As part of our ongoing project to catalog the 2012 presidential election from a metal point of view, we've been soliciting presidential endorsements from noteworthy American metal musicians. Today: UZALA.

Portland-based doom masters UZALA, through vocalist Chad Remains, refused to make a presidential endorsement — and chose instead to suppor the crowning of a strong and mighty king. If this doesn't shake up the race, I don't know what will:

UZALA wholeheartedly endorses Arnold Schwarzenegger as CONAN THE BARBARIAN for USURPER and KING. Vote now or be crucified upon the Tree of Woe.

Click here for our running list of 2012 Metal Endorsements

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