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Nachtmystium Booted From Scion Rock Fest For Alleged Nazi Affiliation

Metal group Nachtmystium has been removed by the organizers of the Scion Rock Fest after being accused of being a National Socialist band. A message from group member Blake Judd reads as follows:

“Nachtmystium has sad news today with a once-again recurring issue surfacing from the wake of our past. We’ve been forced, at the request of the promoters and the folks at Scion / Toyota, to pull out of the Scion Rock Fest, scheduled for Saturday, February 28. This news came to us just this past Tuesday and was very disheartening to say the least. A troubling, and unjustly-applied notion that we are, or ever have been, in any way, a ‘Nazi’ band or a political band on any level, is completely absurd and we are disgusted that there is someone out there who really believes we are of this ilk. It made it as far as the sponsors of this event’s desks, and now we are forced to pull out of it after some political threatening on the part of these ridiculously uneducated person/people who have caused this ruckus.

"We’d like to make light of at least one aspect of this situation and use the opportunity to once again clear the air - we are, IN NO WAY, a ‘Nazi’ band. We do NOT support such groups, political beliefs or bands that are affiliated with that world. We have canceled tours in the past and dodged working with bands and people BECAUSE they had these ideologies and we never wanted to be affiliated with it. Yet, here we are, a metal band whose members are more like hippies than your typical leather-clad metal maniacs, and we’re being falsely accused of this association once again. We will be taking legal action against the people who slandered us in this situation, and in the future will file defamation / slander charges against any person or organization who attempts to prevent us from performing anywhere, especially in the United States. We are as offended by this as someone might be at the notion of a Nazi band playing a big corporate-sponsored festival. So - let it be known loud and clear for the LAST TIME, we ARE NOT a Nazi band, ARE NOT political, are certainly NOT racists and DO NOT support that world or any band, person or business affiliated with it.

"My deepest apologies to all of our friends, fans and people who have worked on and supported us being a part of this festival, we are sorry for these awful circumstances and you can be certain this will not defeat us."

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1. el barto writes:

Sieg Heil!

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2. Kalis_wrath writes:

^More like El Retardo!

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3. Gytrash writes:

Having met the guys last year (see Contraband Candy video interview) I have to say a more unlikely bunch of goose-stepping Nazis you'd be hard pushed to meet. Happy, hard rocking drunkards would be my description. Someone somewhere hates this band and they should be ashamed of themselves.

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4. Blackmetalgoddess writes:

...and who gives a sh*t if they were affiliated. If the UN has their way, we could all suffer legal consequences for just mentioning negativities about Islam. Yeah, CNN did this report and it's really sad. So, why is everyone so uptight about "Nazis"? Who cares because they are not a threat. That was almost 100 years ago for pete's sake. This is an atrocity to the band in deed.

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