Burzum

Burzum

black metal, dark ambient, ambient black metal, ambient, norwegian

Burzum is the black metal solo project of Varg Vikernes (born Kristian Larsson Vikernes, AKA Greven Grishnackh/Count Grishnackh, currently legally named Louis Cachet). Burzum played a vital role, along with other Norwegian black metal bands such as Mayhem, Darkthrone, Emperor and Immortal, in the development of black metal as a musical genre and ideology. In particular, the ambient black metal and depressive black metal subgenres owe much to Burzum's sound.

Aske [1993]
  • 1. Stemmen fra tårnet (6:09)
  • 2. Dominus Sathanas (3:02)
  • 3. A Lost Forgotten Sad Spirit (10:53)

Aske (Norwegian for "ashes") is an EP by Norwegian band Burzum. Though recorded in April and August 1992, after Det som engang var, it was released before that album in March 1993, through Deathlike Silence Productions. The cover is a photograph of the Fantoft Stave Church after its arson on 6 June 1992. Varg Vikernes was strongly suspected of burning the church, and the photograph is widely believed to have been taken by Vikernes himself. Bass guitar on the EP is performed by Samoth of the band Emperor. Read more on Last.fm.