Posted by jakemanson
Okay, this one really doesn’t require a whole lot of explanation. They’re a metal tribute band to Arnold Schwarzenegger. Any questions? Didn’t think so.
Mostly it’s a bunch of guys you probably never heard of, although they do lay claim to featuring Korn’s Shane “I replaced Head when he found Jesus” Gibson on guitar. Song titles include “Commando,” “End of Days” and my personal favorite, “Conan.” If they haven’t played this on The Tonight Show yet, then I’m sorry—O’Brien deserves to lose his job back to Leno.
Update: Thanks to our ever-vigilant readers, it has been brought to our attention that Schwarzenator are one of at least three Schwarzenegger-themed metal bands in existence. The others, if you’re curious, are ArnoCorps and Austrian Death Machine. We could spend all day debating which one is the best, which one merits a place on the Weird List, etc., etc., blah blah blah. We could even spend all day debating who came up with the idea first: Austrian Death Machine has been around since about 2006, Schwarzenator claim to have been at it since “the early 2000s,” ArnoCorps has been active since at least 2000—again, blah blah blah, what-fucking-ever. At the end of the day, here’s the thing: Only one band has a video of themselves rockin’ out in matching Conan O’Brien masks, and it’s these guys. As far as we’re concerned, that’s game, set and match.