Heavy steel tends to obsess over demise and destruction. However because of Savage Lands, the style’s heaviest hitters are banging their heads collectively to guard the Costa Rican rain forest.
Only a few months in the past, 60,000 sq. toes of rainforest alongside the Costa Rican shoreline was going to get chopped down. Fortuitously, the indignant metalheads behind Savage Lands had different concepts.
Utilizing royalties from their first-ever single, Dirk Verbeuren (Megadeth) and musician-turned-activist Sylvain Demercastel bought an ecological easement that covers greater than 90% of that endangered space. Whereas Savage Lands does not personal the property, not a single tree might be reduce down because of their buy.
Savage Lands is a 501 (c)3 non-profit that is co-operated by Dirk and Sylvain. Utilizing donations, fundraising efforts, and their very own music royalties, they companion with different non-profits, scientists, engineers, and metalheads to construct nature sanctuaries, set up inexperienced zones, and different land preservation initiatives.
“Listening to the chainsaw every day, due to a latest actual property fever destroying Costa Rica’s ecosystem, we thought it was time to start out a brand new kind of motion”, says Sylvain. “We’re reaching out to this nice lively neighborhood of metalheads.”
“If you wish to make a distinction, take motion!” stated Verbeuren. “Our biggest hope with Savage Lands is that it’ll encourage you to affix us, and in case you can, to start out your personal initiative to assist protect animals, forests, and our planet.”
Loads of huge names have signed on to affix the military of bushes that Savage Lands is rising throughout Costa Rica. Together with Obituary and Sepultura, members of Heilung, Gojira, Testament, and Lord of the Misplaced have all pledged their help. In case you missed it, check out their first single that includes Andreas Kisser and John Tardy, and donate to Savage Lands here.
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