A death metal interpretation of Greta Thunberg's fiery speech at the UN Climate Summit in New York is being released as a single with all profits going to Greenpeace.
Just over a week ago on Monday 23rd September, 16-year-old Swedish environmental activist Thunberg gave a stinging speech at the United Nations summit where she scolded world leaders for their “betrayal” of young people through their alleged failure to tackle climate change.
She told them: “How dare you? You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words.”
Soon afterwards, Death Metal internet phenomenon G.T - aka John Mollusk, the drummer of New York thrash metal band Suaka – converted the speech into a death metal song.
As well as sampling a line of Thunberg’s speech, the death metal interpretation sees Mollusk growl along to her speech. The YouTube video duly went viral and it has been viewed over 4million times.
Thunberg herself even shared the viral clip on Twitter over the weekend, joking: “I have moved on from this climate thing... From now on I will be doing death metal only!!”
I have moved on from this climate thing... From now on I will be doing death metal only!! https://t.co/mYqXxFuE77— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) September 28, 2019
It’s now been announced today (1st October) that G.T's ‘How Dare You’ is bring released as a single in collaboration with the independent hard rock label Despotz Records from Thunberg’s native Sweden. All the record label’s profits from the single will go directly to Greenpeace.
Behold the eye-catching artwork:
Despotz Records have also launched a campaign under the hashtag #GREENMETAL and they’re hoping that ‘How Dare You’ will enter the Billboard Top 10 and charts around the world.
Despotz Records said in a statement: “Greta says it better than neither we on this label nor 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. We stand united with her in her quest and are grateful for a chance to contribute in any way!
"To be fair, Greta embodies rock music in its full meaning. She is uncompromising, tough as hell and doesn't give a s*** 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."