After discovering that their music was being used by officials to torture detainees at terrorist detention camp Guantanamo Bay, industrial metal band Skinny Puppy decided to send an invoice to the United States government for use of their songs.
“We heard through a reliable grapevine that our music was being used in Guantanamo Bay prison camps to musically stun or torture people,” said band founder cEvin Key. “We heard that our music was used on at least four occasions."
Key says that they decided to invoice the government while working on their latest album.
“We thought it would be a good idea to make an invoice to the U.S. government for musical services, thus the concept of the record title, ‘Weapon,’” he said.
In the past, the military has confirmed the use of metal and other types of music as tools during interrogation of suspects during war.