Savage Lands

Environmental Metal - Costa Rica

Savage Lands Band

Artists occasionally support causes through donations to organizations. With SAVAGE LANDS, Megadeth drummer Dirk Verbeuren teamed up with his guitar-wielding friend Sylvain Demercastel to create their own US 501(c)3 non-profit.

SAVAGE LANDS raises money for reforestation. Using their own royalties, donations and other fundraising efforts, the organization builds nature sanctuaries, establishes green zones and purchases forestland for other preservation projects. They work with other non-profits, as well as scientists and forest engineers.

Since forming in 2022, Verbeuren and Demercastel have gained the support of other passionate metalheads. The list includes members of Heilung, Gojira, Lamb of God, Lord of the Lost and Testament, plus publications like Decibel.


  • Sylvain Demercastel : Guitar
  • Dirk Verbeuren : Drums
  • Andreas Kisser : Guitar
  • John Tardy : Vocals
  • Poun : Vocals
  • Etienne Treton : Bass
Posted on November 14, 2023

Season of Mist is partnering with the musicians of SAVAGE LANDS. Through this partnership, we’ll bang our heads together with members of Megadeath, Sepultura, Obituary and other legendary metalheads to support forests in Costa Rica. This is the first time a record label is partnering & releasing the music of a non-profit organization.

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