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Thanatos Explains Lyrics For "Justified Genocide"

Dutch death metal band Thanatos are currently streaming the songs "Justified Genocide," "Upwards Spiritual Evolution," and "They Feed on Fear" on their official MySpace page. The band also issued the following statement explaining some of the lyrics on their upcoming album:

“To avoid any unnecessary controversy we’ve chosen to explain some of the lyrics on our upcoming new album ‘Justified Genocide’ to be released on Deity Down Records (March 16th 2009 EU/world, April 8th Germany/Austria/Switzerland, April 6th 2009 UK/Ireland). Our lyrics simply deal with either historical events or morbid fantasies but since touching upon certain topics already seems reason enough for certain people to brand a band as Nazis –which we obviously are not! – we have decided to do this, so here we go

"They Feed On Fear ....

"Our leaders use people’s fear for war and terrorist attacks to set more rules, so they can control our lives even more. A total invasion of our privacy based on fear. The chance of getting hit by a meteor is 1,000 times bigger than to fall victim to a terrorist attack. Big brother is watching you…....

"Destruction. Chaos. Creation.....

"A little fantasy/Sci-fi tale about an alien super race out to destroy humanity simply because they feel superior. Sounds familiar? Hmmz, makes you wonder if aliens are religious as well?!....

"The Devil’s Triangle....

"A song about the alleged unholy alliance of Nazism, freemasonry and occultism during WWII. The Third Reich’s link to the occult is often overlooked, but was definitely present. Castle Wewelsburg was said to be the unholy center of their occult practices. We tried to express their sick and twisted views in this song –which definitely are not our views!....

"March Of The Infidels....

"Religious fundamentalists (no matter what religion they follow) are the real Nazis of today. The fact alone that they consider non-religious people as worthless pieces of shit and the constant rise of their power makes them more dangerous than any other force in today’s society.

"Justified Genocide....

"A short portrait of four of history’s most notorious mass murderers and their twisted views on the world. Who will be the next one to follow in their footsteps? ....

"The Netherworld....

"A very accurate yet very uncomfortable description of the atrocities that went on in the concentration camps during WWII. The gas chambers, the fear, the misery. Unbelievable yet true…....

"Apostles Of Damnation....

"An ironic story about being punished for you sins, lust and indulgence. There’s no one out there to punish you so make your own rules.....

"Upwards Spiritual Evolution....

"This song’s theme basically ties in with the lyrics of “The Devil’s Triangle”… dealing with the belief-system of arcane rituals and potent symbols of the Nazis in the 1930's and 40's, with the ancient swastika appropriated for the Nazi cause. The word “Upwards” in the title should be seen in a ironic context as this newfound “religion” led to the murder and oppression of millions during World War II.”

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1. Error-Checker writes:

Excuse me, but you mentioned an "unholy alliance" between Nazi's, Freemasons and the Occult..... I thought I should let you know that the Nazi's killed thousands of Freemasons in Europe, and they targeted many Masonic Halls in Europe (particularly in Germany, France and the UK). There was no link between Nazi's and the Freemasons, it was quite opposite because the Nazi's thought the Masons were a wholly Jewish entity. Because of the encampment of Masons, there was actually a lodge made up in camp: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libert%C3%A9_ch%C3%A9rie_(Freemasonry)

So to suggest that there was an alliance between Masons and Nazis is very untrue. There were however, links between the Nazis and the Occult, but once again not much feeding from Occultists to the Nazis.

Thought I should clear that up.

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2. Analguest writes:

can't wait for the album

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3. truth check writes:

Good point Error-Checker - that's the last time I base my political views on lyrics from a metal band lol

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4. bbristowe writes:

^ bump

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