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Demon Hunter Comments On Seal Member Wearing Band Patch During Bin Laden Raid

Demon Hunter has issued a statement about a recent Esquire article dealing with the member of the Seal team who reportedly shot and killed Osama Bin Laden wearing a Demon Hunter patch during the raid on Bin Laden's compound. The band comments:

"As you can imagine, our inboxes and phones (and those of our representatives) have been flooded with messages asking us how we feel about the Esquire article on the raid that brought Osama Bin Laden to justice that began circulating yesterday. Specifically, the person identified in the story as 'The Shooter' said that Seal Team 6 wore the Demon Hunter emblem on their uniforms and 'I wore it when I blasted Bin Laden.'

"Over the years, we have been overwhelmed by the personal (and unofficial) emails and letters we've received from members of the US military. We have been humbled and honored by the troops who've told us our music has offered them some comfort while overseas, while missing loved ones, while doing what they do best in order to keep America safe and protect the freedoms we enjoy. We've met many servicemen and women at our shows and they've shared their stories with us in person, as well. We wrote 'The Soldier's Song' back in 2005 to pay tribute to these folks who've reached out to us. We included one such veteran among the Demon Hunter fans we profiled in our documentary film, 45 Days.

"We have seen our symbol, a demon skull with a bullet hole in its forehead, tattooed on fans around the world. We've seen it made into sculptures, painted onto motorcycles, even spray-painted onto tanks and military planes. We often post these pictures on our Facebook page when we receive them. One such email, a few years ago, came from a special operations team who had crafted homemade Demon Hunter patches and put them on their uniforms. They asked us if it was OK if they did this and we of course told them 'YES' because we are unapologetic supporters of our troops. In the last 24 hours, we have come to believe this team who contacted us a few years ago must have been Seal Team 6.

"As for the talk about enhanced interrogation techniques that has sprung up in the media in the last 24 hours surrounding this story, we feel that it is an unnecessary distraction. It's been widely reported for years that heavy metal music has sometimes been used in these situations. We have no specific knowledge of our music being used for this, nor have we ever volunteered it to be used as such, nor are we commenting on it beyond that. The debate about enhanced interrogation techniques is for politicians, military intelligence, pundits and others of the like to have.

"The members of Seal Team 6 and The Shooter are American heroes who deserve our support. We were among the Americans and people around the world abroad who supported the bringing to justice of one of the biggest mass murderers in history, who planned and executed some of the most horrific acts imaginable. All of the military who risk their lives to protect our freedoms earn our respect each and every single day. We are honored, humbled and blessed that Demon Hunter was of any support or comfort to Seal Team 6 or anyone in the US military at any time."

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9 Comments on "Demon Hunter Comments On Bin Laden Raid"

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1. travis redfish jr writes:

Idgaf if they had a bieber patch on, those guys are heros for life, i dont see why DH needed to comment but whatever.
RIP CHRIS KELLY btw \m/

# Feb 12, 2013 @ 6:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Odyjon writes:

Media attention.

# Feb 12, 2013 @ 9:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. TheJudge writes:

Christian metal band proud to be associated with the killing of religious zealot terrorist. Proud to support war. Proud to have there music used in "enhanced terrorist techniques" not that will comment on that, which means yes they are.

These guys make me want to puke.

# Feb 13, 2013 @ 7:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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Soldier sniffers.

# Feb 13, 2013 @ 1:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Odyjon writes:

Good point Judge

# Feb 13, 2013 @ 8:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. dontbelievethehype writes:

Yeah, the most wanted man in the world was killed and they just conveniently dropped his body in the ocean without showing anybody evidence of his death.

# Feb 13, 2013 @ 8:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. xFiruath writes:

^ It took longer than I expected for that to happen.

# Feb 13, 2013 @ 9:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Cattle Bruiser Operational writes:

"...the raid that brought Osama Bin Laden to justice"
Demon Hunter: "For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you." ringing any bells maybe kids..?

At least Metallica refused the use of their music in the context of this completely unnecessary middle-eastern war operation in the last ten years. They can interview Bin Laden's grandmother and I'll still not believe a word they say about his death or where he was supposed to hide. I'd take a wild bet that he just completely went underground after the soviet war in the 80's.

But thanks to all of this you now have TSA groping you at airports and drones above your heads, that went pretty quick! How great ...

Before someone gets this down the wrong throat: Yes, the soldiers are brave for putting their lives at risk and deserve respect, no question. Still it's all messed up.

# Feb 14, 2013 @ 12:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Killingtime writes:

It's messed up that we need soldiers.
It's messed up that there's always another fight about some hair-brained, generally, conceptual ideal (Hesse is right).

Walnut-size brained brutes.

Is any of the absurdity going to matter?

# Feb 15, 2013 @ 9:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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