Death Metal Bandmembers Say Massachusetts Officials Discriminated Against Them

The Associated Press reports that six men have complained to a state agency that Athol, Massachusetts officials banned their "death metal" group from events because of their religious leanings. The men, members of a local band called NECRONOMICHRIST (Neck-row-NO'-mi-christ) (MySpace), each filed complaints with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination last month. They say Athol leaders prohibited them from playing at fundraisers for a local skate park because some band members are Satanists, agnostics, Buddhist and atheist. Read more from Worcester Telegram & Gazette News. NECRONOMICHRIST performing live in 2007: