Darkthrone - Fenriz Comments On Being Accidentally Elected To Local Office


By now, you have probably heard about how Darkthrone's Fenriz was accidentally elected to local town council. The musician is now a backup representative for his local town council in Kolbotn, Norway. The funny part about it is that he was involuntarily elected to his new political position. His campaign was a picture of him holding his cat saying, 'Please don't vote for me.' He has now taken to Facebook to comment on the entertaining story.

Fenriz explained: "Thank you all for responding and sharing and caring so much about Bolt Thrower. This week has been depressing for me as I witnessed my local political duties becoming worldwide news (webpages, radio stations, newspapers) in which I stopped commenting immediately. Instead I will share with you here what actually happened and this is official. - F e n r i z: I have reached a place in my life where I do NOT answer an unknown number. But oh that day, that fateful day (early 2015), I was waiting for electricians to show up to change our spotlights from normal to LED. So I took the phone. One of the pleasant leaders of Venstre, it was (insert yoda speech). I had the best childhood times here and children+middle schooling was superb, and the second we moved to the south side of the Gjersjøen lake from here I missed Kolbotn. That was the summer of 1987 and each year I yearned. More and more. I also moved to Oslo there for a while but never longer than 15 kilometers away from here. So each year I would go back here, take walks, visit friends and just feel that shiver in my bones and soul. After I got married in 2013 I was so obsessed that I had one of my bicycles in the forest here (in 3 different spots altogether) so I could reach more ground on my trips back here. I think in 2012 or 2013 I had 40 or so trips back here, so even though my day job place had moved to the very wrong side of Oslo, we decided to move back anyway. I had already subscribed to the local newspaper for a while and had also written in it about my whole process of moving back here. Adorable, I'm sure! Haha! And Darkthrone is probably the most well known international act from Kolbotn so you can say I "had a name" here.

"And so I thought that, even though I never voted for Venstre earlier (small party right smack bang in the centre of the Norwegian political axis of 9 main parties), this could be a good opportunity for me to find out more about how my burrow actually works. I cared so much about the place already and I would surely find out more now. Every political party that wants to run for election to get candidates has to have a certain number of people on the list. Common problematics in Norway is that parties lack list candidates. They said I would be "safe" down on the list as number 18 circa and that chances for being elected was minimal. A bright leader of the party said that she wanted to Facebook post that I'd said yes with the press statement which was a short interview/presentation of me saying that I was very busy, had little time and much work and really needed my calendar as empty as possible. And liven it up with a photo with our cat, Nugatti. Come September and the election, and I had halfway forgotten about it all when the head honcho called me and asked if I was ready for my tasks. I had gotten a whole load of votes both from others and the ones that voted for Venstre and I was suddenly nr 4 on the list which is here called 2nd VARA and the last town hall meeting where we vote yay or nay to local political decisions was on Monday this week.

"I feel I represent Kolbotn as being one of the known figures from here and I attend the home games of the soccer women here (currently nr 4 in the country, long tradition for women's soccer here, I even tattooed the sports banner back in the 90s). I am in the local newspaper here and then, I like to be here all the time and bike around or walk, I pick litter and so on. I am also the initiative-taker of Hellerasten fotballklubb, a soccer practice system for a lot of the musical personalities from here and other friends and locals.

"Let's just say that I am very enthusiastic about the area and have always been. I am supposed to check the town halls web every day to read political documents but this is a formality and those political documents are taken care of by certain special groups or the utmost leaders of the local parties. What I have to do BY LAW is step in at the town hall meetings and vote if nr 1 or 2 can't make it. Apart from that I find it useful to attend most group meetings and also check the documents on the town hall webpage from time to time. As everything else almost in this life now, there is a lot of emails, yeah.

