The metal/hardcore/post-hardcore Australia band In Hearts Wake just released their music video for their single "Worldwide Suicide". This song's inspiration has to do with the bushfires that ravaged and destroyed most of Australia's ecosystem and animal habitats from 2019-2020.
"During our time recording, the bushfires broke out back home in Australia. We felt helpless as we watched the crisis unfold from abroad. Lives were lost & over 1 billion animals died. Feelings of frustration & sadness. All we could do was pour ourselves into music.
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.
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.
Humanity is totally dependent on the Earth & its inter-dependent ecosystems for survival. So to harm any part of it, is to harm ourselves. These are challenging times, but together we can rise above by taking action. Create & share awareness: Ecocide is Suicide."
"For every 1K views of this video, In Hearts Wake will plant 1 native tree to support the Earth. This will take place next Spring in Australia. We are totally dependent on the Earth & its inter-dependent ecosystems for our survival. To harm any part of it, is to harm ourselves. #ecocideissuicide. Create and share awareness."
ecocide[ ee-koh-sahyd ] noun harmful human activity that violates the principles of environmental integrity and balance. This includes damaging or destroying ecosystems, and harming the health and well-being of a species. It has not yet been accepted as an international crime by the United Nations.
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