Dutch Death Metallers Antropomorphia have reacted to a letter their label, Metal Blade Records, received from the German Federal Department for Media Harmful to Young Persons (BPJM) that included an indexing request for the band’s latest album, Evangelivm Nekromantia. The letter claims the cover artwork of the album as well as the song “Fleisch” illustrate and address killings and violence in an autotelic way. Furthermore they don’t seem to be too happy about the album title. If you can read German, you can find a news story at: kultur-und-medien-online.blogspot.de.
The band comments:
“We’ve made certain people nervous and uncomfortable with our music and lyrical content. In order to ‘protect’ the children, it’s quite possible Evangelivm Nekromantia will be banned and removed from German stores. Through their ridiculous and hypocrite way of thinking, they are not letting people use their own intelligence or freedom of choice, this in an era where you turn on the news and see the world’s vile and repulsive excrement in full HD. These people are nothing more than a bunch of pitiful sheep! They might think this ban will be castigation, but it will only strengthen us in our opposition towards these sad shallow people that crowd the world with their insignificant lives. To us, it’s the perfect representation of people without perception other than a retarded opinion about an artistic expression.”
In other news, Antropomorphia have just finished anothershooting, this time around for the song “Debauchery In Putrefaction.”
Get your copy of Evangelivm Nekromantia while you can and listen to their music at www.metalblade.com.
What do you think; does anyone or entity have the right to ban an artistic expression? You can share your thoughts in the comments section below.
Rock Hard \m/