Thrash lords, Barn Burner, released a new video over the weekend. It’s for their song, Scum of the Earth, which appears on their latest Metal Blade release, Bangers II: Scum of the Earth”.
You can check it out here and oh, it’s NSFW.
Following the release of the video, some fans decided to get upset and sling some protest the band’s way and in response, they released the following statement:
“Dear Friends and Fans of Barn Burner,
I am writing in regards to the backlash to our video for “Scum of the Earth”. There are some people whom I love and respect that we have offended with the content of the video. I want to make it very clear that we had no intention whatsoever of offending anyone in any way, shape or form.
We in Barn Burner have always been sensitive to the many issues that surround us in this world and if anyone has ever taken the time to read my lyrics they will understand the effort in confronting these issues. Our and the directors intention was to convey the band in a ridiculous and cartoon way. This video’s purpose was to be fun and over the top, embellished, exaggerated, and literally taking the piss out of previous videos that might have used women in an objectifying manner. We have always used humor in a way to bring people together so the idea that we have alienated friends and fans of this band is very upsetting to us.
If those of you did not see the humor in this and are offended I am deeply sorry. If anyone wants to discuss this with myself or anyone else in the band please feel free to contact us.
Thank you and party on.
-Kevin and Barn Burner“
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