In Response to Our Article, Spotify Is Removing Dozens of Neo-Nazi Hate Bands

Spotify removing dozens of neo-Nazi bands

photo: Denis Bocquet (CC 2.0)

Yesterday, DMN highlighted dozens of neo-Nazi, white supremacist bands on Spotify.  Now, the streaming service has started removing them.

Spotify has taken swift action to remove dozens of neo-Nazi, white supremacist hate bands from their platform.  The move comes less than 24 hours after Digital Music News published a piece highlighting the presence of 37 different bands whose messages include white supremacy, neo-Nazism, and hate.

At least one other streaming music service has also informed us of similar takedowns.

Spotify offered the following statement on the matter:

“Spotify takes immediate action to remove any such material as soon as it has been brought to our attention. We are glad to have been alerted to this content — and have already removed many of the bands identified today, whilst urgently reviewing the remainder.”

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Additionally, competitive service Deezer has also started removing a list of white supremacist groups.

We have not actively reached out to any competing music platforms.  But Deezer sent us an email informing us that they were removing these artists, as well.

In an email to Digital Music News, the company offered the following statement:

“Deezer does not condone any type of discrimination or form of hate against individuals or groups because of their race, religion, gender or sexuality. We are in the process of swiftly and actively reviewing the content on our platform and have begun and will continue to remove any material that is in any way connected to any white supremacist movement or belief system.”

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) initially compiled the list of hate bands in 2014.

Back then, the SPLC was actually targeting the iTunes Store; Apple ultimately removed many of the artists.  Digital Music News complemented that list with a few other hate bands we discovered, some through Spotify’s own recommendation engine.

Meanwhile, some critics have blasted our original article for singling out certain artists.  In particular, fans of the Swiss brutal metal band Bölzer challenged our characterization of the group has a ‘hate band’.  The group’s lead singer, Akoi Thierry Jones, has multiple Nazi-era tattoos, including a swastika.  Additionally, the group’s lyrics refer to other Nazi themes, including the German ‘Wolfsangel’ (or ‘wolf’s hook’).

Jones, however, denies any connection with Nazism or white supremacy.


69 Responses

  1. Anonymous

    Just remember that censorship cuts both ways, and next time it’s going to be on us.

    LGBTs and left-wing acts are already being de-monetized on YouTube in droves because of pro-censorship guys like you.

    Paypal- and Patreon accounts are shut down left, right and center. Sponsorships are immediately cancelled when violent Trump-supporters start riots at Shakespeare plays. And general anti-Democrat censorship is just going to get worse over the next 3 years.

    Now you’ve given the alt-right squads a perfect target for their next attack: Provocative left-wing music.

    Why anyone would listen to Nazi bands is beyond me — but I found the perfect solution to all that years ago:

    I never listen to that kind of sh!t.

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  2. PiratesWinLOL

    SPLC is a disgusting group that even attack totally descent people like Maajid Nawaz. The can’t be trusted, to do censorship of other peoples music. But speaking about censorship, when is the commie music going to be removed then? After all, communism and left-wing extremism in general is a hateful ideology, who has killed more people than even the nazis. If the right wing people was removed, they should definately be censored too.

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    • Anonymous

      “communism and left-wing extremism in general is a hateful ideology, who has killed more people than even the nazis. If the right wing people was removed, they should definately be censored too.”

      Paul, see what I meant by my first post above?

      All the alt-right creeps are going to come out now — thanks to you.

      Was that really worth it in terms of clicks?

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      • StopVirtueSignalling

        It might be time to shed some light of the irrational, anti-science post-modern left as well. And stop pushing political centrists to the right, to balance out this virtue signalling…

        See “Weimar America”, by Sargon of Akkad and understand why your obsession with only one extreme is not a good thing…

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        • John B

          You sound like a cultist, and in reading the Wikipedia page of “Sargon of Akkad” (Carl Benjamin), I’m no less convinced that you are.

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          • Drodel Slavonskillanovtronta

            You sound like an apologist with a leaning of male feminism. In case you haven’t heard legs are snapping shut in your presence…

  3. Roland of Aragon

    The alt left is trying to censor our free speech. I don’t like the Neo – Nazis as much as you do, but if Spotify is censoring free speech than it’s just the beginning.

