May 31, 2005 02:58:36 GMT
Greece's Orthodox Church urged concert organizers Monday to cancel Slipknot's planned show due to the band's violent lyrics and references to the devi
Don't judge book by its cover. That proverb maybe won't always work for church community, who sometimes have to be in certain situation that, indeed, demand them to do so. As an evidence, appearance is one of particular things that matter for Greece's Orthodox Church who on Monday urged concert organizers to cancel a planned show by extreme metal band Slipknot.
The reasons given for the objection including the band's members' shocking appearance, in which they usually wearing black uniforms and masks that look like skulls. Notwithstanding with their appearance, what really matter for the church is the group's violent lyrics and references to the devil. Thus, citing a local papers, the curch outs statement saying "Public institutions must do their duty and protect Greek citizens, especially people, from any public event that promotes Satanism."