Antestor Attacked By Mob
2013-02-04 by Michael Snoxall | 72 Comments
Christian black metal band Antestor were met after a successful gig in Brazil by a large group of angry metalheads and were subsequently beaten in a hate-fueled attack. The band were luckily rescued by nearby Police forces and escaped serious trouble.

The attack was organised by a metal blog called WarMetalBR in an attempt to dispose of Christian black metal's "cultural plagiarism". A statement from Antestor's guitarist, Robert Bordevik:

“Antestor play extreme metal with a Christian message, while those who lay in wait for us are ‘Satanists’ — they lag ten years behind musical developments development in Norway. It is just not something new that some extreme metal fans ‘hate’ the Bible and Christianity. But it is the first time for us that there is such a thing.”

The full article and info can be found here: http://www.deathmetal.org/news/christian-black-metal-band-attacked-by-fans/
Tagged: Antestor

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MichaelSnoxall
February 3rd 2013
12163 Comments


Sad times and sad crymez.

bach
February 3rd 2013
12945 Comments


What the hell is wrong with people?

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Mookid
February 3rd 2013
1439 Comments


Yeah no kidding, absolutely ridiculous.

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
February 3rd 2013
8907 Comments


For those who believe this, any form of humanist or Christian attempt to make “black metal” will seem like someone spreading the opposite message of the genre within the genre, so it’s not surprising they retaliate. Perhaps this will spur the black metal community to go back to its roots and analyze what it actually stands for.


oh my god black metal doesn't fucking stand for anything

it's a musical genre, anyone can play it if they damn well want to

i'm anti-religion as a whole but assaulting a band for their beliefs is just utter stupidity

AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
February 3rd 2013
16137 Comments


Probably just Sarcofago members calling them out for not Sataning.

skoopy48
February 3rd 2013
1540 Comments


Sucks, especially since antestor is really cool

Eclecticist
February 3rd 2013
3863 Comments


Am I the only one more bothered by the typo "behind musical developments development in Norway" than the actual news?

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
February 3rd 2013
50695 Comments


They started it by thumin their bible

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AdolfChrist
February 3rd 2013
1798 Comments


thats pretty metal. keep the black metal pure

AdolfChrist
February 3rd 2013
1798 Comments


nah but for real, what dumbasses.

zaruyache
February 4th 2013
6983 Comments


oh my god black metal doesn't fucking stand for anything

it's a musical genre, anyone can play it if they damn well want to


From skinheads to kvltists to dope-smoking hippies. These people apparently forgot that black metal
was built on controversy in the first place, which is exactly what they created for this band.

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Eclecticist
February 4th 2013
3863 Comments


what are you like a purest or some shit

North0House2
February 4th 2013
5878 Comments


LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL. I had this album in my library and didn't really like it. I had no idea they were Christian Black Metal. But man that sucks for them.

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zaruyache
February 4th 2013
6983 Comments


what are you like a purest or some shit

No but Adolf was trolling and "pure" black metal isn't even a real thing since kvlt bands like Emperor and Ulver added non-kvlt influences early-on in the genre's development. These violent morons worship a concept that doesn't even exist.

Spec
February 4th 2013
27211 Comments


Assaulting a band for their beliefs is fucking lame.

Ignimbrite
February 4th 2013
5419 Comments


Yeah, this is pretty pathetic.

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JrmyPrks
February 4th 2013
309 Comments


Black metal's origins are like, synonymous with satanism so
And even if it doesn't mean it nowadays, if you profess to be Christianity, why choose to associate with something so close to something that like, completely speaks against what you preach? Blah.


Regardless, no one deserves that. ppl r dum.

MichaelSnoxall
February 4th 2013
12163 Comments


"Black metal's origins are like, synonymous with satanism so
And even if it doesn't mean it nowadays, if you profess to be Christianity, why choose to associate with something so close to something that like, completely speaks against what you preach? Blah."

The band is comprised of Christians who like the black metal sound and decided to make black metal music.

JrmyPrks
February 4th 2013
309 Comments


...k?

That doesn't contest my point? I mean, to me that's no different than a vegetarian promoting vegetarianism by eating tofu hot dogs sprinkled with bacon at a hot dog eating contest.

MichaelSnoxall
February 4th 2013
12163 Comments


So a Christian can't play in a black metal band simply because black metal was originally founded with satanic lyrics and whatnot?

You didn't have a point to contest, they wanted to play black metal, so they did. It's a style of music, not a lyrical subject matter.

KjSwantko
February 4th 2013
9444 Comments


So it's the band's fault that they were attacked? That's about the most immature thing I've ever read.

