Industrial rock band HELL ON EARTH "could not make the cannibals of America wait until their March 6th performance to eat human meat," according to a post on their web site, and have gone ahead and announced the winner of their "consensual cannibalism" online contest. The lucky human flesh-eating winner is "John of St. Petersburg". Click here to read John's winning essay. Other entries can be viewed at this location.
HELL ON EARTH have also posted videos of Mr. Gheri (their "donating participant") serving himself up (WARNING: very graphic footage of man cutting himself, .MPG, 1.5 MB) and explaining why he volunteered (.MPG, 1.7 MB).
Footage of Mr. Gheri being "eaten" has been posted in the "members-only" section of the band's web site at this location.
HELL ON EARTH made worldwide headlines a few weeks ago when they promised to broadcast the suicide of a terminally ill fan during an Oct. 4, 2003 concert in St. Petersburg. The band played that night, but no suicide was reported. The group's follow-up gig on Oct. 12 at the Liar's Club in Tampa attracted a whopping 20 fans, according to a report published in The Tampa Tribune.
HELL ON EARTH will perform at the first annual Sun N' Steel Metalfest in Pinellas Park, FL on Saturday, March 6.
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