Ever wondered if the likes of Amon Amarth still get up to hijinks when they drink? Well, they do. Apparently, if you pass out drunk around them, they turn to Amon Amarker and set upon you with sharpies. Arve “Ice Dale”Isdal from Enslaved learned this the hard way after having more than a few drinks and subsequently passing out on Amon Amarth’s bus. Obviously, the band didn’t just stop there, for as you can see from the picture to the right that was posted to Skeletonwitch’s Facebook, #IceFail is now a thing.
Our friends at Metal Injection managed to grab Scott Hedrick of Skeletonwitch and Ivar Bjørnson of Enslaved to comment:
Who’s idea was it to get the t-shirts made?
Scott: It was Chance’s idea. This is the logical conclusion when you have a couple hours to kill at the Walt Whitman Mall and you see pictures of your Norwegian buddy passed out and drawn on, online.
Ivar: That would be the collective of geniuses that is known as Skeletonwitch and their crew. Those are some of the classiest shirt designs we have seen. Kudos for the initiative.
What was Dale’s reaction when he saw them?
Scott: We waited until Enslaved soundchecked and then all took our hoodies off, revealing the #IceFail shirt when they were about to start a song. Ivar was wearing one as well. Ice Dale laughed quite a bit, and probably felt a little embarrassed. But let’s get real…… when you’re a Norwegian rock god, these mortal things barely phase you. The dude shreds! Props to Ice Dale, and all of Enslaved for being such good sports.
Ivar: He thought they were funny, but mostly he felt a bit embarrassed and I think the sentence “I’ll never drink again” might have made a round through his brain at that point.
Let this serve as a future warning for those who tour with Amon Amarth to beware of passing out on their bus.