Slayer: 'Christ Illusion' Banned In India

artist: Slayer date: 10/09/2006 category: general music news
I like this
votes: 1
views: 370
Slayer: 'Christ Illusion' Banned In India
Mumbai-based EMI Virgin India Ltd said Friday (October 6) it will recall all copies of the new Slayer album "Christ Illusion" following protests by a Christian group, Mumbai-based Catholic Secular Forum (CSF). Early this week, Joseph Dias, general secretary of CSF, issued a statement taking "strong exception" to the album`s cover artwork, which he said depicts "Christ with a missing eye and amputated arms." He added, "we also condemn the track, 'Skeleton Christ' as the lyrics are an insult to Christianity." The CSF also sent a memorandum to Mumbai`s police commissioner, adding that the album "will affect the sensibilities of the Muslims on the track 'Jihad' and secular Indians who have respect for all faiths." Kaveri Khullar, marketing manager, EMI India said in an interview, "We met with the CSF and were apologetic while assuring them that all copies of the album would be pulled out. We have no plans of re-issuing it in any way." The "Christ Illusion" album had been on the shelves for only a week. Khullar did not confirm the number of units released only stating, "There weren`t too many that we launched anyway." The CSF had earlier protested against the Indian release of "The Da Vinci Code" which led the Censor Board to instruct the India distributor, Mumbai-based Sony Pictures Releasing India, to include a notice to accompany the film to explain that it was a work of fiction. Thanks for the info to
Submit your story new
Subscribe now to get Uncle UG's best stories straight to your inbox. No bullshit ads, just news
More Slayer news:
+ Kerry King: 'Paris Attacks Are an Example of Negative Influence of Organized Religion' General Music News 11/29/2015
+ Metal to the Max: Slayer, Testament, and Carcass Are Going on Tour Upcoming Tours 11/26/2015
+ Slayer's Paul Bostaph: 'The Mark of a Good Producer Is That You Never Know He's There' General Music News 10/28/2015
+ Kerry King: Yngwie Malmsteen Gets Boring After Three Songs General Music News 10/06/2015
+ Kerry King: 'Metallica Are Living on First Five Records. I'm Not Sure a New One Makes Sense for Them' General Music News 09/26/2015
+ Kerry King: Fans Don't Want Slayer to Evolve, They Want Us to Make Them Want to Beat People Up General Music News 09/24/2015
+ view all
Only "https" links are allowed for pictures,
otherwise they won't appear