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The story (taken from the Blabbermouth)
The madness continues.. This time in Germany (from Andevil Booking)
A prosecutor in Poland has launched an investigation into whether a concert by
the black metal band GORGOROTH has breached the country's law protecting religion.
The Norwegian band are suspected of having sent a hateful and offensive message
with their performance Sunday (Feb. 1) at the Krakow studios of Polish Television.
The show, which was to be filmed for an upcoming DVD, featured two naked women
(with hoods over their heads) and one naked man, all of them "crucified"
and covered in sheep blood, a number of sheep heads on spikes and sheep
entrails thrown all over the stage, as well as approximately 80 liters of
fresh sheep blood. During the performance, which was attended by an audience
of 300, one of the models reportedly fainted from the lack of oxygen. The TV
show's producers, who were not briefed in advance about the nature of the
concert, were said to "shocked" by the activities on stage. The manager
of the studio, Andrzej Jeziorek, notified the police and the recorded
footage was confiscated by the authorities as evidence of a possible crime.
The TV crew, who had filmed various metal performances before (including
those by CANNIBAL CORPSE, CHILDREN OF BODOM and ANATHEMA, among others),
claimed in the Polish media that they had never seen anything quite as
"horrific" as GORGOROTH's live show. "We were not repulsed, we were
terrified!" the camera operators were quoted as saying by the Polish newspapers.
The concert promoters reportedly defended themselves by saying that all the people
who came to watch the show were satisfied and none of them complained about having
had their religious beliefs offended in any way.
The ridiculous fight of the Holy Inquisition against "Germany's most Satanic
Metal act" ANCIENT CEREMONY continues. After the band's performance at
Summerbreeze festival had been forbidden due to the "blasphemy scandal" vocalist and
founder Chris now right at Halloween received a letter from church's
lawyers. In it they say that if he doesn't take off some pictures which would
document "a despise of the catholic church" from ANCIENT CEREMONY's official website
a fine of 10.000 EUR had to be paid. Currently the band's lawyer is checking
the legal situation. The trial against Chris was set for 28. January 2004 but got
delayed for several reasons.