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GAAHL IS GAY?

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I still can’t believe that there was ever a time when people didn’t know that Rob Halford was gay – but I’d be lying if I said that the revelation that Gorgoroth front man Gaahl (né Kristian Espedal) “had a close relationship” with modeling agent/fur connosieur Dan DeVero, whom he told “he had strong feelings for,” didn’t catch me off guard.

DeVero and Gaahl will now apparently launch a clothing line for women. My guess is that photo calendars can’t be far behind. And while I’m sure all the trve kultists will get their panties in a twist over the news, I gotta say: good for Gaahl for being honest and, presumably, happy. Life’s too short for some macho bullshit. If black metal isn’t about being true to oneself, then what the fuck is it about? And at least Gaahl has the same attitude about the outing:

“Those who know me in private didn’t think it was particularly strange. I do not care about what people in general think. It’s not as if I’m going to change as a person just because suddenly there are some dresses out in the world. Besides, I like confusing people,” Espedal says, grinning.

So, I’m sure some idiot will leave a string of homophobic comments below; all I have to say to that person or person is: Stop being so gay, dude.

-AR

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