Burzum Releases Thulêan Mysteries

After some years of silence, wildcat black metal band turned ambient powerhouse Burzum unleashed its new album Thulêan Mysteries on Friday, March 13, 2020. The new album features incidental musical compositions from the past few years.

As Vikernes opines:

Thulecirc;an Mysteries was made passively, in the sense that I never intended to make a new album; I just made music every now and then and at one point realized that I actually had enough to release it all on an album. When asked to do so I figured: why not? It was a good idea. The music is a little bit of this and a little bit of that, transcending any genre, and perhaps belonging to many different genres. The intention with it was always to create a certain atmosphere, often related to an idea or a situation. Since my true passion has never been music, but actually tabletop role-playing games, I figured I should make this an album intended for that use; as background music for my own MYFAROG (Mythic Fantasy Role-playing Game). Hopefully you will get a sense of Thulecirc; when you listen to this, like always with Burzum, ideally when on your own. I hope you will enjoy this soundtrack to Thulecirc;, to Mother Nature and life itself

Comprised of two discs in a digipak, the album — featuring cover art consisting of the painting “Nøkken” (“Water Troll”) by Norwegian artist Theodor Severin Kittelsen (1857-1914) — contains the following tracks:

CD 1

  1. The Sacred Well
  2. The Loss Of A Hero
  3. ForeBears
  4. A Thulêan Perspective
  5. Gathering Of Herbs
  6. Heill Auk Sæll
  7. Jötunnheimr
  8. Spell-Lake Forest
  9. The Ettin Stone Heart
  10. The Great Sleep
  11. The Land Of Thulê
  12. The Lord Of The Dwarves
  13. A Forgotten Realm
  14. Heill Óðinn, Sire
  15. The Ruins Of Dwarfmount
  16. The Road To Hel
  17. Thulêan Sorcery

CD 2

  1. Descent Into Niflheimr
  2. Skin Traveller
  3. The Dream Land
  4. Thulêan Mysteries
  5. The Password
  6. The Loss Of Thulê

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6 thoughts on “Burzum Releases Thulêan Mysteries

  1. The collapse of analytic philosophy by Chinglish says:

    When people realize how the modern world is digitized, they also realize the value of Burzum or (so-called)black metal music.

    This is a confrontation between rationalism and humanism. Modernity pursues symbolic order, capitalism is a typical example, it’s squeezing (even reshaping) human nature. Just like language, when we talk, something is repressed, and we are “absence”.

    The greatest art is death,absolute silent. Metal music is the outcome of the symbolic order of modernity and the pure pessimistic nihilism, it’s in the middle. Deathmetal tries to create a more extreme and strong symbolic order against the modern world, and blackmetal close like praising death, but both have a state of insanity, because it’s an internal contradiction, Nietzsche become mad as a result of this.

    Burzum creation these ambient”background”music from the third album, marked it is separation from this contradiction, not trapped in a pessimistic nihilism like any extreme metal, and also not against the symbolic order of the modern world anymore. Except for “circles”, I think that’s why he doesn’t define his music as black metal. This is a kind of evolution of (black)metal, at the level of philosophy and aesthetics, a way of return to “anwesen”.

    This background music album maybe not particularly good at musicality, but we should realize the artistic value and its role in the modern world. I like some old tracks very much, A Forgotten Realm, Thulêan Mysteries, great “anwesen”.

    1. The collapse of analytic philosophy by Chinglish says:

      ” ..and also not JUST ABOUT (CONFRONTATION)against the symbolic order of the modern world anymore..”
      the lamentable language is violence, we should singing song like Varg.

      1. The true ANALytic methodology says:

        It is much more simpler than that. What separates nu-Burzum from metal proper is its disturbing lack of homoeroticism. Metal must rediscover its inner sphincter and mercilessly strive towards greater depths within. Only then can greatness be achieved once more.

    2. w.i.d. says:

      this release transcends and even marks the beginning of the greater exodus of all extreme metal out of its reactionary nihilism and even though its a crappy compilation of background music varg makes for his youtube videos between hiking in armor and muttering nonsense to his children it can be the realize its role and value in our times

  2. fuck bumzur says:


  3. canadaspaceman says:

    vince macaroni says shut up

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