He calls himself Nordic Thunder, and he shreds air guitar with the epic power of Thor.
Rocking a tasseled tunic that revealed more Viking spirit than we needed to see, Justin "Nordic Thunder" Howard wowed judges and the world with an inspired routine on Friday to triumph at the Air Guitar World Championships in Oulu, Finland.
Here's how he noted the achievement on his Facebook page, clearly fancying himself a hero to the air guitar masses:
Today I became YOUR 2012 Air Guitar World Champion. I must now nurse my wounds and try to get some sleep. Congrats to all of the champions of AIR from all over the world! You each have done your country proud, and I hope now to do each of you proud as OUR world champion.