This is kind of nutty but also kind of cool, I guess.
Giorgos Germenis, who plays bass in Greek black metal band Naer Mataron, has been elected to the country’s parliament.
Reports claim Germenis will represent Golden Dawn from the Greater Athens district. He’s known by the stage name “Kaiadas” — the chasm in ancient Sparta where children were thrown to their deaths after being judged unfit to meet the rigors of Spartan life.
“He wasn’t a well-known musician here in Greece,” says one Greek music expert. “And too 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.”
Germenis says there’s an easy solution for Greece’s myriad economic problems. First, the country needs to resolve its sea border issues with neighboring countries. There’d be big money in gas and oil exploration which would return Greece to greatness. He blames unspecified “interests” for holding Greece back.
“We Golden Dawn say that Greece is a rich country,” Germenis says. “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.”