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Switzerland Government Tells Bands To Be Quiet

After the results of a recent study in Switzerland finding that live music is doing more damage to young people's hearing than portable devices, new regulations in Switzerland have kicked in and now concert promoters by law must warn music fans of the dangers to their hearing that loud music can have. Promoters will also have to provide a "quiet zone" if the bands play above a certain noise level. Furthermore, Switzerland is considering bringing in a noise tax, where bands that play too loudly will cop fees.

Source: Time Off

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1. DeathInEye writes:

Wow, I'm speechless. Guess I won't be paying any noise fines! This is absurd. You go to a show at your own risk, especially a metal show, and if you haven't figured out they're loud by now you were probably half deaf to begin.

# May 8, 2007 @ 10:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Red_Chord writes:

Mute metal....hell yeah, that sounds great...

# May 8, 2007 @ 10:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Joo writes:

I swear to god.... the world is trying to rid itself of beautiful music. I bet they're all fine and dandy with the rap crap though, no noise tax for them... this sh** makes me sick!!!!

# May 9, 2007 @ 4:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. ArchEnemy84 writes:

Yeah, this won't go far. Damn the government in Switzerland. Let's blast some metal in their govt. chambers.

# May 9, 2007 @ 5:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. the antihippy writes:

2 words

bring some earplugs!

3 words.

# May 9, 2007 @ 9:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Red_Chord writes:

Anyways, sorry to say that but Swiss people are a bunch of p***ies with their neutral thing going on. They just stood there in all the wars while some evil bastard was killing tons of people and trying to conquer the world and for the sake of neutrality they let the other ones try to stop that. In my book it's worse than taking side, you are an accomplice.

So it's a bunch of p***ies !!! Alright some of you might say that I am going too far with this argument but it just shows how they think overthere...

# May 9, 2007 @ 9:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Lord Cashington writes:

Perhaps I should purchase Switzerland aswell. By the way ladies and gentlemen I am now hosting my good self on that rather popular myspace should you so wish to contact your favourite rich bastard! www.myspace.com/lordcashington

# May 9, 2007 @ 12:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Red_Chord writes:

Ah Lord Cashington, my good old friend. I might just save you some time by saying do not waste your time buying Switzerland. They are neutral and wish to remain the same. They have plenty of money from the Nazi's that they keep hidden and they are a bunch of cowards.

But I think you should buy Tchec Republic instead, they have wonderfull looking chicks...maybe we should by it together and split the beautifull women in half.

# May 9, 2007 @ 12:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Lord Cashington writes:

My dear chum Red Chord, I assure with my phallus I could split those ladies in half quite easily!

# May 9, 2007 @ 12:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Your Mom writes:

I think the Swiss have lost it. What’s the point of going to a metal show if it isn't LOUD? I'm with post #4; this won't last long if at all.
On a side note, I want in on the purchase of Czech Republic; those chicks are fine as hell. Maybe I could be a kick a$$ Duke, yea, that's it. I formally submit my application to Lord Cashington to become the Duke of Czech Republic or whatever it would be called under Cashington's rule.

# May 9, 2007 @ 12:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. SexBloodandMetal writes:

Cashington, I've already added you on myspace...awesome

Seriously, this Switzerland sh*t won't go far...Seriously, how the hell can you mute Metal?

# May 9, 2007 @ 12:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Lord Cashington writes:

Why good sir it would be renamed the Cash Republic! And yes my good Sex... you have and a jolly good requisition you are to my account too!

# May 9, 2007 @ 1:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Ethelred writes:

hey i used to be 6-Wretched-6-Spawn-6

this proposed quiet zone idea is one of the most ridiculus thing ever....

# May 9, 2007 @ 2:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. psythe writes:

I can understand the idea behind the arguement - live music IS destroying many young proplrs' hearing. However, concerts would be boring without the live show, and nobody'd be able to take yuh anyway. so there.

# May 9, 2007 @ 2:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Ethelred writes:

psythe makes a compelling point....

# May 9, 2007 @ 3:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Zero 54 writes:

What can the swiss government do about it, man that country sure does have some problems to be worrying about loud music, maybem they declare a national emergency

# May 9, 2007 @ 3:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Red_Chord writes:

Yes Lord Cashington, we will buy czech republic and have fun and Your Mom can certainly join us...there will be plenty of chocks for all of us...I am certain that Terminator will join us as well...oh what the heck, let's buy earth, that way we will be able to do wathever we want....I got the cash for the whole planet earth in my wallet right now...

# May 9, 2007 @ 5:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Lord Cashington writes:

Jolly good I've just bought the universe to ensure that no outside parties bother us!

# May 9, 2007 @ 5:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Public Execution writes:

I think in protest bands shouldn't just play in Switzerland, just boycott all concerts there. People will get upset and the government will be forced to repeal the act.

