Norrin Radd got his name from the young astronomer of the planet Zenn-La who became the silver surfer.
In his myspace: "I'm not a band, I'm just a dude. A dude who really enjoys the music made on the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). I listen to a lot of old NES music. I often wonder if the composers of the 8-bit Nintendo heard music in real life and wondered, "What that would sound like on the NES?" Surely when they were creating the music for Contra they had head banging in mind. Or the Music for Castlevania games, neo classical shred.