July 31, 2012

Testament's Native Blood song

‘Native Blood’ Explores Testament Frontman’s Pomo HeritageToday, thrash-metal band Testament releases Dark Roots of Earth, its first album in seven years. The album’s second single, “Native Blood,” has personal meaning for lead singer Chuck Billy, who is a Pomo Indian.

The video tells the story of a young Native boy who is teased, then faces prejudice when a girl’s father won’t allow her to date him, presumably because he is an Indian. In the end, the boy, now grown, strikes back by mobilizing his people and taking to the court to stop real-estate developers from desecrating the Pomo sacred site Medicine Rock.
Comment:  For more on Testament and Chuck Billy, see Gaming Saved Billy's Tribe and Hard Rock Displays Testament's Billy.

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