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Meshuggah, Hypocrisy Members To Record Anti-Bullying Song With Other Swedish Musicians

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Several members of notable Swedish metal bands including Meshuggah, Hypocrisy, Soilwork, Nightwish and Evergrey have come together to record an anti-bullying song as a way of raising awareness and taking action on the topic of bullying and harrassment in schools. The new band, a one-off project, is called Sweden United whose new single, "Open Your Eyes", will be made available on October 11th, 2010 through Supernova Records. The single was mixed by acclaimed producer Jens Bogren.

Musicians set to appear on "Open Your Eyes" include:
Jens Kidman (MESHUGGAH)
Jimmie Strimmel (DEAD BY APRIL)
Anette Olzon (NIGHTWISH)
Björn "Speed" Strid (SOILWORK)
Henrik Englund (SCARPOINT)
Zak Tell (CLAWFINGER)
Martin Westerstrand (LILLASYSTER)
Tom S. Englund (EVERGREY)
Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN)

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1. Popctrl writes:

lolwut.

# Sep 10, 2010 @ 11:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Hollow writes:

This is a great idea. Anti-bullying musical projects are always successful and it's awesome to see Metal getting involved.

Hate bullies.

# Sep 11, 2010 @ 3:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. brandedcfh420 writes:

bullies - people who pick on the weak

weak - people who are to afraid to stand up for themselves

conclusion - f*** the weak!

# Sep 11, 2010 @ 8:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. grim_frost writes:

Anti-Bullying?!
I hope it becomes successful

# Sep 11, 2010 @ 8:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. b.bristowe writes:

Without bullies you would have a higher post-high school sissy rate.

# Sep 11, 2010 @ 9:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. metalrox555 writes:

God your such a f***ing idiot Branded *Facepalm*

As someone who admittingly wasn't the most popular kid in school (Shocking, I know) I think this is great!

# Sep 11, 2010 @ 10:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. deadstorm writes:

Anti-bullying? But isn't a mosh pit considered bullying considering the fact that you push people around for no reason? lol

# Sep 11, 2010 @ 10:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. brandedcfh420 writes:

yo rox, i was bullied for years and years, and then stood up and fought back. ok, i was a weak sissy kid growing up, and i suffered for it. i dont have pity for those who choose to remain quiet and let themselves be bullied. its better to fight back and take a beatdown than to let it persist for years (as i learned when i fought back back), as some kids finally wig out and mow down kids at school! schools purposely let the bullies bully others around, and make the defender pay by suspension, or expelled, etc.

STAND UP AND FIGHT BACK AGAINST BULLIES!! DONT BE PUSHED AROUND BY COWARDS (since most bullies are)!!

# Sep 11, 2010 @ 11:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. wilco writes:

only the strong will survive
and put your fist in their face if you got problems at school they will never mess with you again
(sometimes)

# Sep 11, 2010 @ 1:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Dasher10 writes:

Jens Kidman meets Peter Tagtgren? f*** yeah!

# Sep 11, 2010 @ 1:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Jenny writes:

Excellent.

brandedcfh420: In the years you didn't didn't fight back, another kid who must've been experiencing the same thing as you (or a worse degree of bullying) could have lost his life, aside from being seriously physically or psychologically damaged. Not everyone can stand up for themselves, let alone stand up for themselves IN TIME. Good thing you did.

Bullies
-Often times mess with people who are purposely physically weaker/smaller than them.
-Threaten to hurt you, and even kill you if you stand up, or even tell.
-In some situations many people are bulling one person and it's just not a fair fight.

All and all, bullying situations are different for everyone; but all of them should be delt with seriously, as little things grow into big things when they are not stopped. Blows my mind schools sometimes let stuff like this slide.

# Sep 11, 2010 @ 4:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. b.bristowe writes:

This is all good and well, Jenny and Branded both make good points. But I still don't understand how throwing money at the issue, or "raising awareness" is going to help. Better counseling?

Maybe this is part of community service? i did it fur the lulz

# Sep 11, 2010 @ 4:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Jenny writes:

b.bristowe: I wish there was a better answer to your question, but I think all it does is have people exposed to the topic; gets them thinking.

It's all just mind work, that's it:
-Lets bullies know what they are doing causes serious damage (perhaps in hope some will stop bullying)
-Lets the kids being hurt know they're existence is known and to convince them to report when they are being harassed no matter what
-Lets the general public put their mind into helping the people that are being bullied

Raising awareness leaves it up to the people to make a change in their minds to take action and make a change. Unfortunately, I don't think this is enough, as most people do not take action...but campaigning just provides the hope that some people will.

# Sep 11, 2010 @ 6:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. wilco writes:

aah most the time the onse who get problems at school are the nerds anyway

when i went to school nwe never had this problems we took care of it on the school yard
a eye for an eye

# Sep 12, 2010 @ 5:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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