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Metallica Song 'Battery' Implicated In Brutal Murder Case


Metallica Some content was printed in Nova and authored by By David Layde taken from earlier printing in Blabbermouth.com.

Chris Watts killed his pregnant wife and their two daughters on Aug. 13th of this year. He then disposed of the bodies at the oil and gas company where he worked.

On Monday, November 19th, Watts received three consecutive life sentences, as well as two more life sentences for other counts. Colorado police reported that Watts looked up the lyrics to Metallica's song, "Battery", not long after murdering his family.

During last week, the US TV station KCNC released extracts of the police report that dealt with the case, which included a comment about how Watts Googled the lyrics to the Metallica track after getting rid of the bodies.

People Magazine then ran their own story on November 23rd focusing on Watts' search for Metallica lyrics online. The story's caption read, "Dad Murders His Wife & Kids Then Googles Lyrics to a Metallica Song: 'Lunacy Has Found Me.'"
This phrase is a line from the lyrics to the Metallica song BATTERY

The article in People has reignited the controversial argument that rock bands' music can have a detrimental effect on people's mental health. The implication being that consumption of such music is somehow a contributing factor in one's callous actions. Here's what the police records stated:

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1010 hours: during a respite following the murder of his family, and disposing of their bodies at a desolate well site, Watts searched Google for the lyrics to “Battery” by Metallica.

”Lashing out the action, returning the reaction – Weak are ripped and torn away – Hypnotizing power, crushing all that cower – Battery is here to stay Smashing through the boundaries – Lunacy has found me – Cannot stop the battery – Pounding out aggression – Turns into obsession – Cannot kill the battery – Cannot kill the family –..."


Music group's implication in grim murder stories is nothing new. Arguably the most notable incident was when The Beatles' 'White Album' which was embroiled in the Manson Family murders in the '60s. That terrible event saw the brutal murder of director Roman Polanski's wife Sharon Tate as well as Leno and Rosemary LaBianca.

Paul McCartney said of those murders in the 2000 book The Beatles Anthology,

“Charles Manson interpreted that ‘Helter Skelter’ was something to do with the four horsemen of the Apocalypse,” . “I still don’t know what all that stuff is; it’s from the Bible, ‘Revelations’ – I haven’t read it so I wouldn’t know. But he interpreted the whole thing … and arrived at having to go out and kill everyone…. It was frightening because you don’t write songs for those reasons.”

Source: Blabbermouth/UCR




BATTERY LYRICS

Lashing out the action
Returning a reaction
Weak are ripped and torn away
Hypnotizing power

Crushing all that cower
Battery is here to stay
Smashing through the boundaries
Lunacy has found me
Cannot stop the battery
Pounding out aggression
Turns into obsession
Cannot kill the battery
Cannot kill the family

Battery is found in me

Battery
Battery

Crushing all deceivers

Mashing non-believers
Never ending potency
Hungry violence seeker
Feeding off the weaker
Breeding on insanity
Smashing through the boundaries
Lunacy has found me

Cannot stop the battery
Pounding out aggression
Turns into obsession

Cannot kill the battery
Cannot kill the family
Battery is found in me
Battery

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Battery

Circle of destruction
Hammer comes crushing
Powerhouse of energy
Whipping up a fury
Dominating flurry
We create the battery
Smashing through the boundaries
Lunacy has found me
Cannot stop the battery
Pounding out aggression
Turns into obsession
Cannot kill the battery
Cannot kill the family
Battery is found in me
Battery
Battery
Battery
Battery...



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    November 26, 2018

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