The Monolith Deathcult Take the Anti-Nile/KEN Mode Stance on Cell Phones at Shows
If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. That’s the motto The Monolith Deathcult have adopted with regards to fans using their cell phones at shows.
Look, I totally get it: using your cell phone at a show right in front of a band that’s giving it their all for you is incredibly rude, just the same as downloading pirated music is stealing. I absolutely do not fault Nile or KEN Mode for being angry about it, and I’d be pretty pissed too if it were me up there on stage and some jackoff is too busy texting to watch the show he paid good money for. But fighting back seems like a losing battle, so may as well figure out a way to make lemonade out of lemons.
And so, The Monolith Deathcult’s Spotify to music piracy is a new policy encouraging fans to film the show with their phones so the band can then crowd-source that footage to make their own videos out of it. Smart! Here’s a post from TMD’s Facebook, via Heavy Blog:
Lately it has come to our attention that during shows, people are busier filming with their smartphones than actually watching the show. This is why we have hatched a cunning plan to exploit you all. Everyone visiting one of our UK shows in two weeks are asked to film 1 or 2 songs using your smartphone/camera. We’ll put together an upload location so we can edit it together in one massive crowd-filmed tour video.
What’s in it for you? Well, your name will be credited in the film and of course during the tour we’ll be more than happy to give some lectures about water management and how to heighten dikes.
Our set list and where we want you to film which song:
1. Todesnacht von Stammheim (Brighton, Dundee)
2. I Spew Thee Out Of My Mouth (Birmingham, London)
3. S.A.D.M. (Liverpool, Norwich)
4. Kindertodeslied (Brighton, Dundee)
5. Den Ensomme Nordens Dronning (Birmingham, London)
6. Qasr-Al Nihaya (Liverpool, Norwich)
7. Wrath of The Ba’ath (Brighton, Dundee)
8. H.W.A (Birmingham, London)
9. Gods Amongst Insects (Encore – All)
That bit about dikes is because The Monolith Deathcult are from the Netherlands, in case you didn’t know; as we already know, they’re funny guys!
Not familiar with The Monolith Deathcult at all? MS writer Dave Mustein chose their 2013 album Tetragrammation as his choice for the Album That Will Fuck Your Face Off last year, then a few months later we exclusively streamed the whole thing — and it’s still posted for your listening pleasure. Fans of high-speed, high-octane death metal like Fleshgod Apocalypse, The Modern Age Slavery and The Black Dahlia Murder really oughtta dig it.