Aussie Viking Metal Band Barbarion Want To Play Eurovision

Written by Tom Williams on 13th February, 2015

Aussie Viking Metal Band Barbarion Want To Play Eurovision

Barbariön, a Melbourne heavy metal band with Viking-inspired attire, have put up their collective hands to represent Australia at Eurovision 2015.

Following news earlier this week that Australia will send an act to perform in the grand final of Eurovision, the industry has been mulling over who it will send to compete in Austria. Thankfully, Barbariön believe they have the solution.

“This herculean responsibility must not be handed to the likes of Shannon Noll, Olivia Newton-John, Sia (whoever that is) or Ricki-Lee,” the band have written in an open letter (below) to Eurovision broadcaster SBS, which has been posted to Facebook.

“Their feeble frames will be crushed by the weight of the task. Prince Phillip and his knighthood will chortle and mock us from afar whilst our collective nation moans begrudgingly at another squandered opportunity.

“There is however another choice. A choice that will unite the nation, boost the economy and establish a tourism boom like never before! A choice that will once again inspire the terrific people of the South Pacific to hold their heads high and proud, in awe of what the little country down under can do when they put their minds to it.

“That choice is BARBARION. Cometh the hour, cometh the men.”

In other Eurovision news, Aussie seven-piece TISM also look like they have a slight-but-probably-nonexistent chance to represent the country at the event, after their frontman today said that he would perform, but for a price.

Barbariön, on the other hand, seem to be in it for the glory, and have extra time on their hands since the metal musical they were set to appear in — The Legend of Dio: A Metal Musical, inspired by the life of Ronnie James Dio — was shut down by Dio’s label earlier this month due to licensing issues.

Read Barbariön’s full letter, below.

Watch: Barbariön – My Rock

Barbariön – Letter to SBS Australia

Dear SBS Australia,

Congratulations on securing a spot for Australia in Eurovision 2015, this is the opportunity our country has been waiting for. The time has come to put all our recent morale crushing political shortcomings behind us and stand proud in the eyes of the world as a country that matters.

This herculean responsibility must not be handed to the likes of Shannon Noll, Olivia Newton-John, Sia (whoever that is) or Ricki-Lee. Their feeble frames will be crushed by the weight of the task. Prince Phillip and his knighthood will chortle and mock us from afar whilst our collective nation moans begrudgingly at another squandered opportunity.

There is however another choice. A choice that will unite the nation, boost the economy and establish a tourism boom like never before! A choice that will once again inspire the terrific people of the South Pacific to hold their heads high and proud, in awe of what the little country down under can do when they put their minds to it.

That choice is BARBARION.

Cometh the hour, cometh the men.

If you agree please like, share, and tag it with your mates. Together we can make Australia great again.


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