The Metal Insight Podcast #33
Behind the mask: Mortiis tells us what its like to take crap and to persevereAnd how Euronymous gave him Ultravox
For about two decades we’ve known him as the pointy eared one.
The curious creature at the fringes of black metal, with the long nose and the bat wings.
But who is the man behind the mask? And what shit has he had to take to just be himself?
In this podcast we meet Havard Elefson, who is that man.
We talk of growing up with Emperor in Telemark, Norway.
Of how Euronymous had an unknown but real appreciation of dark electro music – introducing Mortiis to Ultravox, of all things.
Havard tells us of the moutains of abuse he’s taken from the press over his costume; and about the difficulties of battling for recognition in a much changed musical landscape.
He’s brutally honest in this – there’s certainly no hiding behind a character. You might find his realism surprising, in fact.
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