It was only a matter of time before a major news outlet would mistakenly add a mainstream metal band to their “Hate List” of power bands spreading hate in their music. This all comes about with the recent shooting at a Sikh temple by a crazed member of a white power band. CNN erroneously reported today that Hatebreed was among a list of white power bands that spew hate in their lyrics. Enough to say that CNN’s boards lit up when fans of Hatebreed responded with the appropriate response. CNN later issued a retraction and apology.
The band and it’s fans had a quick effect on CNN. CNN later issued a retraction and apology.
I’m sure this won’t be the last we see a metal band targeted as a hate band. We all know that all metal bands worship Lucifer and sacrifice virgins and first borns to get their record deals.