Hvis Lyset Tar Oss - White Marble Vinyl - 1st

BURZUM Hvis Lyset Tar Oss (Incredibly rare 1994 UK 4-track LP, pressed on White Marbled Vinyl. The groups third album from the highly controversial, yet equally influential, project of the Norwegian black metal tyrant, Varg Vikerness, aka Count Grishnackh; within a hype stickered glossy gatefold picture sleeve. Please See below for more information about the back ground and the condition of highly sought-after rarity)
***Limited to only 2000 copies***

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Release Year 1994 - 25 years ago
Condition Unless stated otherwise in the description above, all items are in at least excellent condition - so please read our descriptions carefully. We try to sell items as close to Mint condition as possible, and many will indeed be close to brand new and/or unplayed. Others may be 'used' - and all will meet our strict grading and are 100% guaranteed.
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Format vinyl LP album (LP record)
Record Label Misanthropy Records
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Product Catalogue No AMAZON001LP
Music Genre Experimental
Country Comes from UK Comes from 'UK'
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Tracklisting & More Information

Hvis Lyset Tar Oss was recorded by Varg Vikerness at some point between January 1992 and March 1993, along with his previous work (Burzum, Aske, and Det Som Engang Var) and the album that would follow, Filosofem. The recordings took place at Grieg Hall in Vikerness' hometown of Bergen, Norway, and were spread out across many months with long gaps between releases.

It was during this period that the Norwegian black metal scene was gaining notoriety, due to not only the extremity of bands such as Burzum, Mayhem, Emperor etc, but also activities outside of music. Violence was become rife within the scene, and a string of church burnings in Norway led to the scene being scrutinised. This would come to head in August 1993, when a disagreement between Vikerness and his friend, Euronymous, would result in the grisly murder of the Mayhem guitarist.
In May of 1994, a month after the release of Hvis Lyset Tar Oss, Vikerness was given the maximum sentence of 21 years imprisonment for the murder of Euronymous, along with various other charges of arson, theft, and storage of explosives.
The title of Hvis Lyset Tar Oss translates to English as 'If The Light Takes Us.' Speaking of the album at the time, Vikerness said the following regarding the concept of the LP:
“What once was, before the light took us and we rode into the castle of the dream. Into emptiness. It's something like: beware the Christian light, it will take you away into degeneracy and nothingness . What others call light I call darkness. Seek the darkness and hell and you will find nothing but evolution.”

The music features the lo-fi recording style that Vikerness had championed since the debut Burzum album. The guitars are raw, the vocals inaudible, and drums almost indistinguishable from tin can. Yet within this cacophony lies a subtle ambience that shrouds the cold and bitter vibe that spills from the album. This would be fully realised on Filosofem, but Hvis Lyset Tar Oss can be considered proto-atmospheric black metal, with its influence still heard today among bands such as Panopticon, Leviathan, Deafheaven and more.

Pressing information:

There were 2000 numbered copies in the initial pressing of Hvis Lyset Tar Oss on white marbled vinyl, which was released by Misanthropy Records. This copy is number 1466, as indicated by the small sticker on the rear of the sleeve. The black and white, stickered gatefold sleeve features a drawing by 19th century artist, Theodor Kittelsen, name Fattigmannen (The Pauper). All of the text throughout the sleeve, including the lyrics, remains in Norwegian, and includes thank you credits to Fenriz of Darkthrone, and Demonaz of Immortal.
This copy also comes with a period merchandise insert, and a newsletter from Misanthropy Records, which features a particularly moody black and white image of a young Varg Vikerness.

The hand scratched runout groove etchings note the AMAZON001LP catalogue number, as well as 'FRIHET FOR GREIFI GRISHNACKH', which loosely translates as 'Freedom for Count Grishnackh'.


The overall condition of this copy is, quite frankly, fantastic. The stickered gatefold sleeve shows some slight corner rubbing to the opening edge, but the spine is completely legible and other than one or two fair creases on the rear, it is in excellent condition.

The same can be said for the vinyl. There is but one slight spindle mark on each side to indicate that this has been played, but it has remained in spectacular, near 'as new' condition for nearly 25 years in the wild.

This is the first copy we have ever seen here, and original pressings of Burzum records rarely come up on the open market. Regardless of opinion on Vikerness himself, the impact of Burzum's early output within the lexicon of extreme music cannot be understated. This will likely be a onetime only chance to own a piece of black metal history.


1. Det Som En Gang Var
2. Hvis Lyset Tar Oss
3. Inn I Slottet Fra Droemmen
4. Tomhet

Recording Artist Burzum
Product Title Hvis Lyset Tar Oss - White Marble Vinyl - 1st
Product Information Burzum Hvis Lyset Tar Oss - White Marble Vinyl - 1st UK vinyl LP album (LP record).
Language All tracks are sung in English, unless otherwise stated in our description.
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