I had a chat with Iron Mathew founder of the International Day of Metal.
Why did you want to do this and what made you decide on that date?
There are many recognized international days of this and that, but none for heavy metal music, and as an avid fan of this genre I decided to create one. As for the date, well it had to be something memorable and as 6/6 is International Slayer Day, I doubled the numbers and chose 12/12, which then makes the inaugural day 12/12/12
What are you trying to accomplish?
I want to get everyone talking about this day and maybe get it recognised as a yearly international day. Heavy metal is one of the most popular genres ever and it should be recognised and celebrated.
How many members have you gathered so far?
As at 21/4/12 the Facebook group has over 2,930 members, and there are 11 official supporters for this day. Official supporters are those organisations, people, bands or anyone who posts a link on their website for International Day Of Heavy Metal, in return, a reciprocal link is placed on our home page. 47 countries have signed up (so far)
Will you be organizing any get together or festivals?
Personally no, but my hope is that others will. I plan on taking the day off work and spend it with my windows open, playing as many classic heavy metal songs as I can. I hope clubs, and bars will organize get together. I know a few bands are planning on organizing some gigs.
So now you know the date 12/12/12
celebrate loud and proud the International day of Metal.
- 12/12/12 the International Day of Heavy Metal (birdofhermes1988.wordpress.com)
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