Malaysia bans US band from performing in country
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Last Updated: Friday, September 06, 2013, 16:39
London: A US metal band has been banned from performing in Malaysia, as the group could infringe the country's religious sensitivities, officials have said.

Lamb of God were originally due to play in the Muslim-majority country on September 28.

However, the Communications and Multimedia Ministry refused to grant the band a permit.

According to the BBC, last week, the Department of Islamic Development also objected to the group's performance.

The department said that the music the group performed mixed metal songs with verses from the Quran.

In a statement, Lamb of God said that it is very evident, and a bit frustrating, that the groups, parties and powers have taken offense to their music.

The group added that they would invite anyone offended by their music to engage in a discussion regarding the true motivations behind their work.


First Published: Friday, September 06, 2013, 16:39

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