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Grandpa Loves Rhinos Takes Aim At Those Who Blame Video Games For Society’s Problems in New Single “It’s Gotta Be The Gaming” Off Upcoming Album “Searching In The Sarchasm” Out August 7th

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Artwork by: Brian Middleton of Colesmith Comics

Idaho’s Grandpa Loves Rhinos (made up of brothers Seth and Paul Hyde) has released a new song “It’s Gotta Be The Gaming.” The track is the 3rd and final song to be released before their new album ‘Searching in the Sarchasm’ drops on August 7th.

Check out the premiere here:

If you’ve ever wondered why infamous historical figures carried out brutal and vile acts against humanity look no further than “It’s Gotta Be the Gaming.” Half-kidding aside, this song is the fourth on our new album titled “Searching in the Sarchasm.” Lyrically, the general theme throughout the album is an air of sarcasm and mockery, and this song is a prime example. Sometimes it’s more convenient for us to place blame on a simple answer to a complex problem than to dig deeper to find the true root cause.Paul & Seth Hyde/Grandpa Loves Rhinos



Adolf Hitler, he played call of duty on Friday nights

when he lost at Nazi zombies, that made him rage quit his whole life

and Genghis Khan, before he destroyed an entire population

spent decades playing age of empires in his mother’s basement

Wikipedia and history books they got it wrong

it was never about power or terror all along

turn it off or else you’ll end up the same

that Mario, that Tetris will make you go insane

video games they cause violence and fighting

it’s not because humans are sick and they’re crying

no it’s got to be the gaming, turn it off is what I’m saying

i think we got to pause the gaming now

Jeffrey Dahmer, he played mortal kombat at the arcade

the way scorpion’s spear penetrates Lui Kang felt way too great

and Billy the Kid, his favorite console was the Xbox one

before killing sheriffs he would turn it on to red dead redemption

why are those birds so angry, why are you old birds always angry?

I guess if you had fledglings that were violent too

you’d want something to blame and someone to hang

so slingshot at the pigs and blocks, your points will eventually come across

but the chicks will fall right from the nest if they don’t get warmth

beneath your breast, find the scape goat, pull back and fire

Eric Harris and Dylan shooting columbine

they played doom and quake together in their spare time

but there’s something deeper, something more than simple games

there was a chemical disease, illness in their brains

Wikipedia and history books they got it right

it was always about mental health and suicide

and the irony is when you say games are the problem

it makes me want to punch you in the throat even harder

The diverse and eclectic set of songs found on the upcoming album, “Searching in The Sarchasm” (yes spelled like that on purpose), is something profoundly different yet, falls in line with all of the bands you love.

The tracks have addictive melodies, sing-a-long parts, and plenty of sly, witty sarcasm to make you stop and think.

Album teaser:

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Grandpa Loves Rhinos tip their hat proudly at nostalgia, at things many of us cling to. Found amidst the tongue in cheek humor, the sarcasm, and pop culture references is a story about our human nature. Our quest to find hope in a world searching for meaning. We are all just hanging on, clinging to a life that once meant so much. In the anxiety about tomorrow, we turn to music to ease our suffering. Music from Grandpa Loves Rhinos does just that and so much more. Give this fun band with a unique name a listen and leave your troubles behind. Sit back, relax, and strap on for the ride because this summer won’t be summer without Grandpa Loves Rhinos.

Grandpa Loves Rhinos

Seth Hyde (guitar/bass/vocals)

Paul Hyde (drums)


For fans of Emery, State Champs, Number One Gun, Acceptance, Four Year Strong, Set Your Goals, The Dangerous Summer, Third Eye Blind.


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