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Trend Watch: CHURCH TONGUE Guitarist Set On Fire As Part of the Show

That's one way to get noticed.

That's one way to get noticed.

How does the old saying go? If you play with fire, you'll get featured on Metal Injection? I think that's it!

Indiana's Church Tongue, formerly known as Conquerors, have a guitarist who enjoys playing with fire, and in fact makes it a part of the band's live show. Chris Sawiki apparently makes it a habit to have somebody set his back on fire while the band plays. Here are two separate instances of this happening…

It's a free country and Chris can do whatever he wants. I just hope the band takes proper safety pre-cautiouns, at least having somebody with a fire extinguisher present. If I was one of the other members of the band, or an audience member, I'd stay the fuck away from Chris while he's being burned. Chris is certainly not the first person to play with fire in a live setting, The Dillinger Escape Plan immediately comes to mind, as does Rammstein. Still, this seems slightly more dangerous to me.

If you are curious what the band sounds like, here's a video from when they were known as Conquerors:

[via Metal Insider]

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