Posts Tagged ‘metal’

On the Origins of Petalwilter

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

I decided today that the time has finally come to discuss Trond Trondsen’s sword, the illustrious Petalwilter. I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned Petalwilter by name before on this site, so its mere mention must be pretty exciting for the 2 or 3 of you who somehow randomly found your way here and are wondering, ”Why the fuck haven’t I clicked my browser’s back button yet?” …Hail onwards »

A Disgruntled Viking in the Workplace

Monday, September 6th, 2010

The thing about work is, it sucks, at least for most of us. The upshot is that you get paid for doing it, although that traditionally reliable characteristic seems to have been put to the test in recent years by excessive competitiveness amidst an ongoing recession, the rise of internships, and other various forms of bullshit. …Hail onwards »

Hammer of the North

Sunday, May 30th, 2010

Bang your head to the sound of the Hammer of the North with Grand Magus! These Stockholm guys have a traditional type of metal sound, so that should comfort those of you who are batty and don’t much care for the death metal growl (you know who you are!). Their cover art for the album is cool, too. It’s a picture of a wolf devouring the moon. Appropriate!

Also, over the course of the next few weeks the final Viking job interview should be posted. There should also be a substantial update to the booze directory and another lesson of Norse History for Bostonians. That is assuming I don’t start sucking even harder than normal and fail to do these things. Let the unanticipation begin.

Norse Marauders Wreak Mayhem

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

Here’s a badass painting of Norsemen conducting some intensive slaughter in Ireland by artist Tom Lovell:

Good Tom apparently dealt mostly with cowboys, but when he decided to take on the Vikings, he did so with all the glory of a stark raving mad berserker, only he was armed with a paintbrush instead of a massive medieval battleaxe. The smoky, warmongering palate of this painting pairs well with mead and the music of Amon Amarth.

Gothic Metal at Millesgården

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

Behold Katatonia’s The Longest Year music video!

It features eerie images of Carl Milles’ sculptures from Millesgården, located on the island of Lidingö, just outside of Stockholm. If you pay close attention, you’ll even notice a replica of his Poseidon, which resides in Gothenburg. And as we all know (or should know, but probably don’t), Gothenburg is the city made so famous by the Gothenburg Sound.

Hail to Norwegian Neo-Norse Architecture

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Behold the Dalen Hotel:

Wow, right? Or maybe just eh, depending on your mood and how much you like buildings that imitate medieval Scandinavian stave churches like the one at Borgund, which is probably the most famous of them …Hail onwards »

Dress Up Like a Viking and Eat Candy Day

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

Leaves’ Eyes provide a good example of how to do the dressing up part:

Maybe if I stop being totally worthless I’ll post something that isn’t a music video next time.

Bastards of a Lying Breed; or I Don’t Know Why Human Resources Says Goodbye, I Say Hello

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

“Think of what you’re saying,
You can get it wrong and still you think that it’s all right.
Think of what I’m saying,
We can work it out and get it straight, or say good night.

We can work it out.
We can work it out.

Life is very short, and there’s no time
For fussing and fighting, my friend.
I have always thought that’s it’s a crime,
So I will ask you once again.”*

Good relationship advice for any emotionally insecure individual who prefers detrimentally running away from his/her problems rather than cooperating productively …Hail onwards »

Välkomna till det nya Scandinavian Aggression!

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Javisst, Scandinavian Aggression just tripped on itself and got savagely trampled by the ensuing WordPress stampede.

That said, special skåls go out to “Orla” Jackie Sewell and Nephilim’s Max Whelihan for giving it a test sail.

To commemorate the event, here’s something uplifting for all of you who somehow managed to find your way here despite the odds against it:

Death Metal Recital

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

Recently, by means of succubine trickery and beguilement, I found myself haplessly stuck in the Middle of Nowhere, Vermont (population: insignificant) attending a ballet recital. For four countless hours I suffered through various stages of boredom and depression, flirted with insanity, and listened to the entire The Lion King soundtrack twice, because once apparently just wasn’t enough …Hail onwards »

Unleash the Long Ships!

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

The Danes and Swedes are at it yet again, this time boasting their way towards mutual enmity over the glorious claim to “Capital of Scandinavia”, as reported by the English-language Swedish news site, The Local. The Swedes initiated the spat …Hail onwards »