She is a Canadian musician and the
lead singer of the metal band
(formerly The Tempest). She uses both clean vocals and vocal fry,
which refers to the low, guttural vibrations in the lowest vocal
register. She is vegan, straight-edge (which includes no alcohol,
tobacco or other recreational drugs) and an animal rights activist. You
can check out the band's
She talks to
PETA2 about the seal
slaughter in her country:
Warning: shocking images!
Quotes by Alissa White-Gluz:
"I was actually raised a
vegetarian and I became a vegan about 13 years ago [interview
2011]. So it's second nature for me to live this lifestyle. The
animal rights cause is something close to my heart and something
I truly believe in."
"Same thing with being
straight edge: I just sort of picked it up because it made sense
"I wasn't raised in any way where I was
forced to be a vegetarian too. I always had the choice. ... I
made the decision early on that I was going to stick to the
lifestyle. It's easier to stick with something like that than
change it, if you've always done it. I'm grateful that my
parents were open-minded with me."
"I'm always, always really health
conscious -- even more so on tour. I'll rarely eat junk food
anyways, but I do not eat junk food [on tour]."
"There's this company called
Vega that sponsors us, and basically what it is is a vegan
health optimizer. But really it's a protein shake that has all
the vitamins, all the enzymes, all the minerals, all the carbs,
all the proteins ... everything that you need to set yourself
for the day. I actually drink one of those on stage, so I feel
like it kinda helps my throat keep going if it's a longer set."
"When I was in high school, I started
organizing fundraisers, and other events, for people like
Greenpeace. Since PETA has more of a youth-oriented division
I started working a lot more with them as of late. A lot of the
work is already done, so all I really have to do is raise
awareness for their campaigns. It's the least I can do to help."
"Most people would
agree that there is something terribly wrong with
bashing in the heads of baby seals, yet the Canadian
government allows the seal slaughter to continue each
year. As a Canadian, I am appalled and ashamed that my
government would allow and encourage cruelty to animals
on such a massive scale."
slaughter is obviously cruel, but it's also an example
of government waste. Canada spends millions in taxpayer
funds each year subsidizing this massacre, even though
income from the slaughter accounts for less than 1
percent of the economy of Newfoundland, where it takes
place. The seal slaughter will continue unless people
speak out and take action to stop it. People can check
CanadasShame.com for more information."