Its no secret that Norway produces insanely good riders. It has to be something in their Viking lineage that allows them to pillage and plunder all obstacles in their way. Last winter at Kamp K2 I got to see Danny Larsens riding for the first time, I had never heard of him, but needless to say I noticed right away that he has a love for metal music much like myself.
This year K2 put him on their Global team which will definitely give him more exposure. I’m also expecting big things out of him for his part in the Pirates movie Over Seas. Here’s a link to his video part from last year.
For Method Magazine’s premier issue for this year he also has a interview. I love the title of the interview “Norwegian Lord of the Darkness” that right there just sounds metal and well frankly we need more metal on the hills. Its scary and lets people know you mean business, not this white rasta crap or white gangsta crap. Check out part of the interview:
So let’s start off things off with a zinger: how would you describe yourself in 7 words?
Happy, skull-obsessed, longhaired, metal, Norwegian, creative, coffee-addict.
What was it like growing up in the Larsen family?
Growing up in the Larsen family was pretty good. My mom and dad always made sure my siblings and I had a good time. We lived right
next to a ski hill and every year we would get a season pass each, so I practically lived on that hill. My dad taught me that the Beatles are the
best band in the world. Even though Guns ‘N Roses might be high up on the list, they would never take over the throne. I guess that’s where
I learned my intolerance for other people’s music, sorry. My mom would always make sure we had everything we needed. No matter how
early we had to get up, she would wake up first and make us breakfast and lunch. She would always be there to help out and she still is.
I fought a lot with my brother when I grew up, but now we’re the best of friends. Same thing with my sister except for the fighting part, she
was too young and always dressed in pink.
As a child, did you embrace the hellion Viking spirit in you or were you more of choirboy type?
Nah, I got into trouble, but never anything serious… I think. I was your average snotfaced, dirt-covered kid that had a crap behavior
magnet attached to my ass. But my upbringing kept me away from getting into serious trouble. I guess I was a piece of work for my
parents, but then again stuff like that makes good stories, so I consider myself more of a source of entertainment rather than the reason
for my parents and teacher’s headaches.
You can catch more of this fine piece of interviewing here.
Here’s Danny getting beaten on a rail.