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Heavy Metal Band Launched To Support ESPN's 2010 World Cup Efforts

Photo of The Group Of Death

Band Photo: The Group Of Death (?)

In an effort to capitalize on the excitement of the upcoming World Cup tournament, Wieden+Kennedy New York created the world's only soccer-inspired heavy metal band, The Group of Death. "The group of death" is the nickname for the toughest opening-round group selected during the draw. To commemorate the World Cup draw, the group played a live concert on the evening of December 4th for New York City's most passionate soccer fans at the legendary NY soccer pub Nevada Smith's.

You can check out the band's MySpace page here, their Facebook page here, and a short documentary below.

Source: Shoot Online

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1. Jaowel writes:

garbage

# Jan 10, 2010 @ 12:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. RTB writes:

Ya the band is a little meh, but im a futbol fan...england and the US...WCup, and english priemere league, best futbol in the world by far....from a gambling standpoint though, i d put my money on portugal, for the passion, england and usa....this band tried though, i admire the effort

# Jan 10, 2010 @ 5:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Necrovomit writes:

as an american i can safely say: f*** soccer

# Jan 10, 2010 @ 9:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Jenny writes:

Eehh, no.

Only form of appropriate Futbol Music: *Stomps, claps, fist-pumps and sings*

# Jan 10, 2010 @ 10:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. pinto_beans writes:

Necro: Amen to that!

# Jan 10, 2010 @ 10:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. RTB writes:

You guys are brutal

# Jan 10, 2010 @ 11:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. psythe writes:

I laughed at the idea, then realised post 4 was irrefutable truth.

Oh, and Necrovomit, as an Australian I can safely say: f*** baseball. Oh, and your version of football? What's with all the pads, man? Seriously??

# Jan 11, 2010 @ 4:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Diamond Oz writes:

Nice to see the people in the vid calling it football. Take that hand egg fans!

I agree with Jenny though. When it comes to football, Oi! music is the best soundtrack. Bands like c***ney Rejects and The Business. I wonder what the World Cup song will be like this year. Hopefully not that indie crap we had last time.

# Jan 11, 2010 @ 5:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Necrovomit writes:

ok, i dont even like baseball. and as for the pads. i dont know exactly, i tend not to ask questions about that kind of stuff, why is the moon round? u know why? cuz nobody cares...... but i still like football.

# Jan 11, 2010 @ 11:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. charest writes:

i'm not a soccer or "futbol" fan, but a band playing some music for fans of the sport is all right with me

# Jan 11, 2010 @ 11:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. shai writes:

they are dorks

# Jan 14, 2010 @ 10:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. KanadianKoRn writes:

poop!

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