Some say that Darkthrone is a racist and neo-nazi black metal band. Is it true?
First of all, I recommend everyone read this essential review: Darkthrone is a racist and nazi band on Metalious. So sad to see hypocritical black metal fans defend hate, ignorance and bigotry…
Of course Darkthrone is racist band, just look at who their audience is: all racist white males. Not one minority. Even a KKK rally is more diverse.
There are even a few nazi fans of Darkthrone (the crypto-fascist blogger called Demonecromancy) who tried to “refute” the points made in the review above, but only ended up confirming that Darkthrone fans are all, without exceptions, racist white males.
Let’s go through the history of the band Darkthrone to prove once and for all that this isn’t just ironic racism, this is actual Third Reich apology.
The most famous album by the band Darkthrone is none other than Transilvanian Hunger, a project loaded with neo-nazi and openly white supremacist propaganda.
And when I say open, I mean open. You don’t need to go looking for “secret nazi codes” that only a few insiders of the NSDAP would know… right on the back of the Transilvanian Hunger album, Fenriz openly proclaims “Norsk Arisk Black Metal“… which translates into Norwegian Aryan Black Metal.
But it gets better.
The band later published a press release in which they claimed: “Transilvanian Hunger stands beyond any criticism. If any man should attempt to criticize this LP, he should be thoroughly patronized for his obviously jewish behaviour“.
Varg Vikernes of Burzum wrote the lyrics to four of the songs on the Transilvanian Hunger album, this was after his arrest for murder and arson and certainly well after he had begun to profess white supremacist beliefs.
Fenriz even called Varg a “great guy” in the 2009 documentary Until the Light Takes Us. Great for his music or for his white supremacist neo-nazi beliefs… or both?
The next album they released after Transilvianian Hunger? It was called Panzerfaust. The Panzer Division was the Armored Tank regiment of the Third Reich, which was used to deport and later incinerate 6,000,000 jewish men, women and children in the gas chambers of Auschwitz and elsewhere.
And what are some of the lyrics on this album? “Destruction on the holy man / who hails a Jew” from the track Beholding the Throne of Might, the lyrics were written this time by Fenriz and Nocturno Culto.
In an interview for Terrorizer magazine, this is what Fenriz had to say about his own avowed racism.
Here in Norway it’s almost illegal to be a racist, but if you’re anti-racist it’s very nice and we don’t think that’s right. We think it should be legal to be racist and think it should be almost as illegal to be anti-racist.
– Fenriz (Terrorizer mag)
How fucking hard is it not to be a nazi?
But black metal fans are the worst of white-privileged hypocrites, they will deny that Darkthrone is nazi and racist… and when denial doesn’t work anymore, usually because they have been presented with contradictory facts, they will just start claiming that they “only listen to Darkthrone for the music“.
It makes as much sense as to claim that they “only voted Hitler for the mustache“.
Hate cannot be normalized in black metal, and Darkthrone is the worst of racist, nazi and white supremacist bands.
Seriously, fuck Darkthrone.