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July 17, 2013 | By a Times Staff Writer
More details emerged Wednesday concerning the case of a Norwegian "black metal" musician and neo-Nazi arrested on suspicion of planning a "a large terrorist act. " French authorities arrested Varg Vikernes and his wife Tuesday at a home near Salon-la-Tour, France. They remained in custody at a local police station. French police told the Wall Street Journal that Vikernes was the "author of aggressive racist, xenophobic and anti-Semitic comments on Internet forums. " He had been under surveillance for some time and was found with several weapons.
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July 17, 2013 | By a Times Staff Writer
More details emerged Wednesday concerning the case of a Norwegian "black metal" musician and neo-Nazi arrested on suspicion of planning a "a large terrorist act. " French authorities arrested Varg Vikernes and his wife Tuesday at a home near Salon-la-Tour, France. They remained in custody at a local police station. French police told the Wall Street Journal that Vikernes was the "author of aggressive racist, xenophobic and anti-Semitic comments on Internet forums. " He had been under surveillance for some time and was found with several weapons.
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July 16, 2013 | By a Times Staff Writer
French authorities on Tuesday arrested a Norwegian "black metal" musician and neo-Nazi on suspicion of planning  "a large terrorist act. " Varg Vikernes is an alleged sympathizer of mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik, according to the Associated Press. Breivik killed scores at a Norway youth camp, as the L.A. Times previously reported . French police told the Wall Street Journal that Vikernes was the "author of aggressive racist, xenophobic and anti-Semitic comments on Internet forums.
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July 16, 2013 | By a Times Staff Writer
French authorities on Tuesday arrested a Norwegian "black metal" musician and neo-Nazi on suspicion of planning  "a large terrorist act. " Varg Vikernes is an alleged sympathizer of mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik, according to the Associated Press. Breivik killed scores at a Norway youth camp, as the L.A. Times previously reported . French police told the Wall Street Journal that Vikernes was the "author of aggressive racist, xenophobic and anti-Semitic comments on Internet forums.
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July 18, 2013 | By Robyn Dixon
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- The music video starts with three young people walking along a road -- a symbolic reference to Nelson Mandela's famous "long walk to freedom. " Their song, "Thank You Madiba," which uses Mandela's clan name, is one of myriad musical tributes made in honor of the anti-apartheid hero's 95th birthday. This one, though, is a little different. It's by a white Afrikaner band, ITB (In the Beginning), led by Machiel Roets , a Free State farmer's son-turned-musician who started piano lessons at age 9. "Thank you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart and soul," the lyrics go. PHOTOS: Worldwide celebrations for Nelson Mandela's 95th birthday The song is testimony to the love that Mandela has inspired among South Africans of all races, despite the tiny right-wing white minority lampooned on Twitter recently because of its fear of a race war after Mandela's death.
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May 11, 2008 | Casey Dolan, Times Staff Writer
Four naked men and women covered in cows' blood hang suspended from crosses while a rock band plays, bathed in red light. At the edge of the stage is a phalanx of sheep heads, impaled on stakes and frozen in death grins. The slate-colored eyes of the singer, Gaahl, peering through dark, tangled tresses, are upon us -- his corpse paint dried to the consistency of cracked concrete, mascara-black smudges over cadaver white.
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December 6, 2009 | By Mark Olsen
Heavy metal music often conjures imagery of decadent hair bands in tight spandex, or cartoonish Viking-style warrior-heroes with guitars for axes, but the genre's Norwegian black metal sub-strain goes somewhere altogether darker and more mysterious. With accusations of Satanism, incitement to violence, and antisocial rhetoric, the music and its dedicated followers exude an air of genuine danger. As examined in the documentary "Until the Light Takes Us," opening in Los Angeles on Friday, in the early 1990s a small group of Norwegian musicians, many barely in their 20s, began making an extreme form of heavy-metal music usually recorded on inexpensive equipment.
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September 27, 2013 | By August Brown
There are all sorts of great rock 'n' roll movies: straight concert docs ("The Last Waltz," "Gimme Shelter"), road sagas ("Don't Look Back," "Dig!") and fictional films ("A Hard Day's Night," "Quadrophenia"). So what is this weird beast "Metallica Through the Never"? It's two-thirds orthodox concert flick, one-third wordless sci-fi fright show. For America's biggest metal band, it's an ambitious but garbled attempt to stir up new evil. Director Nimród Antal ("Kontroll," "Predators")
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