Bård G. "Faust" Eithun (born: 21 April 1974) is a Norwegian drummer. He is best known for his work with early black metal band Emperor, especially on the albums As the Shadows Rise and In the Nightside Eclipse. He also writes lyrics for other bands, including Zyklon.
Eithun was convicted of murdering Magne Andreassen, a gay man, by fatally stabbing him in Lillehammer Norway on 21 August 1992. The murder occurred near the park which eventually held the opening ceremonies of the 1994 Winter Olympic Games. Faust was sentenced to fourteen years imprisonment, but was released in 2003 after serving nine years and four months.
Some in the media speculated that the murder was related to black metal, satanism or fascism – Eithun later stated in an interview that "I was never a satanist or fascist in any way". Jørn Tunsberg of the band Hades Almighty also claimed that the murder was "an impulse killing" and that "it had nothing to do with black metal". Kjetil Manheim was a ...