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The recent speech-slash-rant delivered by Swedish teenage puppet Greta Thunberg to the United Nations Climate Change summit made headlines all over the world, then it became a death metal mash-up, and now it has been turned into a full-blown death metal single. The story is that unknown guy on YouTube mashed up the speech with some death metal music and the video received more than four million views, and now with some notoriety, the same previously unknown guy on YouTube, who it turns out is a drummer for some unknown thrash metal band, has released a death metal single of the speech entitled How Dare You (no question mark, I think it’s a statement?) and all profits from the sale of the single will go to Greenpeace.
It’s not often I think a death metal song, or any metal song, is unneeded or unwanted or unnecessary but this new single totally is all of those because real bands like Gojira, for example, have been pushing the same environmental message for their careers. And while donating to a great cause such as Greenpeace is noble, there must be other ways to do this without an unknown YouTuber looking to leverage a speech by a political child puppet for their own profile building and subsequent notoriety that comes with that. Cynical, yes, but that’s how it works these days. Not sure how much money has been donated to environmental causes following Greta’s speech, and will be interesting how much money Greenpeace will receive from the sales of the single. However, in a practical sense, ranting and making songs is nowhere near as powerful as planting trees, recycling properly, investing in renewable energy for your home, composting at home and consuming less to minimise waste.
In other news
Alcest will release their new album Spiritual Instinct on Friday October 25.
Mayhem will release their new album Daemon on Friday October 25.
Cradle Of Filth will release their remastered Cruelty And the Beast album on Friday November 1.
Bart Krysiuk’s Batushka will play the Croxton Bandroom on Saturday November 2.
Metal in the Mountains 2019 featuring Dr Colossus, Blunt Shovel and more will be held at the Beechworth Memorial Hall in Beechworth on Saturday November 30.
Wolves In The Throne Room will play the Corner on Saturday November 30.
Good Things festival featuring Trivium, Karnivool, Parkway Drive, Enter Shikari, Thy Art Is Murder any many more will be held at Flemington Racecourse on Friday December 6.
Opeth will play the Palais Theatre on Friday December 13.
Geoff Tate and his band will play Operation Mindcrime in its entirety, plus more, at Melbourne’s Croxton Bandroom on Saturday February 1.
Okilly Dokilly and Dr Colossus will be at the Corner Hotel on Saturday February 15.
Blacken Open Air festival will be held over Easter weekend, 2020. Easter Sunday will be April 12. Handy to know if you’re looking for cheap flights to NT well in advance.
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Written by Paul Taylor
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