    We’ll soon become North Korea part 2, where there is no free speech. Give it 20-30 years.

    Think about it!

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    • THE DUDE

      https://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2017/08/16/spotify-remove-neo-nazi/

      Exactly. At this rate, everyone will find something that they deemed insensitive and racist. The whole point of the 1st Amendment is you’re right to free speech. Just because you disagree with someone’s views doesn’t mean you need to believe in them.

      I’m not advocating and saying that views on the extreme right (I.e. neo-nazis) are correct. I think they are disgusting human beings and their message is insane. However, as an American, everyone has their 1st Amendment. You might not like it, but that’s the Bill of Rights. There is no gray area.

      Taking down statues, deleting websites, censoring tweets, etc, etc – you’re asking for tyranny. We The People, your average joes writing in the comment section, are all in this fight together. It’s the politicians who sit in the ivory towers and are pitting us against each other on purpose. It’s a power grab. It’s time for America to wake up and see the forest for the trees.

      Frank Gallagher from Shameless sums everything up in a funny, but truthful way:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSFfFfB1Ce8

      God bless.

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      • Anonymous

        “I’m not advocating and saying that views on the extreme right (I.e. neo-nazis) are correct. I think they are disgusting human beings and their message is insane. However, as an American, everyone has their 1st Amendment. You might not like it, but that’s the Bill of Rights. There is no gray area.

        Taking down statues, deleting websites, censoring tweets, etc, etc – you’re asking for tyranny. “

        Couldn’t agree more.

        Paul has posted links to illegal websites for years, websites that steal readers’ intellectual property, and the only thing he wants to censor are legitimate artists he happens to disagree with.

        I disagree with these f*ckers as much as he does, but censorship never solved anything for anybody, and it always ends in the same way:

        Fascism — on the right, on the left; here, there and everywhere.

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      • Bob

        “The whole point of the 1st Amendment is you’re right to free speech.”

        You and some other commenters on this thread have a very poor understanding of the First Amendment.

        The First Amendment protects against two basic aspects of speech, the ability to voice or “express” (see Texas v. Johnson) speech and protection from what is known as prior restraint. The First Amendment in no way provides protections from private entities such as businesses, individuals, Spotify etc. It is strictly and exclusively intended to keep the government from prohibiting speech – nothing more.

        Individuals have sued websites, including Yahoo, Google, Twitter etc. after losing their right to communicate on those online networks, in some way. However, private companies have the right to censor speech at their own discretion without violating the First Amendment. The same principles apply to private employers, who can terminate employees based on their speech or expressive activities.

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        • Anonymous

          “private companies have the right to censor speech at their own discretion without violating the First Amendment”

          Electronic Frontier Foundation on why the neo-fascist censorship trend is so dangerous: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-40974069?ocid=socialflow_twitter

          Like EFF, Tor also fights for democracy and free speech — and it’s not going to stop anybody from using its technology:

          “Tor is designed to defend human rights and privacy by preventing anyone from censoring things, even us”

          So perhaps the future looks like an onion.

          Again, free speech is b!tch — but history shows that the alternative is worse.

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          • Bob

            I generally agree with you regarding the inherent dangers of censorship, regardless of form. My point was that First Amendment rights are not an appropriate argument when the government is not the entity imposing the censorship and/or sanctions.

          • Anonymous

            “My point was that First Amendment rights are not an appropriate argument”

            I’m with you on that — I haven’t mentioned 1A in any of my posts and I think we all should return to the real problem here:

            The damage Paul has done, not only to music, but to free speech, and what we’re going to do about it.

            I completely share all his opinions about Nazis and White Supremacists, and the danger they pose, especially at this moment — but no variation of censorship has ever worked.

            On the contrary, it’s always been and will always be the heart of and direct path to fascism.

          • Diks

            Lol, the gubment hasn’t knocked on these people’s doorsteps and said don’t do that or else.

            A company can banhammer whatever the fuck they want whenever they want to.

