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Lo and behold, me searching “Ban Metal” on facebook, got me this lovely Gem. It’s a site run by a “Jesus Freak” who is singling out all metal for being “noisy screamy satanic trash”.  Not that he has listened to any REAL metal that’s not Metalcore, or Nu-Metal mind you, but still idiots like this piss me off.

 

Let me quote some of his nonsense, and then debunk it.

 

Music should not be used to spread hatred and devil-worship!
It should be pure, harmonious and a joy to listen to for all ages.
It upsets me that screaming and songs about hell make it to the airwaves and before long, the media will be full of this filth!”

 

So metal is now spreading hatred and Devil-Worship. And it isn’t “pure, harmonious and a joy to listen to to all ages”.

 

Ahem:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Every single one of these bands is A) NOT satanic, and doesn’t write songs about Hate all that much or at all. If this doesn’t suit the fundies, then a list of all the non-satanic Bands in Metal might due:

(in parentheses is the lyrical subjects)

 

Iron Maiden (history/fiction)

Death (philosophy)

Iced Earth (fiction)

Blind Guardian (fiction/fantasy)

Testament (societal issues)

Anthrax (societal issues)

Metallica (societal issues)

Megadeth (societal issues)

Helloween (don’t be fooled by the title, they are NOT satanic – Fantasy is what they write about)

Rhapsody/Rhapsody of Fire (same band – Fantasy is what they write about)

Dio (Fantasy)

Judas Priest (rebellion/love/history/etc)

Primal Fear (societal issues)

Gamma Ray (societal issues)

Manticora (fiction)

Ensiferum (epic poetry from finland)

Korpiklaani (pagan themes from finland, NOT satanic)

Eluveitie (history/pagan themes)

Einherjer (Norse Mythology/Vikings)

Tyr (Norse Mythology/Vikings)

Dream Theater (Societal Issues/Fiction)

Fates Warning (Societal Issues/Fiction/History)

Queensryche (Societal Issues/Fiction)

Voivod (weird art like lyrics that are cryptic)

Vintersorg (ditto)

Communic (history/etc)

Katatonia (dark depressing lyrics)

My Dying Bride (dark depressing lyrics)

Paradise Lost (dark depressing lyrics)

Rapture (dark depressing lyrics)

Anathema (dark depressing lyrics)

Amorphis (dark depressing lyrics)

 

Now for some Death Metal bands that are NOT satanic:

 

Hypocrisy (Alien Abductions/Conspiraces/etc)

Amon-Amarth (Vikings/Norse Mythology. Anti-christian, sure, but that’s the way Vikings Were in real life, christians tried

to brainwash them at sword point to be Christ Worshippers back in the middle ages)

At the Gates (Nihilism)

Opeth (depressing subjects)

Dark Tranquility (Society)

In Flames (Society/History)

Many others I won’t name that are Melodic Death Metal or Progressive Death Metal.

Only GORE-METAL, and Brutal Death metal have SOME satanic bands, not a whole lot:

 

 

Both of my bands (even though they are extreme)Caustic Euphony (Fiction/Societal Issues/Anti-Censorship)

Unleashing Vengeance (Non-Serious Lyrics/Anti-Censorship/Brainwashing/Corruption/Political/

Fiction/etc)

 

The Following bands are Christian Metal:

 

Black Sabbath

Candlemass

Steel Attack

Extol (and it’s BLACK METAL!)

Stryper

 

Black Metal Bands without Satanic Themes

Behemoth

Enslaved

Borknagar

 

 

Bands with strong anti-religious sentiments that are NOT satanic:

Kreator

Destruction

 

Now for Satanic Bands:

 

Non-Black Metal

Slayer

Mercyful Fate

Venom

 

Possessed

Danzig

Vader

 

 

Black Metal

Mayhem

Emporer

Darkthrone

Burzum

Dark Funeral

Dimmu Borgir

Old Mans Child

 

 

Those are just mainstream bands. In that list 13 are satanic and <drumroll> 48 are NOT!

 

As for “screaming” which I assume is extreme vocal styles like Death and Black Metal:

34 out of  61 are extreme metal bands. 27 are non-extreme. Even though extreme outnumbers non-extreme It’s still really close and saying ALL metal bands are “screamers” is stupid.

 

Now for another point:

 

A lot of “metal” being played on the radio is not metal at all.

It’s either Punk, Nu-Metal (really a kind of alternative), Hard Rock, Shock Rock, Industrial, etc.

