peter dolvingJust because Blabbermouth doesn’t pick up The Haunted frontman Peter Dolving’s MySpace blog rants anymore doesn’t mean we won’t. So if the guy doesn’t want to blog for MetalSucks (his one-off guest blog excluded), fuck it, we’ll just post ’em anyway! In his latest blog du jour, Mr. Dolving posts an entire email exchange turned pissing match with an Australian fan (or ex-fan, as it were) named Scott. A simple question quickly devolves into a shit-storm of insults. When it comes to Dolving blogs, this is the way we like ’em.

As you know we’ve played 4 shows in Australia. The Land Down Under.

Now to me, Oz is the other side of the planet, obviously. And besides the Triffids, Hunters and Collectors, Rupert Murdoch, Rugby and “G’day mate” I am painfully ignorant about this huge continent. As it were, we just had snow back home in Sweden and it being spring/summer(?) in Australia I asked, honestly wondering if there was anyone who had never seen snow. This kid, Scott must have been
waiting for a while to rag on my ass. Here’s the little drama that followed… enjoy

—————– Original Message —————–
From: Scott
Date: Nov 13, 2008 3:12 PM

Oh, so you don’t like the truth from the horse’s mouth.

I will say this again:

Just so you know, mountains do become ice-capped during the Australian winter (“how many people here have actually seen snow?,” ring any bell?? You said this at the Melbourne show).

Don’t be a hypocrite and become an ignorant.

I’ve been a fan of yours for years..

I was offended.

Don’t belittle our country into thinking there’s never snow here.

Have a nasty “unfocused” day.


—————– Original Message —————–
From: Dolving
Date: 13 Nov 2008, 05:43 PM

Oh fuck off little brother. I asked a question, because I am aware I’m ignorant. I asked if there was snow here, and who has seen it. Shit, I don’t know. I’m just a fucking average dude and I am amazed at how cool I think Australia is. OK?

Peace / Peter

—————– Original Message —————–
From: Scott
Date: Nov 14, 2008 12:50 PM

More like oblivious. I was expecting more from someone 18 years my senior.

Have a nice day. You lost a fan.
—————– Original Message —————–
From: Dolving
Date: 14 Nov 2008, 09:30 PM

Jesus asshole, you just chose the easy way didn’t you. Go fuck yourself, next time around, let me know when and where, I’ll come break your fucking face in pissant.

/ Peter
—————– Original Message —————–
From: Scott
Date: Nov 14, 2008 6:40 PM

There is no need to – you just proved my point. “I expected more.”

Good bye.
—————– Original Message —————–
From: Dolving
Date: 14 Nov 2008, 10:40 PM

holy shit, there is no end to your selfrighteousness.

fuck off. please. go away. I need people like you in my like like I need can cancer.

you expected? what fucking right do you have to go around expecting shit, obviously not expressing you fucking expectations, and THEN casting judgement after a slip against your little code of conduct?

do you have any fucking idea how that will fuck up your entire life dude?

get off it, accept the basic fact – NO ONE is perfect and it is OK not to be.

/ Pete
—————– Original Message —————–
From: Scott
Date: 14 Nov 2008, 09:30 PM

I did finish, you just did not pay attention.

“Jesus asshole, you just chose the easy way didn’t you. Go fuck yourself, next time around, let me know when and where, I’ll come break your fucking face in pissant.”

Immaturity from a 39 yr old – will violence prove how better you are over anything said, OF COURSE NOT. That is fucking weak.

That was my point in my previous response – proving how ignorant and immature your response was.

And I did specifically voice what I did not expect of you – ignorance, and judged accordingly because I did look up to you. I am proud of the country I live in… and you are the ambassador from yours – This is not good enough.
If I went to Sweden for a day, I would not openly say to someone (or an audience for that matter) “Oh, where are the all deserts in this country – I’m so used to being in my own that it has to be wherever I go – Stereotypes for the win!”
NO, because I am not that fucking ignorant to say such garbage about a country I have never been to, I would have respect for them.

I finished arguing with you a while ago, if I am this “pissant” – then why are you bothering anymore??

Pick someone of worth.


Put that in your blog.

So I did.

I am amazed. Slapped on the wrist by a condescending 21-year old for being too immature…

I still don’t understand where he got the horse and the mouth from…

Well apparently I should know better. I just can’t figure out how my honest question on stage at a show in Australia, where I completely admitted to being amazed by the country and the climate, and sincerely wondered if there was anyone in the audience who had never seen snow, how could this piss of Scott? Is he a retard. Perhaps he’s a high functioning autist?

Actually, there was about 15 or 20 people lifted their hands. I thought it was fucking cool how we are all living in such different physical realities, it still being the same planet and all.

Perhaps this kid has alienation issues? Or wait, I get it, I am not allowed to be dork?

Whatever, but I found it interesting, irritating and really weird, because I don’t really get it. I mean, yes! I did insult him after that first mail, but what did he get pissed of about in the first place? I probably remind him of an abusive father?

Oh well…

Peace / Pete

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