Creed Song Saves Norwegian Boy From Wolves

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Sometimes, you never know the power of loud rock until you need it the most.

A 13 year-old Norwegian boy found that out in the most surreal of circumstances earlier this week.

Spiegel International reports Walter Eikrem was listening to music on his mobile phone as he made his way home from school in the southern Norwegian town of Rakkestad on Monday.

Four wolves appeared on the path Eikram usually takes from the bus stop to his home.

"I was afraid they would attack me," Walter told the Norwegian tabloid VG. But he didn't let his fear show. Remembering his parents' advice, Walter pulled the earphones out of his mobile phone, turned the volume all the way up and blasted heavy metal music over its miniature speakers. At the same time, he yelled as loud as he could while flailing his arms about wildly to scare off the pack of wild animals.

"The worst thing you can do is run away because doing so just invites the wolves to chase you down," Walter told TV2. "But I was so afraid that I couldn't even run away if I'd wanted to."

The plan worked. Eikrem said he was able to drive away the wolves by playing the song "Overcome" by Creed.

"They didn't really get scared," Walter said. "They just turned around and simply trotted away."

Check out the full story at Spiegel International here.

Thanks for the report to Hennemusic.com.

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    halo43
    This is true. I've never met a wolf who liked Creed and never a Norwegian who didn't.
    rickyj
    "...and blasted heavy metal music" "..."Overcome" by Creed" mhmmm
    abacus!
    Goddamnit I thought people were finally done making fun of Creed and on to something else. Seriously, can't you just state why you think Creed is bad instead of insulting them? I could at least respect that, but you have to act like 14 year old underground elitists who care more about the quantity of band t-shirts they have than the quality of the music they "support". I don't even like Creed that much, but it sucks to see how many immature people there are on this site. Shit.
    Shayne777
    FamousA wrote: Okay, if we're gonna act like juveniles toward professional artists, I suppose I could chime in... The wolves probably heard how awesome Creed sounded and ran to go buy a CD... Ohhhhh, aren't I cool for making a stupid comment? Point is, if any of you knew the point... Creed saved a kids life, so you haters and your haterade are just gonna have to put that in your pipe and smoke it. They've sold over 35 million, they're a super cool bunch of guys and they actually consist of talented musicians, so I don't think 10, 12 kids on here and they're propaganda are gonna make a difference... So sorry. LONG LIVE CREED!!!!
    holy shit everyone Creed really does have fans this is like finding out ghosts are real and Tupac is alive
    HellsYeah
    Random88 wrote: Does nobody ese think that it was his shouting that helped, and that the Creed song coming out of the tiny headphone speakers did the dquare root of f*ck all?
    "Walter pulled the earphones out of his mobile phone, turned the volume all the way up and blasted heavy metal music over its miniature speakers"
    kings_of_leon
    rob904 wrote: if i were a wolf and some kid started playing creed and flailing his arms about and yelling I'd walk away to. kid probably looked retarded, what kind of self respecting wolf eats a retard?
    funniest comment yet
    Pagan_Poetry
    Creed: officially a band that chases off all species Jokes aside, whatever worked to save this dude's life. I would be scared shitless in that situation but it seems that he was rather bold.
    Y00p
    rickyj wrote: "...and blasted heavy metal music" "..."Overcome" by Creed" mhmmm
    My thoughts exactly.
    Cheesepuff
    TOMMYB22 wrote: The wolves probably wanted to maul him but heard that he was listening to Creed and thought "he's suffered enough"
    +infinity
    DarkValo666
    MCMXCII wrote: Cree's pretty good. That must have been a really ****in loud phone though
    Take into consideration that wolves and dogs hear extremely well.
    Confetti
    Horsedick.MPEG wrote: I love the idiots who are still on the anti-creed bandwagon. Creed is a great band. Tremonti is beast. I'm sure most of the people having Creed hate probably have one of their songs on their iPods. Most likely With Arms Wide Open, or Higher.
