Anti-sect organisation blacklists metal and rock bands
In July an anti-sect organisation will distribute a list of artists with a “dangerous message” to the Polish authorities. It will likely result in the artists getting banned from performing in Poland.
According to Poland’s Metro newspaper, the ‘All-Polish Committee for Defence against Sects’ has put together a list of artists supposed to “promote satanism” or encourage murder or animal sacrifice. “The index will not only contain metal bands, but also rock artists”, says the organisation’s spokesman Ryszard Nowak. He explains that the organisation is aiming to help the authorities to single out artists with a “dangerous message”.
Banned from performing?
Attack on rock music
The reactions on various musical web forums have been strong: “This is just an attack on rock music. I doubt very much that they’ll ban all the rappers who promote murder/violence etc. Satanism is no more dangerous than any other religion, infact maybe even less so when you consider the fact no wars come of it”, writes the signature Nigelblackwilly on the forum Blabbermouth.net.
Judged by appearance
Blabbermouth – 16 June 2007:
‘MARILYN MANSON, BEHEMOTH To Be Banned From Performing In Poland?’