Rotting Christ - Arrested In Georgia


Rotting Christ's label, Season Of Mist, reports that founding members Sakis and Themis Tolis were recently arrested in Georgia on spurious grounds involving charges of terrorism allegedly based on the band's name.

Frontman Sakis Tolis relates the events in his own words: "We arrived in Georgia's capital Tbilisi very early in the morning of Thursday, 12th of April. After the regular document check at the border, my brother and I were stopped by the police on our way out from the airport. After some minutes, we were ordered to follow police to another area of the airport under the pretence of further questioning before entering the country. Instead, we had our passports and mobile phones taken away and were lead into a prison cell. When we were demanding to be told the reason for this arrest, we were simply told this information would be 'confidential'. Our lawyers informed us later that we are on a list of unwanted persons of national security that branded us as Satanists and therefore suspects of terrorism.

"Without previous warning and no official reason, we found ourselves in jail, locked into a small and rather dirty cell and without being permitted any contact to the outside world or legal representation or our embassy for 12 hours. Conditions were bad and no further information provided during this time.

"Luckily, only the names 'Tolis' were on the list and the other two band members started to work with the local promoter to extract us from prison and commence legal procedures. It took strong efforts and a complicated procedure to find a solution. Due to the hard work of the local promoter, who involved legal experts, journalists, and activists in Georgia, we were finally released. We are extremely grateful to everybody involved in this process. In the end, we were even able to perform our show and it turned out to be a fantastic night. We would also like to thank all our Georgian metal brothers for their overwhelming support!"

Rotting Christ were allowed to leave the country towards Armenia without any further complications.

Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Rotting Christ
 
Posted: 16.04.2018 by nikarg


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16.04.2018 - 16:22
Karlabos
Weirdo of MS
"Satanists and therefore suspects of terrorism..."
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16.04.2018 - 16:50
BloodTears
ANA-thema
WTF? Now people can be arrested because the band's name sounds funny?

It's sad to live in a world like this to be honest.
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16.04.2018 - 16:54
Lanthros
When it said georgia i was almost sure it was talking about georgia US. This sounds like something that would happen there in certain areas.

Im glad it all worked out in the end though. But out of personal curiosity, can ANYONE point out a confirmed instance of satanist terrorism? Anyone? Anything? Bueller? Bueller?
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16.04.2018 - 17:20
IBlackened
"Luckily, only the names 'Tolis' were on the list and the other two band members started to work with the local promoter to extract us from prison and commence legal procedures..."

Unsurprisingly, they're not only retarded, they're quite incompetent at that too.
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16.04.2018 - 17:51
silenius
Written by Lanthros on 16.04.2018 at 16:54

When it said georgia i was almost sure it was talking about georgia US. This sounds like something that would happen there in certain areas.

Im glad it all worked out in the end though. But out of personal curiosity, can ANYONE point out a confirmed instance of satanist terrorism? Anyone? Anything? Bueller? Bueller?


Burning churches could be considered an act of terrorism, so yea...
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16.04.2018 - 17:55
Lanthros
Written by silenius on 16.04.2018 at 17:51

Written by Lanthros on 16.04.2018 at 16:54

When it said georgia i was almost sure it was talking about georgia US. This sounds like something that would happen there in certain areas.

Im glad it all worked out in the end though. But out of personal curiosity, can ANYONE point out a confirmed instance of satanist terrorism? Anyone? Anything? Bueller? Bueller?


Burning churches could be considered an act of terrorism, so yea...

Yeah BUT in all of those instances they claimed pagan motivation not satanic. So you arent wrong persay just not technically within my request.
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16.04.2018 - 21:23
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Οτι νανε...
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16.04.2018 - 21:45
Drekavaц
Fuck your God!
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16.04.2018 - 22:11
barnesy
This whole fucking world has gone insane!
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17.04.2018 - 00:33
Malignar
Those authorities in Atlanta are pretty harsh.
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17.04.2018 - 01:27
Another country has proved that it lives still in the primitive world
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17.04.2018 - 02:04
BloodFireDeath
Written by Lanthros on 16.04.2018 at 16:54

When it said georgia i was almost sure it was talking about georgia US. This sounds like something that would happen there in certain areas.

Im glad it all worked out in the end though. But out of personal curiosity, can ANYONE point out a confirmed instance of satanist terrorism? Anyone? Anything? Bueller? Bueller?


Actually yeah all the church burnings in Norway.
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17.04.2018 - 10:31
zikon
Oh boy, Metalsuck's gonna have a field trip with this one.
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17.04.2018 - 13:48
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Masterchief
Orthodoxian countries are funny, and Georgia wants be part of NATO and UE, its long long way there, things like this can not happen in western culture countries, this is equal as Saudi or Pakistan.
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17.04.2018 - 14:25
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Written by Lanthros on 16.04.2018 at 16:54

When it said georgia i was almost sure it was talking about georgia US. This sounds like something that would happen there in certain areas.

Im glad it all worked out in the end though. But out of personal curiosity, can ANYONE point out a confirmed instance of satanist terrorism? Anyone? Anything? Bueller? Bueller?

Deicide's Insineratehymn.

I thought it was the US state, too, though. I was just scrolling by and thought, "Yeah, that pretty much sounds like Georgia," only to realize, "Ah, the other one."
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18.04.2018 - 03:51
Lord Lanrac
*facepalm*

So is this what U.S. President Donald Trump means when he says "Shithole Countries"?

Seriously though, this is disgraceful
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18.04.2018 - 07:31
Cynic Metalhead
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Written by BloodTears on 16.04.2018 at 16:50

WTF? Now people can be arrested because the band's name sounds funny?


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18.04.2018 - 12:22
BloodTears
ANA-thema
Written by Cynic Metalhead on 18.04.2018 at 07:31

Written by BloodTears on 16.04.2018 at 16:50

WTF? Now people can be arrested because the band's name sounds funny?





lol Grindcore band? It's so obvious
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20.04.2018 - 12:21
Absinthe
Written by Lanthros on 16.04.2018 at 17:55

Written by silenius on 16.04.2018 at 17:51

Written by Lanthros on 16.04.2018 at 16:54

When it said georgia i was almost sure it was talking about georgia US. This sounds like something that would happen there in certain areas.

Im glad it all worked out in the end though. But out of personal curiosity, can ANYONE point out a confirmed instance of satanist terrorism? Anyone? Anything? Bueller? Bueller?


Burning churches could be considered an act of terrorism, so yea...

Yeah BUT in all of those instances they claimed pagan motivation not satanic. So you arent wrong persay just not technically within my request.


The second wave black metal scene in 1992/93 when the churches were burned were definitely labelling themselves as satanic for the most part. Beyond Norway there were other acts of destruction and violence perpetrated in the name of satanism around this time too.
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26.04.2018 - 10:27
Paw!!
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