Notorious metal band Mayhem coming to NZ 25-May 2010

Controversial metal group Mayhem is playing its first ever New Zealand gig later this year and a group advocating family values is not happy. The band is considered to be one of the most important in the influential Norwegian black metal scene, gaining notoriety early in their career with violent stage shows, the singer committing suicide and the bass player being found guilty of murder and church burnings. Family First NZ says Mayhem should be avoided. “Any band that glorifies issues such as drug use, suicide, and negative behaviours associated with Satanism should be given a wide berth,” Bob McCoskrie of Family First NZ told “We would ask that the censorship board do a pre-approval of their performance and lyrics to ensure they’re not breaking the law in encouraging illegal activity and containing offensive material.”