VARG VIKERNES Refuses To Name Accomplices, Faces Additional Prison Time

BURZUM mastermind Varg Vikernes has provided the police with detailed information about his movements while on the run during a recent attempted jailbreak, according to the Norwegian daily newspaper VG. Vikernes has also talked about the assistance he has received from various people on the outside after he left Berg Prison Saturday morning (Oct. 25), but has refused to identify any of the other individuals involved.

Vikernes, who was said to have been equipped like a commando when police forced the stolen car he was driving off an Oslo highway early Monday (Oct. 27), has been in isolation since Wednesday (Oct. 29) as police continue to search for clues that might help them identify the convicted murderer and arsonist's accomplices.

Varg has thus far refuted eyewitness reports that he pulled a gun on the family whose Volvo he stole on Sunday. Meanwhile, police have confirmed that an AG 3 high-precision automatic rifle (with the capacity to kill a person at a three-kilometer distance) was found in a cabin where Vikernes stayed during his escape.

"[Vikernes] has been charged with stealing a Volvo car, possession of an AG 3 automatic rifle and a handgun [believed to have been used while hijacking the Volvo] and breaking and entering [in connection with the cabin break-in]," a police source told VG.

John Christian Elden, Vikernes' lawyer, said on Wednesday that the former black metal musician is very depressed and has realized the repercussions of his latest criminal activities. According to criminal experts, if convicted of these crimes, an additional two years will most likely be tacked onto Vikernes' sentence.

Varg presented himself as Count Grishnáckh in court in 1994 but he is commonly known as Greven (The Count) in Norway. He is currently serving a 21-year sentence for the August 1993 murder of MAYHEM guitarist Oystein Aarseth (a.k.a. Euronymous), the burning of three churches, and the resulting death of a fireman.


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