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Navy SEAL Who Shot Osama Bin Laden Reveals Metallica Didn’t Want Their Music Used to ‘Promote Violence’


In a massive profile in Esquire, the Navy SEAL who took out Osama bin Laden has gone on record to discuss how his history-changing deed has affected his family after the fact. He also spoke about how Metallica did not want their music used during interrogations and how he loved Demon Hunter.

Yes, Demon Hunter.

He loved the band so much that he carried them with him at all times.

First, he explained how repetitive questioning and fear were the tactics he used to interrogate prisoners. He also used heavy metal. “When we first started the war in Iraq, we were using Metallica music to soften people up before we interrogated them,” the SEAL said. “Metallica got wind of this and they said, ‘Hey, please don’t use our music because we don’t want to promote violence.’ I thought, ‘Dude, you have an album called Kill ‘Em All.‘”

The SEALs respected Metallica’s request but then discovered the music of Demon Hunter, who didn’t share Metallica’s viewpoint.

“But we stopped using their music, and then a band called Demon Hunter got in touch and said, ‘We’re all about promoting what you do,'” the SEAL shared.

The SEAL was such a fan of the Christian metal band that he wore a DH patch on each mission, including the one in which he killed the highest value target there was at the time — bin Laden.

The SEAL said, “They sent us CDs and patches. I wore my Demon Hunter patch on every mission. I wore it when I blasted bin Laden.”

It’s not lost on us that a SEAL hunting the biggest terrorist demon in American history wore a Demon Hunter patch while doing so.

Watch Demon Hunter’s ‘Not Ready to Die’ Video

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