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For anyone not already aware Inquisition recently got dropped from their label (Seasons of Mist), dropped from both the Satyricon tour and Maryland Deathfest after MetalSucks published an article evidencing lead singer Dagon had been convicted of posssessing child pornography.

Vince from the MetalSucks website discussed this with Cvlt Nation recently here and the rationale for the article written here.

I don’t entirely agree with Vince on some of his points in the interview.  Historically the site does this every now and again but this is one of their better researched pieces.  True or not Inquisition occupy a large slot in my BM collection and I don’t attest to the view that their music is now somehow terrible and should not be listened to or bought.  The world is full of assholes and some of them stink more than others.

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I'm in agreement. I don't see myself getting rid of my Inquisition albums or discontinuing listening to them, the music doesn't have anything to do with the member's actions, abhorrent as they are. That said though, the band can't really get upset if others don't share my view. Many will take it upon themselves to drop them for what they've done, and they have nobody to blame but themselves for that.

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It's an interesting psychological quirk, this idea that whenever some person does something really nasty, this somehow reflects on everything else that they have ever done, or will ever do again. The taint somehow becomes transcendental. Case in point, Gary Glitter, that I not very long ago got chided for mentioning among "important glam rock artists" ... because he too got arrested for possessing abuse documents of a paedophile nature.

Nowadays, you rarely hear the word "child pornography" in Norway. I've been one of many people that back in the late 80s started a campaign against that very concept, under the rationale that pornography is something that depicts legal activities between consenting adults, and that there can be no such thing as "child pornography", there can only be documentation of abuse, or evidence of a crime, to be exact. A crime I, like most sane parents, think is even more horrific than murder.

Which is why I have no sympathy whatsoever for those who explain themselves with being "just curious" (as is often the case). My tolerance level may be high and all, but there are some hard limits, and this one is non negotiable. 

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Which is why I have no sympathy whatsoever for those who explain themselves with being "just curious" (as is often the case). My tolerance level may be high and all, but there are some hard limits, and this one is non negotiable. 


100% agree. In this area, there is no grey. Just curious = sick in the head.

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4 hours ago, MaxFaust said:

 

Nowadays, you rarely hear the word "child pornography" in Norway. I've been one of many people that back in the late 80s started a campaign against that very concept, under the rationale that pornography is something that depicts legal activities between consenting adults, and that there can be no such thing as "child pornography", there can only be documentation of abuse, or evidence of a crime, to be exact. A crime I, like most sane parents, think is even more horrific than murder.

That's a great and very clear way to put it, thank you.

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They put out some really fucking good music, and I still think of their music as such. However, given just how horrible child pornography is and the fact that it's a sensitive subject for me, being a survivor of sexual abuse as a child, their music will now always have a negative stigma to it. I might play it, but I'll never be able to enjoy it the way I used to. That's just me though.

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6 hours ago, salmonellapancake said:

They put out some really fucking good music, and I still think of their music as such. However, given just how horrible child pornography is and the fact that it's a sensitive subject for me, being a survivor of sexual abuse as a child, their music will now always have a negative stigma to it. I might play it, but I'll never be able to enjoy it the way I used to. That's just me though.

Sorry to hear that Salmo. 

While I usually don’t have any issue with keeping band members’ extra-curricular activities separate from my enjoyment of the music, as a parent and a human being I think I draw the line at harming children. 

I won’t be listening to Inquisition.

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Wait, this happened in 2009? Dagon would probably argue that these kids have grown up by now. Terrible joke indeed. Metal is pretty tolerant about breaking social taboos, but that is a pretty disturbing one with no path to reconciliation. I don't think people should burn their CDs or anything if they like the music, but with a name like Inquisition I'd be ok with the guy getting burned at the stake. Isn't Maryland deathfest all ages? Good thing they got dropped.

Is Dagon's real name Todd Nickerson? It is now.

 

 

 

 

 

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