Sub, sub, sub-culture
Lest you think it’s just all about commercialization and Celebrity schmooze here at the SlapClap, we submit to you Norwegian Black Metal, a music movement that is as tuneless and machine-like angry as it sounds. But it’s also bat-shit crazy and we can’t claim to not have any interest in that, now can we? How else were we going to find out about a magazine called Terrorizer; or that it referred to lead singer Gaal of the Norwegian metal band Gorgoroth as “the most evil man alive?” I’m not familiar with Norwegian law but I hope Terrorizer doesn’t get hit with a libel suit. I can’t imagine Gaal would take kindly to that kind of portrayal given he’s a celebrity and all. Not all celebrity’s are like Charles Barkley and I quite imagine Mr. Gaal wants to put his best foot forward for the sake of all those kids who buy his records.
True Norwegian Black Metal>Part 1 of 5
The Steve Kasher gallery in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood also has a month-long exhibit (below) that you can mislead your first date with. But is this overkill? Probably. How about a little perspective: Gorgoroth, the “feared” black metal band, is also the name of a dead plateau of evil and darkness in the fictional land of Mordor from Lord of the Rings. You heard me, they’re nerds, and “the most evil man alive” is a Lord of the Rings fan.
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