According to Bravewords.com, METALLICA have uploaded MetOnTour video footage from their first-ever show in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia held on Monday, August 21st at Stadium Merdeka. Footage includes a long Tuning Room segment and ‘Sad But True’ from the show.
Metallica played 18 songs:
‘Hit The Lights’
‘Master Of Puppets’
‘Harvester Of Sorrow’
‘Fade To Black’
‘Ride The Lighting’
‘Welcome Home (Sanitarium)’
‘Sad But True’
‘For Whom The Bell Tolls’
‘Nothing Else Matters’
‘Seek & Destroy’
Read more HERE.
Bravewords.com issues: As widely reported, LAMB OF GOD’s concert in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia scheduled for September 28th has been cancelled by the government, who refused to issue a permit for the show even though the concert had been on sale and had sold over 1,500 tickets.
Lamb Of God guitarist Mark Morton has issued the following statement regarding the decision by the Malaysian government. Shows scheduled in New Zealand, Australia, and Thailand will still be performed by the group:
“It is very evident (and a bit frustrating) that the groups, parties and powers that have taken the most offense to our music and lyrics, have themselves only made a passing glance at the content and meanings of those songs. We would invite anyone offended by our music to engage in a discussion regarding the true motivations behind our work, especially before publicly slandering us based on assumptions and shallow misinterpretation.
We sincerely apologize to our amazing fans in Malaysia for the cancellation. Many thanks to all who have spoken out in support of us through this.”
Bravewords.com issues that According to The Star Online, the Department of Islamic Development of Malaysia (Jakim) has raised objection to the scheduled performance of LAMB OF GOD, in Kuala Lumpur on September 28th.
Its director-general, Datuk Othman Mustapha, said Jakim raised the objection on Friday because the genre of music that the group had performed was a mix of metal songs with the reading of verses from the Quran.
The band had sparked controversy among the Christian community itself as a group that incorporates evil and anti-divine spiritual elements in its performance, he said in a statement.
Othman said the objection was in accordance with the decision of the Fatwa (Edicts) Committee that the practices and acts of black metal groups were misguided and contrary to the true teachings of Islam.