LAMB OF GOD Responds To Malaysia Concert Ban

log1As 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 1,500 tickets.

LAMB OF GOD’s guitarist Mark Morton has issued the following statement regarding the decision by the Malaysian government. Shows scheduled in New Zealand, Australia, and Thailand will still be performed by the group:

“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.”

A sampling of the top comments of the reaction from fans on the LOG Facebook Page says it all: 

  • People fear what they do not understand.
  • Fuck the government 
  • Fuck governments saying what you can and cannot listen to! Everyone in every country should at least have the freedom to listen to whatever music makes them happy!
  • I am from Malaysia,I am LOG fan..we are (Malaysia metal fan) very disappointed about out govwment say bout LOG,i’m so into to watch log live in front of my eye..but…hmmmmm..very frustrated!!arghhhh!!!don’t hate the country,just hate the system.#resolution.

Well said LOG fans – especially you, Malaysian dude!  




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