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.