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Toxic Holocaust Causes Controversy At Christian Venue In Nashville

Toxic Holocaust and tour partners The Black Dahlia Murder are at the center of a heated debate amongst Nashville, TN’s most conservative residents about the bands’ performances tonight at the Christian-run Rocketown venue. A news segment from Nashville’s ABC network affiliate WKRN, Channel 2 chronicling the controversy can be viewed here.

Toxic Holocaust's Joel Grind commented on the situation: “Unfortunately, the protesters here don't see the tongue-in-cheek aspect of any of this, and are taking everything at face value. What else is new? Whatever you do don't look into or research anything, and don't, god forbid, think differently. Fuck it, while we're at it, don't think at all. To clear a few things up, there was a news clip that showed our video 'Nuke the Cross' and then directly cut to lyrics for a song called 'Hang the Pope.' Even though we did record a cover of that song on our first demo, that song is actually by Nuclear Assault. I think that was done intentionally to make the story have more impact and more shock value.

"Secondly, I want to thank the people running Rocketown for allowing this show to go on despite the protests. It just proves that being Christian and being closed minded doesn’t have to be synonymous with each other. Everyone has a right to believe in whatever they want. If it empowers you and doesn't infringe on anyone else, then I'm all for it. Sadly the herd mentality of organized religion doesn't work like that. It's too much of a threat to the very foundation on which it’s based. Let's end organized religion and stop the real evil in this world.”

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1. Hammerheart writes:

It's sad how often stuff like this happens. But I guess that goes with the territory.

# Oct 27, 2009 @ 8:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. deathbringer writes:

Especially lame how the news channel got in on it. Independent thought? Research? Clearly they expect too much.

# Oct 27, 2009 @ 9:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Bastard_Of_Bodom writes:

Isn't that song called Nuke the Cross

# Oct 27, 2009 @ 9:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Jenny writes:

It is a Christian venue, so I would be confused too. But,
I liked what ReGina Newkirk had to say in the video, that was cool. That one man looked into the bands a bit too much with looking up lyrics and going on their myspaces.

Some people are just raised a certain way, and their wish is to bring their own kids up that way too, away from anything that is not Christian. It's their own belief, they have good intentions, but it just comes off in the wrong way when they take things too seriously.

"I want to thank the people running Rocketown for allowing this show to go on despite the protests. It just proves that being Christian and being closed minded doesn’t have to be synonymous with each other. Everyone has a right to believe in whatever they want."

Yes.

# Oct 27, 2009 @ 9:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Necrovomit writes:

same sh** different day. metal has always been witch hunted like that and probably always will. i think its their loss. but seriously if u dont like it. dont go to the show. and stfu.

# Oct 28, 2009 @ 12:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. opie_cavalera writes:

what is the 198f***in4.

# Oct 28, 2009 @ 3:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. RTB writes:

Just proves that the media will do anything to spice up a story or stir up some drama to create ratings..pathetic
News flash to joel, not all chrsitians are small minded, dont let some rotten apples ruin the bunch and sterotype the whole genre of christans, i can understand he being p***ed off at the situation but dont be so narrow minded.......in fairness i saw this band a few months ago open up for hatebreed and they were very good, when i saw that they had cause a controversy i thought it was the fact they open their set by playing brittany spears "toxic" before they walk on stage

# Oct 28, 2009 @ 11:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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