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Norway cat gets reluctant owner accidentally elected. Black Metal singer ‘Fenriz’ is now a local councillor for the Oslo suburb of Kolbotn after listing himself as a backup representative. An unusual turn of events led ‘Fenriz’ (Councillor Nagell) to his accidental victory after posting a picture of himself with his feline called Peanut Butter. “My campaign was a picture of me holding my cat saying, “Please don’t vote for me.” But people just went nuts,” Gylve ‘Fenriz’ Nagell told CLRVYNT.

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Norway cat gets reluctant owner accidentally elected

Published on Tuesday, 22nd November, 2016 at 20:06 under the news category, by Charlotte Bryan.

Black Metal singer ‘Fenriz’ is now a local councillor for the Oslo suburb of Kolbotn after listing himself as a backup representative.

'Fenriz' and 'Nocturno Culto'
'Fenriz' and 'Nocturno Culto'
Photo: Dan A. Nachtnebel/Flickr


An unusual turn of events led ‘Fenriz’ (Councillor Nagell) to his accidental victory after posting a picture of himself with his feline called Peanut Butter.

“My campaign was a picture of me holding my cat saying, “Please don’t vote for me.” But people just went nuts,” Gylve ‘Fenriz’ Nagell told CLRVYNT.

“After the election, the boss called me and told me I was a representative. I wasn’t too pleased, and I’m not too pleased about it. It’s boring. There’s not a lot of money in that, either, I can tell you!”

He commented to The Guardian that the reason for me agreeing to standing was that “they just needed someone on the back-up list. It happens frequently in Norway.”

The 44-year-old looks positively upon the opportunity, though.

“But I took it as a chance to see how this borough works, because I really care about it. I’m crazy about it,” he said.

The Black Metal artist has more than one profession too. He is a local postman, a music journalist, and host of a Sound Cloud Radio Show that has over 10,000 followers,

Moreover, ‘Fenriz’ has recently released the 16th album from his band Darkthrone.

Having worked together with guitarist Ted ‘Nocturno Culto’ Skjellum for 30 years, their most recent album, “Artic Thunder”, was released in October this year. It peaked on 5th November at Number 15 in Billboard’s Hard Rock Album Chart.

‘Fenriz’ described the dynamic between him and band mate ‘Nocturno Culto’ to The Guardian as “that we’re a restaurant – the wholesome, family restaurant of Darkthrone.”

“The menu is pretty much always the same, but there’s this guy called Fenriz who always has to twist and turn things, while ‘Nocturno Culto’ sticks to the steady menu. This restaurant, if it were completely changed, maybe no-one would come. Maybe it’s good that we have 50% steady and the rest wacky and new. It’s a stupid metaphor – but I’m a metaphor guy!”




Published on Tuesday, 22nd November, 2016 at 20:06 under the news category, by Charlotte Bryan.

This post has the following tags: blackmetal, oslo, music, politics, paywall.





  
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