"I got voted in for 4 years so I got 3 years left and then we'll see. I really do not have time for this as I have my radio show, the Darkthrone job, the music journalist job, and working part time 70% in the postal industry (where I have time to hear all the promos that enable me to do the radio and journalist jobs). I am always thinking of retiring (like that's gonna happen, I am alive to spread other peoples' music) and I am thinking this is one of the first interests that has to go because of time issues. And the cat's name is Nugatti.
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Elected


Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Darkthrone
 
Posted: 17.09.2016 by BloodTears


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17.09.2016 - 13:31
FYA
Destroyer
This is hilarious.
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17.09.2016 - 13:51
Vombatus
Potorro
MEOW
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17.09.2016 - 14:40
3rdWorld
The Psilosopher
Definitely the surprise of the year.

Hilarious response from him indeed and what a great day for Meow.
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17.09.2016 - 15:17
ANGEL REAPER
So not just that Fenriz still makes better music than Varg , he is apparently better politician than Varg too .

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17.09.2016 - 16:19
Darth Satanious
Post Destroyer
That cat is possessed
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17.09.2016 - 16:34
Karlabos
Weirdo of MS
Nugatti is the true necro cat
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2017
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17.09.2016 - 17:27
Dave FC
All hail Nugatti!
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17.09.2016 - 17:42
lemmykilmr
Written by ANGEL REAPER on 17.09.2016 at 15:17

So not just that Fenriz still makes better music than Varg , he is apparently better politician than Varg too .



had no idea varg was a politician...
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17.09.2016 - 18:01
ANGEL REAPER
Written by lemmykilmr on 17.09.2016 at 17:42

Written by ANGEL REAPER on 17.09.2016 at 15:17

So not just that Fenriz still makes better music than Varg , he is apparently better politician than Varg too .



had no idea varg was a politician...

Well ,that is the point of my comment . Varg was doing(read as just talking about) politics since the time he was in jail (just read his blog posts on Burzum.org or on his new site), and is mostly ignored while Fenriz even by accident just become one and by using cat
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17.09.2016 - 19:40
Gothmog_Motsham
ME-fucking-OW
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18.09.2016 - 02:20
Rulatore
This is great
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18.09.2016 - 02:33
Darkside Momo
Retired
I certainly would have voted for him
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I'm stealing back my soul
I'm awake now"
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18.09.2016 - 02:55
M C Vice
Ex-polydactyl
That's 2 black metal musicians elected to public office now. Any global domination conspiracies yet? End global warming and start global cooling. Turn the world into a giant ice box. Wait, no, that was The Penguin.
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18.09.2016 - 03:09
Darkside Momo
Retired
Written by M C Vice on 18.09.2016 at 02:55

That's 2 black metal musicians elected to public office now. Any global domination conspiracies yet? End global warming and start global cooling. Turn the world into a giant ice box. Wait, no, that was The Penguin.

I'm sure Immortal would approve
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"I've lost too many years now
I'm stealing back my soul
I'm awake now"
Abney Park (Letter Between A Little Boy & Himself As An Adult)
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18.09.2016 - 12:43
ANGEL REAPER
Written by M C Vice on 18.09.2016 at 02:55

That's 2 black metal musicians elected to public office now. Any global domination conspiracies yet? End global warming and start global cooling. Turn the world into a giant ice box. Wait, no, that was The Penguin.

what? you mean like this :




Abbath for president of world!
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18.09.2016 - 12:58
Ellrohir
Heaven Knight
I'm NOT your top prime cut of meat, I'm NOT your choice
I DON'T wanna be elected
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19.09.2016 - 12:19
Morbidron
Oh this is precious ... !!!
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19.09.2016 - 12:43
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
Quote:
part time 70% in the postal industry (where I have time to hear all the promos that enable me to do the radio..


So, basically he doesn't pay attention to his job. Now elected, i'm presuming he will do the same thing while working for people in 4 years.
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18.10.2017 - 08:35
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
Written by amyk0904 on 18.10.2017 at 07:06

/spam


/spam
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10.12.2017 - 02:30
Übermensch242
Oh wow, I actually forgot all about this

So he has what? Three more years of service left now?
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Conventional morality is the herd instinct of the weak.....
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