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Satyricon Members Arrested, Tour Scrapped

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Guitarists for Norwegian black metal band Satyricon have been arrested in Toronto, Canada for allegedly drugging and raping a woman following a show at Fun Haus in Toronto earlier this week. The Toronto woman claims that she was with Satyricon's A.O. Gronbech and Steinar Gundersen (also of Spiral Architect) in their tourbus, but eventually woke up somewhere else and had been sexually assaulted. The guitarists are currently being detained and DNA samples have been taken. The Norwegian embassy was told of the arrest and has been working with Canadian officials on behalf of those charged. If convicted, the two could each face up to ten years in prison. Needless to say, the group's remaining tour dates with 3 Inches Of Blood were subsequently cancelled. If you're fluent in Norwegian, you can view more details here.

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1. ac666 writes:

Do you ever get the feeling black metal + North America = bad combination? Half the bands can't even get in, and when they do, they're attacked by moronic DJs, their fans are stabbed in the crowd and now this. At least Satyr himself isn't involved.

# Dec 21, 2004 @ 6:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. DominionofSatyr writes:

At least most of the tour was done before sh** hit the fan. Man these guys put on one hell of a live show.
If these turn out to be false allegations I am going to be p***ed!

# Dec 22, 2004 @ 3:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. erixon writes:

yeah , america is way to f***ed up and religious for the blackmetal scene..., lucky joey jordison isn´t involved in this rape story,,, how did he do on the drums for satyricon?? Alright?

# Dec 22, 2004 @ 4:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. eggnog writes:

wow, that's some f***ed up sh** right there. I caught Satyricon in San Francisco a few weeks back. I must say that they f***in' kicked ass. To bad that they got themselves in something f***ed up like a rape case. And joey was just amazing on drums. I got to meet him after the show. He is a genius

# Dec 22, 2004 @ 6:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. xochitl writes:

i would not mind being raped by members of satyricon.. but being drugged i would be.. because then i wouldn't be able to remember the details for when i need some material.. some sluts don't appreciate what they get

# Dec 23, 2004 @ 12:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. erixon writes:

so joey kicked a$$ on drums for satyricon?....damn that guy is the sh**!! slipknot is lucky to have him...

# Dec 23, 2004 @ 9:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Alex writes:

Come on guys!! To play heavy metal is one thing, but to rape a woman is another thing.
This is sick, dudes! Of course, I am not jumping into conclusions, maybe they are innocent.. who knows? (well, they know!).

# Dec 23, 2004 @ 11:37 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. DominionofSatyr writes:

"Sinful Woman walk with me cause I'm the wolf on your shoulder
But complaint not to me, cause I'm the accuser
If you dare to withhold the immense power and the greed
You shall walk among us to subterranean fields
I am the last of my kind
And I am tied in bronze chains"

# Dec 23, 2004 @ 1:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. black metal demon writes:

first off all you f*** , joey doesnt play drums for satyricon. Joey doesnt even compare to black metal drummers , joey is a little f***ing c*** who needs to f*** off and die just like you erixon!!!!!

# Dec 24, 2004 @ 5:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. R.Nattefrost writes:

i agree with black metal demon \m/

# Dec 24, 2004 @ 5:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. erixon writes:

well I know f***head, but satyr asked him to fill in for frost on the american tour... and all you "true" BM fans who hates joey...well if he´s good enough for Satyr, he should be good enough for you b****....

# Dec 24, 2004 @ 7:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. moroner writes:

I totally agree erixon

# Dec 25, 2004 @ 5:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. FUELFORHATRED writes:

First dimebag, now this, where is metal going.....

# Dec 26, 2004 @ 8:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. silence writes:

OK,do guys have to prove themselves by raping? they should get that 10 years punishment. On the other side, the girl didn't have to go to their tour bus.what did she expect?a nice chat with 2 drunk guys? yea,right... But thet still doesn't approve the raping. drop dead satyricon.

# Dec 27, 2004 @ 6:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. DominionofSatyr writes:

Hey silence, do you know something we don't? As far as I know they were only charged. I still thought they had a trial yet. If I am misinformed please correct me. Oh yeah, and they are NOT Saytricon members, only session musicians for the tour. Black metal demon: you must not live in the US, otherwise I think you would put up with Joey's "pathetic" drumming for a night for a chance to see Satyricon live. We are just lucky enough to see Satyricon at all stateside. If you lived in the US and had a chance to see Saytricon play with Joey filling in on drums, can we assume that you would not go to the gig?

# Dec 27, 2004 @ 6:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. erixon writes:

Dominionof satyr.. yeah only the 2 session members are involved, and they are not convicted yet I think.. if they´re guilty they will get 10 years or something right..? I don´t know why satyr didn´t choose any other norwegian BM drummer to go along, I assume he is satisfied with joey´s drumming...and that´s that...

# Dec 28, 2004 @ 4:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. msmaggot writes:

I have one thing to say; WHAT THE F#CK was she doing on the tourbus in the first place. Was she looking for an just an autograph,.....DURRR.

# Dec 28, 2004 @ 12:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. black fag writes:

they should avoid touring countries where rape is illegal...

# Dec 29, 2004 @ 12:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Azgaroth writes:

Varg Escaping, Gorgoroth Singer Allegadly Attacks and Drinks blood of a 40 year old man, Now this. We can look forward to LORDS OF CHAOS VOL.2

# Dec 29, 2004 @ 4:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. ac666 writes:

Lords Of chaos Vol 2? Ugh... The first one was filled with more than enough innaccuracies and sensationalism.

# Dec 29, 2004 @ 7:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. 666 for pussies writes:

MY d*** MY d*** MY d*** IS ON FIRE........

# Jan 4, 2005 @ 8:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. DominionofSatyr writes:

Good post 666, I am much more informed after reading it.

# Jan 4, 2005 @ 11:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. a real metal fan writes:

to post 18, are there any countries where rape is legal?! or where you being sracstic?
And this sort of stuff gives BM a bad name!!!!:s

# Jan 5, 2005 @ 1:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. DominionofSatyr writes:

If you thought Post 18 was anything but sarcastic you are in serious need of a boot to the skull you retard. When has Black Metal had a "good" name? The day it does it will not longer be Black Metal. Go read about your idol Fred Durst and quit letting other people who read these posts know what a dumbass you truly are.

# Jan 5, 2005 @ 4:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. DominionofSatyr writes:

By you using "a real metal fan" as your posting name, you give metal fans a bad name. So hopefully I don't see any more posts from you.

# Jan 5, 2005 @ 4:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. erixon writes:

exactly, BM is not supposed too be "sweet" or "nice" , it shall be dark and f***in ugly....

# Jan 6, 2005 @ 12:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. eggnog writes:

anyone got any updated info on the situation yet?

# Jan 9, 2005 @ 3:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. entropy_increase writes:

i wonder why bands cant stick to what they know best
playing good music and if they got too much time of their hands then their music sucks !

# Jan 10, 2005 @ 9:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. DominionofSatyr writes:

Well that made a lot of sense.

# Jan 13, 2005 @ 3:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. nazgul420 writes:

joey jordison played drums for them? how can this even be put on a 'metal underground' website, satyricon are mainstream now.... f*ckin sellouts.

# Jan 17, 2005 @ 4:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. Sull writes:

Americans aren't worthy of BM.Linkin Park and Avril Lavigne are good enough for those filthy peasants.

# Jan 17, 2005 @ 9:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. DominionofSatyr writes:

Ok, you convinced me, I'm moving to Norway!

# Jan 17, 2005 @ 10:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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