From My Cold Dead Hands

Album: Dawn of the New Centurion (2014)

Songfacts®:

  • Hatriot is a family affair: the group is fronted by Exodus leader Steve "Zetro" Souza, and rounded out by his sons Nick and Cody along with Kosta Varvatakis and J.C Cole.

    In our interview with Zetro, he said this song is "my take on how our freedom is always being challenged, especially by our own people."
  • The title is based on a saying popular among gun enthusiasts: "I'll give you my gun when you pry it from my cold, dead hands."

    Zetro Souza does not own guns and has never even fired one, but he's sympathetic to the cause because he believes that regulating firearms will infringe on the freedoms granted to American citizens. Like many in the Metal community, he has little tolerance for government regulation, as he has vivid memories of the PMRC intervention in the '80s that resulted in stickers being put on albums that were deemed offensive.

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