Raptor Command Are the World's First Elon Musk Heavy Metal Tribute Band
Published Apr 29, 2016Recognized for his advancements with Tesla Motors and SpaceX as an engineer, inventor and investor, Elon Musk wears many hats in trying to change the world and humanity for the better. But for those who aren't as plugged in to the worlds of engineering and technology, metal outfit Raptor Command have taken it upon themselves to spread Musk's gospel to the rest of the world through song.
Calling themselves "a heavy metal tribute to Elon Musk," the band have begun building a sonic monument to the man himself with their debut single "Elon: Champion for Humanity." The soaring power metal number contains lyrics such as "Breaking the rules, he follows his path / Visions of the future, now within his grasp / Harnessing the power, the power of the sun / Energy and freedom for everyone," among other references to Musk's technological triumphs.
"Raptor Command's mission is to raise awareness of and promote Elon Musk's futurist ideas and visions for the future of humanity through the medium of heavy metal music and subculture," the quartet's bio reads. "The band is comprised of seasoned metal musicians who share a passion for technological advancement and Musk's tireless efforts to push mankind into a bright, triumphant future."
Keyboardist/guitarist Max Carlisle stated on the band's website, "I think of the band as a philanthropic endeavor. All of Elon's ideas… sustainable energy, space exploration, improving transport… the world will be better off if more and more people embrace and support these ideas. We want to help achieve that through the power of metal."
While we're unsure if Musk has heard of the metal quartet, we hope to hear the single soundtracking commercials for Tesla Model S sedans down the road. Take a listen to "Elon: Champion for Humanity" in the player below.