    • Anonymous

      “The alt left is trying to censor our free speech”

      No, we’re not! Most of us believe in free speech for everybody (yes, including you and your alt-right buddies).

      This one is on Paul — and he’s only in it for the clicks.

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    • Diks

      So wait, you listen to Nazi bands? That doesn’t make you a centrist you fucking moron. That makes you far-right. Shut the fuck up.

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  4. Anonymous

    In general, I don’t like censorship. But I can make an exception for Nazism and white supremacy. Those things should not exist today. Their beliefs should not be propagated. If there is a chance of a slippery slope, I’m ok with risking it.

    Censor the fuck out of those motherfuckers.

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    • buffwe

      Can you distinguish politics and music?
      “Nazism and white supremacy” ideology versus “punk/reggae-rooted oi/ska” music?
      Or all is messed in your opened mind? You are so bluffed by propaganda of all kinds!
      It’s all was just a guitar rock music.
      The same guys like you didn’t allow Elvis Presley to dance and banned marijuana!

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  5. dhanishattuck

    Apparently, you hate music. Because I can give you a any number of songs that will be banned for sexism, racism, whatever. Where will it stop?

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  6. Steve

    What the fuck, nobody should be censored. We need to fight these issues head on without a fucking mommy to save your feelings from being hurt. Instead of lazily having these bands censored, maybe do something useful to put more good ideas into circulation.

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    • Anonymous

      “Instead of lazily having these bands censored, maybe do something useful to put more good ideas into circulation.”

      Uh no, that’s kinda hard. Almost like work.

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  7. Anonymous

    Hate Forest wasn’t a racist band. Neither is Bolzer. None of their lyrics or imagery had anything to do with racist hate. By this standard, is Hate Eternal a racist band? (No)

    Burzum and Graveland are both 1-man acts and both musicians are admitted racists. But neither “band” has racist lyrics or imagery. It seems disingenuous to me to say that art made by a person must be an extension of that person’s politics.

    I’m a total SJW if anyone is wondering and I hate Nazis. I write all this because I research the bands I like to make sure I’m not supporting something that promotes racist hate. Bands like Spear of Longinus and GBK are definitely racist bands whose lyrics promote racist hate. But smearing Hate Forest and Bolzer with those accusations is ridiculous to the point of dishonesty. The author should retract that.

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    • Anonymous

      “I’m a total SJW if anyone is wondering and I hate Nazis.”

      Same here!

      And it’s sick we need to mention that fact every time it’s necessary defend free speech.

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      • Anonymous

        I wrote the original comment-

        I agree to a point, but I think right now “free speech” is being invoked in pretty disingenuous way by the right wing who are quick to turn around and label dissent as dangerous. Some element of what those on the right dismiss as “virtue signaling” is necessary to make it clear that I’m not arguing in that vein. Like most people I am deeply troubled by the events in Charlottesville and the rise of a newly emboldened white supremacy under Trump’s tacit approval. What I object to here is the blanket smearing of artists without producing any actual evidence. This is a problematic pattern for anyone on the left who is committed to smashing the rising fascism we see on the right. It reeks of McCarthyism–produce an accusation with no evidence and make the accused scramble to produce evidence to counter it. This sort of thought can quickly be turned against those who seek to counter the toxic rhetoric of the right.

        Serious accusations require serious evidence. I challenge the author of this piece to find something in Hate Forests’ music, lyrics, album art etc. that promotes racist hate. Even the Bolzer accusation based on the guitarist/vocalist’s tattoos is incredibly shortsighted. Is Incantation a racist band? Was Motorhead a racist band? Lemmy collected and wore SS memorabilia. Is Marduk racist for releasing Panzerfaust? Is Hail of Bullets racist for their WWII-themed albums?

        And if, as in the case of acts like Burzum and Graveland, the artists hold racist views in their private life but release art that does not promote those views– how far are we to push this criterion? Glenn Danzig and the creep from Eagles of Death Metal have made statements I consider to be pretty offensive and in the realm of bigotry– is their music to be tagged as racist as well? By this standard, is Wagner racist music? Chopin and Liszt said and wrote some things that would offend modern sensibilities as well–do we ban them from the streaming services?

