After making its debut early this week with episode one, Metal Vs. Racism, an online collective of metal musicians has shared their second episode. This episode features Alex Skolnik of Testament, Joel Grind of Toxic Holocaust, Leon De Muerte of Terrorizer, Mike IX of EyeHateGod, Chiyo of Noothgrush, Scotty Peterson of Cryptic Slaughter, Greg Wilkerson of Brainoil/Deathgrave, Rev. Ben Falgoust of Goatwhore and more! Episode 1 featured members of High On Fire, Sepultura, Gatecreeper, Exhumed, Necrot, Blood Incantation, and others. They have come together in a new video denouncing white supremacy, police brutality, and racism. Organized by Necrot frontman Luca Indrio and Gatecreeper guitarist Eric Wagner and the clips willl feature people in the metal world uniting against bigotry — in the metal community and the world at large.
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Indiro told the website: The Pit, “I just woke up one day and instead of feeling powerless I decided that a little difference can still be made. We are all part of micro realities, and the metal scene is one of them. None of us can change the world, but we can help inspire change inside of our social circle. I decided to create an email and started writing to band members that I know from past tours and shows asking em to send 5-second videos saying ‘Fuck racism’ and to get more people involved. Eric was the one that helped me the most. He understood immediately what was needed to be done and helped me a lot getting people to send videos. Everybody helped by sending a video or spreading the word it’s still happening and it’s still growing. I started it but it’s really everybody’s project we are all participating and my friend Mark at Tankcrimes compound is helping with the video edits. Sometimes metal fans don’t understand that the metal musicians live on the road most of the year and travel all over the world, sharing experiences with people of all races and nationalities. It’s time for metal fans to understand that we are disgusted by racism and hopefully that can inspire someone to change his/her views.”