Australian hard rock funk machine Mammal are no strangers to getting their point across through music.
Where they differ from other bands of the same ilk is that Mammal are a killer outfit in their own right, with the stance taken by individual members accentuated through the band’s music rather than being lost in the message.
After the recent release of Crime Scene, the Mammal faithful allowed themselves to get excited about the future, but with today’s single The War that excitement is sure to be tempered by roars of approval.
A pulsating track with elements of heaviness layered with funk and enough breakdowns to make your head spin, The War sees Mammal return to their eclectic best.
“Mammal stands in solidarity with all victims of war and calls for the arrest and prosecution of all war criminals, including posthumous charges and convictions where necessary,” frontman Ezekiel Ox voiced.
“Mass murder in the name of imperialism is not something we celebrate or support. ANZAC Day is not a day for celebrating, instead it is a day to reflect on the infinite trauma and destruction created by war. Beware politicians waving/wearing/saluting flags on this day, they are not the ones who end up knee deep in mud with bullets flying.
This ANZAC Day Mammal encourages you take a chance to reflect, and plan for a future without war. We solemnly dedicate this song to the international anti-war movement, and all returned military personnel who are suffering trauma or permanent injury due to their time at war. Peace.”
Check out the premiere here: MAMMAL ‘THE WAR’