I was mesmerized by this picture
of Bjorn Dixgard of Mando Diao. He looks like a Nordic god here, so powerful and dangerous and sort of, I don't know, primal?
So yeah, I had to do some sort of tribute to it. I was also inspired by the artwork of Thor: God of Thunder, and my fav song by the Russian folk band Melnitsa (The Mill), "To the North"