Published Feb 09, 2011Burzum frontman Varg Vikernes has been a busy man since his prison release almost two years ago. Most recently, he's been occupied with final preparations for latest full-length onslaught Fallen, which is slated for issue this April.
Maybe that's the reason why something like a new line of clothing in his honour has been vastly overlooked. According to a recent posting by our beloved buddies Metal Sucks, contributor Sergeant D has been given the green light to produce a fresh series of duds dedicated to the one-man black metal, er, outfit.
"I am starting a Burzum clothing line," he exclaims. "It's been a crazy six months or so of negotiating with Varg's people, designing the product, coordinating with all our vendors in Asia (did you know they take Chinese New Year off for like two entire weeks?!), but we are only a few months away from launch! The clothing line will be available this spring at Hot Topic, Spencer's Gifts, and Journeys, but we wanted to give you a sneak preview of some of the most exciting SKUs."
The notion/intention (highlighted below) is great and preview images show pro-looking items such as silk-screened toques, baseball hats, thongs, bottle openers and the like. Still, it remains to be seen as to whether or not the maniacal metallion's typically black leather/denim-clad legions will be welcoming of items such as sweat pants, '90s-hardcore-scene-inspired basketball jerseys emblazoned with the Burzum logo, marijuana leaves and 69. Or a white tee featuring a shark jumping Method of Destruction (or more recently Baptized in Blood)-style for that matter.
"Think of it as somewhat of a re-imagining of the Burzum brand," Sergeant D continues. "[A] fresh update that makes the brand relevant to the new generation of consumers. With metal more popular than ever and bands like Suiside [sic] Silence and Bring Me the Horizon moving massive quantities of merch, we figured that it was time to for Burzum to get the recognition they deserve for all the amazing music (and ideas) they've produced over the years. We'd like to think that these items breathe new life into the brand, while never losing sight of the brand's heritage."
[Ed.'s Note: Call it a hunch, but we have a feeling you'll be able to buy all this gear come April 1.]