Promotion of depression, suicide, drug use given green light

first_img3News 3 February 2015Notorious metal group Mayhem has been added to the Auckland’s Westfest 2015 line-up.The band is considered one of the most important in the influential Norwegian black metal scene, gaining notoriety early in their career with violent stage shows, a former singer committing suicide and a former bass player being found guilty of murder and church burnings.When Mayhem played in New Zealand in 2010, they were interviewed by David Farrier, and vocalist Attila Csihar told him: “To come to a Mayhem show is a healthy way to release anger and depression.”At the time, Bob McCoskrie of Family First NZ told 3 News: “Any band that glorifies issues such as drug use, suicide, and negative behaviours associated with Satanism should be given a wide berth.“We would ask that the censorship board do a pre-approval of their performance and lyrics to ensure they’re not breaking the law in encouraging illegal activity and containing offensive material.”http://www.3news.co.nz/entertainment/mayhem-joins-westfest-line-up-2015020314#axzz3QebebCoelast_img

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