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Dimmu Borgir Kicked Off The Air On Radio Show

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Norwegian black metallers Dimmu Borgir were promptly escorted from the premises after using profanity during a live radio interview Wednesday afternoon for the rock radio station WMMS-FM (100.7) in Cleveland, Ohio. The band was in town to promote their appearance on the main stage of Ozzfest at the Blossom Music Center in Cleveland on Thursday, August 19.

According to a press release, the incident in question occurred shortly after the start of the interview with WMMS midday host, Maxwell. While responding to a question from the DJ regarding Judas Priest vocalist Rob Halford's sexuality, Dimmu Borgir vocalist Shagrath and guitarist Silenoz stated that the controversy surrounding Halford's homosexuality is "fucking bullshit" and that it was an honor to play on the same stage as Judas Priest. Maxwell then declared the interview over at that moment and cut to a commercial. During the commercial break, Maxwell and station management ordered the band to leave WMMS studios. After coming back from commercial, the DJ insulted Dimmu Borgir on the air, urging Ozzfest attendees to throw rocks and other items at the stage during their set on the main stage Thursday.

The band claims that the boundaries of what they could say on the radio were not explained to them by station management before the interview, and that they had no idea what was considered unsuitable language for American radio. At this time, there is no indication that any action will be taken by WMMS's corporate parent, Clear Channel Communications.

Source: Metal Eater

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1. Dave writes:

hehe funny sh**, go dimmu!!

# Aug 20, 2004 @ 2:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. useless opinion writes:

f*** clear channel!!!! f***in' monopoly. Radio is sh** anyway. XM RADIO or satellite radio beats f***in' FM anyday.f*** clear channel!! Oh yeah, Dimmu Borgir Rocks.

# Aug 20, 2004 @ 3:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Big Dan writes:

Well, this is why not to listen to radio!
The station probably sucks anyway, they probably play nickelb**** back to back with short bursts of "commercial friendly" Metallica, and throw f***in' "Crazytrain", and "Highway to Hell" on everyother week, (you know, just to make it sound like a true-to-form rock station).
And Besides Why the f*** ARE THEY STILL ASKING ABOUT HALFORD BEING GAY?!?!?!?!?! this isn't anything new!

Hail the black hearted angels fallen from grace! Namely...DIMMU BORGIR!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Aug 20, 2004 @ 3:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Tank writes:

Yeah boy, I had sex with every body on dimmu burger, and let me tell ya, no d***. But great ass. I love bear sex. I told em before i raped em "boy, eat food and quit admiring anorexians. The got no meat on there frial little fa**ot body. Believe in tank. And bear country.

# Aug 20, 2004 @ 6:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Cinadus writes:

What a f***ing d***head that Maxwell guy is, what kind of prick tells people to throw rocks at such an awesome band as Dimmu!
I hope somebody breaks into that Radio Station and throws rocks at HIS pitiful ass.

# Aug 20, 2004 @ 11:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. KMADD writes:

It is a shame that our country censors everything unlike Europe it has an
open sociey. And Hail Shagrath for defending Halford. Priest and Dimmu
rules and I suggest people in Cleveland and Independent record stores
there boycott that crappy radio station! Or at least firebomb the station
anyway for the love of Satan!!!

# Aug 20, 2004 @ 2:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. brokenwings13 writes:

i'll boycott it, but i've never listened to that station so this is easy.
i can't really boycott clear channel because i am sorta in radio.
and that's who owns the station. i only make playlists.

# Aug 20, 2004 @ 3:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. brad writes:

thats f***ing bullsh**. god i hate censorship. f*** WALMART

# Aug 20, 2004 @ 4:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. brokenwings13 writes:

i have an uncle who thinks that walmart is a communist store.

# Aug 20, 2004 @ 6:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. useless opinion writes:

Walmart is truly evil, but not in the Satanic sense as Satan rocks, but in the Christian sense as christianity is the root of pure evil. Walmart will kill every mom and pop store, Local produce will be hard to sell as walmart has cheaper,migrant labored , bulk produce,and we will be forcd to shop there. This rant could go on especially if you talk about their music selection, but f*** walmart. Nah, I still buy crap from them though.

# Aug 21, 2004 @ 6:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. brokenwings13 writes:

walmart's great where i live though because there is no produce and mom and pop
stores to kill. and you are not forced to shop there. you can go online and buy your
groceries now. they deliver if there's a service provider in the area. that means
if you are in a big city, or at least near one.