 

Marilyn Manson = Shock Rock/Industrial

Ministry = Industrial

Lamb of God = Metalcore (A kind of Punk with metal influences, NOT metal)

Trivium = Metalcore

Bullet  for my Valentine = Metalcore

Tons of other bands like that = Metalcore

Slipknot = Nu-Metal (A kind of alternative)

System of a Down = Nu-Metal

Rage against the machine = Rock with Rap vocals! NOT Metal

Limp Bizkit = Same Thing

GWAR = Shock Rock

Kiss = Rock

Led Zeppelin = Rock

Van Halen = Rock

Ac/dc = Rock

Fear Factory = Industrial

 

A LOT of Popular bands classified under metal are NOT metal at all. The really good bands that are metal are very unpopular and thus would have never even been played on the radio at all! This person claims that : “screaming and songs about hell make it to the airwaves”. He’s probably hearing crap like the above bands, and a lot of these above bands suck! Even I think that, and I’m a metalhead!

Either he’s mistaken by above bands and has never heard any REAL metal, or he’s an idiot using bands like that to scapegoat all metal as Evil. 

 

More crap from him:

 

hey kids… one day ya’ll grow up, and you’ll realize that your life don’t suck and you’ll be ashemed of the loyal headbangers you were… release yourself,and go listen to other kinds of music, wtf, fucking fat teens hating life n’ stuff… i know that you sing that song that you curse, so release yourself fat “sad” kid, Stop trying to be tough listen to this just because you can’t beat the bullys… so get up and become one of them, it’s just a matter of effort.”

 

So our life sucks because were metalheads! WTF! He is demanding we listen to other forms of music. Then he calls us all fat teens who hate life. What the hell is this idiot smoking. 

 

I don’t know if any of you have seen this new video by the slayers, it’s abhorrent #spreadingawareness

 

This “Video” is from 1986! IT’S NOT NEW YOU IDIOT! That’s not #Spreadingawareness, that’s #IMAFUCKINGIDIOT

 

 “I recently discoverd a progressive death metal band by the name of Amen. Needless tosay my interest was peaked -‘Amen’ is one of the most sacred words one can say in the name of the Lord (Jesus) When I heard the music I cannot describe how angry I felt – I immediately ran to my loving wife and gave her a stern telling off for no reason. When I finally came too I was in a hospital bed. Apparently I had a ‘hate attack’ triggered by the repugnant tones of this sinful band. This music is hatred incarnate – #BANMETAL

 

So he is saying it’s evil because it’s death metal? What kind of idiot says that? So the music made him angry? What kind of moron is this?

 

The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!

I believe a Christian band has infiltrated your legions of debauched heathens and shall be preaching the word of the Lord at one of your terrible concerts, I shall most certainly be there front and centre

 

Photo: John 1:29

The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! 

I believe a Christian band has infiltrated your legions of debauched heathens and shall be preaching the word of the Lord at one of your terrible concerts, I shall most certainly be there front and centre

 

 

 So he is calling, Accept, Anthrax, Sabaton (A Power Metal band FFS!), Avantasia (Rock Opera! band), Amorphis, Wolfsbane, Last in Line (Dio Tribute), and KING DIAMOND Heathens? To him Any metal band must be a heathen!

 

 

Metal should be banned for many reasons. Some of them are:

1. It all sounds the same.
2. It’s all just screaming.
3. It causes school shootings.
4. It distracts young people away from the one true path of Christ our savior.
5. Satan is bad and Metal is bad for being satanic.
6. Long hair is for girls.”

 

1 – This idiot thinks all metal sounds the same. Well….. He’s only heard NU-METAL, which is crap played on the radio which isn’t even metal at all, but shitty alternative. He’s never heard Melodeath, Folk Metal, Power Metal, Prog Metal, Progressive Thrash Metal, Doom Metal, Viking Metal, or Black Metal, or Progressive Black Metal. Each genre sounds radically different from the other. 


Melodeath – Brutally heavy, yet lots of melody, harsh vocals, simple riffs mostly.

Folk Metal – Massively Varied Genre, each band sounds radically different from the other because Folk Music is very varied and so is metal, so when you get one band combining one form of folk music with another form of metal it will sound different from a folk metal band using different forms of folk and metal. Ensiferum is Finnish Folk mixed with Melodic Death Metal. Korpiklaani mixes Finnish “Humpa” polka-like music with Thrash Metal. Finntroll mixes that with Black Metal. 

Power Metal – High Pitched non-screaming vocals, fast guitars, epic melodies, classical influence, it’s the entire anthithesis to his argument!

Prog Metal – Complex music structures, long song lengths, softer approach compared to other forms of metal, concept albums, weird sounding riffs, very experimental.

