British crossover thrashers SSS are spreading some festive metal cheer by offering you a free song, titled "Merry ChristmaSSS".
It's that time of the year again and the Liverpool thrashers have taken time out of their schedule to think of others and give you all a special treat with a free song to see you through the holiday period.
Download "Merry ChristmaSSS" now for free at http://www.earache.com/xmaSSS
View an image with the lyrics at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/SSS_MerryChristmaSSS_Lyrics.jpg
SSS frontman FOXY discusses all things Christmas:
Q: Why have you done a free Christmas song?
FOXY: "We are following in the footsteps of some of the greatest Christmas songs ever written from yesteryear - Slade, Wizzard, Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, Shakin' Stevens, FEAR and Band Aid. They have all placed themselves firmly in our hearts and on cheap Christmas compilation CDs at this time of year. Now here's our meagre festive rattler that will be played for years to come at family discos."
Q: Are you a bit of a scrooge?
FOXY: "I enjoy this time of year as the winter season, the freezing cold, the early nights and to bring some light in the darkest time of the year, reflecting on the year and looking forward to the forthcoming one. I'm up for that.
"I just don't like or enjoy the way that it's been turned into an obligation, a pious deception, an ugly time of over-consumption, bickering and waste. The materials to make and deliver 10 million Christmas cards is off the scale. 7.75 million trees to be cut down to prop up fairies for two weeks, 10 million turkeys will roast into oblivion, wasting 3,000 tons of foil in the cooking process. In excess of 20 billion will be used on credit cards with many families turning to high interest and "doorstep lenders" to cover any shortfall. 135,000 tons of waste plastic alone, waste wrapping paper (82km^2) to wrap up Guernsey in, with a high proportion ending in a landfill as opposed to being recycled. What's worse than this type of Christmas? On some levels Scrooge was right."
Red the full interview with FOXY on SSS' official blog at http://sssliverpool.blogspot.com
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