Hey, remember that trip to Oslo I keep on talking about? (Here, here, here.) It was fucking great so you're going to hear more. Let's go through some images, just like how your grandma did the first time she went back to the mother country and took a shitload of snapshots of nothing and hijacked entire dinner one night showing you pictures from different angles of the statue in front of the hotel she stayed in.
Lots of Oslo is under construction, but look how pretty the sky is. Nothing needs fixing there.
Dan from Deathhammer shredding like it ain’t no thang, until he got super hot…
…and kicked off both sneakers. He then decided to put them back on, but one was on the other side of the stage so he spent the remainder of their set playing with one shoe on.
When Nekromantheon played, he and this thrashed-out kid from a band called Töxik Death (who simply couldn’t understand why I was taking pics and not moshing) went fucking nuts.
Arild and Sindre of Nekromantheon thrash in unison.
The Deathhammer guys literally thrash the hardest and were easily the drunkest dudes in Europe whilst this show was going on.
Some kid decided the whole metal patch vibe wasn’t for him and went for a homemade advertisement that will get him far in life
Whereas this guy was oblivious to the fact he was wearing Nekromantheon’s set-list on his back
Whiplash threw down some classic 80s thrash.
Agent Steel shed some light on things. Everyone went fucking nuts during their set.
Band tattoos were a big look in Oslo. This is Obliteration/Nekromantheon guitarist Arild’s Slayer ink.
This girl’s Bathory tattoo owned. Not sure about the goat portrait on her shoulder though.
I had a zoot with some of Norway’s finest thrashers. They said it was the best weed they’d ever smoked. Lucky I, er, found some in the, er, street.
Appollyon and Blasphemer. What, what else can I say?
I went to a pinball bar one night (yeah, really) and they had a fucking Baywatch pinball machine!
I hung out at Fenriz’s house on the last night, one of the highlights of my trip/life. Thanks again to Fen for having us, the music was incredible! A real fist in the face of God.
He and Sindre DJed against each other, playing everything from Burzum to Yes. It was insane.
This is on the roof of Oslo’s opera house which overlooks the harbor (see below). I think it’s a lookout point for vikings from the future who will use laser technology to vaporize any incoming invasions/attacks/cheap booze. This is going to happen.
This is the harbor. There’s lots of construction here too. (Maybe they’re building those lasers, eh?)
Some shop sold tons of fake Bapes, which was pretty unexpected from the law-abiding citizens of Norway.
Hello Kitty’s font is even in classic black metal Cloister font out there.
Vice magazine has been outlawed in Norway for being a “drug liberal publication.” So they have Vigeland, which is just about Norway.
Den onde kysten!†ROCKWELL†