Photo (right) - Kim Honan / ABC Rural
It's no secret that Byron metalcore legends In Hearts Wake care about Mother Nature, but they've always been about turning talk into action too; the band went to great lengths to completely offset the carbon footprint left from recording their brand new album Kaliyuga including power usage, airfares, freight and practically every other measurable output available.
And now, as ABC Rural reports, the band have rounded up family, friends and fans to visit NSW rainforest farmer Gregory Cromwell, who set out to plant 10,000 trees on his land in Goonengerry before the end of 2020, now facing challenges reaching the target in the wake of COVID-19.
With the band's help on a final push, though, they were able to secure the 10,000th tree in the ground for Gregory, who was understandably stoked on the help:
"I was speaking to my wife, Alison, and she said it was overwhelming to see so many people give up their weekend to plant trees on someone else's property,"
In Hearts Wake vocalist Jake Taylor says around half of the group of 40 volunteers who showed up were fans of the band:
"A group of boys have driven like 10 hours overnight to be here, to be a part of this. As I call them, 'mosh legends' that came all the way to plant trees with the band."
Kaliyuga is out now, with packaging for the CD and vinyl made of 100% recycled materials!
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