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US band Eagles of Death Metal launches beer to help Paris terror attack victims

Many people think death metal is music which is too dark or harsh. But what American rock band Eagles of Death Metals has done proves those people wrong.

File photo of an Eagles of Death Metal concert. AP

File photo of an Eagles of Death Metal concert. AP

In an effort to help the victims of the November 2015 Paris attacks, the band has teamed up with a Canadian brewery to craft an India Pale Ale (IPA) beer. The interesting thing about this beer is that a dollar from each bottle will go into the band's charity towards those who were killed in the Le Bataclan theatre. Interestingly, the band was performing at the time of the attack.

National Post reported that the beer is named after the bans's frontman Jesse Hughes, whose nickname is Boots Electric. The beer, produced by Toronto based brewery Manantler, was launched during the band's performance in Hamilton on 6 May.

The charity proceeds from the sales will be channeled through the band's co-founder Josh Homme's Sweet Stuff Foundation.

“I think they liked the idea and they liked that we came up with it based on being musicians ourselves and being moved by the events that happened there and also just ultimately being really big fans of Eagles of Death Metal. They didn’t have too many reservations. They just had faith that we were outgoing dudes enough to email them audaciously and do it,” James Gorry, co-owner of the brewery was quoted by The Toronto Star as saying.

Eagles of Death Metal was formed in 1998 in California. It quickly embraced Salman Rushdie’s motto on the response to terrorism: “Don’t be terrorized," added National Post.

Updated Date: May 11, 2016 15:43 PM

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