We always love it when metal makes it to the mainstream, especially when it comes from out of nowhere. That’s the case with Party Cannon, a self-described “death metal/party slam” band from the Scotland Today, a doctored flyer made it to the front page of Reddit. Under the caption “get your shit together Party Cannon,” a flyer for the Bay Area Deathfest showed what a typical death festival poster looks like: a bunch of nearly-illegible black and white death metal logos with Party Cannon’s rainbow-colored balloon logo standing out like a sore thumb.
The festival, which Party Cannon did play, took place back in July, and while the initial poster had no time for any colors other than black and white (well, really more of an off white), that is their actual logo. It’s also not the first time this has gone viral, but it’s it was enough to make it to Buzzfeed as well. Here’s what the band’s Chris told Buzzfeed News:
“We are aware that the flyer is currently being shared a lot, though this is not the first time the logo has gone viral – probably closer to the fifth,” he said.
“It’s crazy to see how far it has spread and it’s always fun to see the spectrum of reactions it brings.
“I’m pretty sure 90% of the people that follow those pages have never even heard of Devourment but now they’ve heard of us, which I can’t really complain about.
“Every time it goes viral we definitely gain legitimate fans that listen to the music, attend shows, buy merch, and properly get what we’re about which is awesome.
“Obviously there are a few people that like the page just because ‘the logo is funny’, but thankfully people like that tend to fuck off as soon as a new cat picture is uploaded.”