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BLACK METAL SONGS REIMAGINED AS SURF ROCK

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I don’t think they get to enjoy a lot of surfing in Norway, but now, thanks to some enterprising YouTube users, we can imagine what black metal might be like if it came from someplace sunny and warm.

An anonymous reader sent us the below surf rock covers of black metal songs, all of which also have some fun with the names of both the bands and the tunes (Darkthrone’s “Transilvanian Hunger” becomes “Californian Hunger” by “The Darkthrones,” etc.). They actually work pretty well, and, even more surprising still, the four tracks were actually made by three different people (at least, they have multiple YouTube handles; I’m assuming they’re all different people). Are surf rock black metal covers the next big internet trend? Probably not, based on this Varg Vikernes just sent me via e-mail:

“The ‘surf metallers’ will probably continue to ‘get loaded,’ ‘get high,’ and in all other manners too behave like the stereotypical Negro; they will probably continue to, dress, walk, talk, look and act like homosexuals, and so forth. I do not approve of this bastardization of my art. Also, fuck the Jews.”

Check out the songs below. Unfortunately, no one has done The Immortals yet, so someone please get on that. And on a semi-related not, if you’ve never heard it, you can check out a surf rock cover of Slayer’s “Season in the Abyss” right here.

-AR

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