        If bigotry alone is the category, what of the wealth of misogyny found in country, rock and roll, metal, rap, funk, and elsewhere?

        Overall this is a deeply troubling series of pieces by an author who is looking to exploit a tragedy and seize the moral high ground. We can discuss the ethics of bigoted music on streaming services, but this requires first being clear about our criteria for naming these musicians, and second the credibility of doing honest research that you can use to defend your views. The author of this piece has done what appears to be no research and is smearing people without taking responsibility for his actions. It’s disgusting “journalism” and it’s worse that it’s being uncritically picked up by places like The Atlantic (which is how I found this). It’s a part of the toxicity of call-out culture and it gives ammunition to those who would accuse the left of trying to organize a censorship-based thought-crime regime.

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        • Anonymous

          “What I object to here is the blanket smearing of artists without producing any actual evidence. This is a problematic pattern for anyone on the left who is committed to smashing the rising fascism we see on the right. It reeks of McCarthyism–produce an accusation with no evidence and make the accused scramble to produce evidence to counter it.”

          So right!

          Are you now, or have you ever been expressing strong emotions in a song?

          The most baffling part of this anti-music crusade is that it’s started by a, wait for it, music blog. Wtf…

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      • Constitutionalist

        The SJW is a bunch of social misfits that want to destroy the constitution. Tearing down historic statues, getting violent with free speech advocates and disrupting traffic is your way of getting a message that no one cares about across. You portray yourselves as wanting acceptance and equality then you try to stop people who you disagree with? Biggest bunch of hypocrites on the planet. Long live freedom of speech and death to SJW, ANTIFA and the BLM. You’re all a bunch of haters.

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  8. No Room for Nazis

    This well known Nazi Skinhead label, 100% British Oi, drag knuckles with the worst of them, like the Tattooed Mother Fuckers. The label sign Neo-Nazi bands. Please add them to your list, every one on this album has played a major Neo-Nazi gig.

    And you may as well add Close Shave to that list above too, while we’re at (thanks to Spotify suggesting the related artists, I’d forgotten about them)

    https://open.spotify.com/album/1YBLskSneFtudqpHITvvAH

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  9. Will

    Free speech isn’t hate speech that inspires others to do harm to innocent people.

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    • Anonymous

      “speech that inspires others to do harm to innocent people”

      Oh, you mean works by Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Beatles, Stones, Eminem?

      They — and dozens of other stars that we all love — have all been accused of inciting violence.

      And rightfully so. Not because of the artists, of course, but because a lot of jerks were looking for an excuse to start a fight.

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        • Anonymous

          “Your response is feeble. Like calling the NYT Fake News.”

          Every single word I said is true — and you know it, if you know anything about music.

          And just fyi: NYT is my primary news source, CNN is my 2nd; Trump’s White Supremacy House is my first choice of hilariously insane and utterly fake news, while DMN, after years of pro-piracy, finally has emerged as the first mainstream music blog to revive the book burning of the Nazis.

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    • Bill

      Music is not a speech, you moron.
      Or you gonna ban a whole of rap music? A lot of hate there
      Or you mean, if I will force you to listen to a ska-punk song titled “nigger hate your face” then you will start hating afroamericans and will do harm to them?
      Then it is you to be isolated, not the music.

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  10. Eternal Dirt

    Paul the reason you’ve been ‘blasted… for singling out certain artists’ is that the SPLC list is thoroughly accurate, while you’ve just seemingly tagged on your own list of ‘a few other hate groups lingering on the site’ that you identified ‘using Spotify’s recommendation algorithms’. A rudimentary google search will tell you all you need to know about the bands listed by the SPLC, which are overtly white supremacist hate bands. Undoubtedly some of the bands you listed from Spotify’s recommended algorithms, like No Remorse, Centurion, Kolovrat, and Endless Pride, would also fall into this unashamedly white supremacist category.

    However, it’s irresponsible to cobble extreme metal bands such as Hate Forest, Nokturnal Mortum, and Bölzer into this same category of overt neo-Nazism. Like many extreme / black metal bands that dwell on themes of fierce individualism, darkness, brutality, and violence, these are bands that require some context and a much closer analysis, before outright condemnation from the uninitiated.

