Sharks are attracted to metal, Discovery finds

Posted by on July 13, 2015

A crew of documentarians working on Discovery Channel’s Shark Week special Bride of Jaws came upon a special technique for attracting great white sharks. If you guessed “heavy metal,” then you obviously understand what we do here at Metal Insider. While looking for an exceptionally large great white named “Joan of Shark,” the team took to blasting death metal from a military-grade underwater speaker in an attempt to lure the sharks from all around. The band they used as the bait was Washington D.C.’s Darkest Hour, which it was known that their music would be making an appearance this week but not how, when, or why. The elusive Joan didn’t come running, but another two great whites did. They said that playing metal for sharks was just like “ringing a dinner bell,” because the low frequency vibrations of heavy music was similar to those emitted by dying animals. I guess that just means that my mom isn’t the only one that think my music sounds like dying animals.

I hate being “that guy” but Darkest Hour isn’t exactly death metal. Sure, they at least did better than The Simpsons did, calling Judas Priest death metal.  Regardless, they made a good choice, but maybe playing some Dethklok, or just get Toki to sing “Underwater Friends” would have led to them making the catch they were going for. While we’re on the topic, be sure to check out our top 5 shark themed songs.


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