Cheering for murder? (Emperor)

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  1. odog502

    odog502 Newbie

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    Does anyone else have a problem with Faust being back in Emperor for their Wacken performance? While I was at first looking forward to see Emperor perform I don't think I can cheer for a guy that killed a man simply because the victim was gay. Also, It seems contradictory to have "Metalheads Against Racism" emblazoned on the main Wacken page(preaching tolerance) and at the same time have a headliner that murdered a gay man on impulse.

    While Im aware that Emperor as a whole have a colorful criminal history, I consider unprovoked murder to be on a different level as arson.

    Is Faust getting special treatment in the eyes of the fans simply because he was on "Nightside Eclipse". Would everyone still be chanting "Em-per-or!" if they put Anders Behring Breivik on bass?
     
  2. EvilJay

    EvilJay W:O:A Metalmaster

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    In German forum we had this discussion, too.
    For me it would be a problem. But a lot of people used "but the music is great" as an argument, which is totally crap.

    I really think that the people from woa do not care about it, because Emperor guarantees that many people visit the festival. It is all about the profits.
     
  3. Quark

    Quark W:O:A Forumsstammgast

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    I say one name: Frei.Wild.
    I rest my case.
     
  4. tempestas

    tempestas W:O:A Metalhead

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    Please enlighten me: Have Frei.Wild band members ever killed someone?

    Anyways, naming other bands appears as a distraction from the more than valid general question.

    It indeed feels strange to have a convicted murderer on stage with thousands cheering. Appears not to be a very clever decision and it is totally contradictory to anything Wacken claims to be/stand for.

    I rest my case.
     
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  5. ThunderZtorm

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  6. Zombi

    Zombi W:O:A Metalmaster

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    eh I still see people wearing Burzum shirts/patches... some people just don't care I guess...
     
  7. Milkie

    Milkie W:O:A Metalmaster

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    But does it make you a bad person if you listen to a band that has a member that has murdered someone?
     
  8. Zombi

    Zombi W:O:A Metalmaster

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    eh, grey area? there's a difference between listening to a band/admiring their music and supporting them by going to shows, buying their stuff...
     
  9. Milkie

    Milkie W:O:A Metalmaster

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    Yeah. I don't really know what to think of that topic. But also I think if he still continued being nutcase he wouldn't be in Emperor anymore. I don't know.
     
  10. Sire

    Sire W:O:A Metalhead

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    Well I've got a Burzum Patch (Hvis Lyset Tar Oss) too, but i would never go to a show of them because of Varg Vikernes.
    I love the old burzum because of the music and atmosphere but i think that Varg is a dumbass.
    I don't glorify him or his views but respect the influence Burzum has on the Black metal scene.


    Well that Faust is on Stage is a point i dont really like.
    Guess i should check out the german discussion too
     
  11. decembersoul

    decembersoul W:O:A Metalhead

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    the first convicted for murder who played at wacken was Dissection.
     
  12. MetalWack

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    It´s a shame. They should not be allowed to play @ woa. It´s not "only" he killed a guy (which should be reason enough), he also represents a homophobic mind
     

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