This week, we told you about the Greek black metal musician who was elected to parliament there — a dude named Giorgos Germenis, whom loyal reader Romanos Skiadas says is a “fascist Neo-nazi scum.”
In the wake of the news breaking, Naer Mataron have proclaimed themselves to be a non-political entity.
Giorgos Germenis will be representing the extremist Golden Dawn party in his new role. The party is described as perhaps the most extreme of the far-right parties in all of Europe. Their logo even look like a swastika, sort of.
“Naer Mataron has been and still remains a pure-blooded black metal band, and as such, a non-political one,” the band insists.
“Any member of the band has the right to keep on to his personal beliefs and act accordingly,” the band says.
“Therefore, any kind of legal political activity of any member, is a matter of personal choice and is respected as such. Attempts to put Naer Mataron under any political agenda are rejected by the band. In addition, any false accusations against the band will come across with legal actions on our behalf. The band stands only for black metal, and black metal is extreme music, not politics. Closing, anyone who is into the extreme music and thematology, but for any reason feels shocked or offended by non-extreme views and/or beliefs is not of our concern.”
Why is my bullshit detector going off right now? Oh, I know why — ‘cause these guys are full of fucking shit.