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Death Metal Band Rips A Sick Performance At An Elementary School

A little bit of learning, recess, and death growls that’ll rattle your soul.

If you think about it… death metal is rather informative and educational. It’s got enough energy to raise the dead feelings anyone’s got buried deep inside, and at the same time it’s getting anyone with a pulse pumped in some way or another.

Recently, a Canadian death metal band released a video of them premiering their new album to an elementary school full of children — they were pumped, indeed.

The band that melted the faces of young children is Obvurt, whose members’ other past and current projects include Black Crown Initiate, Cattle Decapitation, Gorod, and Cryptopsy. The slayed the audience while performing their new EP, The Beginning, on the playground of École primaire Saint-Albert-Le-Grand.

“The physical education teacher and school principal introduced me to this idea,” said guitarist Philippe Drouin, who is also a music teacher. “He was thinking about a party to celebrate the end of the school year by doing a show in the school backyard where [I teach music]. He knew about the release of [Obvurt album] The Beginning on March 31st and thought about the idea to bring The Beginning to life in the school backyard.”

According to Metal Injection, Drouin was in a car accident in 2016 that left him unable to play with his right hand and forced him to learn to play with his left hand.

“I wasn’t sure at first, it was strange to me,” Drouin said of the schoolyard show. “But all the kids knew about the fact that I switched to left handed and released something before the pandemic started. That show became a big surprise when the kids recognized the musicians and the Obvurt logo on the amp. The kids really enjoyed the performance, which was very inspiring to us and we were pleased to release this unique performance video.”

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Matt Sterner

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