Marduk Show In Minsk Shut Down For "Preaching Satanism" And Being An "Affront To Christian Values"
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Marduk has issued the following statement about having the band's appearance in Minsk, Belarus cancelled due to the band being "an affront to Christian values:"
"The Prosecutor General’s Office has banned Swedish black metal band Marduk from playing a show in Minsk, Belarus.
"Pavel Radzivonaw, a departmental head at the Prosecutor General’s Office, told reporters on Monday that Marduk’s concert, scheduled for May 22, would not take place. 'The band preaches Satanism, which has nothing to do with art,' he says. 'This is an affront to Christian values, they preach the ideas of death, of the Third Reich.'
"The other bands that were scheduled to appear with Marduk at the Re:Public club — including Kataklysm and Vader — will be allowed to perform. Radzivonaw warned the show may be stopped if the performances involve violations of laws.
"I wonder who's really pushing for the Third Reich ideas here..."
You can also read the original news story reporting the issue at Naviny.by. In other Marduk news, the band will be releasing new album "Serpent Sermon" on June 5th in North America and in Europe on May 28th, 2012. Check out the recently posted music video of "Souls For Belial" at this location.
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