The killing of black metal guitarist Euronymous

August 10, 1993 Oslo, Norway Øystein Aarseth, known by the pseudonym Euronymous, member of the Norwegian black metal band Mayhem, is killed by fellow band mate Varg Vikernes Vikernes (born Kristian Vikernes) and Snorre "Blackthorn" Ruch (a member of the Norwegian black metal band Thorns) drove to Euronymous' apartment in Oslo. After a confrontation, Euronymous…

850-year-old church burned

June 6, 1992 Bergen, Norway Varg Vikernes of the one-man Norwegian black metal band Burzum allegedly burns down an 850-year-old church Vikernes, who had been convicted of the arson of other churches, claimed the church was destroyed as retaliation for building a church on pagan grounds. Though he was found not guilty of the arson…