# Aug 21, 2004 @ 11:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. brad writes:

i dont think you heard me. f*** walmart

# Aug 21, 2004 @ 3:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. brokenwings13 writes:

yeah, i heard you, everyone in here heard you!! : )

# Aug 21, 2004 @ 3:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. brad writes:

im sorry i have a problem

# Aug 21, 2004 @ 6:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. brandedcfh420 writes:

it is fukin bullsh**e..who cares...hes gay.....GET OVER IT..!

# Aug 21, 2004 @ 7:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Muffy writes:

dimmu sucks, but brad is better( at least thats what his dad is saying)

# Aug 23, 2004 @ 12:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. BONESAW writes:

DIMMU BORGIR f***ing kicks ass!!! they were bad a$$ ot OZZFEST. radio stations suck ass....ALL of them do, unless it's xm radio. i'd much rather see nickelback pounded with rocks.

# Aug 23, 2004 @ 9:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Why is Muffy a fucking cunt. writes:

Dimmu rules muffy sucks nigga coks

# Aug 23, 2004 @ 11:37 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. KMADD writes:

To see Dimmu, Priest, Lamb of God, Slayer, God Forbid and Lacuna Coil
all in one setting was deeply a METAL religous experience!!!

# Aug 26, 2004 @ 2:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. brad writes:

hahah real original muffy

i didnt use that before i swear

# Aug 26, 2004 @ 3:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. KMADD writes:

I'd rather see all those nu-metal fag bands impaled on a upside down
cross!!! esp. nicklecrack!

# Aug 27, 2004 @ 1:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. djdee writes:

I am that DJ. Sorry I didnt think that would piss him off like that >;I hope nobody listened to me and threw rocks at him.

# Sep 8, 2004 @ 11:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. ASS RANGLER writes:

MY f***ING p***y HURTS

# Sep 8, 2004 @ 11:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. KMADD writes:

thats ok Im sure you will die soon!

# Sep 8, 2004 @ 11:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. ASS MANGLER writes:

MY *f***ING p***y* HURTS

# Sep 8, 2004 @ 11:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. DJDEE writes:

I HAVE BEEN LET GO AS MID DAY HOST
I SCREWED UP BAD

# Sep 8, 2004 @ 11:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. brokenwings13 writes:

sure, go get some preparation H for that.

# Sep 8, 2004 @ 11:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. KMADD writes:

Yes Dj you should respect good Norwegian Metal!

# Sep 8, 2004 @ 11:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. brad writes:

almost all norwegian metal is good

# Sep 8, 2004 @ 11:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. KMADD writes:

Eyepp!

# Sep 8, 2004 @ 11:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. beefstroker writes:

ALL YOUR MUSIC SUCKS d*** YOU f***ING TURDS PRINCE RULES PURPLE RAIN BABY

# Sep 14, 2004 @ 10:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. KMADD writes:

What kind of stroker?

# Sep 14, 2004 @ 4:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. brokenwings13 writes:

beef, obviously.

LONG LIVE NORWEGIAN METAL!!!!!!

# Sep 14, 2004 @ 4:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. KMADD writes:

So Old Mans Child is recording a new album. I havenot heard the last one yet
is it any good?

# Sep 16, 2004 @ 5:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. oursaviors writes:

Well Proper Ettiquitte Should Be Used While on Radio, Please!!! Use Correct Grammar and Communication Skills on the RAdio!! Dimmu Bangwire should be permanently banned from Radio!!!

# Sep 16, 2004 @ 6:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. KMADD writes:

You should be banned from existence! Who the fukk are you Miss Manners?
Or Dear Nu-Metal Abby!!!!

# Sep 16, 2004 @ 6:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. brokenwings13 writes:

screw you. you haven't gone after my radio station yet! and they are OWNED by clear
channel. oh my Dark Lord Satan, the FMXTREME is one of the funniest kickass shows,
and yeah, i would call it dirty, they play brabingo, and wheel of boobs on the air.
they haven't gotten kicked off yet.

and yeah, we actually need SOME manners, not all of them though.

and I haven't heard anything from Old Mans Child in a long time. not even the last album.

# Sep 16, 2004 @ 6:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. ass mangler writes:

I want to lick puss and c***s you are all fags and shoud suck my d*** then let me eat your cats

# Sep 17, 2004 @ 11:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. brokenwings13 writes:

well, muffy should be back any day now, so you can eat hers.

# Sep 18, 2004 @ 2:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. KMADD writes:

Or they can eat Blunderpiss 85's pit-bulls yeehaw!!!

# Sep 18, 2004 @ 8:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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