Black metal singer forced to serve on local town council

There's nothing more metal than fulfilling one's civic responsibilities.

In an interview with the website Clyrvnt, Darkthrone frontman Gylve "Fenriz" Nagell revealed that in addition to promoting a new album he recorded in an old Cold War bomb shelter, he's now a local Norwegian politician.

"Basically they called and asked if I wanted to be on the list [of backup representatives]," said the man behind such albums as "Total Death," "Sardonic Wrath" and "Ravishing Grimness."

"I said yeah, thinking I would be like 18th on the list and I wouldn't really have to do anything."

Unfortunately for Nagell, democracy can be far more sinister than anyone shrieking in a basement while wearing white-and-black face makeup.

"If you get voted in, you have to stay in that position for four years," Nagell told Clyrvnt, describing his campaign as "a picture of me holding my cat saying, 'Please don't vote for me.' But people just went nuts."

Jokingly calling himself "a pillar of the community," the black metal area man described his town of Kolbotn as "a tiny place" with "maybe 9,000 people."

"After the election, the boss called me and told me I was a representative. I wasn't too pleased," said Nagell. "It's boring."

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