If You Can’t Use Metallica Music To Torture Prisoners; Try Demon Hunter
Who would have thought that a band that has a album called "Kill 'em All" would have a problem with the CIA and the military using Metallica music to psychologically interrogate prisoners of war.
According to the Seal identified as "The Shooter" who took out Osama bin Laden, seems Metallica did have a problem with the Navy Seals using their tunes to soften people up before interrogating them.
The still unidentified Navy Seal who put three holes in bin Laden recently told Esquire magazine "When we first started the war in Iraq, we were using Metallica music to soften people up before we interrogated them," the Navy SEAL said. "Metallica got wind of this and they said, 'Hey, please don't use our music because we don't want to promote violence.' I thought, Dude, you have an album called 'Kill 'em All'.
The Navy Seal added "But we stopped using their music, and then a band called Demon Hunter got in touch and said, 'We're all about promoting what you do.' They sent us CDs and patches. I wore my Demon Hunter patch on every mission. I wore it when I blasted bin Laden."
Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich told MSNBC's Rachel Maddow of the Rachel Maddow Show (one of my favorite shows by the way) "There is a lot of Metallica music that's helping a lot of scared 18-, 19- and 20-year-old kids out there who are out on the front lines and who are doing a hell of a job on behalf of you and me and the rest of us," he said. "But obviously when you hear stories like the one you're telling, it all seems so bizarre and so strange that Metallica music, which generally sort of facilitates bringing people together, is used in these bizarre circumstances. It's certainly not something that we in any way advocate or condone."
Personally, I don't care what music our troops have to use to get the job done; just get it done.
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