The U.S. military is using a Vancouver band’s music to torture prisoners at Guantanamo Bay — and the artists are working to make sure they pay for it.
Electro-industrial act Skinny Puppy has learned through a former guard at Gitmo that inmates would be drowned in their unsettling sounds for up to twelve hours at a time — or until they literally crapped their pants.
Skinny Puppy co-founder cEvin Key spoke to CBC’s As It Happens about the situation, which the band is strongly opposed to. They plan on sending the American government a bill for $666,000 — an amount they felt was appropriate for the “evilness” of the deed — and may sue if the invoice goes unpaid.
Listen to the full interview below. (Our apologies for the autoplay, which CBC stubborns insists upon.)
Image of Skinny Puppy by Brian Shannow.