    Wow your statement got me totally convinced that Creed is a great band. Oh wait it didn't. Sorry *sad face*
    MrSmith78
    "flailing his arms about wildly to scare off the pack of wild animals" ha - With Arms Wide Open...
    sfaune92
    Feel damn lucky about living in a part of Norway when wolves aren't common at all. stfold, however, is an example of an area of the opposite sort. Kudos to that kid; I would have run away or something. Also, Creed's quite coold -- if you don't like them, that's fine, but don't bash 'em.
    giveitaname87
    giveitaname87 wrote: I doubt they would have attacked him at all. Wolves are quite human-shy, and attacks, especially unprovoked, are extremely rare.
    Forgot my final point: Creed didn't save his life.
    giveitaname87
    I doubt they would have attacked him at all. Wolves are quite human-shy, and attacks, especially unprovoked, are extremely rare.
    tonytoupee
    Creed didn't save a kid's life. A kid knowing what to do when you run into wolves saved his life.
    Mainer
    Creed rules, and as soon as I read the title "Overcome" popped into my head haha
    jmo74
    I don't know why nearly being mauled by wolves is a surreal circumstance.
    IggyMorrison
    rob904 wrote: kid probably looked retarded, what kind of self respecting wolf eats a retard?
    That is indeed the great question of our times.
    SomebodySomeone
    GnomeChompsky wrote: FamousA wrote: Okay, if we're gonna act like juveniles toward professional artists, I suppose I could chime in... The wolves probably heard how awesome Creed sounded and ran to go buy a CD... Ohhhhh, aren't I cool for making a stupid comment? Point is, if any of you knew the point... Creed saved a kids life, so you haters and your haterade are just gonna have to put that in your pipe and smoke it. They've sold over 35 million, they're a super cool bunch of guys and they actually consist of talented musicians, so I don't think 10, 12 kids on here and they're propaganda are gonna make a difference... So sorry. LONG LIVE CREED!!!! AHAHAHA
    to all you creed haters. creed is a great band, with the exception of the hypocritical alcoholic ***** singer, they are actually skilled musicians. just listen to alter bridge(creed without the crappy scott stapp).
    SomebodySomeone
    09phillt wrote: You could say... those wolves judge by creed and not colour. I'm sorry.
    *CUE The Who - we won't get fooled again* YEAHHHHH!!!! >_>!
    shredder3386
    Cheesepuff wrote: TOMMYB22 wrote: The wolves probably wanted to maul him but heard that he was listening to Creed and thought "he's suffered enough" +infinity
    LOL so true...+infinity x2
    GnomeChompsky
    FamousA wrote: Okay, if we're gonna act like juveniles toward professional artists, I suppose I could chime in... The wolves probably heard how awesome Creed sounded and ran to go buy a CD... Ohhhhh, aren't I cool for making a stupid comment? Point is, if any of you knew the point... Creed saved a kids life, so you haters and your haterade are just gonna have to put that in your pipe and smoke it. They've sold over 35 million, they're a super cool bunch of guys and they actually consist of talented musicians, so I don't think 10, 12 kids on here and they're propaganda are gonna make a difference... So sorry. LONG LIVE CREED!!!!
    AHAHAHA
    Mahabajaba
    I read this exact story on an international news page but it said it was Megadeth, not Creed =S
    mhb
    says he blasted heavy metal music. creed is not heavy metal. this news story is fail.
    ZWH
    Man, I'd like to hear "Run with the wolf" by Rainbow in that situation.
    Pree666
    Guitar-Jones wrote: Even the beasts of the earth respect the power of Tremonti
    Balls.
    Night_Lights
    Horsedick.MPEG wrote: I love the idiots who are still on the anti-creed bandwagon. Creed is a great band. Tremonti is beast. I'm sure most of the people having Creed hate probably have one of their songs on their iPods. Most likely With Arms Wide Open, or Higher.
    Good defence. When more and more people start calling your music shit just accuse them of being followers. Yup, that'll work.
    'Leviathan'
    Cheesepuff wrote:The wolves probably wanted to maul him but heard that he was listening to Creed and thought "he's suffered enough"
    :haha::haha:
    DemonToh
    ThePastRecedes wrote: When wolves hear Creed they turn 360 degrees and walk away.
    Turning 360 degrees is equivalent to not turning at all. -.-