Vlad Tepes was a French black metal band which was formed in Brest in 1993. The name originated from the 15th century Wallachian ruler, the inspiration forBram Stoker’s fictional vampire Dracula. The group belongs to The Black Legions. Vorlok Drakksteim also has a side project named Black Murder. He is the composer of that band, while Wlad Drakksteim is the composer for Vlad Tepes. Vlad Tepes were one of the Black legions bands featured in the magazine The Black Plague - First Chapter (And Maybe Last One) in 1995.
The band’s name comes from Vlad Țepeș, the former 15th century voivode (ruler) of Wallachia (which is now a territory in Romania), but it is spelled wrong. He is widely known as Dracula.
After releasing Petrified ‘zine #3 Vlad Tepes/Belketre threatened to kill Jon/FMP because he listed their address and reviewed their material in the magazine. Jon promised The Black Legions if they step foot on his property they would go home in body bags. The Black Legions/FMP feud continued in the second issue of “KILL YOURSELF MAGAZINE” from Finland. They never communicated with each other ever since. (Source: FMP)