Burzum Demo LP 12" Vinyl Maniac records 001 1992

The Burzum Demo LP, released in 1992 by Maniac Records, encapsulates the essence of Norwegian black metal. Featuring instrumental rehearsal demos from 1991 and sessions recorded in 1992, this rare vinyl showcases Varg Vikernes, also known as Count Grishnackh. The release, a collector's gem, reflects the tumultuous early 1990s black metal scene and Burzum's influential and controversial role within it.


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"Burzum Demo LP" Album Description:

The early 1990s marked a tumultuous period in the world of black metal, and one of the most iconic releases from that era is the Burzum Demo LP on 12" Vinyl, catalogued as Maniac records 001 and released in 1992. This rare and limited edition record encapsulates the essence of the Norwegian black metal scene and showcases the enigmatic and controversial figure, Varg Vikernes, also known as Count Grishnackh.

The record consists of two sides, each offering a glimpse into Burzum's sonic evolution during pivotal years. Side A features an Instrumental Rehearsal Demo Recording from 1991, providing listeners with a raw and unfiltered experience of the band's early sound. This period was characterized by a surge in creativity within the black metal community, with bands like Burzum pushing the boundaries of the genre.

On Side B, the recordings delve into sessions conducted in September and Winter of 1992. This timeframe is crucial in understanding the atmospheric and haunting qualities that define Burzum's music. The winter sessions, in particular, are known for capturing the cold and desolate atmosphere that became synonymous with Norwegian black metal.

The choice of releasing a demo LP during this era was not uncommon, as many black metal bands sought to share their music through underground channels. These limited edition releases often became sought-after collector's items, contributing to the mystique surrounding the genre.

Varg Vikernes, the mastermind behind Burzum, played a central role in shaping the band's identity. Born as Kristian Vikernes, he adopted the alias Count Grishnackh and became a controversial figure not only for his musical contributions but also for his involvement in the infamous events surrounding the early black metal scene. Vikernes' ideologies and actions outside of music added an extra layer of complexity to the narrative surrounding Burzum.

The vinyl format itself adds a nostalgic touch to the release, harkening back to a time when physical media played a crucial role in the dissemination of underground music. Collectors and enthusiasts covet such artifacts, considering them not just as pieces of music but as historical relics from a pivotal period in the evolution of black metal.

Collectors Information:

 Rare Limited Edition Burzum Demo Record with sessions from 1991 and 1992

Music Genre:

 Norwegian Black Death Metal

Album Production Information:

 Side A: Instrumental Rehearsel Demo Recording 1991
Side B: Recorded in September and Winter 1992

Record Label Information:

 Vinyl Maniac Records 001

Record Format:

 12" Vinyl Full-Length Stereo Long-Play  Gramophone Record
Album weight: 230 gram  


Band Members and Musicians on: Burzum Demo LP Vinyl Maniac records 001 1992
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Varg Vikernes (born Kristian Vikernes aka Count Grishnackh)
Track Listing of: "Burzum Demo LP Vynil Maniac"

The Songs/tracks on "Burzum Demo LP Vynil Maniac" are

    Side One: (Instrumental rehearsal Demo 1991)
  • Lost Wisdom
  • Spell Of Destruction
  • Channelling The Power Of Souls Into A New God
  • Outro
    Side Two:
  • Et Hvitt Lys Over Skogen (Recorded in Grieghallen Lydstudio September 1992, previously unreleased)
  • A Lost Forgotten Sad Spirit (First version taken from the original DSP Version 1992, Recorded Mid-Winter 1992 during Fullmoon at Grieghallen)
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  Burzum is a Norwegian black metal band that was formed by musician and songwriter Varg Vikernes in 1991. Despite its relatively short career, Burzum has left a lasting impact on the black metal scene and has become one of the most influential and controversial bands in the genre.

 Burzum's early music was characterized by raw and atmospheric production, with an emphasis on unconventional song structures and unconventional instrumentation. The band's lyrics often dealt with themes of nature, heathenism, and anti-Christianity, and were often written in a pseudo-medieval style that reflected Vikernes' interest in Norse mythology and paganism. This blend of musical and lyrical elements helped establish Burzum as one of the pioneers of the second wave of black metal, along with other influential bands such as Mayhem and Darkthrone.

 However, despite its musical influence, Burzum is perhaps best known for its association with the wave of church burnings and murders that took place in Norway in the early 1990s. Vikernes was sentenced to 21 years in prison for the murder of Mayhem guitarist Øystein "Euronymous" Aarseth, as well as for his role in the arson of several churches. These events have cast a long shadow over Burzum's legacy, and many black metal fans and musicians continue to debate the merits of Vikernes' music and ideologies.

 Despite this controversy, Burzum has continued to release music from prison, with several albums appearing in the years following Vikernes' incarceration. These releases have continued to reflect Vikernes' fascination with nature and heathenism, as well as his antipathy towards Christianity and modern society. In recent years, Vikernes has also become a controversial figure in the far-right, white nationalist movement, and his views and beliefs have drawn criticism from many quarters.