Mafia CD not published in Italy because of fear of being banned
The lyrics are bloodcurdling, talking of slashing a face and watching the person die; of revenge killings and women who fall for men who do such things. It’s performed by a ten piece band which is currently touring in Europe, selling out concerts in Amsterdam; the CD has already sold 60,000 copies, which is a lot for what is really minority music.
The CD ‘Il Canto di Malavita – La Musica della Mafia’ (‘Songs of a Life of Crime – The Music of the Mafia’) was published by PIAS Recordings in 2000. It features a selection of widely unknown and previously never published Calabrian Mafia songs. The CD includes songs such as ‘Blood Cries for Blood’, ‘The Traitors’ and ‘Law of Honour’.