New Burzum Album
2013-02-28 by geasoftime | 67 Comments

Black metal legend Varg Vikernes has announced that he will be releasing a Burzum album titled "Sôl austan, Mâni vestan" or "East of the Sun, West of the Moon" three months from now. The album will be comprised of "instrumental electronic music" which Varg compares to Tangerine Dream.

There will be additional tracks that Varg recorded for his wife's upcoming movie, ForeBears, which Varg will be releasing for free online.

The tracklist is as follows:

01. Sôl austan («East of the Sun»)

02. Rûnar munt þû finna («You shall find Secrets»)

03. Sôlarrâs («Sun-journey»)

04. Haugaeldr («Burial Mound Fire»)

05. Feðrahellir («Forebear-Cave»)

06. Sôlarguði («Sun-god»)

07. Ganga at sôlu («Deasil»)

08. Hîð («Bear’s Lair»)

09. Heljarmyrkr («Death’s Darkness»)

10. Mâni vestan («West of the Moon»)

11. Sôlbjörg («Sunset»)

The entirety of the announcement can be found here: http://ancestralcult.com/2013/02/24/burzum-news-east-of-the-sun-west-of-the-moon/

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AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
February 27th 2013

16126 Comments


Tangerine Dream, huh? I highly doubt it.

demigod!
February 27th 2013

40970 Comments


Daudi part 2? i sure hope not

surprisefriend
February 27th 2013

310 Comments


yes you do

Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
February 27th 2013

19519 Comments


Not expecting much after Umskiptar

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BallsToTheWall
February 27th 2013

44164 Comments


DOH!

Tyrael
February 27th 2013

20394 Comments


already?

fuck

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zxlkho
February 27th 2013

3424 Comments


varg has a wife?

is she fucking insane too?

Jacquibim
Contributing Reviewer
February 27th 2013

11397 Comments


I wonder if it will be repetitive??

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Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
February 27th 2013

17342 Comments


"The album will be comprised of "instrumental electronic music" which Varg compares to Tangerine Dream."

i told every single one of you this was the year of burzum and i was god damn right

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Ovrot
February 27th 2013

10253 Comments


hail dagon

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
February 27th 2013

8581 Comments


COMIC SANS

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DotEight
February 27th 2013

5434 Comments


Those song titles.

Ovrot
February 27th 2013

10253 Comments


varg answering people on his website about album details

he seems so nice

Eclecticist
February 27th 2013

3863 Comments


lmfao I love the transformation from black metal

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
February 27th 2013

8581 Comments


http://i.imgur.com/NRoFAmL.png

lol for some reason i'm seeing comic sans

oh well

Keyblade
February 27th 2013

13269 Comments


am I the only one who read that article in Varg's voice?

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BallsToTheWall
February 27th 2013

44164 Comments


There's nothing Id love to do more than walk up to Varg's porch and call him a bitch/

zxlkho
February 27th 2013

3424 Comments


more like DarkLolctus amirite

zaruyache
February 27th 2013

4817 Comments


He can't live in Norway because the gov'ment wants to fine him for burning all those churches, so he relocated to kvlt France. I don't know why but I find this unusually funny.

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TMobotron
Contributing Reviewer
February 28th 2013

6921 Comments


"varg answering people on his website about album details

he seems so nice"

Some of the introductory stuff in that post were pretty genuinely thankful sounding too.

I gotta say though, he's not saying it will sound like tangerine dream, just that it could be compared. His quote is "You have not heard anything like this before, although we can compare it to other electronic music, such as Tangerine Dream – and I guess to old electronic Burzum music as well." To be honest, I'm more excited for this than I was for any of his stuff after Belus. I really loved Tomhet and some of his other ambient electronic workings before he went to prison. Sure Daudi sucked ass, but he was pretty damn limited in what he could do.

It might end up being bad, but I'm at least excited to have expectations beyond more lukewarm "middle-aged black metal" to quote ThyCrossAwaits.

demigod!
February 28th 2013

40970 Comments


it will at least be interesting, if nothing else. a breath of fresh air into his music might be just what he needed, and yeah, his ambient songs from the old albums kick arse

EverythingEvil2113
February 28th 2013

1278 Comments


I enjoy Tangerine Dream and I enjoy Tomhet. Could be good.

sixdegrees
February 28th 2013

15769 Comments


and I enjoy daudi baldrs


wait

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demigod!
February 28th 2013

40970 Comments


i enjoy it very very much. as a comedy album tho

bach
February 28th 2013

11159 Comments


Oh, no. Varg's at it again.

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North0House2
February 28th 2013

5613 Comments


He has a wife?

