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Toschie from Audrey Horne talks Bergen and Michael Jackson

We talk to Audrey Horne's frontman about The King Of Pop, Twin Peaks and more

On last week's Metal Hammer Radio Show we were joined by the frontman from acclaimed Norwegian hard rockers Audrey Horne. Toschie stopped by to talk about his local music scene, the King Of Pop, Twin Peaks and more. But if you missed it, you can check it out now!

Your album Pure Heavy is exactly what it says on the tin, as they say. Correct me if I’m wrong, it’s a bit of ’70s stadium rock. Is that right?

"Yeah it is. We’re a band that plays the music that we love playing and it’s very much influenced and based on a lot of the music that we grew up listening to, and that was basically stadium rock, most of it."

So, what and who did you grow up listening to then? Who did you aspire to be when you first wanted to take the stage? 

"The first thing was Kiss. Kiss was like the door opener for me. Not just the music, it was the whole thing, the whole larger than life thing. I basically saw that and was like, ‘Wow,’ they were out of this world. Then later on it was Van Halen, Mötley Crüe, I don’t remember, but my mum told me, at one point I came into the kitchen and showed her the Shout At The Devil artwork and said, ‘Mum, this is what I’m going to be when I grow up,’ and she looked at it and she was like, ‘Wearing high heels and women’s clothes and make up, right, I don’t think that’s a job.'"

It can be.

"It can be, of course, it can be actually the world’s oldest trade I’ve heard, but the point is, this sort of music is what we grew up listening to and that’s what inspired us. It was Van Halen, Mötley Crüe, and then of course older stuff like Zeppelin, Deep Purple, which I found later on."

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