Burzum was formed in Norway by Varg Vikernes in 1991, and was basically a one –man music project.
The name Burzum comes from the famous “Lord Of The Rings “writer J.R.R. Tolkiens “The Black Speech” and means Darkness. Norse mythology and fantasy are often the inspiration for Burzum lyrics. In 1992 the first album was released followed by a second one in 1993. The last 12e album was released in 2014. Although Burzum never performed live and seen as highly controversial, its influence in black/dark metal is considered to be substantial.