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Byron Bay metalcore outfit In Hearts Wake have dropped new single Worldwide Suicide, their first new music in three years, as well as their most direct call for eco-consciousness and action to date.
The accompanying video clip, which you can watch below, is in the band's own words "not for the faint of heart", and opens with a content warnings for possible seizure triggers and depictions of "ecocide and suicide".
But for every thousand views it gets, the band will replant a tree in an effort to repair some of the damage down during the bushfire crisis.
"This clip is not for the faint of heart, but it is also not our intent for it to be perceived as a message of doomsday. Instead, it is a recognition of what we now face & must overcome, both as individuals & as a collective.
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"For every 1,000 views of our video, In Hearts Wake will plant 1 native tree to support the Earth w/ Earthwalker Tribe.
"This will take place next Spring on the East Coast of Australia. Restoring this ecosystem will help sequester carbon, produce oxygen, & provide habitat for wildlife."
Read the band's full statement below.
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