The Egyptian government is starting an investigation into a rock and metal concert, after a report accusing concert goers of being ‘satanists’. According to rumours in the country people who have piercings/tattoos/wear rock/metal t-shirts may risk arrest.
An article in El-Balad (http://www.el-balad.com/254515) states that the Public Prosecutor is investigating the Walls of Death concert held on Friday after a lawyer/concert attendee reported concert-goers (whom the complainant called ‘satanists’) fighting and ‘wearing jewellery and shirts with black graphics on them’ (oh dear! arrest them IMMEDIATELY!). Crowd members were also apparently conducting satanic rituals at this satanic gathering (known in the rest of the world – except Iran and Saudi Arabia – as a rock/metal concert).
The concert featured a host of Egyptian rock and metal acts, including progressive metal act Anarchy.
Cairo-based musician Cheen Amr states: “I’m worried … they are investigating now .. i hope someone explains that this is bullshit .. im in contact now with the rest of the metal bands to see what are we going to do about this… the agreed plan is to keep our eyes opened .. if this case took the attention of the public we need to make viral videos explaining that we do not do ritual in our gigs!! BUT .. we shall wait and see they are in the investigation process, maybe nothing will happen and they will find out that this is a false report.”