Via Everyday Antisemitism:
A Facebook event has appeared advertising the appearance of the band Graveland initially booked at the London venue ‘the Underworld’ on Saturday February 18th 2017.read more
Graveland are a Black Metal band, who have often been described as National Socialist. Though the frontman, Rob Darken, denies this, he has a plethora of antisemitic statements.
He has spoken of a “Jewish lobby” and that “the Jews have too much power. He has also accused the “pro-Israel lobby” of manipulating the “racialist convictions” of soldiers into fightings for them in Iraq.
The gig was initially booked for the London Underworld in Camden. However, staff at the venue, who describe the team as “multi-racial” requested that it be cancelled when the nature of the band’s music came to light. The venue is to be applauded for having taken action so quickly and adamantly following these facts coming to light, despite considerable pressure from many of the band’s fans.
The promoter is currently seeking a new venue.