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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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1. ReaperOfBodom writes:

Thats my boys.

# May 20, 2012 @ 1:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. DixieSkumLord666 writes:

epic fail...marduk is awesome, censorship sucks. Feel sorry for their fans in belarus. Can't wait for the new record next month

# May 20, 2012 @ 9:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. brandedcfh420 writes:

typical christian nazis for ya. they want to spread their propaganda around and tell everyone else that they are heathens and will burn in hell, yet act like evil, piles of crap with their facist religious ideals......funny how the guy says "'This is an affront to Christian values, they preach the ideas of death, of the Third Reich.'" and yet they (the christian cvnts) are using the 3rd reichs anti-free speech tacticts to show how they are hypicritical monkeys.....personally i dont like marduk, but fk this anti-free speech nazi crap!!!

# May 21, 2012 @ 8:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. xFiruath writes:

Heh, one day I hope I get to post a news story about a Christian metal show being shut down because the band is "an affront to Satanic values" and because "the band preaches Christianity, which has nothing to do with art" :) Silly people and their belief in opposing invisible forces getting in the way of a good show...

# May 21, 2012 @ 10:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Overlord writes:

Apparently Belarus is stuck in the past.

# May 22, 2012 @ 12:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. DixieSkumLord666 writes:

to be fair to Belarus it was a pretty horrific past...still not fair to prevent paying ticket holders from seeing an awesome band in a club where no innocent bystanders would be accidentally exposed to the epic grimness. I guess its easy for americans to forget that free speech isn't as free in other parts of the world.

# May 22, 2012 @ 2:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. guy smiley writes:

Perfectly said post 6.

# May 22, 2012 @ 3:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Jack writes:

Wait, so Vader is still allowed to play, despite the fact that these officials have a problem with bands "preaching" the "Third Reich" and "Satanism?" Doesn't Vader have a new album called "Welcome to the Third Reich?" Hypocrisy.

And I ascribe to Christian beliefs.
(inb4 everyone bashes the "christian" metal-head)

# May 22, 2012 @ 9:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Dasher10 writes:

Belarus is the only non-democratic country in Europe. This doesn't shock me as they also banned Rammstein.

# May 22, 2012 @ 11:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. aurevilly writes:

@2

Typical comment from a typical fan that's just new to the whole black metal scene.

# May 22, 2012 @ 5:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. brandedcfh420 writes:

#10: and you know this how??

# May 22, 2012 @ 5:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. johngavalas34@hotmail.com writes:

They band gory bands like cannibal corpse whats so f***ing wrong with believing in something is that against the law MARDUK WILL RETURN SHAHAM FORASH!!!!!!

# May 22, 2012 @ 6:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. DixieSkumLord666 writes:

@aurevilly...sorry i'm not as kvlt and grim and troo as you are. I like Marduk...deal with it.

# May 22, 2012 @ 6:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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