Varg changes his name to Varg2™ following cease and desist notice, announces Fuck Varg EP on Northern Electronics

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Haha, holy crap. Just try and fathom the pettiness of a band trying to enforce copyright over their name.

That’s what the German metal band, Varg, apparently did when they discovered that Swedish producer Varg (Jonas Rönnberg) exists and has been making waves in the vaguely ambient techno realm since the early 2010s.

Rönnberg co-runs (alongside Anthony Linell a.k.a. Abdulla Rashim) the Northern Eletronics imprint, he’s released albums on the similarly Scandinavian Posh Isolation label, and those albums include the ongoing Nordic Flora series, which has certainly done its part in confirming the Varg enigma and his loose, to put it mildly, dedication to techno and its sub-genre relatives. The jury’s out on whether the German Varg inspires similar intrigue, but regardless…

Rönnberg is officially, and bitingly, going by the name Varg2™ now. And if that wasn’t enough to showcase how he feels about the whole situation, his first release under the new name is entitled Fuck Varg, and it’s out December 12 on Northern Electronics.

Pre-order the release here, and have a listen to the track “Thirst” below. Speaking of him not being a techno fan… I feel like I’m taking crazy pills!


Fuck Varg tracklist:

01. I’ve Spent €3000 On A New Laptop, And This Is What It Sounds Like?
02. Thirst (Dressed In Nothing But UV Paint And Biodegradable Glitter)
03. This Room Has Many Faces, Many Gods And Many Faces (Dressed In Nothing But Cum And Bedazzled Angel Wings)
04. Parasites (Honest Music For Dishonest People) [ft. G19]
05. Parasites (Honest Music For Dishonest People) [ft. G19] (VTSS Remix) {Digital Only}