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Megadeth, Sepultura, Obituary, Etc. Members Release Benefit Track For Endangered Howler Monkeys In Costa Rica


Last year saw Megadeth, etc. drummer Dirk Verbeuren and musician/activist Sylvain Demercastel launch their non-profit Savage Lands. That organization’s goal is to help finance and assist reforestation and forest preservation efforts in Costa Rica. The duo were inspired to do so after seeing firsthand the threats to the ecosystem continued development in the region has posed.

The pair have now aligned with Season Of Mist to put out music intended to benefit that cause. The song “The Last Howl” is the first to emerge through that partnership and finds the aforementioned pair joined by Sepultura guitarist Andreas Kisser and Obituary vocalist John Tardy, along with Black Bomb A veterans Poun (vocals) and Etienne Treton (bass).

100% of the royalties from the song will go towards the aforementioned cause, with the song inspired by a loss of habitat being faced by howler monkeys amid deforestation and human expansion in Costa Rica. Donations to the cause can be made directly via

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