Terje ‘Valfar’ Bakken was born on this day in Sogndal, Norway.
On January 14, 2004, Valfar went for a walk towards his family’s cabin at Fagereggi, but he never arrived. Three days later, authorities found his body at Reppastølen in the Sogndal Valley. Valfar had been caught in a snow storm and died from hypothermia.
He was buried at Stedje Church in Sogndal on January 27, 2004.
A vague shadow lurking in the dark,
A sane man’s worst nightmare,
A vision containing death,
As a wake in honour of himself,
For equal sane mortals,
It’s a nightmare becoming real,
But I, I see it as the Final clause of a neverending deal,
I embraced my vision, as it was common for me,
A fate, a destiny, an inevitable early death
Finally I’m dead,
And the vision is revealed for everyone else
A song that is the peak of Norwegian epicness to me