Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Death metal band cancels Polish tour


Due to what they call the ‘political scene’ in Poland at the moment, the Swedish group Dark Funeral are canceling their tour in fear of legal action and protest.

Their lyrics are the usual childish nonsense. For instance:

Sin stand for beauty, sin stands for life.
Sexual sin is every man's right.
He will exalt the wicked of man,
Our king the Antichrist.

Blah, blah, blah. But do to recent developments (see Poles find satin offensive, apparently) the band are not going to risk a court case in order to satisfy their juvenile audience in Warsaw, Krakow, Gdansk…

A press release by the band says:

We understand this has really nothing to do with DARK FUNERAL alone as a band, but by a musical scene the Polish Catholics obviously wish to forbid. To us this is just another proof of the hypocrisy that lies behind organized religions. They happily promote tolerance, yet, as soon as they see something they dislike, they are fast as a shark to call for censorship. The thing is, reactions like this will most certainly give the opposite result, it always does! We would however like to apologize for all inconveniences this has and will cause our Polish fans, but this is unfortunately beyond our control."

While music lovers will no doubt not be mourning the passing of an opportunity to get to see Dark Funeral, when bands stop coming to Poland because they are scared of the consequences this is not a good thing for freedom of expression, and very much a sign of the times in Europe at the moment.

20 comments:

Michael Farris said...

"Poles find satin offensive, apparently"

Velvet's fine, but satin is just tooo much.

beatroot said...

How the lack of a capital letter can change the meaning of a sentence!

Michael Farris said...

Nervous cough, embarassed silence ... desperate attempt to think of new topic ....

Moose said...

Tee hee

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

You know whats the saddest thing here, this news post. All "beatroot" can sit there and do is demean the band, calling their lyrics childish and saying that their loss on the music scene is going to be regretted by no one. Then whats the last sentence say "this is not a good thing for freedom of expresion in Europe", thats all he give to it, just as he did in his other post about the other metal band. You know, seeing how little attention you give to the problem, its kinda obvious you don't care. You know, if metalists did the same thing to a Christian group, I have little doubt you would have raved like hell about how the bands "freedom of expression" was violated. My grade for this post: what a load of shit.

Darrel said...

I agree with the previous anonymous person. The words aren't childish. And next time define childish =.= If your gonna say things without even thinking don't say anything at all.

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Anonymous said...

Dark Funeral kicks ass, you're an idiot.

Anonymous said...

This article is obviously biased, if you don't like black metal shut the fuck up about it, nobody cares what you think.

Hugh said...

For starters, if you do not wish to be childish - get the genre right. They play Black Metal, not Death Metal. Look it up. Additionally, the fact that you choose to demean others for their own beliefs marks you out as childish too.

Anonymous said...

dark funeral isn't childish, and they are good at what they do. i hate it when peoples always blame metal music for al that is bad in this sick world.

Sean182 said...

hail satin