    Hate Forest and Nokturnal Mortum are arguably the founding fathers of Ukranian black metal and their members can certainly be described as right-leaning nationalists. However, while the bands’ artists have been outspoken about their politics in the past, neither band espouse white supremacy in their music or artwork and have progressively disavowed their inadvertent association with National Socialist Black Metal (NSBM) in the Ukraine. Nevertheless, the music itself principally centres around paganism, nature, and Eastern European folklore, themes that can certainly evoke a sense of nationalism but are not exclusive to white supremacists or neo-Nazis.

    Bölzer however, as many have already highlighted, is where your articles have really run astray and failed to properly address your misplaced prejudices against artists like Akoi Thierry Jones. Again with a simple google search you can find a Stereogum interview with Akoi himself from 2014, in which he directly addresses both his tattoos and Bölzer’s song ‘Entranced by the Wolfshook’. Albeit perhaps misguided, it is clear that Akoi earnestly exhibits and identifies his swastika / sunwheel tattoos as ancient, rather than as Nazi-era symbols. Indeed, when discussing their references to the ‘Wolfsangel’, Akoi recognises that these symbols are ‘caustically stigmatized as a result of their usage within a fascist-era Europe’ and explains that this is something that the band ‘are soberingly aware of but do not condone’.

    In the same interview, Akoi clearly asserts that Bölzer ‘promote[s] the growth and enlightenment of the individual’ and that ‘the last thing on our agenda would be to glorify the implements of power involved in the collective enslavement of a people and their individualism. Fascism and racism in that sense are pretty unattractive for us.’ The lyrics to ‘Entranced by the Wolfshook’ certainly refer to Nazi themes but rather than celebrating or extolling them, clearly condemn what they see as the collective enslavement of a people to an ideology:

    Blood! Weak is the pride in your veins,
    Master! Gives your fear a face that you can hate,
    Iron! Is the solution to the problem,
    Slave! Is what you are, confirmed in unison.

    At the end of the day, Spotify is of course entitled to remove whatever content it sees fit and I for one certainly approve of their shedding of unabashedly white supremacist hate bands from their platform. However, the shedding of these overtly abhorrent bands should not be at the expense of genuine artists, their music, individualism and free expression. While bands like Hate Forest, Nokturnal Mortum, and Bölzer may be uncomfortable or “fringe” to some, they should not be confused with the same mindless vehicles of hate listed by the SPLC. To do so would be to set a dangerous precedent for artists on either side of, or completely removed from, the current political spectrum.

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    • Anonymous

      “Paul the reason you’ve been ‘blasted… for singling out certain artists’ is that the SPLC list is thoroughly accurate, while you’ve just seemingly tagged on your own list of ‘a few other hate groups lingering on the site’ that you identified ‘using Spotify’s recommendation algorithms’. A rudimentary google search will tell you all you need to know about the bands listed by the SPLC, which are overtly white supremacist hate bands.”

      100% correct. The SPLC list was put together by people who clearly did their research. Several of the additions here were quite obviously thoughtless and unresearched. The author of these hit pieces should be embarrassed for his willingness to put out false information. The SPLC should be commended, but this writer should be jeered. He should retract his smears, issue an apology, or he deserves to be sued.

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    • Paul Resnikoff
      Paul Resnikoff

      I appreciate the comments back. Let’s talk about Bölzer. I’m sorry, I have a very difficult time interpreting some of their music and multiple tattoos and swastikas and Nazi-era symbols as not white supremacist.

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      • Anonymous

        “I have a very difficult time”

        We’re aware of that, Paul — but did you really need to take it out on the music industry?

        You are now the leading anti-music, pro-censorship book-burning blog, congrats.

        And this comes from the most glowing globalist-leftist-antifa you could possibly imagine.

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        • Anonymous

          “He’s 1/4 black”

          Just to clarify, Bölzer’s singer is Okoi Jones, a man of African descent with a Nigerian first name. But by all means don’t let those facts get in the way of your laughable crusade to brand him a “white supremacist”.

          The remainder of my previous comment needs no further clarification. You should be ashamed of yourself.

