LORD BELIAL: 'We Are NOT Nazis!!'

November 17, 2002

Despite rumors to the contrary, Sweden's LORD BELIAL are NOT Nazi sympathizers and do not support any nazi/racist organizations, guitarist/vocalist Thomas Backelin clarified in an official statement sent to BLABBERMOUTH.NET.

"I have seen that lots of people are referring to us as nazis/rasists," begins the statement. "I am just so sick and tired of people calling us Nazis just because of ONE fucking song, namely 'Purify Sweden' (which does NOT contain Nazi/racial lyrics). I want to state once and for all that LORD BELIAL isn't Nazis or support any Nazi/racist organizations or anything like that, we play metal and we stand for what we believe and we do not believe in putting people down because of their skin color. The controversial [song] title is our way of shocking people to get their attention, but most people has just seen the title and assumed that it is just Nazi or something, which is very wrong! I myself is certainly not an Aryan guy with my dark hair and brown eyes, so why the hell would I salute a Nazi way of thinking that in the end would lead to my own demise???? It does not make any sense. And by this statement, I hope that some of you out there understand that the complex and hateful meaning of the text in 'Purify Sweden' is directed to the overwhelming flood of religions in our country."

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