The New Zealand shooter Brenton Tarrant had a very active social media presence and as more details are learned about the man and three others who were arrested in New Zealand’s worst terror attack, plenty of attention has been given to the music he played before and after the attack.
The live streaming video on Facebook has been removed and authorities are asking those who have seen the terrorism video not to share it on social media for fears that it will inspire others to commit similar acts of violence. The video is horrific and shows the shooter callous, calm, and carefree as he enters his vehicle, handles his weapon and tells those watching to subscribe to the alt-right, Swedish YouTuber PewDiePie.
What many are discussing, in addition to the horrific New Zealand terror attack is the soundtrack the Brenton Tarrant played. Upon entering his vehicle there was Serbian polka-type music, followed by the British Grenadiers March (that is used for infantry attack). The British Grenadiers March shows that Tarrant was entering the mindset of someone who envisioned himself as possibly going to war.
The music sets an eerie atmosphere for a video that is chilling, haunting, and not suitable for those in the public to view. The New Zealand terror attack video will leave people emotionally traumatized and should not be shared.
There was no question that Brenton Tarrant was listening to a playlist of his choosing and not random music that played on a radio station.
After brutally murdering at least 49 innocent people he returned to his vehicle, rearranged more weapons while “Fire” by The Crazy World of Arthur Brown was playing.
The lyrics sang with strange precision and timing, “I am the god of hellfire and I bring you fire.”
Brenton Tarrant posted about the attack he planned on Facebook, Twitter, and the 4 chan channels. He wrote a manifesto titled “The Great Replacement.”
Again, authorities are asking for people not to share Tarrant’s manifesto for fear that others may be inspired to follow his philosophy and commit similar acts of violence.
Stay tuned for more developing news on the horror in New Zealand due to this terror attack.