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      • Anonymous

        Paul, this is incredibly irresponsible. Perhaps consulting with someone more acquainted with metal/punk/etc would have helped you avoid this situation. By the way, the person you are wrongly smearing is the son of Nigerian/British guitarist Paul Ubana Jones. I get that you are trying to help especially in these trying times, (holy shit Prussian Blue was on spotify, that is actually fucked up and crazy!!) and it is never fun for anyone to discover and admit that they are wrong or have made a mistake, but I sincerely hope that you do take the time to sit with this and listen to them and their fanbase and correct your list.

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      • D.I.

        Referring to Okoi’s tattoos as “nazi era” is simply misinformed. The “sketchy” tattoos he does have harken back much further than Nazi Germany, and only look suspicious to people who can’t be arsed to inform themselves. He has repeatedly clarified their origins and his views on far right politics repeatedly.
        He’s a kind and thoughtful man and you’re dragging his name through the mud because of your own fear and ignorance. Do your homework.

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      • Eternal Dirt

        Appreciate the reply Paul. Not sure if you may have seen but Okoi (not Akoi, as above) posted a response on Bölzer’s Facebook page recently that may provide some direct insight:
        ————————

        It is disgusting, totally infuriating and frankly embarassing the lengths some people will go to in gaining themselves “social” and “political” credibility, in an age where everybody is a nobody, armed with an internet connection and a questionable education.

        My music, my baby, my means of absconding all this mundane human bullshit is being slandered and jeapordized by individuals who think they know something but in reality are absolutely clueless to who I am.

        My name and that of my band BÖLZER is being smeared via a number of online platforms for alledged white supremacist leanings and a glorification of nazi symbology…just yesterday we were threatened to be met with serious violent opposition once embarking on our pending tour of the eastern US. Certain persons have even pushed to have Spotify remove our band from it’s listed artists…

        All this in the light of what evidence you might ask? My various “nazi-era” tattoos, looking european enough to be guilty (despite numerous “dubious” claims to a partial african heritage) and an “incriminating” taste in music.

        The line of decency and common sense has well and truly been overstepped, leaving me with little other option but to present a case any person of sound cognitive ability could understand:

        – My name Okoi is of nigerian origin, as was my grandfather of the same moniker. Not colonialist africa, native africa. I am therefore one quarter black.

        – My ever controversial tattoos are actually very benign and most definitely not of a “nazi” ilk which would be simply unthinkable given who I am. The swastika, fylfot or sunwheel has a very rich history that long preceeds it’s brief albeit tragic appearance within the national socialist regime of 1940s Germany, sharing a place within countless cultures the globe over as a symbol for the solar power, eternity and the elements amongst many other cosmological and existential theories. Despite this stigmatization there are a growing number of people willing to rescue it’s reputation and I am one of them. The BBC have even compiled a BASIC lesson in it’s history for the poorly informed which I urge the doubtful to read before taking up further research on the subject: http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-29644591

        – I do not condone racism nor do I condone fascism. I promote intelligence and individuality, both of which cannot exist within the limited confines of the aforementioned.

        – I support male rights

        – I support female rights

        – I support gay rights

        – I definitely support animal rights.

        – Neither my band nor it’s members promote hate or intolerance. We are on the contrary open-minded, tolerant individuals with friends of many colours in many countries. We judge a man by his actions and conscious behaviour, not his genetic traits.

        – I reserve the right to listen to whatever music I see fit as a fortunate advocate of free speech and democracy. The individual beliefs and views of an artist do not impede my enjoying his/her work. Art is the sacred bastion and to censor it would be the death of free speech.

        – I retain the right to oppose and fight ignorance in all it’s forms for it is the death of freedom. This would include organized religion, racism, fascism and sexism.

        Above all I would like to apologize to my father Paul Ubana Jones for being forced to involve him directly in this. You have always been and remain my largest inspiration musically and personally, thank you.

