Swedish black metal band Marduk has issued the following statement about having the band's appearance in Minsk, Belarus, cancelled: "The Prosecutor General's Office has banned Swedish black metal band Marduk from playing a show in Minsk, Belarus."

"Pavel Radzivonaw, a departmental head at the Prosecutor General's Office, told reporters on Monday that Marduk's concert, scheduled for May 22, would not take place. 'The band preaches Satanism, which has nothing to do with art,' he says. 'This is an affront to Christian values, they preach the ideas of death, of the Third Reich.'

"The other bands that were scheduled to appear with Marduk at the Re:Public club — including Kataklysm and Vader — will be allowed to perform. Radzivonaw warned the show may be stopped if the performances involve violations of laws."

"I wonder who's really pushing for the Third Reich ideas here..."


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Band profile: Marduk
 
Posted: 21.05.2012 by Cynic Metalhead



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theFIST - 21.05.2012 at 12:25  
How can you get those guys out of office?
Mr. Doctor - 21.05.2012 at 12:28  
So Marduk is NSBM now? The more you know...
Valentin B - 21.05.2012 at 12:33  
Oh, so a communist regime like Bielorussia's is the authority on what's an affront to Christian values now? gimme a fucking break.
BudDa - 21.05.2012 at 13:34  
Minsk's loss...
blackdoomy - 21.05.2012 at 13:41  
Religious values SUCKS :@
ImperialTroll - 21.05.2012 at 14:01  
I believe Mr. Radzivonaw and the rest of those religious tight asses should go fornicate themselves with a pitchfork. Art is art no matter what! (BTW I'm a Muslim and I suffer from the same problem in my country)
Lit. - 21.05.2012 at 14:35  
Vader can play but not Marduk?
@gent_-_orange - 21.05.2012 at 14:47  
"The band preaches Satanism, which has nothing to do with art"

This part pisses me off, So he gets the say on what is and isn't art?, take your head out of your arse.
Troy Killjoy - 21.05.2012 at 15:00  
Written by Mr. Doctor on 21.05.2012 at 12:28
So Marduk is NSBM now? The more you know...

Ya I was like... this is stupid, this is stupid, this is stupid... wait, what?!

Johan, looks like you have to blacklist these guys and remove them from the database.
freedom forever - 21.05.2012 at 15:00  
Written by Valentin B on 21.05.2012 at 12:33

Oh, so a communist regime like Bielorussia's is the authority on what's an affront to Christian values now? gimme a fucking break.

Totally agree... This is nothing but hypocrisy from a dictatorship
Troy Killjoy - 21.05.2012 at 15:01  
Written by Lit. on 21.05.2012 at 14:35
Vader can play but not Marduk?

Considering they deem Marduk an NS band, I'm not surprised they're still allowing Vader to play. They probably didn't check the lyrical content at all and just assume they sing about Star Wars.
Frodd - 21.05.2012 at 15:50  
Written by Troy Killjoy on 21.05.2012 at 15:01

They probably didn't check the lyrical content at all and just assume they sing about Star Wars.

Boxcar Willy - 21.05.2012 at 16:12  
Let's go burn some churches in the name of hitler! Yay!


People piss me off >>
WorpeX - 21.05.2012 at 16:37  
I'd be a little scared if I was Vader and even Kataklysm. I'd be sure to double check my set-list to be sure there isn't anything that could be considered offensive in it so I don't get shot!
s_t_s - 21.05.2012 at 16:39  
Satanism ok, but third reich ? That's some heavy bullshit ! Reminds of the Hellfest affair here in France. They brought some priest to spread sacred water on the location of the festival ! What for ? To avoid Satan to attend some gigs ?
Ankläger - 21.05.2012 at 16:55  
Written by WorpeX on 21.05.2012 at 16:37

I'd be a little scared if I was Vader and even Kataklysm. I'd be sure to double check my set-list to be sure there isn't anything that could be considered offensive in it so I don't get shot!


Beatles' cover night
Lit. - 21.05.2012 at 17:32  
Written by Ankläger on 21.05.2012 at 16:55

Written by WorpeX on 21.05.2012 at 16:37

I'd be a little scared if I was Vader and even Kataklysm. I'd be sure to double check my set-list to be sure there isn't anything that could be considered offensive in it so I don't get shot!


Beatles' cover night


Some people are still sore about John Lennon being Jesus, I bet.
Kindertodeslied - 21.05.2012 at 17:55  
What a shame.
Vityaz - 21.05.2012 at 17:57  
Written by Valentin B on 21.05.2012 at 12:33

Oh, so a communist regime like Bielorussia's is the authority on what's an affront to Christian values now? gimme a fucking break.

You just mentioned something about country called Bielorussia just want to let yo know that there is no such country called like that.
Moreover topic saying Belarus but not Bielorussia. Are u sure that u talking about the same country?
Valentin B - 21.05.2012 at 19:06  
Written by Vityaz on 21.05.2012 at 17:57

Written by Valentin B on 21.05.2012 at 12:33

Oh, so a communist regime like Bielorussia's is the authority on what's an affront to Christian values now? gimme a fucking break.

You just mentioned something about country called Bielorussia just want to let yo know that there is no such country called like that.
Moreover topic saying Belarus but not Bielorussia. Are u sure that u talking about the same country?

