RARE MEDIA FANTOFT STAVE PIN
Made by our good friends over at RARE MEDIA.
1.75" antique copper plated pin with 2 pin post.
On 6 June 1992, the Fantoft Stave Church was destroyed by arson; the first in a string of church burnings by members of the early Norwegian black metal scene.
In 1994, Varg Vikernes of the one-man band Burzum was found guilty of burning Åsane Church and Storetveit Church in Bergen, the burning of Skjold Church in Vindafjord, and the burning of Holmenkollen Chapel in Oslo. He was also charged with the burning of Fantoft stave church, although the jurors voted not guilty. The judges called this an error but did not overthrow the whole case.
A photograph of the church's burnt shell appears on the cover of the 1993 Burzum EP Aske.