Esquire has a new piece on the Navy SEAL who shot and killed Osama bin Laden (for reasons that should seem obvious, they can’t reveal his actual identity). There’s obviously a lot of interesting stuff in the article… but here’s the part that’s relevant to metal fans:
It is important to him to stress that no women or children were killed in that raid. He also insists that when it came to interrogation, repetitive questioning and leveraging fear was as aggressive as he’d go. “When we first started the war in Iraq, we were using Metallica music to soften people up before we interrogated them,” the Shooter says. “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.
“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.”
So I guess you don’t need to have good taste in music to be patriotic!
Read the rest of the story here.