Today we woke up to a statement released by Marijannah‘s label Cursed Tongue Records about a youtube channel called Stoned Meadow of Doom. Please read the statement below but then read the FULL statement by the band Absent who inspired Cursed Tongue Records, and many others, to take a stand against this youtube channel.
“ABOUT THE CONTROVERSIES INVOLVING THE YOUTUBE CHANNEL “STONED MEADOW OF DOOM” AND SHITTY RACIST ATTITUDES INFILTRATING DOOM METAL SCENE.
This morning we received some prints of racist and homophobic attitudes perpetrated by Mr. Clint Beed from the channel “Stoned Meadow of Doom”.
After a quick survey, we realized that several people and bands were taking a stand on the Clint’s shady attitudes, which involve not only racism and homophobia but also fascism, misogyny and harassment of women online.
Our EP “Towards the Void” had been posted in February 2018 on this channel. Obviously we have already contacted him demanding that the video be taken off the air immediately!
Although our music deals with a more spiritual background and message, we are still a South American band, with 2/3 black members, and as die hard headbangers we are proud of our anti-fascist and anti-racist position. We would never agree with poser attitudes that spread sexist, harassing, racist or fascist content. We don’t care in what context these statements were made, we are not seeking for excuses, we will not tolerate this kind of behavior in DOOM METAL.
We strongly encourage all bands that have their music released by this channel to do the same. We cannot allow positions like these to be tolerated or endorsed in any context. A few thousand views on a famous channel should not be worth your ethics or your position as political beings. After all, music is much more than just “views” in a virtual world. Music breathes and exists out here, in the physical and real world. DOOM IS HERE!
With True Love,
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