The internet being the internet, the primary voting is now over. This voting phase should narrow down the candidates before the final voting begins on April 11th. In the lead of the primary voting was Oeystein Aarseth, black metal guitarist from the band Mayhem. Now, here are some features of Mayhem, for those of you unfamiliar with the Norwegian black metal scene.
- - Mayhem were known for being associated with church arsons.
- - Lead singer, "Dead", slit his wrists and shot himself in his and Aarseth's(Euronymous) house. Leaving a briefe suicide note "Excuse all the blood".
- - Euronymous picked up fractions of Dead's skull and made necklaces out of these. He later on passed some of these necklaces to musicians he found 'worthy'.
- - Euronymous himself was stabbed to death in '93 by fellow musician Varg Vikernes.
Now, of course Norwegian have some disclaimers. One of them being "Haleheltene er en viktig identitetsbærer for vår merkevare og kandidaten må derfor være en vi kan identifisere oss med" - translating to something alike "The Tail Fin Heroes is an important flag carrier for our brand, and the canditate must be someone, with whom we can identify ourselves" - which means it is highly unlikely - at least from my perspective - that we'll ever see a DY aircraft with Euronymous featured on the tail.
The official homepage for the voting
Article about the voting