Ignimbrite
February 4th 2013
5419 Comments


Yeah, Snoxall has this one down.

RosaParks
February 4th 2013
14936 Comments


down with christianity

MichaelSnoxall
February 4th 2013
12163 Comments


down with mini skirts.

Eclecticist
February 4th 2013
3863 Comments


"Black metal's origins are like, synonymous with satanism so"

Have you watched a single documentary on black metal? Second-wave started the whole satanism bullshit it was never about that until the media propaganded it when Varg was arrested for arson.


MichaelSnoxall
February 4th 2013
12163 Comments


The stuff that was a great influence on black metal (Mercyful Fate especially) was all about satanism. The second-wave Norwegian stuff (Burzum, Mayhem, etc) wasn't about Satanism but was still very much anti-Christianity.

Eclecticist
February 4th 2013
3863 Comments


Right but I am not talking about the themes. While first-wave had satanic themes, second-wave actually believed in satanism. There's no evidence that I know of to show that first-wave was actually anti-christian.

MichaelSnoxall
February 4th 2013
12163 Comments


Venom and Bathory and all that jazz were all anti-christian. And second-wave black metal wasn't about satanism.

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
February 4th 2013
8907 Comments


why choose to associate with something so close to something that like, completely speaks against what you preach? Blah.


all this band have ever said is that they play black metal, the musical genre

they never claimed to be part of any scene that didn't coincide with their views

Have you watched a single documentary on black metal? Second-wave started the whole satanism bullshit it was never about that until the media propaganded it when Varg was arrested for arson.


lol and even then none of the second save norwegian bands were satanic in the slightest, apart from those no one really talked about at the time (gorgoroth for example)

MichaelSnoxall
February 4th 2013
12163 Comments


Here's also a little Wikipedia excerpt to help support Antestor (lol wikipedia hehe):

"the early unblack metal groups Horde and Antestor refused to call their music "black metal" because they felt that the term was strongly associated with Satanism. Horde called its music "holy unblack metal", and Antestor preferred to call their music "sorrow metal" instead."

Eclecticist
February 4th 2013
3863 Comments


You're right, I mixed up second-wave with third-wave which was Gorgoroth and shit. While Venom and Bathory may have talked about being anti-christian, I doubt that these guys were influenced to act the way that they did from them. Their actions seem more reminiscent of the 90's

TenSecondsToThink
February 4th 2013
1240 Comments


Ppl sux.

AdolfChrist
February 4th 2013
1798 Comments


"why choose to associate with something so close to something that like, completely speaks against what you preach? Blah."

genres dont speak against anything, dumbass.

J0ckstrapsFTW
February 4th 2013
3652 Comments


Wow that sucks

Imperial
February 4th 2013
1733 Comments


I'm assuming that they actually believe in the devil which makes them just as dumb as Christians. As for beating up people for their beliefs...not cool.

SadAndHolyGlow
February 4th 2013
1526 Comments


Ah, come on. These guys are actually a pretty good band. I know the term "Christian black meatl" gets people all in a tizzy, but it's really just another way for Believers to express themselves.

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Hellachug
February 4th 2013
27 Comments


White Metal.

Gwyn.
February 4th 2013
15161 Comments


Lmfao

Anyone who thinks ANY genre stands up for anything is retarded

PunchforPunch
February 4th 2013
6280 Comments


White meat

BallsToTheWall
February 4th 2013
44713 Comments


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJFA6uEfUlM

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WhereSleepIsRest
February 4th 2013
99 Comments


It's Actualy surprising this happened now when for the most part christian BM
Has been accepted.

someguest
February 4th 2013
20929 Comments


fuckin' heathens man

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RevenantBlue
February 4th 2013
136 Comments


I didn't think these kinds of things happened anymore. This is some medieval shit

Inferis
February 4th 2013
423 Comments


I've heard a lot of stories about Brazilian metal fans rioting/ attacking bands over shit, but this is ridiculous. Whoever posted that blog can go fuck themselves.

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
February 4th 2013
18740 Comments


death to jesus

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someguest
February 4th 2013
20929 Comments


He's been dead for 2,000 years, bro.

omnipanzer
February 4th 2013
21626 Comments


How does anyone know what they are saying let alone know the "message" they are spreading?

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Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
February 4th 2013
18740 Comments


death to jesus' ghost

Mickeymau5
February 4th 2013
1614 Comments


what the fuck. Antestor is amazing fuck them

lancebramsay
February 4th 2013
1585 Comments


getting assaulted by an angry mob for playing metal is metal as fuck

ForeignFilm
February 4th 2013
129 Comments


While I think Christian Black Metal is probably the lamest idea ever, this is pathetic shit.

