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Sydney's "Black Mass" Festival Cancelled Due To Religious Protest

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Metal Obsession reports that a Sydney-based religious group on Facebook has seemingly successfully protested against the running of a Black metal mini-festival at Sydney venue Newtown RSL. It is understood that the venue pulled out from the event, and the promoter, Séance Records, has currently postponed the event until another date/venue can be found.

The protesting Facebook group has the following statement as their description, on a profile that has limited public content available to non-members.

This coming Sat 27th November a satanic “Black Mass” celebration is to occur at Newtown RSL – it is simply disgraceful. The advertising which features the insignia of the Church of Satan and an inverted crucifix is encouraging people to come and partake in an “unholy spell to be cast upon the city of Sydney” featuring the “ultimate of soul possessing occult revelations…unbridled blasphemy… [and] a union of all things unholy.

Promoter, Séance Records, has subsequently announced the postponement of the event until another date/venue can be found. They commented in a press release posted on Brisbane based metal forums Brismetal…

Less than two weeks out from the show The RSL board has pulled the plug on Black Mass Festival. They have blatantly cancelled with no prior notice and with no option of negotiation or compromise. They have sadly bowed under pressure from Christians who have lobbied them to cancel the show.

The Christians have launched the full scale of their campaign at the last minute, I believe in a calculated manner to sabotage us to the fullest extent possible. They have done so via a series of facebook pages organized to have the event cancelled. From their website we can tell that these are the same people who lobby against gay & lesbian rights, womens reproductive rights & contraception.

Their actions will cause large scale hurt not to a secret den of Satanists as they may imagine but to normal hard working, tax paying, law abiding Australians. Young people who have taken time off work, rearranged their schedules and family life, then spent money that they probably can’t afford on flights and tickets to the event in the pursuit of a shared love for heavy metal & live independent Australian music.

In response to this turn of events, a rival Facebook group “AGAINST THE CHRISTIANS PROTESTING AGAINST “BLACK MASS” MUSIC FESTIVAL.”

Bands that been announced for the Black Mass festival included Spire, Moon, Astriaal, Sanguinary Misanthropia, Erebus Enthroned, Wardaemonic, Nazxul, and Drowning the Light.

Source: Metal Obsession

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1. brandedcfh420 writes:

I emailed these f***ers! o boy did i have fun with that email!! i kept it civil, no profanity, and unleashed a barrage of points about their satanic cult church and its satanic cult masses! as well as the child molesters that have infiltrated their religous order! i doubt anyone will respond, but i sent them an eyefull!

# Nov 17, 2010 @ 10:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. ScumofSociety writes:

I thought we lived in a world where the opinions of religious freaks don't matter?

# Nov 17, 2010 @ 2:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. EsotericSurgery writes:

Branded, trying to point out facts using logic is the worst possible way to deal with these people. It only further narrows their views and angers them more. They're trained to divert and walk around facts with excuses and swamp gas. Don't give them any of your attention or energy...for that is what they seek...your energy. Be at peace with the fact that you're aware of the truth. There is no saving anyone...they have to save themselves. You have to remember...as much as they've been lied to and manipulated (speaking of the sheeple being manipulated by the wolves) they still posess a brain and the ability to think for themselves if they so choose. Sadly, most of them choose the easy route: ignorance. In conclusion...

HAIL SATAN!!!!!!!!

# Nov 17, 2010 @ 2:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. torchbearer666 writes:

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When I first started reading ur comment I initially thought, that you were e-mailing the zealot degenerates but no, you're actually siding with censorship,you realize that its just another metal show right run by metal fans and theirs no Satanic cult here right? You also know that x-tians priests molest more children than any so called satanist would ?!?! I'm glad we had this talk..........

# Nov 17, 2010 @ 2:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. brandedcfh420 writes:

TB666, im not siding with them, i want to hear from one of them directly. i know its a metal show, and their
un-evolved mentality refuses to stop being facist, hypicrits, thats all. besides, i enjoying debating with brain dead christians.........

# Nov 17, 2010 @ 2:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Cynic writes:

Nazxul, I imagine they'd be pretty good live.

# Nov 17, 2010 @ 3:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. The_Avant_Garde writes:

currently rolling my eyes......lol

# Nov 17, 2010 @ 4:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. EsotericSurgery writes:

TAG: Satan and his minions hit Vancouver this Sunday...you never responded to my comment on the actual thread but I assume you'll be there to witness the darkness reborn with me. \m/ \m/

# Nov 17, 2010 @ 5:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. The_Passenger writes:

Im a Christian and i even find some of this stuff stupid, I mean really just let people live there own life....

# Nov 17, 2010 @ 5:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Jon writes:

it amazes me that the record studio caved, damn Christian extremists why do they ALWAYS have to ruin the metal world and compare it to Satan. I mean wtf, most bands don't even refer to Satan in their music

# Nov 18, 2010 @ 2:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. NW_MetalHead writes:

Those groups give Christians a bad name. We are not all like these ignorant aholes.

I would have loved to have seen Nazxul, Iconoclast was a great album!

# Nov 18, 2010 @ 2:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Josh_of_Doom writes:

Devildriver where supposed to play here in South Africa, and it supposedly got canceled for the same reason. Even if this where proper Levey black mass, Australia is a secular democratic country, discriminating against people because of their perceived religious views would be against the law?

# Nov 18, 2010 @ 7:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Josh_of_Doom writes:

@EsotericSurgery, you've also done you're head in at some time then? The Closed Belief Trap, the religious gift that keeps on giving.

# Nov 18, 2010 @ 7:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. EsotericSurgery writes:

Closed belief trap? If you're trying to assume I'm a Satanist you're wrong. But then it would assume you're very ignorant to what it means to be Satanist in the first place. The Satanic "religion" is not the worship of Satan as god. They believe the only god is within, essentially, god is consciousness. I do believe they're 100% correct there. If you haven't noticed by now Satanists use the term "Hail Satan!" often and display anti-Christian imagery to show their disgust with the Christian faith and its blatant hypocrisy. These actions in no way suggest the worship of death or destruction. Almost every detail you've ever heard about Satanism is mainstream propaganda from religious nut cases like the ones mentioned in the article above. Even the "black mass" itself (as stated in the Satanic Bible) is more of a sarcastic/satyrical play than a ritual working. Anyways Josh, before you assume and point fingers at people you should really do your homework and know your facts.

# Nov 18, 2010 @ 12:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. EsotericSurgery writes:

^^ I just re-read your post Josh...my bad dude I think you meant had I done my head in talking to Christians like Branded does...hahahaha yes...yes I have. MANY times. Enough to know it NEVER works. Ever.

# Nov 18, 2010 @ 1:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. RTB writes:

Passenger, couldn't agree with you more. .As well as Es, and NWMH. .well said. .

# Nov 18, 2010 @ 2:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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