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The frontman decried the enforcement of masks in the US ahead of the band’s last song ‘Holy Wars… The Punishment Due’ at the Metal Tour Of The Year in Camden.
He said: “I just wanna tell you how great it is. Look around you, guys. Look to your right, look to your left, and look how wonderful this is. We’re all here together. We’re not freaking out, and we’re not yelling at people, ‘Wear your fucking mask.’
“Listen, it starts with this kind of a sensation that we build right now. We feel together, we feel like [there’s] strength in numbers. We feel like we are invincible. People will not be able to stop us.”
He continued: “Right now, what’s going on is tyranny. This is called tyranny. Look it up when you get home. And tyranny isn’t only in government. Tyranny right now is in the schools and tyranny is in the medical business.
“We have the power, especially us … heavy metal fans, we have the power to change things.”
A release date for the album has not yet been confirmed.