Greek Church Seeks Ban On SLIPKNOT Show
According to the Associated Press, Greece's Orthodox Church urged concert organizers Monday (May 30) to cancel a planned show by extreme metal band SLIPKNOT because of the group's violent lyrics and references to the devil.
The band from Des Moines, Iowa, were performing Monday night at the open-air Lykavitos theater. Concert organizers could not be reached for comment.
SLIPKNOT's song "I Am Hated" includes the lyrics: "The whole world is my enemy — and I'm a walking target / Two times the devil with all the significance / Dragged and raped for the love of a mob / I can't stay — because I can't be stopped."
The church, citing a local press report, said in a statement: "The members of the band have a shocking appearance, wearing black uniforms and masks that look like skulls."
The statement added: "Public institutions must do their duty and protect Greek citizens, especially people, from any public event that promotes Satanism."
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