If a dog can be mayor, then a Norwegian black metal star can certainly be on town council.
Gylve Fenriz Nagell, drummer for the band Darkthrone, agreed to be a backup candidate for the local government position in his town of Kolbotn, Oslo, Norway, even though he never thought he stood a chance. Then, he was elected.
Although Fenriz is busy making Satanic music and promoting Darkthrone’s new album Arctic Thunder, he was not allowed to deny his new position on town council.
“[I]f you get voted in, you have to stay in that position for four years. And then you can pull out,” Fenriz told CLRVYNT.
“Basically, they called and asked if I wanted to be on the list [of backup representatives]. I said yeah, thinking I would be like 18th on the list and I wouldnt really have to do anything.”
Despite Fenriz’ reluctance, citizens of the 9,000-person town showed massive support for him.
“My campaign was a picture of me holding my cat saying, ‘Please dont vote for me.’ But people just went nuts,” Fenriz said.
Some of his fans were so thrown off by the news that they couldn’t even form opinions, and some felt inspired by it.
I don’t know how the hell you get “accidentally” elected to city council or whatever, but good luck to Fenriz with that, I guess.
Gene Pool Urine (@ThyKingdomScvm_) September 13, 2016
I can’t believe Fenriz is a politician now
goth moon (@kvltdoll) September 13, 2016
I really love that story about Fenriz being voted to his town council and the picture of him with his cat.
Cheryl Carter (@Cheryl_Prime) September 9, 2016
im gonna get on the Wellington town council just like Fenriz
pichirre (@rawpunkjacket) September 9, 2016
Even though some Darkthrone fans are excited for Fenriz, the singer just can’t get on board.
“Im not too pleased about it. Its boring,” said Fenriz. “Theres not a lot of money in that, either, I can tell you!”
Hopefully Kolbotn will let Fenriz play his black Norwegian black metal music throughout the town.
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