video | MEAT TRAIN – Block 11

Death Metal band MEAT TRAIN released a new music video for the track “Block 11”, taken from their new album, “Random Acts Of Carnage”, which will be released through Contagion Records on September 29th.

“Block 11” was written by front man Mike Pearson after visiting Auschwitz concentration camp and the video was created by Andy Pilkington of Very Metal Art (Flotsam And Jetsam, De Profundis etc).

I wrote Block 11 after visiting one of the most awful places on earth. Why did I go there? My father lost his father as a consequence of that war, fighting against a regime that was so disgusting and evil. I felt I owed something to all those who were murdered. I took my father there too. I have never been to a place so dark and chilling in my life and I whilst I have visited the killing fields of Cambodia I never want to go to another place where millions of innocent people were murdered. These places are, however, an important part of history and will serve as reminders of the evil in the world and the importance that we must never let them happen again.

It touched me so deeply I walked around it and tears fell freely. I can’t say I felt the pain and torture that so many innocent people were subjected to; that would be a great disrespect to them. What I can say is I felt so much anger that it had happened. I never want that to ever happen again, whether it be to one person or a million. The only way I thought I could share my anger was to write about it. To put it out into the world again, from someone of my generation, in the hope that people would never forget that truly awful and murderous regime that was founded on hate…but most importantly, that people would never allow that to happen again. It’s not meant to glorify but to be a reminder that we as a race, the human race can never allow anything like that to happen ever again.

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