Nachtmystium Booted from Toyota-Sponsored Event for Alleged Ties to Nazism; Say What You Want about the Tenets of National Socialism, At Least It’s an Ethos

In a shocking turn of events, the Illinois psychedelic black metal band Nachtmystium have been banned from playing the Toyota Scion Rock Fest in Atlanta this past Saturday due to alleged ties to Nazism. Although the group has released material on Unholy Records, a label known to promote and adhere to Neo-Nazism, they claim the relation was business-oriented only and that Nachtmystium in no way espouse or condone the ideologies or practices of Nazism. In fact, in a press release put out by band leader Blake Judd, the group claims to be totally apolitical and consider themselves to be more like "hippies" than your average leather-clad metal dudes. Judd also stated he would be filing legal proceedings against those who slander or libel the band and cause them lost opportunities.

While Toyota hasn't made any public statements regarding the debacle, we can all sleep easily tonight knowing that corporate entities like IBM, Coca-Cola, Bayer, Volkswagen, Chase Bank, and Ford have never funded Nazism or have been affiliated with National Socialism or fascism in any way. Cough.

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