Heavy metal band Slipknot is blamed for inspiring schoolboy to stab classmate to death

Aug 20, 2008 Full story: This Is London 652

A heavy metal band due to perform in Britain has been blamed for an horrific school killing.

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atheist infidel

Los Angeles, CA

#708 Apr 1, 2010
correction

distinguished EUROPEAN, WTF... what kind of HOspeaks like that..oh wait a HO.
Priest Aggressor

United States

#709 Apr 3, 2010
This was once, a thread about a Heavy Metal band once again being blamed for what, a traumatized child has done on his own initiative! And now it has become a bickering match between a few feeble minded morons, about something that is completly unrelated!
lol

Odense, Denmark

#710 Apr 24, 2010
if it makes you a killer just by listening to bands like Slipknot then call me mass murder, cuz i love most metal genres :D Even those who are worse than Slipknot.

Seriously. "these guys wear masks, and play heavy music, and that inspires me into being a murder"?

A lot of people complaining about metal music makes you an insane murder, while they are watching a horror movie, where one like Pinhead in Hellraiser basicly ripping the guts out of people.
Where the hell is the logic? I love horror movies too, but im a still kindfull person by nature.

“Atheism doesn't exist”

Since: Nov 08

Johannesburg

#711 Apr 24, 2010
lol wrote:
if it makes you a killer just by listening to bands like Slipknot then call me mass murder, cuz i love most metal genres :D Even those who are worse than Slipknot.
Seriously. "these guys wear masks, and play heavy music, and that inspires me into being a murder"?
A lot of people complaining about metal music makes you an insane murder, while they are watching a horror movie, where one like Pinhead in Hellraiser basicly ripping the guts out of people.
Where the hell is the logic? I love horror movies too, but im a still kindfull person by nature.
Mass murderer.

Happy?

Cool. Now go sit the fawk down.
james

Lagrange, GA

#713 Jun 12, 2010
i am a very strong christian but i love slipknot to death and no music has nothing to do eith your emotions, heck when i listen to bands like slipknot or the devil wears prada or a day to remember it calms me down and lets the anger out for me so i dont have to make a big mistake like that and my mom hates slipknot but ih well they make me feel good. if everyone in the world listened to metal and hardcore this world would be a better place
Felixia

Lynwood, CA

#714 Jun 13, 2010
james wrote:
i am a very strong christian but i love slipknot to death and no music has nothing to do eith your emotions, heck when i listen to bands like slipknot or the devil wears prada or a day to remember it calms me down and lets the anger out for me so i dont have to make a big mistake like that and my mom hates slipknot but ih well they make me feel good. if everyone in the world listened to metal and hardcore this world would be a better place
Yeah, hardcore metal gets rid of my aggression. When I feel really agressive I turn it up very loud, and it is like Therapy, And I'm over forty.

METAL RULES.

That soft core crap with the woman singing makes me angry and hostile.
David

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#715 May 20, 2011
Wow, what actual b.s. Seriously, some guy knifes people wearing a mask 'similar to slipknots' and suddenly they're to blame to everything? Seriously some of the people who commented need to get a grip,if you don't like their music don't listen to it k? Furthermore the guy was 'high on drugs' a part of the article most of the idiots failed to spot, then again I suppose you'll blame slipknot for that as well.
Declan Golding

Wallasey, UK

#718 May 30, 2012
Music isn't responsible for anything. the reason why people blame music when something goes wrong is because of our inability to accept responsibility for out own actions. I like Slipknot: they're a good band and they are a great medium to vent your anger and frustration. If anything this kind of music is good for you because it lets you release your anger instead of bottling it up till you explode. the reason why this kid went off the rails was because he was probably bullied and neither his parents nor the school could be bothered to do anything about it. Not because of Slipknot's music. It actually has a very positive message behind it. 50 years ago music like johnny cash and elvis presley was considered "Demonic" and "Evil". human beings have a fear of the unknown and when we are confronted with the unknown, we often have a tendency to blame it when things start to go wrong
Dazha

United States

#719 Jul 9, 2012
Janine for Truth wrote:
yeah well i just went on to their site and listened to some of their 'shite'. I tell you this, i wouldn't want my kids listening to that. they sound really angry...and messed up. it sounds awful. and if anyone wants to argue that what you hear doesn't have an effect on you, lets go for it. Cos thats a bunch of b.s. There is so much anger and rebellion on that website, I can understand why this boy went to do what he did. The imagery is nothing short of what can only be described as 'evil' and a definite 'no-go' area for a young developing mind. especially in a society/world where there is enough to deal with already.
Ok Slipknot speaks of "rebellion" so what? If you closed minded idiots took the time go listen to the lyrics and try to understand them then maybe the world wouldn't be run by ignorant f*cks like you. I'm sure if Slipknot had a different appearance and weren't a metal band they never would've been blamed for this. That just goes to show, that no matter what people will always pass the blame and Slipknot was the perfect scapegoat because of their genre. Not ALL metal is evil people. I don't see anyone going around saying rap/pop is evil. And even then, you have people like lady gaga singing judas and Slipknot is satanic?? Wtf is wrong with society these days? Slipknot wasn't really getting any mainstream attention before this but as soon as something bad happens BAM! It's their fault. I just don't get it and by the way I started listening to Slipknot when I was 10 before I even thought about religion (but I was raised in a Christian family) and I am 13 now so my opinion is kind of biased because I have also been picked on for wearing a Slipknot shirt so believe what you want to people but I dare one of trash talkers to insult Slipknot in front of a maggot, even if they're my age and see what happens.
hardus

Europe

#721 Sep 2, 2012
Oky now all u people say its evil and bad and all that crap I listen to them I have not killed anyone I have my believe in the God and I'm not an angry person I drink once in a month but not waisted drunk! And my mother always said no its bad for u to listen to them I even listen to plain music such as gerrie pretoruis even owl citty? Now I ask u all why always blame the music? Let's say one person listens to brayan adams and he hangs him self? Wow here I am the song made him do it no people I full out disagree with the things u say I got a stable job a place to stay got everything I need don't do drugs never even tried drugs and will never or wait slipknot will force my mind? Please! Respond welcome one more thing the in thing for the older people was defleopard metalica ect what's that? News said a few years back metalica was satinistic? Tell u guys what I dare u go listen to cradle of filth but a video like let's say temptation now that's pure shit
Maggot510

Fremont, CA

#724 Aug 4, 2014
Slipknot is a very positive thing for me. I was trying to kill myself before I found slipknot and connected with they're lyrics.

People need to learn to not judge a band so fast, they have a lot of positive lyrics behind the raw voice.

And as far as blaming them for listeners committing terrorist attacks?
You really think it's music that made them that way? Then you're obviously looking for a skate goat, because YOU the parent are responsible to make her/him a dignifle person with common sense.

Music isn't getting worse, parenting is
lungile

Johannesburg, South Africa

#725 Aug 18, 2014
crap/impossible (checkout sexy mzansi girls at www.afrocandy.co.za )

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