        Okoi Jones /// BÖLZER

        ————————
        Bölzer’s Facebook page and the link to the post no longer seem to be available:
        https://www.facebook.com/erosatarms/posts/1637456716287584

        Credit to u/mercilesssinner on r/BlackMetal for the transcript: https://www.reddit.com/r/BlackMetal/comments/6uvguq/okoi_jones_from_b%C3%B6lzer_explains_some_things/

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      • Anonymous

        What’s the matter, offended by a symbol? PTSD flashbacks of swastika’s and nordic runes clouding your ability to see fact and logic?

        Snow flake.

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        • Anonymous

          Hate Forest is wolf-territory… Not for easily offended sheep/commies like this Paul idiot.

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  11. cdglow42

    There was a time not too long ago when civil society would make fun of Nazis for having to ever burn books and censor ideas.

    Today, civil society is celebrating the digital equivalent of that.

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    • mastema

      we live in a society where logic is dissuaded and emotional feeling reigns supreme.

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      • Anonymous

        I don’t see any emotions involved here — not on Paul’s part, anyway.

        He’s just in it for the clicks (unless he’s got a fascist agenda I’m not aware of).

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        • Bill

          so true, but this society of clicks, that is the fascist agenda deployed by rich!

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  12. mastema

    here it goes. the beginning of the end. thanks antifa for creating the fascist society that panders to your sensibilities. thats all you ever wanted and fought for. thats what youre getting.

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    • Anonymous

      I’m proud to call myself anti-fascist, and I can assure you that anti-fascists do NOT support Paul’s crusade against free speech!

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    • Anonymous

      “Anyone else you don’t like?”

      My guess?

      I don’t think Paul likes LGBT people.

      They’re constantly being discriminated by YouTube — for reasons that are very similar to Paul’s current censorship crusace — and you won’t find any DMN articles about that…

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      • Anonymous

        …and that would be ‘censorship crusade‘ above, in case you were wondering…

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  13. Jack

    So I guess the NWA song “Fuck tha Police” has to removed too?
    2 lines from that song:
    “…on a warpath, when I’m finished it’s gonna be a bloodbath, of cops dying in L.A.”

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  14. Anonymous

    Man you’re a really shitty writer to have so many people correct you on the last artical “The group’s lead singer, Akoi Thierry Jones, has multiple Nazi-era tattoos, including a swastika. Additionally, the group’s lyrics refer to other Nazi themes, including the German ‘Wolfsangel’ (or ‘wolf’s hook’).” Why do try to hold on to your original argument by saying he has “Nazi era tattos” (he doesn’t his tats are ancient symbols that existed long before facism) abd you reinforce it by saying they have songs about Nazis yet you neglect to explain that those songs boast an anti nazi message. Do your reasearch next time and stop being a stubborn pussy bc you cant handle being corrected. Also who cares about Nazi bands? Its nothing new, stop acting like you’re bringing this to light when everyone who actually cares about this kind of music already knows about this. Not to mention NS bands have their right to free speech just as everyone else does. What about all the far left commie bands? They too worship a violent regime and ideology that killed millions uet nobody is ever trying to have those taken down. Why is that?

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  15. Vtwin

    Well I, don’t know who this Paul fellow is but, I can tell you this fuck Spotify I’m canceling my account. That SOB removed some of the country music I downloaded. I pay monthly so that I can enjoy good ole country music not no Luke Bryan lol. There’s no fucking need to delete any music. The way to fix this is if any music out there will offend or hurt someone’s feelings DON’T LISTEN TO IT!!!!!! FUCK!!!!!! This country is going to the shits with all this politically correct bullshit! Hey here’s one I find every Mlk statue offensive might as well take them down too..
    And fuck u Paul u FUCKING pussy!!!

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  16. marxwasaliar

    Congratulations, you successfully campaigned to have artwork censored because you didn’t like it.

    Cowardly and pathetic.

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  17. paul

    Well you gonna ban all the racist and hateful rap music that demeans women and their own race by calling people niggers???? Hmmmmm??? Start down this road and your asking for big problems. Anyone who is o.k. with this is a moron and a communist piece of garbage! If you don’t like it, don’t listen to it.And the Southern Poverty Law Center is a JOKE so is the ACLU, who stands by while people’s civil liberties are abused, but if your an illegal invader they will stand up for you…these organizations must be stopped at any cost!

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