burzum in 1993.

The church dated back to the 12th century. After the fire, construction started on an exact copy of the building and it was completed in 1997.

You can find out more about the Norwegian black metal scene in the fascinating documentary Until the Light Takes Us.

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