Progressive Thrash Metal – A mix of progressive metal and the very fast aggressive thrash metal style that Metallica and Megadeth Play.

Doom Metal – Haunting melodies, simple song structures, slow drumming, haunting low pitched vocals, depressing lyrical subjects.

Viking Metal – Sounds like black metal with folk metal influences. Lyrics about norse mythology mostly.

Black Metal – Bad production, non-chord, harmonic guitar structure where several guitarists play notes and vary the notes to create an evil sound, fast drumming, very harsh vocals, Evil Satanic Lyrics mostly.

Progressive Black Metal – A hybrid of Prog Metal and Black Metal. Black metal harmonies are used but experimentation means that new harmonies are used a lot more, time changes are quite common, lyrics are NOT satanic like in Normal black metal. Very weird sounding.

All of the above metal subgenres sound very different from eachother! So much for it “sounding all the same!”

 

2 -My List above disproves this totally.

3 – WTF! Last time I checked, there wasn’t a single School shooting triggered by a metal band. This guy is just pulling crap out of his ass now!  Marilyn manson is the only band I know connected to a school shooting and that aint metal! 

4 – Good. Your Savior’s religion Supports beating and raping to control the minds of people to become loyal subjects, torture, Child Molestation, Brainwashing ,since that is what it does all of it’s history is about condemning people for sins (Crap like You’re gonna Burn in Hell for being proud, etc is proof of this. It’s just like the military hazing people saying “you’re not a soldier, you a pile of shit!” in boot camp. Same premise!) and verbal abuse is normal to them. Hell they invented it!

5 – Satan is fiction. Metal is mostly non satanic and you’re an idiot for saying it is!

6 – True, But many metalheads are short-haired like me. IDIOT! 

 

 “One of lady GAGA’s songs has more views than all metal bands in the world.
BAN METAL.”

 

That’s because Lady Gaga is pop, artifical music made with a computer that is easy to get into therefore most people like it. Metal is like classical on guitar, it isn’t mainstream due to crap like Limp Bizkit, Marilyn Manson, Slipknot, etc.

 

He states that metal has some “Scary Crime Statistics” related to it. I looked through a google search to find out more. I came across this site. It’s a blog article talking about “heavy metal killers”. In each of the cases where metal cd’s were found in the posession of a murderer, there is always a more likely cause to their crime then “Metal made me do it”.   I quote:

 

Name: Jared Lee Loughner

Alleged crime: Fired a 9 mm Glock into a crowd outside a Safeway in Tuczon, Ariz., killing six people and injuring 14 others, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.).

Date of incident: Jan. 8, 2011

Heavy metal gets fingered: “Loughner’s embrace of Bodies — at least as the backdrop to a favorite video — strikes a familiarly chilling chord: The Drowning Pool song served as the soundtrack to a double murder in Oakton, where in 2003, then-19-year-old Joshua Cooke cranked the throbbing tune on his headphones, walked out of his bedroom holding a 12-gauge shotgun and killed his parents.” – Washington Post

A more likely explanation: Loughner is so mentally ill that a judge has deemed him unfit to stand trial.

Name: Kyle Smith

Alleged crime: Killed his his grandparents, David and Rose Garrick, and then set their Midwest City, Okla. house on fire

Date of incident: March 23, 2011

Heavy metal gets fingered: “Inside the walls of the burned home, investigators seized a demonic drawing, a heavy metal CD with a pentagram, along with a hatchet, a samurai sword, a dagger, knives and two gas cans.” – KFOR.com

A more likely explanation: When he pleaded guilty to the crimes in August, Smith told the court he’s being treated for bipolar disorder.

Name: Adam Yahiye Gadahn

Alleged crime: He’s a senior operative in Al-Qaeda, where his chums call him “Azzam the American.”

Date of incident: Gadahn began threatening terrorist attacks on America in 2004.

Heavy metal gets fingered: “As a teenager in Santa Ana, he formed a death metal band called Aphasia. In the early to mid-’90s, he also was a contributing writer to a local Southern California metal zine called Xenocide where he interviewed bands, wrote album reviews and drew artwork.” – The Gauntlet

A more likely explanation: Home-schooled and raised a Christian, Gadahn found fundamentalists “apocalyptic” and “paranoid;” the faith left him feeling “empty.”

Name: Jeffery Todd Guy

Alleged crime: Shot and killed Scott Maxson at Maxson’s home in Billings, Mont.