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XingKing
February 28th 2013

9052 Comments


I must be the only one who enjoys his post prison shit. Some of his best songs are on those albums

trytorememberforget
February 28th 2013

66 Comments


his daughter is about to be on some prussian blue shit

sniper
February 28th 2013

18584 Comments


varg is a funny dude

kind of

demigod!
February 28th 2013

40970 Comments


never intentionally

sixdegrees
February 28th 2013

15769 Comments


do you like your corn flakes cahrispy or do you like them suhft?

demigod!
February 28th 2013

40970 Comments


he likes them rvw

BigPleb
February 28th 2013

28537 Comments


Umskiptar was horrible

YUJOS
February 28th 2013

890 Comments


Varg for pope!!

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SlMBOLlC
February 28th 2013

4467 Comments


Like a geriatric

Lambda
February 28th 2013

2335 Comments


I mean really... could it be any WORSE than Umskiptar? (Which was the worst album of 2012.)

foxblood
February 28th 2013

6797 Comments


sure to be an interesting listen

DeathPiercedMe
February 28th 2013

676 Comments


If this isn't more in line with their oldest stuff, I will seriously murder somebody and then burn every fucking church to the ground

Wizard
February 28th 2013

18777 Comments


What has this world come to?

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DeathPiercedMe
February 28th 2013

676 Comments


The last few Burzum albums have absolutely sucked So I'm not expecting much from this.

Mookid
February 28th 2013

1294 Comments


Yeah agreed

Lol his attempt to sound like Tangerine Dream? This is going to blow

DeathPiercedMe
February 28th 2013

676 Comments


His attempt to make an even bigger cunt of himself than the last 3 albums have more like

linguist2011
Contributing Reviewer
February 28th 2013

1777 Comments


Varg Vikernes surely can't pull of a Tangerine Dream that easily. I'm a big fan of that band too, so this album is probably going to have to surpass everything he's done since 'Filosofem' if I'm to be convinced that it's anything more than decent. His last few albums have been disappointing at the best of times.

DeathPiercedMe
February 28th 2013

676 Comments


Vark Vikernes can't pull ANYTHING off at the minute his last few albums sucked

sideburndude
February 28th 2013

2782 Comments


Well, it could be good...

DeathPiercedMe
February 28th 2013

676 Comments


Yeah it COULD be but that's about as likely as me the Pope DJ'ing at a rave

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
February 28th 2013

15994 Comments


wat is this

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DeathPiercedMe
February 28th 2013

676 Comments


A new burzum album by the looks of it.

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
February 28th 2013

15994 Comments


yes but

"The album will be comprised of "instrumental electronic music" which Varg compares to Tangerine Dream."

DeathPiercedMe
February 28th 2013

676 Comments


Yeah, Varg's fucked up again basically. Man couldn't fuck UP any more with his dick in the clouds

SadAndHolyGlow
February 28th 2013

1447 Comments


This could be interesting.

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Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
February 28th 2013

19519 Comments


RIP burzum

dammets
February 28th 2013

2035 Comments


the sun is to varg as california is to the chili peppers

MoosechriS
February 28th 2013

4642 Comments


Will be checking this out

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sniper
February 28th 2013

18584 Comments


Varg for pope!!
lol

dragoth
February 28th 2013

226 Comments


FFFUUUCCCCKKK YYYYEEESSSS!!!!!!!!!!!

oubli
February 28th 2013

67 Comments


"the sun is to varg as california is to the chili peppers" laughing my ass off

linguist2011
Contributing Reviewer
February 28th 2013

1777 Comments


I really think Varg should change the name of the 'band' to Varg Vikernes...I mean the last half of the 'band''s career has basically consisted of him fucking around with different instruments.

AdolfChrist
February 28th 2013

1400 Comments


he uses mostly guitar, bass, and drums, just like he did on the first half of his career. hes not fucking around with other instruments that much.

starcorea
February 28th 2013

5 Comments


A rip off of The North Wind? http://aspenleaf.bandcamp.com/album/east-of-the-sun-and-west-of-the-moon-al04

geasoftime
February 28th 2013

1139 Comments


@starcorea: I'm actually going to listen to that album. But, I don't think The North Wind are really relevant enough to be ripped off.

JosiahTheAxeman
February 28th 2013

25 Comments


Hopefully he can pull off some ambient electronic music better than his recent black metal.

BallsToTheWall
February 28th 2013

44164 Comments


Kraut metal

linguist2011
Contributing Reviewer
March 1st 2013

1777 Comments


"Kraut metal"

Please define what the hell "Kraut Metal" is.

Piglet
March 1st 2013

4644 Comments


Please define what the hell "Kraut Metal" is.

metal that isn't distinctly german at all

linguist2011
Contributing Reviewer
March 1st 2013

1777 Comments


Oh I see.

Thor
March 1st 2013

10158 Comments


probably gonna be terrible

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