On August 10th, 1993, Vark Vikernes received a letter from Euronymous asking to meet up to sign a contract he hasn’t signed yet. Varg found this dodgy, as he has heard that Euronymous wanted to kill him by stunning him, taking him to a secluded area and torturing him to death whilst videotaping the whole thing. He has a feeling Euronymous was going to invite him over so he can murder him.
Varg told Snorre “Blackthorns” Ruch (A member of Mayhem), about how Euronymous asked him over. Varg decided on that day he was “Going to drive to Oslo, hand him the contract and tell him to f*** off, and by doing so taking away all the excuses he had to contact me ever again”. Snorre decided to come along because he had new guitar riffs to show Euronymous (Snorre was happy to be friends with both Varg and Euronymous).
Varg and Snorre left Bergen at 9pm and arrived at Oslo at about 4am. Snorre stayed outside to have a cigarette, whilist Varg went to the door to see Euronymous. Varg stated that Euronymous looked very nervous when he answered the door.
Euronymous instantly attacked Varg by kicking him in the chest. Euronymous ran for the kitchen, which Varg knew he had a knife there. Varg had a knife in his pocket (because he knew Euronymous would try to kill him), so he pulled it out, but also ran for the knife in the kitchen. He got to it before Euronymous. Euronymous then turned and ran for the bedroom which Varg thought he had a weapon in there (as he has talked about keeping the gun Dead used to shoot himself with). Varg stabbed Euronymous, and instead of Euronymous fighting, he turned and ran, which made Varg very angry, as he despised “cowards”.
Snorre was still outside and had just finished his smoke. Varg states that Snorre was an “absent-minded fellow” and he got lost, as all the doors in Euronymous’ apartment complex looked the same. He ended up seeing Euronymous burst out the door in his underwear and bleeding and screaming like a madman, and tried to ring his neighbour’s doorbell. Snorre was so shocked, he had a black out and could not remember any of it until Varg asked him if he was okay later on.
Unarmed, Euronymous kept running down the corridoor screaming for help with Varg chasing after him with a knife. While running, he stabbed him 4 times in the shoulders. Euronymous fell onto a lamp which broke and he fell onto all the broken fragments. While he was down, Snorre ran straight past him and Varg asked if he was okay. Euronymous then got up and surrendered, exclaiming “It’s enough, It’s enough”. Varg was not willing to hurt him anymore, until Euronymous kicked him again. Varg then thrusted the knife through his skull and Euronymous died instantaneously. Varg described what followed, saying that “The eyes turned around in his head and a moan could be heard as he emptied his lungs when he died. He fell down to a sitting position, but the knife was stuck in his head, so I held him up, as I held onto the knife. When I jerked the knife from his skull he fell forward, and rolled down a flight of stairs like a sack of potatoes – making enough noise to wake up the whole neighbourhood.”
Varg showed no remorse for his murder. On his blog, he gives this statement about Euronymous: “He had showed his intention to kill me, and even though he was no longer a direct threat to me, there and then, I did not feel any bad for killing him. His cowardice had made me angry and I saw no reason to let him live, not when he had showed his intent to kill me. Had I let him live I would only let him have another attempt at my life, later on.”