Date of incident: March 20, 2011

Heavy metal gets fingered: “Guy ‘prominently displayed idols and literature on (Satanism)’ in his home … (Public Defender Christopher) Abbott argued that the items in Guy’s home were associated with Guy’s interest in rock music commonly known as ‘death metal,’ which often uses images of Satan and the occult.” — Billings Gazette

A more likely explanation: During questioning, Guy apparently told police he has “severe mental issues” and blacked out during the crime.

Name: Morne Harmse

Alleged crime: Used a “samurai sword” to kill Jacques Pretorius and attack other classmates and workers at Nic Diederichs Technical High School in Krugersdorp West, South Africa.

Date of incident: Aug. 17, 2008

Heavy metal gets fingered: “‘He came here camouflaged as the guy from Slipknot,’ (Pierre) Eksteen (who directs a South African student support network) told the Times (in South Africa). ‘We know the wrong kind of music and drugs have bad effects. Young people need to be informed of the effects of bad Satanic music.'” – The Guardian (UK)

A more likely explanation: Before the incident, Harmse and friends discussed the ways they would carry out a school massacre. Because totally rational people do that.

Name: Timothy Parlane

Alleged crime: Attacked rival Matthew Hall with two knives, killing him in his Wellington, New Zealand, flat.

Date of incident: Feb. 15, 2011

Heavy metal gets fingered: “A death-metal band member who confessed to the bloodthirsty knife murder of another metaller was a gentle person, his family says – despite his aggressive stage persona.” — The New Zealand Herald

A more likely explanation: Parlane was so suicidal that he stepped in front of a train after confessing his crime to police in early March.

Name: Travis Martel

Alleged crime: Stabbed his girlfriend, Sarah Nicole Rae, to death in his bed in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Date of incident: Aug. 3, 2008

Heavy metal gets fingered: “A deleted video file discovered on Martel’s cellphone showed her lying on a bed as he slowly focused on the spreading red stab wound on her chest. With heavy-metal music blaring in the background, a voice can be heard muttering from behind the camera of the Sony Ericsson flip phone: ‘Good that I said I love you … This sucks. I’ll be there soon with you, baby girl.'” — CBC News

A more likely explanation: Though he told prosecutors the stabbing was an accident, Martel opted to video Rae’s death rather than calling 911. Sensible, right?

Name: Protected by authorities

Alleged crime: Killed his father and seriously injured his mother with a kitchen knife at home, south of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK.

Date of incident: March 25, 2008

Heavy metal gets fingered: “In the years before the attack the boy had shown an increased interest in death, Satan, the afterlife and the heavy metal band Slipknot.” — The Telegraph (Australia)

A more likely explanation: A judge in the case said the teen experienced “delusions and disordered patterns of thought, sourced from his underlying psychotic condition.”

 

You have a bunch of psychotic killers here who listened to metal. 1 is a Al-Queda member for gods sake, and this “ban metal” idiot wants to believe metal made him do his crime, and not being part of a terrorist cell? 1 Was inspired by what they incorrectly call “Death Metal”, which is what they name Satanic extreme metal. They probably mean BLACK METAL!, because 90% of Death Metal is NOT Satanic.  Slipknot, Drowning Pool, some black metal band, a Death metal written or peformed by the Murderer, Slipknot again and some other misc. metal band are named. Notice a pattern? Fake ‘NU-METAL’ such as slipknot and Drowning Pool, which is really alternative, is 90% of the bands scapegoated. The others are black metal and death metal bands the murderers were in.  Not once has a power metal, Thrash Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Folk Metal, Prog Metal or Doom Metal band been named in a major case. It’s only POPULAR  fake metal, and Indie Metal Bands of killers, which are blamed….. Sounds more likely these people were mentally ill, terrorists or psychopaths. One even was Bipolar, another blacked out during the crime. The idiot “Ban Metal” would ignore this obvious evidence to say Metal was to blame and he is an idiot for bringing this up. Metal does not cause crime!

 

I personally, HATE Satanic themes in bands lyrics. Not because it’s evil. I’m an atheist so that doesn’t matter to me. It’s the whole “Spread evil religious attacking lyrics to cause a controversy” angle that gets me. Every one of the above Satanic Bands do this in one shape or other, Especially  the non-black metal ones. For years idiots like the person who made the Ban Metal Page on facebook have been whining about 100% of metal being satanic, 100% of metal fans and bands being part of a satanic cult that molests children and similar. Bands like Slayer are taking advantage of this stereotype to sell records. I think more bands should DITCH the satanic image to get these groups to listen when people like me say “WERE NOT SATANIC!”. 

 

People like this piss me off. It’s always the Westboro Baptist Church types that attack metal, Notice that? The guy Singles out Black Metal and Slayer like Satanic Bands to attack ALL the music I listed above that is NOT satanic. He insults metalheads right and left, he calls us names, he’s an IDIOT.

