Meet Hatebeak, the Death Metal Band Fronted by a 21-Year-Old Parrot

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What a beautiful, lovely time to be alive.

The cacophonous, heavy thrash you hear above is Hatebeak, and yes all of those vocal samples come from a African Gray Parrot named Waldo. Waldo's retainers have a pretty extensive metal pedigree, being members and collaborators in thrash band Pig Destroyer. Just how metal are they?



This gosh-dang metal.

Metal fans will recognize all the cheeky references to other bands (Morbid Angel, Judas Priest) within Hatebeak's song and album titles - as if the blatant Iron Maiden reference in the title above weren't a hint already.

In other news, I'm starting a band with a wild boar called Deathtusk and our album "Ham or Fall" will come out next winter. Get ready!

A Child With Leukemia Got to Be Batman for a Day and Now He Has a Documentary

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This touching trailer has been released for the documentary called Batkid Begins.  It focuses on Miles Scott, a boy with leukemia who affected people all over the world when he became Batkid for a day when the Make a Wish foundation turned San Francisco into Gotham City. 

Cinderella's Castle Gets Bricked. 50,000 LEGO Bricks!

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The whole thing is just a hair over six and a half feet tall and made from over 50,000 bricks. That black box at the center (where half of the castle rests) makes it easier to transport and show off at different shows.