Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Everything you wanted to know about the Malaysian Metal crackdown.

A 2001 scene report from Kuala Lumpur, where authorities are harshing on hessians. Are umlauts verbotten as well?

Some Malay, Vietnamese and Indonesian metal MP3 are linked to from here.

Some more backgound here.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous mike said...

..and you are my best friend in 'Berzerkely'!
yeah i remember the whole witch-hunt, all i can say that it was blown out of proportion. the way it goes around here: the policy makers derive their decision makings on the front cover story of that right-wing conservo tabloid newspaper. some crazy nuts started doing satan worshipping whatnot. and the whole metal kids got the be their bogeymen. or bogeykids? the whole thing got forgotten after a while. now it's quite alright. i mean, KREATOR played KL last month!

10:49 PM  
Blogger Greg Mills said...

Well, I for one am glad that nothing like that would never ever ever ever happen in these United States.

While visiting a friend in high school, his dad flipped out over a Minor Threat record and busted it up with a sledgehammer.

"But...Dad...they're....
straightedge."

I guess his dad had seen a Lords of the New Church LP lying around and it put him on the warpath (heavily Catholic).

10:31 AM  

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