I’ve written before (somewhat incoherently) about the Norwegian black metal scene—Until the Light Takes Us, Lords of Chaos, the murder of Mayhem’s Euronymous—but it’s thanks to WFMU’s Music Director Brian Turner that I know how to vote to get Euronymous’ picture painted on the tail of an airplane of the Norwegian National Airline.
Apparently, they’re having a contest—in Norwegian!—to vote for the dead famous Norwegian who most deserves to have his or her portrait painted on a plane. There are so many dead famous Norwegians (“The only famous Norwegian is a dead Norwegian”) that they have to have four separate contests! Euronymous is currently in FIRST PLACE in the voting to have his portrait on a plane that flies in and out of Oslo, beating out the likes of Grete Waitz and King Olav V.
You should totally vote for Euronymous! Just remember, his real name was Øystein Aarsteth. You just go to the Oslo page of the website, find Øystein’s name, and click on the heart to the right of it. Yes, it’s in Norwegian, but it’s really not that hard. And also, don’t be trying to vote more than once; the Norwegians play fair and square, and they know if Du har allerede stemt.
And in case you need a reminder, here’s why Euronymous deserves to be painted on an airplane.