Behemoth and Goatwhore Members Appear in CNN Segment on Donald Trump’s Feud with Senator Bob Corker?
If you’ve been following the news over the past several days you’ve likely caught wind of Donald Trump’s feud with Tennessee Republican senator Bob Corker, a former ally of the president who has recently turned against him. Emboldened by the fact that he isn’t seeking reelection and thus doesn’t have to pander and play politics, Corker’s had some startlingly forthright words about Trump, whose White House, he said, “has become an adult day care.” It’s pretty awesome to watch: a solid chunk of the Republican leadership must feel the exact same way as Corker, but they’re just too afraid to say anything for fear of harming their chances of passing legislation and damaging their careers.
MetalSucks reader Mike C. was watching a CNN video clip on the showdown between Trump and Corker when he spotted what he believed to be two highly unusual people for a clip of this nature: Behemoth bassist Orion and Goatwhore vocalist Ben Falgoust. The duo appears in a stock photo taken in front of The New York Times building, inserted into the video piece before a quote from our paper of record.
Are the two men shown indeed Orion and Falgoust? Behemoth and Goatwhore last toured the U.S. together on the Metal Alliance run in 2014 — the NYC date was April 19th — so it’s certainly within the realm of possibility. It’s difficult to know for sure — the two men appear a bit blurry in the photograph — but comparing the video screen shot to photos from Google Images certainly points in that direction. Their hair patterns are the biggest giveaway: Orion’s unmistakable man bun and close side-shave, and Falgoust’s mustache-less chinstrap beard. There’s a third man on the right of the frame whose identity we can’t place, but his generally metal-looking appearance certainly helps move our theory along!
In conclusion, I just spent way too much time analyzing a stupid stock photo used in a stupid news report about our stupid president. But hey, maybe Orion and Falgoust can get some royalties out of having their likenesses used… who knows? And at the very least they unwittingly contributed to a news report that points the idiocy of our Supreme Idiot in Chief.
Check out the photo evidence below and see what you think: