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Mayhem: Necrobutcher Says Euronymous Was “a Bad Fucking Person”

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When Mayhem bassist Necrobutcher (né Jørn Stubberudt) recently claimed that “I was on my way down to kill [Euronymous] myself” when the news broke that Varg Vikernes beat him to it, the metal community’s interest was understandably piqued. Which I imagine is at least part of the reason Necrobutcher shared this information: Mayhem have a new album, Daemon, coming out, and the darn thing ain’t gonna promote itself.

It’s for this reason that I have some doubts about Necrobutcher’s sincerity when, in a new interview with Revolver, he claims he’s sick of this particular subject:

“[W]hen I did that interview I was thinking, ‘What kind of moron fucking question is this?’ They didn’t have one fucking question about the new album, which we are out here to do, so I was like … what’s this line of questioning? Aren’t you over that now?”

The ridiculousness of wondering why people haven’t gotten “over” the murder aspect of Mayhem’s story aside, Necrobutcher’s objections feel especially weak because he then goes on to spend a decent amount of time expanding upon his reasons for wanting to kill Euronymous (né Øystein Aarseth) and re-asserting his belief that “The government [of Norway] was in on killing [Euronymous]”:

“But yeah, OK, I’ll tell you straight up, I wanted to kill that fucker in the end. He … Imagine that somebody you think is your friend coming home and finding your other friend killed themselves and took pictures of their dead body. Who the fuck in their right mind would do anything like that? Everybody should have the little bit of intelligence to know that, that’s gotta be somebody completely stripped from empathy and normal emotions. And really a bad fucking person. But now he’s a fucking hero! And it’s like, OK, I’ve always talked good about him, never wanted to talk bad about the dead, but this has gone too far now. I mean, if the guy wasn’t killed, he would’ve gone to jail for many years for lighting up a church in Oslo. He’d be gone. He’d have been sued just like Varg Vikernes for 50 million NOK, so when he would be released from jail, he would never have a job, never own a car, own a flat, own a TV. He would be fucked with a capital F. He’s the big hero? No, he’s the big fucking asshole, that’s who he is. The betrayal — he betrayed his friends and the bad karma in the end came and took him. I never cried a tear for that guy. I was mad as fuck when he died, and what I told that journalist is when I read it in the morning paper, I headed straight home and cleaned my house for all the illegals. I was sure the cops were going to come home to my place next and that I was going to be a suspect. I didn’t know that they already knew who did it.

“And I’ll tell you since we’re into this. Norway is a very small country. Varg Vikernes lit up a church, went to jail, they couldn’t get evidence, so they had to let him out. Big disappointment for the cops, a loss of prestige. So, they bugged his phone, bugged his apartment, everything. And he was plotting to kill Euronymous on the phone and everything, making an alibi on the phone. But of course, they knew everything! So, I was a little pissed at the cops later on because I’m thinking … they knew what was going on and they didn’t even stop it. This is very fucking bad, you know what I mean? The government was in on killing him. So, I never talked about it before, but now I’m thinking, since the government isn’t linked up to my ass now, it’s starting to get down to earth again. And that’s not the smart thing for me to do, to make enemies again now that I’ve cooled again, but it’s in me. I can’t help it. Anything that wronged me has to be right.”

Even if we pretend that Necrobutcher shared all of that despite being tired of discussing Euronymous, some of what the bassist says here is pretty confusing. He was so upset over someone’s lack of sensitivity regarding death that he decided to commit murder? HUH? And why is this this alleged government conspiracy to murder Euronymous “very fucking bad” if it ended in the result Necrobutcher desired?

I don’t really think there are answers to these questions. I mostly just think Necrobutcher wants you to know that Daemon which comes out this Friday, October 25 on Century Media, and can be pre-ordered here. So now you know. Please Necrobutcher do not murder me. K thanks.

[via Metal Injection]

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