Swedish Black Metal Guitarist Who Was Fired From Teaching Job Interviewed On TV

The Swedish black metal guitarist who was fired from his job as a teacher before ever setting foot in a classroom was interviewed by Sweden's TV4 channel for a two-and-half-minute report which can be viewed below. (Note: The report and the interview are in Swedish.)

David Landes of The Local reported earlier in the week that Emil Koverot, 30, who goes by the stage name Yxmarder as a member of the black metal band BLODSRIT (Blood Rite) (MySpace page), has lodged a discrimination complaint with Sweden's Ombudsman of Justice (JO).

In early June, Koverot, was offered and accepted a position as an aesthetics instructor at the Hammargymnasiet high school in Vstervik.

Koverot's reputation as a hard rock guitarist was well known in the community in southern Sweden.

His band even came up during his employment interview with the school's principal Sven Torstensson.

"He thought my participation in the band was a good thing," Koverot explained to The Local.

"There are several students at the school who are into hard rock and he thought that I'd be able to relate to them better."

Koverot had just received his teaching degree and was looking forward to the start of classes in August.

He had even turned down other offers after being offered the job at Hammargymnasiet.

But within a week, Torstenssonhad changed his tune about the appropriateness of Koverot's membership in BLODSRIT.

Read the entire article from The Local.

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