• Jason Hesley

Warpark Address Gun Violence in New Single & Music Video "Slug"

New York City-based band Warpark unveil their new single and music video, "Slug". The song is an emotional response to the weekend of August 2nd, 2019, when the United States experienced two mass shootings within 17 hours of each other-One in El Paso, TX and the other in Dayton, OH. Violent and brutish, the song aims to give rise to a sense of urgency over the gun violence problem in the country. 

Vocalist/guitarist Simon Arcenio shares: "'Slug' and its video counterpart are brutish critiques of our psychological and cultural attachment to assault rifles. It speaks to the irony of our American desire for autonomous self-protection and self-preservation, even at the expense of human lives. We believe that the same strict laws that apply to driving responsibly can translate over to safer ownership and operation of weaponry. The song hopes to influence a culture that will ultimately take automatic assault rifles off the streets, and lead to more responsible gun ownership."

Stream "Slug" exclusively today via The Noise here: The track will be available on all online platforms tomorrow, August 14. Pre-save the single here:


© 2020 by Toxic Metal Zine. Proudly created with