Black Metal Bassist Is Now A Member of Greek Parliment; Might Be A Neo-Nazi
You see that dude on the left? His name is Giorgos Germenis. Not only is he the bassist of Greek black metal band, Naer Mataron, but he will represent the Golden Dawn party from the Greater Athens district in Greek parliament. Here's the best part! The Golden Dawn party is known as one of the most extremely right political parties in Greece, with endless comparisons to the neo-nazis. The party has a hard stance against immigration, and a history of violence towards immigrants in Greece. Lovely. As for the band, I've never heard of them and neither have many Greek reporters. A local rock zine reporter was quoted in this story saying "[Giorgos] wasn't a well-known musician here in Greece. And to be honest, not many webzines were paying attention to NAER MATARON. It was just another black metal band, a mediocre one, so no one was really paying attention."
So the dude is now known as that racist black metal dude who happens to have a seat in Greek parliament. His plan to revitalize Greece?
"Greek factories must be reborn, Their chimneys must be filled with smoke once more, and of course all illegal immigrants must leave. If all the illegal immigrants left — and there are more than three million — there would be three million jobs for Greeks." Germenis was also quoted by PRI's The World as saying, "We Golden Dawn say that Greece is a rich country. In order to rebuild Greece, we also need to revitalize our factories and small workshops. In this way, Greece can stand on its own two feet. We won't need the European Union or anyone else. We'll just need Greeks."
Sounds like some of the brilliant right wingers we have here in the States. Of course, if only those damn immigrants left those low paying jobs that locals don't even want, unemployment would be banished.
Here is a clip of the band playing, what I believe to be called "music"
[via PRI's The World]