Lamb of God Malaysia Ban
2013-09-04 by fish CONTRIBUTOR | 46 Comments

In the run up to their September 28th concert in Kuala Lumpur, American heavy metal band Lamb of God have been barred from performing in Malaysia after the Communications and Multimedia Ministry found that the band’s performances “were found to infringe on religious sensitivities and cultural values of Malaysian society.”

The Department of Islamic Development of Malaysia originally raised concerns last month, citing the band’s song titles and lyrics and pointing out that some of the band’s music even contained verses from the Quran.

The concert promoters decided to cancel the show anyway following death threats sent to the band after the issue gained widespread public attention.

It is with utmost regret that we announce the cancellation of the Rockaway showcase that was to feature the Grammy nominee band, Lamb of God on September 28 in Kuala Lumpur. This difficult decision was made after thorough deliberation by us at Livescape and taking into account the objections raised by various groups as well as life threats made by certain irresponsible individuals towards the band members themselves.

The band themselves have posted a response on their Facebook page following the decision.

As widely reported, Lamb of God’s concert in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia scheduled for September 28th has been cancelled by the government who refused to issue a permit for the show even though the concert had been on sale and had sold over 1500 tickets.

It is very evident (and a bit frustrating) that the groups, parties and powers that have taken the most offense to our music and lyrics, have themselves only made a passing glance at the content and meanings of those songs. We would invite anyone offended by our music to engage in a discussion regarding the true motivations behind our work, especially before publicly slandering us based on assumptions and shallow misinterpretation.

We sincerely apologize to our amazing fans in Malaysia for the cancellation. Many thanks to all who have spoken out in support of us through this.

We will still be playing the shows scheduled in New Zealand, Australia, and Thailand. - Mark


http://www.facebook.com/lambofgod/posts/10151815430321435

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Millstone
September 4th 2013

367 Comments


I wonder how Irving is going to react to this.....

GarlicBreath
September 4th 2013

148 Comments


If I was in Lamb Of God, my reaction would be "thank **** for that" personally.

ILJ
September 4th 2013

6615 Comments


This band just does not catch a break these days

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BigPleb
September 4th 2013

34000 Comments


FUCK RELIGION

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Smial
September 4th 2013

800 Comments


all we need to do now is ban them from the rest of the planet

Surtur
September 4th 2013

513 Comments


Death threats? Some people are so stupid...

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fish.
Contributing Reviewer
September 4th 2013

21575 Comments


all we need to do now is ban them from the rest of the planet

we have ourselves a comedian over here

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TheGreatQ
September 4th 2013

1264 Comments


@Smial

I came here to say "inb4 now ban them from the world" lol

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NeroCorleone80
September 4th 2013

28377 Comments


They might as well ban every metal band if this is their attitude.

chemicalmarriage
September 4th 2013

1905 Comments


fuck relifion rabble rabble

JokineAugustus
September 4th 2013

5683 Comments


Damn! Now when I make a trip to Malaysia, I won't be able to see them.

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ILJ
September 4th 2013

6615 Comments


but seriously this is really stupid.

"hurr your lyrics may not agree with my religious affiliation" fuckin' boo hoo go cry about it. so dumb

MuhNamesTyler
September 4th 2013

3697 Comments


"This band just does not catch a break these days" [2]



JokineAugustus
September 4th 2013

5683 Comments


Apparently they have no problem with Cannibal Corpse though. Whenever it comes to religion in lyrics, everyone becomes paranoid.

Wizard
September 4th 2013

19210 Comments


Stupid people/ culture being stupid people/ culture.

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TooLateToGoBack
September 4th 2013

1751 Comments


lol muslims.

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
September 4th 2013

5915 Comments


The Department of Islamic Development of Malaysia

Is this department for real?





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Tyrael
September 4th 2013

20731 Comments


'all we need to do now is ban them from the rest of the planet'

oh god yes this x10000

henryChinaski
September 4th 2013

2683 Comments


More like The Department of Islamic Nondevelopement.

Andrewffcc
September 4th 2013

171 Comments


Getting banned from countries is m/

zulop
September 4th 2013

162 Comments


The irony of idiots slurring the Dept. of Islamic Development after the above post talking about judging on shallow glances. Most of you degenerates have to google where Malaysia even is.

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
September 4th 2013

21575 Comments


That there's even a Department of Islamic Development says enough.

frigyourgenre
September 4th 2013

1396 Comments


Getting banned from countries for your lyrics is pretty metal

Keyblade
September 4th 2013

14244 Comments


Prolly the most m/ band that would have played here. Eff you department of douchebaggery

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NonApplicable
September 4th 2013

1927 Comments


Let them be closed minded. It sucks, but ultimately it's their decision. So much for freedom...

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fish.
Contributing Reviewer
September 4th 2013

21575 Comments


Ultimately it affects a lot of the band's fans who don't care for Islamic values

MasBarHigeuoris21
September 4th 2013

1528 Comments


I guess a lot of people here are forgetting that not every country in the world has freedom of speech. It is stupid that some countries act this way but Lamb of God is not the first nor the last band to be banned from a country for "offensive lyrics".


fish.
Contributing Reviewer
September 4th 2013

21575 Comments


Who forgot that?



Every country on the planet has some restriction on speech.

drasticaction74
September 4th 2013

1720 Comments


METUL

ILJ
September 4th 2013

6615 Comments


"The irony of idiots slurring the Dept. of Islamic Development after the above post talking about judging on shallow glances. Most of you degenerates have to google where Malaysia even is."

lol

Keyblade
September 4th 2013

14244 Comments


Ehh he's prolly right

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
September 4th 2013

21575 Comments


thanks to that globe thing on fifa world cup 2010 which you use to select your country, I know where every non-island country in the world is



Ire
September 4th 2013

41747 Comments


nothing of value was lost

Tyrael
September 4th 2013

20731 Comments


sweet dig Ire

zulop
September 4th 2013

162 Comments


Edit- screw it, I should know better than to bother.

AnEpicDeath
September 4th 2013

188 Comments


People killing Randy Blythe? I thought it was supposed to the be other way 'round!

Xenophanes
Emeritus
September 4th 2013

10585 Comments


Between strict religious beliefs and the horrible treatment of gays, Malaysia is quickly becoming a place I will staunchly avoid. It's pretty as hell but damn.

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tommygun
September 4th 2013

23569 Comments


sweet

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NightmareCinema16
September 4th 2013

2016 Comments


Yeah, we're better off in Australia.

Andrewffcc
September 5th 2013

171 Comments


MEHTUL

Imperial
September 5th 2013

1721 Comments


Islam needs to smoke a joint and chill the fuck out.

someguest
September 5th 2013

20285 Comments


sigh

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ShadowRemains
September 5th 2013

20230 Comments


The irony of idiots slurring the Dept. of Islamic Development after the above post talking about judging on shallow glances. Most of you degenerates have to google where Malaysia even is.


i know perfectly well where malaysia is on a map of the world thank you very much

also what does this department do...find new ways to oppress women?

SlMBOLlC
September 5th 2013

4831 Comments


One of the reasons I love being Australian is the comparitive lack of extremist nutjobs ,whether it be religious or otherwise

YUJOS
September 5th 2013

914 Comments


If LoG are banned from Malaysia for the above mentioned reasons then i see no problem with The Department of Islamic Development giving the ok to numerous black metal bands with satanic lyrics etc.etc playing gigs in their country.

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SirDazza28
September 8th 2013

408 Comments


Poor Malaysian fans.



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