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Megadeth Cancels 2 European Dates Due To Satanic Bands on Bill

By Newsferatu, Writer
Sunday, May 8, 2005 @ 8:19 AM


Mustaine's Disdain for Satan

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Megadeth has cancelled two appearances in Europe apparently because of satanic bands sharing the stage.

Here's what Dave Mustaine has posted on the Megadeth website:

"Droogies!

It has come to my attention that there was a show in Greece where an allegedly 'full-on' Satanic band was going to be playing, as well as one in Israel too. No one knows for sure what their intent or content is, so I am not going to say they are.

Yes, I said that I was not really interested in playing with Satanic (bands), and that is because I changed my outlook on life and my spritual beliefs over three years ago. I became a Christian, yes, and I have made even more mistakes now that I have, because there are things I do that I know I should not do, and things I do not do that I know I should.

Plus I have helpful people like the guy in this thread who is quick to point out my failings, and volunteering as my self-appointed judge to remind me of everything that I am doing wrong.

Yes I did say I would prefer not to play on concerts with Satanic bands. That doesn't mean I won't, it doesn't mean I would not talk with the bands either, (sometimes it is just for fun anyway with these bands). But to make a life altering change and then not have some kind of affect would not have been a change at all, would it? Its not much different from staying away from booze if you have made a decision to be sober.

The concerts that I headline or I put together is usually my choice who I want to play with; festivals are different. If I don't feel it is right for me to do something, then like I said in this post here http://forums.megadeth.com/showthread.php?t=142756 (membership required) I would just respectfully decline. I would not ask that anyone be taken off if they were already confirmed.

I have to draw the line and stand for my beliefs or they aren't beliefs at all, are they? I don't expect anyone to fully understand this, but I know many of you do, and I thank you for your support.

The moral to the story is this . . . I don't like certain bands and that will never change that in me."


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