Skinny Puppy mainman Cevin Key has revealed that the group toyed with invoicing the US government for musical services after discovering that their records were being used for torture in Guantanamo Bay.
As Key notes in an interview with Phoenix New Times, the revelation was what inspired the title for their latest album:
"We had a cool concept on the record because we heard through a reliable grapevine that our music was being used in Guantanamo Bay prison camps to musically stun or torture people. We heard that our music was used in at least four occasions. We thought it would be a good idea to make an invoice to the U. S. Government for musical services, thus the concept of the record title, Weapon."
Key also revealed that the band was unhappy with their music being used as a torture device:
"We never supported those types of scenarios. It's kind of typical that we thought this would end up happening, in a weird way. Because, we make unsettling music we can see it being used in a weird way. But it doesn't sit right with us."