Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Government Uses Metal Music As Torture

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The U.S. government often opposes metal music, yet they also use it as a secret weapon.

So says Eric Danville, author of The Official Heavy Metal Book Of Lists (Backbeat), out this October.

Though committees like Tipper Gore’s Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC) have tried to censor risque metal music, Danville says the government itself uses metal for “nastier purposes” than it was intended for.

He recently found a list of eight heavy metal songs the government has used to torture prisoners at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay, including “Enter Sandman” by Metallica and “Shoot To Thrill” by AC/DC.

Danville finds the government’s use of the genre “ironic,” given how badly they’ve bashed it in the past.

He says if politicians took the time to really hear metal they’d realize it’s harmless, since, in his words, “Ozzy Osbourne writes songs about love and sht. You just have to listen.”

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