Black Metal Denied

Those of you in Malaysia (and I know I must have literally dozens of readers over there) will be saddened to find out that you are no longer able to listen to, or perform, Black Metal or to take part in Black Metal culture.

The Malay authorities have announced that such activities are “a deviation from Islamic teachings” but no doubt they just want Malaysians to be just be a little more cheerful. Apparently Leonard Cohen is the next for the ban stick along with The Smiths and The Cure.