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Norway’s Blastfest cancelled, company dissolving

Posted by on February 2, 2017

  Last year, Norway’s Blastfest was in the news after the metal festival canceled the appearance of French band Peste Noire after pressure from anti-fascist groups. That was after Napalm Death pulled out of the festival, presumably as a result of the Peste Noire’s appearance. Also, Finnish black metal band Horna canceled their appearance in solidarity […]

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Cancelling bigoted bands IS free speech

Posted by on November 16, 2016

When Portland deathgrind band Fornicator was dropped from an opening spot for Profanatica at the Highline in Seattle earlier this year as the result of objections from those in the local metal community, the immediate and predictable response was one of indignation and a self-righteous cry of violated first amendment rights. This came as a […]

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Blastfest cancelling Peste Noire is not the problem, Antifa is

Posted by on October 21, 2016

[ed note: This is the opinion of our contributor and our contributor only. Metal Insider does not condone facism, but is for the expression of free speech] Once again, metal is the target of political agendas interfering with artistic expression and freedom of speech under the flag of violent threats, oppression and false pretenses of […]

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Blastfest cancel Peste Noire’s appearance at festival due to antifa pressure

Posted by on October 19, 2016

Do you remember when earlier this year, Phil Anselmo’s Down suffered some backlash after Anselmo’s racist display at the Dimebash event? That incident cause several promoters to drop Down from their bill, including a show in their own hometown and the Dutch festival FortaRock. Down was eventually forced to cancel all their scheduled appearances throughout Europe despite having […]

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