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Death metal Greta Thunberg gets official release to raise money for Greenpeace

By | Published on Wednesday 2 October 2019

Great Thunberg

Sweden’s Despotz Records has signed and released the death metal version of Greta Thunberg’s UN speech, which went viral last week. Retitled ‘How Dare You’, the label will donate all of its profits from the release to Greenpeace.

“Greta says it better than … we on this label [or] any other adult so far has been able to say it, so one of the best things we can do is to use our platform for spreading her own words”, says the label. “We stand united with her in her quest and are grateful for a chance to contribute in any way”.

On transforming Thunberg’s words into a metal track, the label continues: “Greta embodies rock music in its full meaning. “She is uncompromising, tough as hell and doesn’t give a shit about what people think of her. She is not afraid to tell you about the scariest things imaginable without beautifying it a bit, and that is what metal is about”.

The track was created by Suaka drummer John Mollusk, who told Rolling Stone last week: “When I saw her speech, I was very impressed by her passion and outrage. The words she chose just evoked the darkness of the metal music I love”.

Buy the track on Bandcamp here, or find it via your download or streaming platform of choice.