Krombacher has teamed up with the famous Wacken Open Air metal and rock festival to showcase the first metal band consisting of endangered animals called Growling Creatures.
With the aim of drawing attention to the threats these special species face and making some noise for endangered animals everywhere, the Growling Creatures line-up features the grey seal, cuckoo, brown hare, lynx, tree frog, European bison and great grey shrike.
The band will be a unique addition to the line-up at Wacken Open Air, which takes place from the 4th– 6th August. Exclusive T-shirts featuring the Growling Creatures will be sold at the festival with all merchandise sales, along with all the money generated from music sales being donated to the NABU (Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union of Germany) e.V.
The full music videos are available here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?
The EP “Growling Creatures” can be streamed here – https://ffm.to/
“With Krombacher, we have long been committed to domestic and international species protection projects,” says Peter Lemm, Head of Communications of the Krombacher brewery. “As a new partner of the Wacken Open Air, it was important for us to create an authentic connection between our sustainable commitment and entertainment with a twinkle in the eye. The Growling Creatures represent exactly this – as musical newcomers of the year, they deliver the best metal sound for the good cause.”
Animalistic Metal Sound
On their mini-EP “Growling Creatures”, the endangered lead singers not only show the breadth of the threat situation but also offer musical metal variety.
With “Nest Destroyer”, for example, the endangered cuckoo and great grey shrike perform a melodic death metal track, with tree frog and wolf contributing the guest vocals. Brown hare and lynx, on the other hand, offer a real metalcore banger called “Furry Inferno”.
The female European bison and the grey seal are not only the largest mammals of the Growling Creatures but also represent species under threat in the home regions of the Siegerland-based Krombacher brewery and the northern German Wacken Open Air respectively. These two incredible performers come together in perfect metal harmony for the song “Small Number Of The Beast”.
Unusual special guest: Growling Creatures at Wacken Open Air
“Species protection is important for our entire environment, not just for individual niches of nature,” explains W:O:A festival organiser Thomas Jensen. “That’s why we at Wacken Open Air support the Growling Creatures and the cause behind it. Nature conservation and sustainability are also important topics for us as organisers, which also find approval in the metal community.”
Co-organiser Holger Hübner adds: “A band of endangered animals – that has never happened before. The idea alone works and the three songs can’t be ignored either – that fits the W:O:A. It’s remarkable how well the animals sound in metal tracks.”
The Growling Creatures will be present at the Wacken Open Air from August 4th to 6th. They will complement the line-up with their songs and videos on all stages and will be seen at the Krombacher Stammtisch, the brewery’s festival module on site.
A good idea for a good cause
The Growling Creatures add to Krombacher’s long-standing sustainable commitment. For more than 20 years already, Germany’s No. 1 beer brand has been starting and been actively involved in climate protection and animal conversation projects – both in its home market as well as around the world.
The unusual idea for the Growling Creatures originates from the agency Accenture Song. “We wanted to make something that is fun as well as credible – for Krombacher, Wacken, nature conservation and above all the metal community. Made by and for metal fans,” says Thomas Knüwer, Creative Managing Director at Accenture Song. The songs of Growling Creatures were produced by Pitchback Studios. Odyssey Music Network is responsible for the digital distribution.
For more information on the Growling Creatures, visit www.growling-creatures.com
Family-run and with a deep respect for nature, Krombacher has been producing its superior beers exclusively in the Krombach valley, Central Germany, since 1803. Combining the original methods of traditional brewing craft with state-of-the art technology, the brewery only uses the finest natural ingredients to deliver high-class beers. For the precious water, Krombacher beers benefit from the local Felsquellwasser® found in 48 wells within 3km of the brewery. The special water is naturally soft and low in mineral content, providing the beer with its unique, recognisably refreshing and crisp taste. Being Germany’s No. 1 beer brand and one of the most modern beverage suppliers in Europe, Krombacher beers are now available in more than 50 export markets around the world. In addition to the flagship Krombacher Pils, the ever-expanding portfolio of authentic Krombacher products provides consumers with a broad variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to choose from.
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