He calls metal “metal filth”, he calls us “Heathens” and the bands that too. He’s obviously a religious zealot. I cannot stand these people. What he is doing could be considered hate speech. More on that later.



I suggest people who want to spread this educational message that He’s an idiot use this template I set up above to list metal bands by Lyrical theme to prove him wrong. If possible…I won’t because people like this are People I like to avoid because they are Religious Zealot Assholes.  But I don’t mind and actually encourage the following. Post the following text as comments on his page to debunk his claims. 

 

 

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Every single one of these bands is A) NOT satanic, and doesn’t write songs about Hate all that much

Iron Maiden (history/fiction)

Death (philosophy)

Iced Earth (fiction)

Blind Guardian (fiction/fantasy)

Testament (societal issues)

Anthrax (societal issues)

Metallica (societal issues)

Megadeth (societal issues)

Helloween (don’t be fooled by the title, they are NOT satanic – Fantasy is what they write about)

Rhapsody/Rhapsody of Fire (same band – Fantasy is what they write about)

Dio (Fantasy)

Judas Priest (rebellion/love/history/etc)

Primal Fear (societal issues)

Gamma Ray (societal issues)

Manticora (fiction)

Ensiferum (epic poetry from finland)

Korpiklaani (pagan themes from finland, NOT satanic)

Eluveitie (history/pagan themes)

Einherjer (Norse Mythology/Vikings)

Tyr (Norse Mythology/Vikings)

Dream Theater (Societal Issues/Fiction)

Fates Warning (Societal Issues/Fiction/History)

Queensryche (Societal Issues/Fiction)

Voivod (weird art like lyrics that are cryptic)

Vintersorg (ditto)

Communic (history/etc)

Katatonia (dark depressing lyrics)

My Dying Bride (dark depressing lyrics)

Paradise Lost (dark depressing lyrics)

Rapture (dark depressing lyrics)

Anathema (dark depressing lyrics)

Amorphis (dark depressing lyrics)

 

Now for some Death Metal bands that are NOT satanic:

 

Hypocrisy (Alien Abductions/Conspiraces/etc)

Amon-Amarth (Vikings/Norse Mythology. Anti-christian, sure, but that’s the way Vikings Were in real life, christians tried

to brainwash them at sword point to be Christ Worshippers back in the middle ages)

At the Gates (Nihilism)

Opeth (depressing subjects)

Dark Tranquility (Society)

In Flames (Society/History)

Many others I won’t name that are Melodic Death Metal or Progressive Death Metal.

Only GORE-METAL, and Brutal Death metal have SOME satanic bands, not a whole lot:

 

 

 

 

The Following bands are Christian Metal:

 

Black Sabbath

Candlemass

Steel Attack

Extol (and it’s BLACK METAL!)

Stryper

 

Black Metal Bands without Satanic Themes

Behemoth

Enslaved

Borknagar

 

 

Bands with strong anti-religious sentiments that are NOT satanic:

Kreator

Destruction

 

Now for Satanic Bands:

 

Non-Black Metal

Slayer

Mercyful Fate

Venom

Possessed

Danzig

Vader

 

 

Black Metal

Mayhem

Emporer

Darkthrone

Burzum

Dark Funeral

Dimmu Borgir

Old Mans Child

 

Those are just mainstream bands. In that list 13 are satanic and <drumroll> 48 are NOT!

 

As for “screaming” which I assume is extreme vocal styles like Death and Black Metal:

34 out of  61 are extreme metal bands. 27 are non-extreme. Even though extreme outnumbers non-extreme It’s still really close and saying ALL metal bands are “screamers” is stupid.

 

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Send the Above Message in comments to ALL of his posts. If he attacks you, report his site on facebook. Send the message that He’s an IDIOT! If he calls you a heathen, report the site for hate speech on facebook. If he gets enough hate speech comments the site will go down.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Over the years, I have read nonsense saying that the metal “horns” gesture (seen at many metal concerts) is a secret satanic symbol done at satanic masses. This allegation has been used against metal and metal fans for years as “proof” that they are part of a “global satanic cult”. Of course that is all BS, there is no proof a global cult even exists, and the allegation that all metal fans and bands are part of it is just plain paranoia.

