Aboriginal Metal Band Using Music for Education and Reconciliation

23rd Nov 2018

An Aboriginal metal band from a remote community in the Northern Territory is using their unique sound to encourage fans to learn more about the untold history of Australia…

Known as the most isolated metal band in the world, Southeast Desert Metal hail from the remote Eastern Arrernte community of Ltyentye Apurte (Gin-ja Por-ta) also known as Santa Teresa, located 80kms south-east of Alice Springs. 

The band have just released their second album ‘Break the Silence’ which features confronting themes that historically have affected aboriginal people such as child removal, slavery and colonisation. 

Singer Chris Wallace told CAAMA radio that ‘Break the Silence’ is about opening up conversation for all Australians to talk about the history of racism in Australia as a means of reconciliation.

Southeast Desert Metal will be taking their message on the road early next year with over 20 shows planned for the east-coast including a slot at  Tasmania's Mona Foma festival and shows in New Zealand.

Lead singer Chris Wallace spoke to CAAMA's Teghan Hughes before their album launch in Mbartua/Alice Springs.

To hear the interview CLICK BELOW---->

[Photos: The second release from Southeast Desert MetalBreak the Silence; Ltyentye Apurte (Gin-ja Por-ta)/Santa Teresa Community, located 80kms south-east of Alice Springs]

'BREAK THE SILENCE' FILM CLIP: 


SEDM released their first single RAINMAKER off the 'Break the Silence' Album...

Click below to hear Chris Wallace explain what a Rainmaker is.....

By Teghan Hughes