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Akercocke's "Antichrist" Sparks Religious Debate On BBC TV

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The upcoming release of UK death metal giants Akercocke’s latest album ‘Antichrist’ has caused uproar amongst Northern Ireland’s religious community, and is set to be the subject of a major religious debate live on BBC1 Northern Ireland.

The overtly satanic content contained within ‘Antichrist’ has come under attack by religious forces, leading to the band's vocalist Jason Mendonca facing a head- to-head live TV debate that will air on BBC1’s ‘Nolan Live’ show. The debate will be broadcast live via satellite link at 10.45pm on BBC Northern Ireland following Akercocke’s gig on May 16th at Nottingham’s Rock City. This meeting of minds is sure to stir waves of controversy ahead of their show in Belfast on May 18th and Dublin on May 19th, and with the ‘Antichrist’ misson statement in full force, Akercocke are sure to voice their closely held satanic beliefs.

To find out more about ‘Antichrist’ and to listen exclusively to the track ‘Summon The Antichrist’ that has ignited this controversy, head over to the band's MySpace page.

‘Antichrist’ will be released in the UK on Earache Records on Monday May 28th (UK) and on July 17th in the USA.

Stephen Nolan's show can be viewed online here.

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1. Ethelred writes:

a great british band

f*** North Ireland those twats are just a bunch of homocidal idiots...

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2. Terminator writes:

this could actually be very entertaining

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3. metalhead03 writes:

these people suck balls........not their music...ive never heard their music but they suck balls for not belevin in god...haha
have a nice time in hell

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4. Black Messiah writes:

this is going to be entertaining for the real anti christ who is closer than y'all think he is!!!

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5. FocusShift writes:

Metalhead, learn about Satanism before you make such a retarded statement such as that.

I hope these guys make heads turn on the BBC. Believe in whatever you want to believe in.

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6. the antihippy writes:

gotta respect a band that knows how to dress.

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7. ilovedeathmetal writes:

i think this is stupid it doesnt matter what you believe in its a free world why cant bbc realize that?

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8. DrunkGal writes:

well im from Northern Ireland (by the way i dont appreciate jibes at Northern Irish ppl in general thanks) and i think Akercocke are a superb and intelligent band. i watched the Nolan show and they put it so simply...'i you don't like it -DON'T GO'
i hated the way the christian guy stereotyped by saying 'when you wake up in a pool of your own vomit one day i hope you'll remember me and turn to Jesus.' i mean f*** off. christians are forvever pushing their leaflets at me and i dont complain - i just TURN THE OTHER CHEEK.

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9. fuck christians writes:

they suck ass

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10. DrunkGal writes:

'they suck ass'? what a witty and intelligent review. obviously you are a metal guru and everything you say should be taken as gospel.

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