Wegen Hitlergruß: Watain beurlauben Gitarristen

Die schwedischen Black Metaller WATAIN haben ihren Live-Gitarristen Set Teitan (ex-Dissection) vorläufig seines Amtes enthoben, nachdem dieser mehrfach „im Spaß“, wie es heißt, den Hitlergruß gezeigt hat. Fotos davon hatten in den sozialen Netzwerken die Runde gemacht und WATAIN in Zugzwang gebracht.

Bandkopf Erik Danielsson gab MetalSucks.com folgendes Statement zu dem Vorfall:

The gesture on that picture was done in jest that’s as much as we have to say about that, but to put an end to this tiresome and time-consuming nonsense the guitarist in question has decided to step aside for a period of time to avoid further hopeless discussions on the subject.

We furthermore spit upon the ill-willed ignorance of all those who maintain that WATAIN have any political agenda whatsoever, for 20 years we have proven otherwise and people should know better by now. Finally we would like to send a heartfelt fuck off to all who insist on feeding the mindless moral witch-hunt hysteria that is now festering on worldwide Heavy Metal culture.
Hail Satan!

Auf allen offiziellen Kanälen der Band gibt es bislang jedoch kein Statement der Band zu lesen.

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