Thursday, February 5, 2004

Norwegian Death Metal Shocks Poland

Marilyn Manson > is a wimp
"Norwegian black metal band Gorgoroth staged a special concert that made Janet Jackson's breast-baring look like nursery school antics and left Catholic Poland outraged. A police investigation has begun after a show that included dozens of sheep heads on stakes, a literal blood bath and a naked, crucified woman, newspaper VG reports...
...This kind of thing should not happen on state TV and especially not in Krakow, which is the Pope's city," Jeziorek said. Jeziorek wanted to halt the concert but feared a riot from enthusiastic, bloodied fans who had paid for tickets."

This is the kind of enormously entertaining news that's fit to print... and some scary looking dudes. To understand what Norwegian Black Metal means take a look at this Mark Ames review of Lords of Chaos: The Bloody Rise of the Satanic Metal Underground, by Michael Moynihan and Didrik Søderlind. BTW This must be one of the most inspired book reviews in recent memory. Suffice to say that it combines the black metal review with that of the new Perle & Frum book.

I wonder if Gorgoroth plan to visit Greece after their stint in jail? After this, I wouldn't miss them for the world. Anyway our local Black Metal world icons are nowhere as daring in their shows, despite having the - heads over heals - most blasphemous name in existence.

Update [Feb 5]: too late! they were here a few weeks ago!

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