a year of misery?

Darkness fills the sky.

I hear the warriors cry.

The legend tells a story

From a Viking from the north,

Who met a Death Warrior

Black Metal was never really the same.

The legend call it murder

And the Viking had survived.

But the eyes of the Death Warrior

Never saw again the sun upon the sky.

And the quintessence:

Everyone recognized war,

That Black Metal isn't just

Entertainment anymore.

I can still remember

My emotions so confused.

My soul was seeking answers.

No knife I let unused.

So many questions

I had to satisfy.

My soul was under torture,

But I knew my way was right

I see a cemetery fall asleep under fog

And I know the old days will never come


1993, this year of misery was the knife

which split the Black Metal scene apart.

Since that mighty day Black metal split his Way,

And the unity was never the same again.

Lies, rumors and hate. Moneymaking, sadness

And shame

And all this by, the Day as Burzum Killed Mayhem.

Remember this day! Remember this way!

That you never betray, what here leads you

On your way!

And I never will forget

The day as this both warriors met.

The blood was hot the moon was red

And Black Metal created his own grave.

And I dream from days before

Black Metal Maniacs, no whore,

In the legions of war

The demons in our heads the law.

So I summon you once again,

We should never forget the pain

From older days in our veins

We now cut of that it can flow like rain.

Arrghh, this was the legend from

The Day as Burzum killed Mayhem.

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    General Commentit is not only about varg it is about the legendary year 1993 in this year not only euronymous (here described as death warrior)died but the whole black metal scene splited into pieces it was the year in that new school black metal separeted itself from old school black metal!
    Gothangle...on August 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe song is about Varg Vikernes' murder of Euronymous.
    Kodos86on April 15, 2004   Link
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    General CommentCouldn't have said it better than the above post says it.
    BlackMetalIstKrieg!on December 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentTo expand on the top comment, I think that the event weakened the foundations of the black metal scene. Euronymous dead and Vikernes in jail certainly was pretty crushing. Mayhem and Burzum are two of the greatest black metal bands ever, after all, apart from just being infamous. After that point, true black metal began to give way to dogshit like Dimmu Borgir while the Satanists and Pagans fought each other. Truly, they shouldn't be fighting and bands like Ragnarok attempt to bridge that divide. They share one thing in common that's defining to black metal, the burning hatred of Christianity which destroyed ancient wisdom. A healthy scene would unite under that mantra.

    "Lies, rumors and hate.
    Moneymaking, sadness and shame"

    Basically, the above line tells you what the end result was.
    Wotanswarrioron January 27, 2014   Link

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