However the “devil sign”‘s link to Satanism is still a thing that interests me. Everyone who is into metal knows that Ronnie James Dio invented the sign, when he saw it made by his grandmother to ward of the Evil eye… But satan-paranoid ministers always say it’s satanic… Well this article seems to prove that only certain “experts” on Satanism ended up linking it to satanic cults by so called “cult crime investigators” in their police manuals. I quote:

“Eventually the cornu or “horned hand” showed up in several police manuals. Lou Sloat’s Texas Ritualistic Crime Information Network Occult Crime Manual lists the cornu as a “horned hand sign” in an untitled list of symbols attributed to Satanism.[6]Other examples include:

  • “A satanic salute or sign among members; represents devil’s horns. Often used innocently by adolescent heavy metal groupies without knowing its alternate meaning .”[7]
  • Originally used by Pseudo-Satanists as a secret hand sign to gain access to rituals, the sign is now widely used by Self-styled Satanists to indicate that they are in league with Satan.”[8]
    The “cornu”, “mano cornuto” or “horned hand” salute is made by raising one’s hand with the index and little fingers extended and the other fingers and thumb folded against the palm. In different contexts this means quite a few things, including the following:
  • In Wicca this is used in some traditions as the sign of the Horned God. Warnke may have been aware of this, as he is using it in reference to what he describes as “witches” here.
  • In some Native American traditions this is the sign of the Buffalo.
  • Anton LaVey adopted this as a Satanic salute, resulting in it being advertised as such by books such as these.
  • It is a recognition signal used by the Piru (Bloods) gang members in Los Angeles.
  • It is a symbol of the Texas Longhorns football team or Texas UT.
  • It is a slang hand sign in American sign language for the colloquial expression “bullshit”.”

Where did I get this quote, from the below article, of course.

This seems to me that the “cult crimes” detectives that probably were involved in the whole 1980’s El Paso Satanic ritual abuse/Metal Scaremongering (see here) were the ones linking it to Satan. So apparently the whole claim that it is a satanic symbol is fake…. Anton LaVey and his brand of  Satanism not withstanding…

Now people on sites like jesus-is-savior.com have a huge list of pages that prove that people are “secretly” using the “devil sign” as proof that they all are Satanists. George W Bush, Metallica, the list goes on for 3-4 pages, complete with pictures. And to prove that it’s a satanic symbol who do they photograph doing the symbol?

Anton LaVey.

Now for people who think that just because LaVey used the symbol, the rest of Satanists do, he is the public face of the church of satan, a religion where the congregation uses the devil as a symbol to worship yourself to promote individual freedom. This is not real ‘devil worshipping’ Satanism where they believe in a real Satan. This should not count… So far that’s the only pictures I’ve seen of “Satanists” using the symbol. This is hardly proof of a real satanic cult in our society using the symbol to show “secret Satanists” that they are ones too. Keep in mind the person who thought that claim up is the writer of a police manual from El Paso Texas during a paranoia over Satanism in the 80’s. Hardly a source that is unbiased. In that paranoia Mexican Americans, Rock/Metal Fans/Wiccans/etc were all targeted as Satanists and thousands of tax payer dollars were wasted on vague cases where “Satanic Abuse” happened, like a woman claiming she had seen “Satanists” eat a baby. The “Satanists” in this case were Metallica Fans. So if this kind of paranoia is what the police manual is based on, It’s hardly non-biased proof. Hell, It’s no proof at all.

No one outside LaVey Satanism would know that the “devil sign” is a satanic symbol. There are no “Satanic Cultists” flashing the sign, just a bunch of people using it with different meanings. To me it’s paranoia over nothing.

Read the Article I quoted above Here

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This article I read on wordpress really aggravated me. The prosecutors for the Billings murder, are blaming death metal for the crime…. The issue I have with it is how they are calling a widespread genre with varied lyrical styles, “satanic”.

I’ve listened to death Metal since 1998. I’ve heard lyrics that are about, Societal issues, Anti-War, Viking Mythology, Pagan themes, Murders, Medical stuff with weird names (carcass, etc), disgusting lyrics about maggots and death (cannibal corpse) and the occasional band with a Satanic Theme. Death metal to me, is 90% non satanic…. The claim that it is satanic is nothing more than a scaremongering generalization… It’s nonsense…

I listen to, and write Death Metal. I’m not a murderer, Satanist, child molester, or any other of the crazy stereotypes everyone keeps applying to Metal… I’m not part of the global satanic cult alleged to have been “eating babies” in Texas in the 80’s that were all Metallica fans. I’m just a fan of extreme music.. That paranoia, IMHO is responsible for travesties such as the West Memphis 3.

And to blame a murder, on music is moronic… To Murder someone, you must have other issues. Seriously.

