Author: Joshua Trivialities
Joshua Trivialities, agnomen “Captain of Games”, is a rapidly aging hardcore enthusiast currently residing in the Pacific Northwest. He shares a living space with feline co-conspirators Newton and Edna as well as his fiancé and metal quiltessa Boo. Of late, he has been preoccupied with the pressure of finding a new obsession after he’s covered himself in tattoos.

Umskiptar (“Metamorphosis,” in old Norse) is Kristian “Varg” Vikerenes’ third album since his 2009 discharge from prison. Incarcerated for the murder of former bandmate Oystein Aarseth, and arson attacks on several churches, the one-man black band  (otherwise known as Burzum) remains a lightning rod for controversy. (More…)