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Online Petition Launched Asking Ghost To Disband

In another of our preferred genre's ridiculous "That's Not Metal!" accusations that just makes us all look like a bunch of whiny, bickering schoolgirls, a petition has been launched to get the band Ghost to break up.

The petition currently has 625 signatures (with the hopes of reaching 10,000) and can be found at this location. The organizer of the petition comments:

"We petition against Ghost of the heavy metal genre that continues to make albums and tour. Many people getting into metal think that they are the real deal and that we should forget the real bands like Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, etc. They wish to destroy real metal with their carnival music nonsense. Seriously, is a song like If You Have Ghost actually something that a real metalhead would listen to? They are not metal. People also make the erroneous claim that they are so directly inspired by King Diamond/Mercyful Fate, which is just wrong. They are, in fact, a watered-down version of BOC. We the people oppose Ghost continuing as a band, and they should be split up as soon as possible.

"Obviously just 100 won't convince Ghost and their management to listen! If we get 10,000 signatures then MAYBE they will listen and stop making music. Ghost has already spent the last several years butchering our ears with their awful poser music. Real metal does not involve Hot Topic bands. Ghost is not metal. Thank you for reading."

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1. Wanderer in the Outer Darkness writes:

That's comically bad, haha! Okay, they're not a metal band and...? Way to make us metalheads look like a bunch of closed minded jack off kings, we certainly appreciate it. How the hell does this guy think he's gonna shut down a band with a petition? Even if he reaches his goal, what will it matter? They play to theaters now and they've only been around for four years. I'm not even their biggest fan but I'd rather have a band like Ghost around than another Warped Tour friendly breakdown-core band. They may not be metal but they certainly qualify as a proper rock n roll band. That's more than what I could say about a lot of modern rock or "metal" groups that either look like Weezer or Good Charlotte.

# Jul 21, 2014 @ 6:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Wanderer in the Outer Darkness writes:

....and I'm sure the band must be crying in their beers... crying tears of laughter! This is the most ridiculous sh** I've read on a metal site since MegaDave accused Obama of shooting up the Sikh temple!

Yes, this warrants two posts in a row, but nothing more!

# Jul 21, 2014 @ 6:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Jigenuck writes:

wow, so I guess when you don't like something, because your little you don't enjoy something, you have to make a bid deal out of it... and again the real/fake metal subject. I guess some people don't know what to do with their life! So, where's the petition against Baby Metal, Avenged Sevenfold, Metallica, Dimmu Borgir, or whatever band that some jerk doesn't like ??? I'm not a fan of Ghost, but I think it's extremely stupid to make a petition for that (probably a f***ing looser who never had success with his metal band and out of jealousy started that sh**)

# Jul 23, 2014 @ 7:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. coldiem writes:

Um, have you ever actually listened to Dimmu Borgir? I get that it is trendy to hate on Metallica and Avenged Sevenfold, and Babymetal is a given, but Dimmu Borgir? I don't think it belongs in that list of comparisons :P

# Jul 23, 2014 @ 12:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. xFiruath writes:

Actually I've seen quite a few people on our Facebook page lump both Dimmu Borgir and Cradle of Filth into the "not metal" or "pop metal" category, which is of course ridiculous. It's fine if people don't like the direction those bands take and don't want to listen to them, but it's obvious that no top 40 radio lover would ever listen to either of those bands and go "Yeah, that's not metal, I dig this."

# Jul 23, 2014 @ 12:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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dude fxck that I love me some GHOST. I will personally punch the face off of anybody that signs this

# Jul 23, 2014 @ 1:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. coldiem writes:

I guess I could see that angle working for Cradle of Filth maybe, but Dimmu? Hell, I'm not really even much of a fan of their music it (a friend is, I hear it a lot :P) but I think they are pretty far away from the "metal / not metal" line, should there be one drawn in the sand.

Anyone who defines their music tastes based on genre labels is an idiot anyway. Listen to what you like, don't listen to what you don't. Pretty simple.

Except country music.... don't listen to that.

# Jul 23, 2014 @ 1:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. brandedcfh420 writes:

lets start a petition to ban petitions!!!!

# Jul 23, 2014 @ 2:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. xFiruath writes:

Let's start a crowd funding campaign to fly Cr4wf0rdTxJ1ng0J4ng0 out to personally punch the face off everyone who signs this petition.

# Jul 23, 2014 @ 2:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Glenn Allison writes:

Are you f***ing kidding me? Ghost is there own band. If its not your cup of tea then f*** off! That's like saying you want The Lonely Island to stop because they make fun of Rap. Dumbf***s...

# Jul 23, 2014 @ 6:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. seven feet under blows writes:

Ghost isn't all that great of a band, they're rock not metal, but that being said there are alot other bands far worse that need to be petitioned to disband.
Design the skyline
black veil bride
asking alexandria
butcher babies
Evergreen terrace
Every time I die
madball
Chimara
lodi kong
I killed the prom queen
abandon all ships
Hollywood undead
Crucifying barbara
The dillenger escape plan
godhead
Boy sets fire
strapping young lad
Texas hippie coaliton
Dragonforce
powerglove
Oceano
Escape the fate
The acacia strain
municipal waste
just to name just a few.

# Jul 23, 2014 @ 6:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. MTmetal writes:

Whoa whoa whoa. Municipal Waste and Strapping Young Lad? Easy tiger. And don't worry, they are officially disbanded.

# Jul 26, 2014 @ 9:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Houston from Houston writes:

Yeeeeeaaaaaa.....strapping young lad DEFINITELY doesn't belong on that list.....Devin Townsend's lil pinky has more talent than anyone with your last name

# Jul 27, 2014 @ 9:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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