Varg Vikernes (a.k.a. Count Grishnackh), the former BURZUM mastermind who was convicted of murdering MAYHEM guitarist Oystein Aarseth (a.k.a. Euronymous) in August 1993 and setting fire to three churches, is a free man.
"I can confirm that I have been released from prison," Vikernes told Norway's Dagbladet.
Vikernes's new home in Bř, a municipality in the county of Telemark, Norway, was purchased the farm sometime last year and he is planning to spend most of his time on the property with his French wife and son, both of whom had already been living at the home for quite some time.
"As I respect others, I want others to respect me," Varg told Varden.no last summer. "We are really quite ordinary people, and we do not want any more attention than anyone else."http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=120605