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Mayhem Banned From Malaysia

Norwegian black metal group MAYHEM will not be allowed to perform in Malaysia because it promotes "unacceptable" values, Deputy Cultural, Arts and Heritage Minister Datuk Wong Kam Hoong said.

"I assure you that the ministry will do all it can to prevent this group from coming in", he said in Parliament yesterday. He said he had seen the group's song lyrics and felt disgusted by them.

An advertisement had appeared in a local newspaper saying that the group would be performing at an entertainment joint in Kuala Lumpur on Feb 4.

Responding to concerns raised by Idris Haron (BN Tangga Batu) while winding-up the Budget 2006 debate at committee stage, Wong said MAYHEM's application had not reached Puspa, the agency in charge of allowing foreign groups to perform in Malaysia. Idris said the group promoted Satanic worship and drug use, as could be seen from its motto "Bringing hell to your doorstep", and their song titles included 'Carnage', 'A Time to Die' and 'Deathcrush'.

He also said that a group called "Say No to Black Metal" would hold a demonstration if MAYHEM was allowed to perform here.

Source: Blackmetal.com

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1. killingtime420 writes:

Damn... I hate the Christian morality.
Stupid bastards just don't get it.

I'm gonna start a group called "Say No to People Who Say No to Black Metal".
Who wants in? Haha.

# Dec 12, 2005 @ 2:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Anonymous writes:

Most of Malaysia isn't Christian from my understanding..... according to Google 52% Muslim. Not that I agree with them, but at least get your facts straight before you start hating people.

# Dec 12, 2005 @ 9:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. killingtime420 writes:

Alright, I'm not going to ad-hoc my prior statement here.
But somethings to consider - the representative (Cultrual Minister) is probably Chinese which means he may be niether Muslim nor Christian.
Most Christianinty lies in Eastern Malaysia.
Their govt. is very similar to that of the Brits.
Their flag looks like ours, in some respects.
The Phillipines, Malaysia's neighbor to the north, is over 90% Christian, over 80% Roman Catholic.

Don't tell me who not to hate. I have my reasons, and I know they're not soaked in ignorance.
I'll accept your belief, if and only if you're not pushing it on people. Which is what may be being done here in this case.

# Dec 12, 2005 @ 11:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Johnny Conformist writes:

Well, let's make sure Mayhem can't play here. They might say some bad words. Yes the religious hipocrisy at it's best. Meanwhile, Father Billy rapes another innocent boy. Or Benny Hinn fills a stadium of retards and "heals" them as they come on stage. Actually, Mayhem probably has it right, because there is no god. There is no Satan....stupid assed conformists that get brainwashed from birth cause more "Mayhem" than any one band could even hope to approach.
Say no too the ultimate hate and violence provoker, RELIGION. Stupid f***s, dont they know that banning Mayhem is going to bring them lots and lots of exposure? HAHA I wish my band would get "banned".

# Dec 12, 2005 @ 4:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. RememberMetal? writes:

Lets weigh this discussion in terms of death as a result of.

I think it's safe to say from corner to corner in this world the number of deaths due to death/black metal is somewhere in the region of the mid-hundreds....Mostly suicides, brain-dead kids doing sacrifices and weilding guns, concert trampling etc...

Organised religion (fanatical christian vs militant muslim) on the other hand...... Just in Iraq..... is responsible for the deaths of thousands (our troops, the new Iraqi govt. troops and police, countless innocent bystanders, and bunches of Jihadists)...this is all due to religion....In one sandy, sunny quagmire.

I won't even get into WWII or the crusades, among many others.

My point being that many people live their whole lives going from infant, to child, to youth, to adult to become a walking bomb in the hope of eradicating a couple American soliders in a busy town square market.

OR

People live their whole life blindly following a god their parents TOLD them ws real (like santa) and because of the doctines, live a weird limiting life where they answer to a bearded guy who is like a big watchful parent somewhere beyond the clouds.... These people lose their lives in a completely differnt way.