# May 9, 2007 @ 5:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. slayerdisciple writes:

^agreed it would be too much of a hassle to set up shows there to set up a noise free area anyway
now playing:Children of Bodom- Kissing the Shadows

# May 9, 2007 @ 7:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Terminator writes:

a si aha!

well...well...well, ive never imagined having a villa in the alps, but it sounds terriffic! i will gladly join my fellow comrades, Lord Cashington and Red_Chord, in purchasing the universe!

my first order of business will be to purchase pluto, rename it hades, and return it back to its planet status. though, being ruler of all of mexico, im not to fond of cold weather, so i will use all of the rubberbands in my factory to bring it closer to earth! i will then book every metal band on earth and have them all perform at the same time on hades (formerly pluto)--aiming a giant megaphone down on those puntas in "cant-decide-whos-side-im-on-land".

METAL WILL RULE THE GALAXY!!!

# May 9, 2007 @ 8:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Red_Chord writes:

ah my good jolly fellow terminator, how your plan sounds good to my hears. It is pure genius. Buying the universe ? Pure genius as well...and when I rhink that the 3 of us where fighting a war for the rubber band factories. United we stand...and since we own all the money in the world, nobody can stop us and quite frankly, who would want to, because we offer so much goodies...except maybe those bastards from Mongolia...they want to clone Genghis Khan and try to built a greater empire...

Since I own all the cloning factories (in which I make our soldiers for our army that is called the cashadelik) they won't succeed at first but I fear that they will find a way to clone Genghis Khan...because they only like manufactured pop music and they want to impose it on us...

So I am building even more soldiers and a new weapon of mass destruction...it is a bomb that blasts tons of heavy music and makes earthquakes, heardrums explode, brains scrambled and balls explode and the good thing is it only does it to people who listen to suck a$$ music...

Just can't wait ti go to Hades and listen to the metal fest...

# May 9, 2007 @ 10:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. the amish writes:

you guys can't own the universe! the Lord owns the universe!


we shall fight you to the bitter end! god shall not lose!


ALLAH!

# May 10, 2007 @ 2:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. deathbringer writes:

I am very surprised by the findings that live music is causing more damage than portable devices. There could definitely be cultural differences at work here. Do the Swiss turn the volume up more at concerts (or "did", I should say)? Are iPods not as widespread there as in the US?

Personally, I am annoyed when a concert is too loud (but bear in mind I have a pretty high tolerance level - too loud to me is when it starts breaking up and sounding like sh**). Both the prospect of hearing loss and the fact that the sound quality gets worse at higher levels. I can always use earplugs, to solve the first, but the music sounds pretty crappy with earplugs at any volume...

I might not have gone to as many concerts as one might think (running this site and all), but I've been to a few dozen or so and usually after a day of muffled hearing it is back to normal. My hearing is as good as anyone elses for general detection (my wife is always asking me to tourn the TV louder and I hear hi-end stuff like a dog), but I do have trouble making out speech if there's lots of background noise.

# May 10, 2007 @ 9:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. metalneverdies writes:

f*** the government they dont have the right to take away metal who cares if it too loud

# May 10, 2007 @ 9:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Your Mom writes:

"The amish" is right, the Lord does own the Universe, LORD CASHINGTON THAT IS!!!
Long live Lord Cashington - Ruler of the known Universe.
Long live Terminator - Ruler of Hades (formerly Pluto)
Long live Red Chord - CEO of Universal Cloning and Rubber Band factories.

Your Mom - Kick a$$ Duke of Cash Republic (Formerly Czech Republic)

Down with Mongolia!

# May 10, 2007 @ 10:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Lord Cashington writes:

Why Your Mom I feel I must thank you for the long live cry. Thank you. Now on to serious business, what to do about those bothersome Welsh?

# May 10, 2007 @ 11:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. Your Mom writes:

With your blessing Lord Cashington I would like to retire the “Your Mom” name and officially change to “Kick a$$ Duke”. Is this suitable?

# May 10, 2007 @ 2:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. Lord Cashington writes:

Ahh dear sir I thought you'd never ask! That name would be much more suitable than "Your Mom"

# May 10, 2007 @ 3:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. Red_Chord writes:

I certainly agree with you on the name change or you could just call yourself I cash your mom, but wathever you prefer.

I think that we have space for Your Mom on our roster. Heck, four is better than three as they say in Angola.
About the God thing, Mr .Amish you are absolutely right but there is one thing that you don't know. I struck a deal with him and he sold us this universe and he created another one for himself. God know that this universe is FUBAR so we said we would take care of it but he will still visit once in a while.

So Lord Cashington, Your Mom and Terminator, this will also serve as the official announcment that I did it, the deal with God is accepted and is good to go right now...

# May 10, 2007 @ 7:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. Murderface writes:

All Hail Murderface-Ruler of umm......er......uhh........Doom Metal!

Anywho, what the f*** is up with this new law? Rock 'n Roll was MEANT to be played loud! But then again, like Deathbringer pointed out, the sound quality does suffer.

# May 10, 2007 @ 8:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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