Brand new Danish death metal band Blood Eagle have released their first batch of music online for absolutely free.
The five-piece, made up of current members from Mnemic, Illdisposed and Raunchy and ex-members of Volbeat and Hatesphere have crafted three songs of fierce death metal featuring the intense, grinding title track, the slower ‘Serpent Thoughts’ and ‘Death Sub Zero’ (which has its own video). Entitled Kill Your Tyrants, the EP features global leaders such as David Cameron, Kim Jong-un and Vladimir Putin on the cover (as well as the Danish Prime Minister with the most metal name of all of them, Helle Thorning-Schmidt).
Speaking about releasing the music for nothing the band said: “We firmly believe in music being as free as possible, unlocked, shared and spread.
“We believe that in order for artists to survive and create, their audiences need to step up and directly support them. (It) Doesn’t matter if you’re rich or broke – take it! The only way to pay us back is by Tweeting for us, put it in a status update on Facebook, Instagramming it and once you have it SHARE SHARE SHARE! COPY COPY COPY! SPREAD THE BLOOD EAGLE!!!”
Seeing as they won’t be making any money from this it can be assumed (and hoped) that a full-length is round the corner and that they’ll be on the live circuit sometime soon. For those wondering what Blood Eagle means, it was an old Nordic torture method that involved cutting the ribs of a victim by the spine, breaking them so they resembled blood-stained wings, and pulling the lungs out through the wounds in the victim’s back. Rather fitting but a lot messier than listening to Kill Your Tyrants.