Institutionalized
February 4th 2013
24 Comments


Any one read the comments on that site? Some of them are pretty funny.

Dodecahedron
February 4th 2013
970 Comments


Absolutely ridiculous. I hate religion myself, but I can't help but laugh at "trve kvlt" people who act like Black Metal is a lifestyle rather than a music genre.

SCREAMorphine
February 4th 2013
1758 Comments


That's really shitty..

JrmyPrks
February 4th 2013
309 Comments


good lord.

All I was saying was that it seems a little backwards to be pro-Christian in that type of setting. I'm not saying omg every black metal band praises Satan before playing omg. It's just unnecessary fence-straddling in my opinion. But of course, everyone's okay with everything now so

"genres dont speak against anything, dumb***".
"Anyone who thinks ANY genre stands up for anything is retarded".

Definitely missed my point entirely, but okay.

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
February 4th 2013
8907 Comments


we didn't miss your point

we just thought it was inconsequential

HomerPimpson
February 4th 2013
249 Comments


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DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
February 4th 2013
8907 Comments


;]

JrmyPrks
February 4th 2013
309 Comments


Well, at least you put it coherently.

For the record though, you (and whoever else you've apparently decided to represent) are mistaken, but i'm obviously
getting no where so i'll digress.

It's a shame how much of a herding behavior this site elicits.



someguest
February 4th 2013
20929 Comments


It's a shame how much of a herding behavior this site elicits.


Beating the shit out of anyone, at anytime, for any reason will always be retarded.

Hoppip
February 4th 2013
136 Comments


"It's a shame how much of a herding behavior this site elicits."

Or you know, sometimes people happen to share similar views every now and then.

JrmyPrks
February 4th 2013
309 Comments


.....

Guy,

I've already stated how I feel about that. It's appalling, plain and simple. Don't get that misconstrued.

Hoppip,

I'll chalk the whopping amount of irony in that statement to your budding naiveté. Give it time, kid.

irrevrent
February 4th 2013
115 Comments


getting assaulted by an angry mob for playing metal is metal as fuck

Totally. A normal black metal band would love to have the claim of being attacked by an angry mob as a notch on their belt and if getting the shit kicked out of you isn't something to frown about, I don't know what is. Glad they're ok though.

AdolfChrist
February 5th 2013
1798 Comments


"genres dont speak against anything, dumb***"

lol @ the censorship.

"oomgggg dats a bad weeerrrrd!"

you fucking pussy.

warmetal666
February 5th 2013
1 Comments


My blog (War Metal) Don't organized the "attack" against antestor in Brazil. I just published the news of what happened in Belo Horizonte and speak out in favor of the demonstrations, but do not support violence.

AdolfChrist
February 5th 2013
1798 Comments


isnt it kind of retarded to have demonstrations against art? you really think they shouldnt be allowed to play the genre they want to play with a christian message?

JrmyPrks
February 5th 2013
309 Comments


AdolfChrist

I don't like to curse. I'm sorry it offends you.

But here's a tip: Try to make your response emulate someone a little more prolific than a 12 year old next time.

XyphynX9
February 8th 2013
137 Comments


Never listened to these guys. Not even really a black metal fan. But to simply attack someone because of what they believe in? What in the actual fuck?

"oh my god black metal doesn't fucking stand for anything

it's a musical genre, anyone can play it if they damn well want to"

^Well said.



WhereSleepIsRest
March 22nd 2013
99 Comments


hey JrmyPrks... pretty lame to call the fact that a band likes and plays black metal music, but are christian as "unnecessary fence-straddling"... Music is Music and anyone can play whatever they want and shouldnt be ridiculed for their own personal beliefs simply because original BM bands were gimmicky and fake. But of course everyone is ok with everything now so ok..................................hahahah

AdolfChrist
March 23rd 2013
1798 Comments


"I don't like to curse."

once again, you are a pussy.

"Try to make your response emulate someone a little more prolific than a 12 year old next time."

lol kind of funny hearing this from someone who needs things censored for his innocent eyes and thinks swearing is bad.

Lacrimor
October 31st 2013
1 Comments


This incident just made black metal fans look even more retarded.

Some were saying all black metal is not Satanic, that's not true. It's like saying gospel music is not religious. That is why
we have 'white metal' the non-Satanic black metal. Those that said that were thinking of the genre 'extreme metal' which
has all of those sub-genres within it.

"Lack of wisdom overpowers humanity" Well said Antestor, well said.
These violent fools deserve to live in caves, with the rest of the animals.

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
November 1st 2013
8907 Comments


black metal is a genre of music that has instrumental identifiers

it really doesn't have to be pidgeon holed much further based on what some bands fucking sing about



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