We are not worthy.
The dark knight of Norway, Danny Larsen. The long-haired European metalhead walks tall, rocks hard, and has been holding it down for Oslo (“City of Satan”) for years, carrying a style in life and snowboarding all his own. Standout parts in the Pirates films (including the above Full Part from Hooked) and a unique photo output, combine with a thirst for heavy music and gnarly artwork, making up one of the most mythical personalities in snowboarding. With garlic ropes, wooden stakes, silver bullets, and religious texts in hand, we carefully present the Full Part from the Pirates’ Hooked, featuring “The Darkness” himself. Be warned … —AH
A few months back, I got the chance to talk with Danny, working with him on his “Caught UP: The Devil & Danny Larsen” interview for TWSnow.com. I had only heard dark stories and sinister tales about the mysterious Norwegian—”Hide yo wife, hide yo kids!” material, surely. When this Full Part came in from the Pirates guys, I took a look back at our talk, remembering how fast the sh*t took off. Here are the first questions:
Hey, Danny. How have you been?
I’m all good! Sitting at home, drinking some wine, drawing, and listening to Burzum.
Burzum is a pretty hardcore black metal band. The guy behind it was sent to jail for a bunch of years for killing a guy and burning down a bunch of churches. But, he’s out now. And just released a sick new album!
Um… wow. Norwegian?
All truly evil metal is forged in the great northern darkness.
Explain Norwegian death metal to us. The people gotta know.
First of all, it’s “black metal.” Often confused with death metal. Black metal involves all the Satanists and church burnings. It’s all about lo-fi recordings, high-pitched screaming, and evil vibes.
…And this is how our interview began. Pretty epic discussion, in the end. For all the blood spilt that day, some photos and videos of Danny riding his snowboard, and a few sick pieces of his amazing artwork, check out:
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