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I’ve blogged about the top 5 stupid video game controversies. Most of them are well known. And the games involved in them, honestly, ARE Violent and are NOT for kids, so some controversy is expected, and concern over whether kids should be able to buy them is understandable. There is reason for concern…. What I am about to talk about is complete utter bullshit and has absolutely NO reason for happening… The Scapegoating of ‘Devil Music’ AKA Metal. I have written down 5 topics ahead of time to write about that I feel are complete nonsense and should never have happened in a civilized world. But before I begin I need to tell the viewers the whole thing that fuels these backlashes against metal.. Like video games are linked to school shootings and shouldn’t be… Metal is linked to Satanism. And Satanic Cults… And Murders done by satanists… And worse. There are multiple people on various forums and other online places completely enforcing the stereotype that we Metal Heads are all Satanists. Go to http://www.songmeanings.net/songs/view/96535/ and read all the comments about this great song… Find the poster named “octobersnackbar”… He posts crap stereotyping us metal heads as ‘ antisocial misfits, pretentious stoners, and moronic sociopaths.’ These are big stereotypes of us to enforce… Antisocial Misfits… Pretentious Stoners… Moronic Sociopaths…. Needless to say The following controversial Moral Panics help to make us look worse than we are and need to be spread around so that they won’t happen again.

5: The ‘Suicide Solution’ Controversy

Say what you want about Ozzy. He eats Bats… He can barely Speak… He did tons of Drugs and his music, Honestly, Is only decent. Black Sabbath was great… But his solo stuff fell apart in the 90′s, being overshadowed by the Late Ronnie James Dio. But… The controversy surrounding his song ‘Suicide Solution’ Always bugs me…. A kid was found dead (it was suicide) while listening to the song…. Which then parental groups and some minister (I think) started asserting had a backwards or hidden message saying ‘Shoot! Shoot!’… There is a part in the song that can be interpreted by idiots as being a hidden message… But it isn’t… It is random echoey mumbles in the middle of the song… And the meaning of the song is actually very misunderstood. It is a Anti-Drinking song and has nothing to do with Suicide. Hell Ozzy didn’t even Write it. Bob Daisley, His Former Bassist wrote it… About Ozzy’s Drinking Problems… Ozzy claimed later on after the trial that it was about Bon Scott’s Death (of AC/DC Fame) but it wasn’t that either… It spiraled out of control and became fuel to the fire of the nonsense that claims that ‘metal makes our children commit suicide’.

4: The Judas Priest Trial

This one is even worse…. The previous Controversy had a song with the word Suicide in it’s title that could be misenterpreted as a song about suicide… This one well… It’s complete Bollocks…. Judas Priest covered a classic rock song ‘better by you, better than me’, one their 1978 release, Stained Class. Their best release, IMHO. The song was about a person going to war asking his friend to tell his lover he’s leaving forever…. Nothing to do with suicide… Never the less, some kid did commit suicide and it was blamed on Judas Priest… Backwards messages and all…. The fact that Judas Priest never even wrote the song to begin with was omitted and so was the fact that the bloody song had nothing to do with suicide, Period!

3: The PMRC crud – Tipper Gore and friends.

This one is a little more understandable but still….. Tipper gore and The PMRC managed to cause a ruckus in the 80′s when ‘sexualy explicit’ and ‘satanic’ lyrics allegations against metal came out. Those damn “PARENTAL ADVISORY : EXPLICIT LYRICS” or “PARENTAL ADVISORY : EXPLICIT CONTENT” stickers were put on any cd which had one swear or more on them…. Dee Snider‘s band Twisted Sister went in to testify in front of congress. They all assumed a song about fear of surgery (Under the blade) was about bondage… BONDAGE! Go figure…. I watched the headbangers journey documentry and some of the things he said were a riot…. But still the damage had been done… He predicted that the stickers would be used to purposely stop selling certain records at stores… And it happened… Walmart wouldn’t stock the ‘offensive’ release, ones that had only one swear . If you look at obvious talented bands that had a punk edge you can see that they swore quite a bit. Pantera is a good example.. Tons of F Words. Didn’t make it any worse… But they thought so. Call it Protecting the kids.. I call it Censorship.

2: West Memphis 3 – The Framing of 3 innocent wiccan Metallica Fans.

