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Burzum was a Norwegian music project founded by Varg Vikernes in 1991. Although Burzum never played live performances, it became a part of the early Norwegian black metal scene and is considered one of the most influential acts in black metal. The word "burzum" means "darkness" in black speech, a fictional language crafted by Lord of the Rings writer J. R. R. Tolkien.

Varg Vikernes began making music in 1988 with the band Kalashnikov. The following year, the name was changed to Uruk-Hai, after the creatures from J. Read more on

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The Thrash Hits Podcast 031: Milking controversy for cheap website hits

July 24th, 2013

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We’re back to normal podcasts now, and this week Hugh is joined by Tom Doyle to talk about just what it is behind controversial – but not necessarily “metal” – news stories that gets metal musicians, the metal media, and metal fans so worked up. Come listen to Tom Doyle’s well thought out points, and marvel at the arrogance and irony of Hugh decrying sensationalist media using unrelated news stories to sell copies/get site hits, when we’re pretty much doing exactly that with this podcast.

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The Thrash Hits Podcast 018: The Racist, Sexist, Homophobic Underbelly of Metal

November 15th, 2012

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Uh-oh – we’re dealing with some Serious Stuff on this episode of the podcast. This week, Hugh is joined by Tom Doyle as they take a look at the unpleasant creeping tolerance for casual racism, sexism, homophobia and hate that has creeped into the fandom of modern metal, rock, and punk, and also at significant sections of the community’s unwillingness to recognise or address it in a meaningful way. Yeah, it’s not for the faint-hearted.

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