According to RIA Novosti, Dmitry Tsorionov, the head of “God’s Will,” a Russian Orthodox social movement, is imploring authorities in the country to cancel upcoming concerts by Florida death metallers CANNIBAL CORPSE, saying the musicians violate Russia’s anti-blasphemy law.
Tsorionov (who sometimes goes by Dmitry Enteo) said believers condemned the band’s lyrics, which promote “religious hatred” and describe in detail rape and murder of children.
CANNIBAL CORPSE‘s eight-date tour of Russia is scheduled to kick off on October 2 in Krasnodar.
BEHEMOTH‘s concerts in Khabarovsk, Tomsk, Novosibirsk and Krasnodar were canceled following a string of protests by Christian activists. According to The Moscow Times, unidentified thugs prevented the musicians from taking the stage in Novosibirsk and beat up concertgoers, local media reported.