The point is letting the values or message of one band throw an entire political establishment in an uproar is only going to make that countires teens and young adults that much more curious.

# Dec 12, 2005 @ 6:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. RememberMetal? writes:

in hindsight mid-hundreds seems outlandishly high.....I'm going to lower that estimate to something in the realm of 300.

# Dec 12, 2005 @ 6:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. slayerdisciple writes:

i thought they did something crazy on-stage to get them banned

# Dec 12, 2005 @ 8:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. slayerdisciple writes:

f*** malasyia anyway

# Dec 12, 2005 @ 9:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. WhylordWhy writes:

It is getting to the point that 1 day you will have to be a part of some religious belief to do things in this country. Example in Florida the founder of Domino's pizza is building a religous community with shopping and other ammenties and you can buy a house in this little suburb. The only problem is people who think for themselves i.e. all of us here who are open minded will not fit in. I have always said religion is for the weak minded who need something to believe in. That is fine for them but don't push your values on us for we don't push ours on you. If people want to have a good time no matter what it is who is anyone to tell us no. To ban a band because of their beliefs is stupid. That is why America as much as we complain about it is a great country because we for at least for a few more years have our freedom of speech.

# Dec 13, 2005 @ 5:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. War Ensemble writes:

this is total bull sh**!! being banned for their religion from a country is ludercris. also for being the there religion i think not there religion is just a image for black metal theres no sense in being banned from performing in a country!! f*** malasia bunch of riechess a$$ holes

# Dec 13, 2005 @ 6:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. old skool thrash writes:

hey. im half malaysian. f*** malaysian? ur a f***ing idiot.
i listen 2 old skool f***ing thrash metal. old skool black, death metal.. so u dont know what ur talking about! but being ban from a country is f***ing dumb.

# Dec 13, 2005 @ 6:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. justice361 writes:

thank you mayhem for being so f***ing badass

# Dec 14, 2005 @ 1:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Achilles writes:

The whole ban incident was purely because of political issues.. Let's not lead this to an anti-religion stuffs.. If they were in Malaysia, I'm sure the concert will be full.. I bet there will be Muslims, Christians and etcs there... Give some respect to the religion and country.. It's politics!!! Think deeper before throwing out insulting words..

# Dec 23, 2005 @ 11:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. LordAgony writes:

Quite interesting...

As usual these bands have to go out of their way for shock value and once agin proving they take themselves way to seriously....

Now dont get me wrong, THESE BANDS ARE NOT WIGGERS LIKE KORN AKA KRAP, this I am thankful for...

Metal should put more emphasis on making FALSE METAL like KORN its main enemy instead of religion...

EVEN IF CHRISTIANITY IS A LIE, ITS BEEN AROUND FOR CENTURIES, WHY BOTHER ATTACKING IT WITH A PHILOSOPHY THAT IS JUST AS EQUALLY ABSURD?

And plus black metal is sooooo cliche....WE KNOW YOR ATTEMPTING TO BE SCARY WITH THE BLOOD & GUTS AND SATANIC RITUAL CRAP, ITS GETTING OLD REAL FAST....

This is just my opinion on this issue, I DO HAPPEN TO LIKE THIS SONG FROM THIS CENTURY MEDIA BAND BEHEMONTH AND I LIKE THIS BAND CALLED EXCOMMUNION AS WELL.....

Dont go head over heels and start babbling like your Satan or some sh**...just think of it this way...

Black metal is the most extreme metal on the planet, this has been proven and it is this that makes it what it is....

SO SAYS (THE GUY WHO PREFERS DEATH & THRASH METAL MORE) LORD AGONY....

# Dec 23, 2005 @ 10:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. marcus writes:

behemoth are definitely good. but their definitely more death metal these days then black metal. they used to make really good black metal though

# Dec 23, 2005 @ 11:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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