R.I.P. June 7, 2004
He in turn gave birth to the concept we know today as 'Viking metal'. For that, here in the witch-haunted caverns of Also, Wolves, he is to be honoured. Therefore in my infinite wisdom I declare February 17th to be the international holiday 'Viking Metal Day'.
Irreverence aside, I think we can all agree that his passing left a hole in the metal universe that cannot be filled. So raise your horns for this fallen warrior and hold those hammers high.
Bathory - "One Rode To Asa Bay"
We'll see you in Valhalla.