THE LEGEND EURONYMOUS

"...There are too many bands around. People don't understand that if you are really into Black Metal, then you should have a reason for whatever you do. We don't play for FUN, we play because we know our music is strong enough to enable us to manipulate heavily. So many bands are writing to me, saying that they want to start a Black Metal band and ask me for advice. I always say "Don't do it". I tell them we don't need more bands, we need more terrorists..."
- EURONYMOUS, 1993.

"There was a time when we payed no notice to music; not boasting or 'opinions'... The art of making music got replaced by the art of treachery and conspiracy. Pacts of brotherhood got overwritten by threats and tales of strife within the ranks. 'Soldiers' join foul armies, without knowing the war they're fighting; Claiming to be gods in their own cowardly glory, all the same slaves to the same ignorance.
...Therefore they will vanish, like a fire without fuel. Yet, there are still some of us left, who will let the strings and drums of war speak for themselves. There are stiil some of us standing strong, who do not have to hide lack of artistic talent behind all the big words. We are our own generals and know the banner we are marching under...
...Therefore we remain, as carved in stone."
-IVAR BJORNSON / ENSLAVED, 1995.

"Ignorant is the man who denies the importance of Euronymous' existence within the realm of Black Metal."
- SAMOTH / EMPEROR, 1995.

"The entire truth of the Norwegian Black Metal scene is so complex that I suppose you would have to be within it to see the totality."
- IHSAHN / EMPEROR, 1995.

"I have earrlier made countless statements about Euronymous and his position with the Norwegian Black Metal scene. I feel all necessary things have been said, manyfold. Still one thing I could never repeat to much is, Euronymous made the Norwegian Scene, he planted the seeds and saw it grow, and urged everybody on. What the Norwegain Scene did fot the rest of the world, so did Euronymous for Norway. In truth, Euronymous truly was the creator of true Black Metal, and should be hailed as the King of Black Metal...Be it in Norway, or in any other country...HAIL EURONYMOUS!!"
- MORTIIS, 1995.

"Whithout you, our friend, MYSTICUM would never be what it is today. Hail to you, The Norwegian Black Metal King Euronymous."
- ROBIN MALMBERG / MYSTICUM, 1995.

"Hail tot Euronymous for enlightening the Norwegian Black Metal Scene!"
- METALION / SLAYER MAGAZINE, 1995.

"When DEAD blew his brain off, it was the greatest act of promotion he ever did for us. It's always great when someone dies, it doesn't matter who. If you think we are emotional idiots with human feelings, you're WRONG!!!"
- EURONYMOUS, 1993.

"In the name of the early days of our scene and in tribute of a true Black and Death Metal warrior... Unhallowed be thy name."
- JON NODTVEIDT / DISSECTION.

"I live and breathe for the day I will meet Euronymous' Murderer!"
- BART 'FAUST' EITHUN / THORNS.

"We are inspired by our HATRED towards humanity, life, goodness and happiness. And we are inspired both musically and lyrically by the evil nature of the Northern lands, and the darkness and cold up here."
- EURONYMOUS, 1992.

"Me and the other people who knew Euronymous closely and also the people who knew what Euronymous stood for will keep the memory alive...We will NEVER forget what he has done for the whole scene..."
- BART 'FAUST' EITHUN / THORNS.