Yes, I do know what country I'm talking about.

I did not know it was also called Belarus in English (like in Romanian), I just think it sounds weird so that's why I wrote Bielorussia.
Kimiwind - 21.05.2012 at 19:10  
Bullshit..
Xnoybis - 21.05.2012 at 19:23  
Written by Valentin B on 21.05.2012 at 19:06

Yes, I do know what country I'm talking about.

I did not know it was also called Belarus in English (like in Romanian), I just think it sounds weird so that's why I wrote Bielorussia.


i always found some of the 'Anglicization' odd. Belarus i guess is easier to spell even if the pronunciation isn't as accurate as how you wrote it. Moscow always confused me as it's Moskva. Not that hard to spell/pronounce.

on one hand it is stupid to ban them, but on the other it is marduk, so no big loss. and i always find it amusing when bands that go out of their way to be as offensive as possible reap the "benefits" of their infamy and people get up in arms about it.
Igeldude - 21.05.2012 at 19:27  
Christianity is affront to humanity.
Vityaz - 21.05.2012 at 20:29  
Written by Xnoybis on 21.05.2012 at 19:23

Written by Valentin B on 21.05.2012 at 19:06

Yes, I do know what country I'm talking about.

I did not know it was also called Belarus in English (like in Romanian), I just think it sounds weird so that's why I wrote Bielorussia.


i always found some of the 'Anglicization' odd. Belarus i guess is easier to spell even if the pronunciation isn't as accurate as how you wrote it. Moscow always confused me as it's Moskva. Not that hard to spell/pronounce.

on one hand it is stupid to ban them, but on the other it is marduk, so no big loss. and i always find it amusing when bands that go out of their way to be as offensive as possible reap the "benefits" of their infamy and people get up in arms about it.


Well. when you spell Belarus is not 'Anglicization' spelling - It is just only correct spelling and sounds correctly as well, it is just right. The example with Moskow-Moskva isn't right for that case.

OK, ideally it should be spelled something like that Belarusь Letter 'ь' is a soft sign - means that sound before that letter should be pronounced as soft.

Anyway it is wired that the govs ban Marduk. Also as far as i know Belarus govs banned some local bands as well, so they cant play in their own country.
Also they banned new movie 'Dictator' by Sacha Borat which just come out last week.
LeChron James - 21.05.2012 at 22:31  
HA! Good old Belarus.
Winterthrone - 21.05.2012 at 22:56  
Meanwhile, in a dictatorship called Belarus...
EdguyAsFuck - 21.05.2012 at 23:00  
Welp. Just another case of the government thinking it's their duty to protect people from butthurt. Is it too much to ask for people to just, I don't know, not go to the concert if they're so offended? Christ.
Carl Berg - 21.05.2012 at 23:39  
Written by EdguyAsFuck on 21.05.2012 at 23:00

Welp. Just another case of the government thinking it's their duty to protect people from butthurt. Is it too much to ask for people to just, I don't know, not go to the concert if they're so offended? Christ.


Ha! But it's the government that says when you should feel butthurt!
ThunderAxe1989 - 22.05.2012 at 01:26  
This is BULLSHIT!
Igeldude - 22.05.2012 at 07:47  
So, unlike most Christians...like this Radzivonaw guy, I actually did some research since I am not very familiar with this band. I concluded that this band is out to mostly bash Christianity, and the Third Reich was just a lyrical concept. They're not NSBM and don't associate themselves with Nazis.

On another note, Hitler was a Christian. So I wonder, which Christian values is this band an affront to; rape, murder, theft?
a MasT - 22.05.2012 at 09:35  
Being banned is metal.
Cynic Metalhead - 22.05.2012 at 11:15  
Written by a MasT on 22.05.2012 at 09:35

Being banned is metal.


That's what they staged.
Oaken - 23.05.2012 at 01:23  
Written by Guest on 21.05.2012 at 14:01

I believe Mr. Radzivonaw and the rest of those religious tight asses should go fornicate themselves with a pitchfork. Art is art no matter what! (BTW I'm a Muslim and I suffer from the same problem in my country)

Fuck that problem...
Void Eater - 23.05.2012 at 05:07  
Good. In these times of heathenism and blasphemy, it's nice to see that some people still stand up for traditional Christian values.
s_t_s - 23.05.2012 at 12:59  
Written by Void Eater on 23.05.2012 at 05:07

Good. In these times of heathenism and blasphemy, it's nice to see that some people still stand up for traditional Christian values.


Guess this is some sort of sick humour or not... ?
Troy Killjoy - 23.05.2012 at 17:17  
Written by s_t_s on 23.05.2012 at 12:59
Guess this is some sort of sick humour or not... ?

You must not frequent the forums often, otherwise you'd know Void Eater likes to troll and post incredibly sarcastic comments.
Rulatore - 24.05.2012 at 18:24  
Best thread of the month
s_t_s - 30.05.2012 at 14:28  
Written by Troy Killjoy on 23.05.2012 at 17:17

Written by s_t_s on 23.05.2012 at 12:59
Guess this is some sort of sick humour or not... ?

You must not frequent the forums often, otherwise you'd know Void Eater likes to troll and post incredibly sarcastic comments.


Well you never know, I remember some guy leaving MS after the latest April Fool he didn't seem to find funny

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