Ok… This one Infuriates me.. Number 1… and this have 1 thing in common.. They go WAY beyond merely saying crap about Metal and start targeting the fans themselves… In West Memphis, Missouri, in 1993, 3 little kids were found dead, ‘Mutilated’ and tied up… A ‘SATANIC’ Ritual was suspected… Since the local religious right population thought that metalheads and satanic cultists were the same thing they arrested 3 kids who wore Metallica Shirts, and were goddamn satanists! The claim Pagans and Wiccans are Satanists is everywhere, and it’s utter Bullshit. The Religious Groups of the South LOVE to target Pagans as the new ‘Satanic’ Cult that is ‘molesting the chillun’. And in this case it worked… For the main Suspect in the case IS wiccan! Video’s posted on youtube proved to me that the populace of the town were a bunch of zealots who love to persecute Wiccans and Metalheads as Cultists. During the trial a very shaky confession of a Mentally Retarded Person was used as evidence.. Probably Coerced. The three kids are on DEATH ROW now for a crime they should not have been in jail for. The Fucked up part is the whole ‘proof’ that the victims were ‘satanicly mutilated’… No investigation was done into whether the ‘mutilation’ found were the result of animal predation… Animal feeding on a corpse would look a lot like mutilation, at least I think that predation could be mistaken for mutilation… Who knows…

1: Satanic Panic

One night checking the tv guide I came apon a documentry on Secret Satanic Cult Scares, So called cases of Satanic Panic, Alleged Satanic Sexual Abuse performed on Children, revealed under hypnosis later… Very controversial because the hypnosis therapy used was stopped later on on the basis that it created False Memories. … Knowing the stereotypes on metalheads I decided to watch it to see if Metalheads would be implicated… They were… A famous Preacher-turned FBI Investigator on ‘Cult Crimes’ was talking about evidence he had uncovered proving Murders were committed with Satanic Agendas in mind, such as the murder of a deranged psycho’s Parents… Evidence was shown on Camera… Including home made posters of Old Logos of the Death Metal Band Hypocrisy… Back when they were satanic… But still… nonsense… That made me wonder how many actually believed that Secret Satanic Cults were being run by Metalheads…

So I started delving into the youtube taped world of Documentries done by Evangelist Preachers… I found several documentries… The most insane one started off talking about satanic cults and secret sexual abuse… And also how the secret cults had invaded the government in order to cause world peace so the ‘antichrist’ can rise… Whatever! But… It got worse… They started showing guys doing the Devil Horns gesture at a Metal Concert…. And started calling us ‘deluded’.. And then started to claim that the ENTIRE world of Metal… All bands… all Fans… Were part of this cult. They believed this nonsense…. Then I started reading up on the west memphis 3 for the first time and I started wondering Just HOW many people actually believed this nonsense… That the whole Universe of Metal was part of a secret Child Abusing Satanic Cult… Basically calling all metalheads Peodophiles and child abusers… Real nice… But I had to know… I kept trying to dig up this documentry and any and all info on the ‘satanic panic’ that I could. For months and even years I turned up a blank… I found plenty of info on the supposed satanic child molestation claims and plenty of baseless lies saying Metalheads were satanists but nothing saying that the whole metal scene was part of a global satanic cult…… ….. Untill I found this article… Read it… It’s Disturbing… At best.. This is an archive of an article written by one Debbie Nathan, Exposing the heart of the problem in Texas in the 80′s… A widespread witchhunt happened but was swept under the rug later… Something… Some major Serial Killing.. It does not say, triggered the foundation of ‘Cult Crimes’ Units in Police Precincts… The ‘Experts’ who were to teach the Police what to look for in ‘Satanic’ Crimes were went on to link the following things to a global or local satanic cult… Being A Metalhead made you a satanist in their eyes… So did Being Pagan… So did Being Homosexual.. and also …. Being Mexican American! Go figure… Playing the Racist card are ye. A bunch of cultists I swear… A Police officer mentioned in the article was a detective who was sent on stakeouts to find the ‘satanic cultists who were accused of Eating Babies’. Yummy! He never found any evidence to prove the rediculas claims of satanic cults operating at schools, and stealing or eating babies… Just guys in Metal Shirts… Go figure…

So I guess there is a population who actually believes that Satanic Cults are Linked with the entire Metal Scene… If you list the thousands of major record Metal bands worldwide and try to figure out how many have satanic lyrics and how many of those are mainstream in the 80′s, or mainstream now… You Get about 25% of Total Bands being Satanic… 10% of those mainstream then… 6% of those mainstream now.. Metal is an underground artform… You might say that that is a bad thing but to me, It’s a blessing in disguise. All the controversy that we avoided in the 90′s is amazing. The backlash would be so negative for some of these bands, who although are extreme, are VERY talented! Some are so musically close to classical, that to me, they make metal the best music type being played now… You’d have to be a complete nutcase to actually think that a Global Satanic Cult is around and every Metal Fan and Artist is part of it. Sad thing is that some people believe this crap…