Savage Lands Preserve Forest with Royalties from First Single

Posted on February 5, 2024

Just a few months ago, 60,000 square feet of rain forest along the Costa Rican coastline was going to get chopped down. Fortunately, the angry metalheads behind Savage Lands had other ideas.

Using royalties from their first-ever single, Dirk Verbeuren (Megadeth) and musician-turned-activist Sylvain Demercastel purchased an ecological easement that covers more than 90% of that endangered area. While Savage Lands doesn’t own the property, not a single tree can be cut down thanks to their purchase.

Savage Lands is a 501 (c)3 non-profit that’s co-operated by Dirk and Sylvain. Using donations, fundraising efforts and their own song royalties, they partner with other non-profits, scientists, engineers and metalheads to build nature sanctuaries, establish green zones and other land preservation projects.

Music fans can support Savage Lands just by listening to their music. 100% of all royalties go to supporting their reforestation efforts.

Watch the video for “The Last Howl“, which features Andreas Kisser  (Sepultura) and John Tardy (Obituary).

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