Greek Church Seeks Ban On Slipknot Show
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Newsday.com reports that Greece's Orthodox Church urged concert organizers Monday to cancel a planned show by Slipknot because of the group's violent lyrics and references to the devil.
The band from Des Moines, Iowa, were performing Monday night at the open-air Lykavitos theater. Concert organizers could not be reached for comment.
Slipknot's song "I Am Hated," includes the lyrics: "The whole world is my enemy -- and I'm a walking target / Two times the devil with all the significance / Dragged and raped for the love of a mob / I can't stay -- because I can't be stopped."
The church, citing a local press report, said in a statement: "The members of the band have a shocking appearance, wearing black uniforms and masks that look like skulls."
The statement added: "Public institutions must do their duty and protect Greek citizens, especially people, from any public event that promotes Satanism."
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