Apparently heavy metal mindfulness is a thing now and on Friday 13th it’s coming for you.
From the event description:
Join Liam Frost-Camilleri, vocalist from heavy metal band Fall and Resist and passionate advocate for mental health, and Medibank’s Live Better at Home expert Emily Toner, as they discuss how heavy metal music, and music in general, can be used as a tool to help lift and shift your mood.
This will be followed by a short heavy metal mindfulness experience, so you can see for yourself if metal helps you relax!
So there you go.
“Death metal calms me down,” says Garth…
When most people think of calming, meditative behaviour, they imagine someone sitting cross-legged in silence, or with subtle accompanying music or a mantra. While this works for many, Garth prefers to pop on his headphones, press play on some Stabbing Westward and scream along to the lyrics. He’ll be the first to admit that it’s not everyone’s cup of tea (particularly his partner, Alan’s) but for Garth, the connection with metal runs deep…
(From an article on the organisers website.)
Not sure what to think about this development, but I guess chanting, crystal singing bowls, dolphin music and whale song aren’t for everyone. And maybe the way to silence is through a wall of sound?