The body modification community is about as creative and as expressive a group of human beings as the world has ever known. It makes perfect sense that those into body mods and body play rituals would also be into other creative outlets such as art, music, acting and so on. For a while now I had considered asking for submissions to do a regular Modblog Music feature. Those of you who have been on BME long enough may remember the BME CD, well this feature would carry on in that tradition, but on modblog rather than on a cd.
For whatever reason, I never actually followed through with this idea. Then my friend Anthony, who you MUST remember from his BME Rap, shot me a message on facebook asking if I would feature his band. At first I saw the band name “Eye Am Legion“, which reminded me of the line “we are legion” from that godawful Ghost Rider movie and it immediately turned my stomach a bit. Then I thought about their use of “eye” rather than “I” and it reminded me of the sweet Southern sounds of EyeHateGod and all was forgiven.
But I digress, Anthony is a pretty bad ass guitar player, very visibly modded and a helluva nice guy. I think his band will make for an excellent first Modblog Music feature.
From the bands myspace page:
EYE AM LEGION is a band with a message from the heart. Our lyrics contain messages of self-revolution anti-police brutality and most importantly unity. The band is driven by one core belief; “No external moral code, person, or source should ever have higher authority over you then you have over your own self.” This band is a statement, to finally get kids excited about being a family and unified in a cause. To drop everything, let loose, free your mind and just SHRED. Its time to finally question that are supposed to be our “authority” and free your soul as you listen. These people are not our allies, our brothers and sisters grant eachother autonomy, and personal freedom. We take a step back from politics as it is no longer relevant. We encourage enlightenment through music, a feeling of being one with the band, and losing your fucking shit at a show.
This band and its fans is a family, together we stand to take back our lives.
Want your band featured here? Shoot an email with bio, website and an embeddable link (most likely youtube) to Sean@BMEzine.com. First spots will be given to active members of the body modification community and IAM members.
Before the hate mail begins let me remind the commenters, Modblog isn’t just about the mods, it’s about the modified community as well.