Black metal star accidentally wins election thanks to campaign photo – is really upset about it
09/21/2016 / By newstarget / Comments
Black metal star accidentally wins election thanks to campaign photo – is really upset about it

Fame and notoriety, creativity, and a photograph with a fluffy cat are surefire ways to win an election.

Article by Joshua Barrie

Except Gylve “Fenriz” Nagell, a rocker from the black metal band Darkthrone, didn’t want success.

Described as a “legend” in some music circles, Fenriz was signed up to run for his local council in Kolbotn, Norway, as a joke.

He agreed to stay on a reserve list.

“My campaign was a picture of me holding my cat saying, ‘please don’t vote for me’,” Fenriz told Clrvynt.

“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 wouldn’t really have to do anything.”

The Darkthrone man was voted in. His cat, named ‘peanut butter,’ obviously had a tempting effect on voters.

And now Fenriz is being forced to serve on his local council for two years. Although he’s only backup.

The musician added: “Basically, I have to step in when the usual people who go to the big meetings are sick or something.

“I’m a pillar of my community.”

Read more at: Mirror.co.uk

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