Report: Singaporean Black Metal Fans Hope To See MAYHEM Perform

Singapore's The Electric New Paper is reporting that Dave Tan, 30, the lead vocalist in local pop rock band ELECTRICO (photo), said he hopes to see the Norwegian band perform in the country.

"It'll be very sad if it's banned here. People should be allowed to see all genres of music and decide if they like it," he said.

Tan said he has attended two gigs by local death metal rock bands in the last two years.

"Also, this is niche music and people who attend these concerts know what kind of music they play," he said.

He added that the organizers should impose age limit for those wanting to attend the event and conduct security checks at the venue.

Damien Miranda, 22, who has just completed his NS, has been a fan of death metal since he was 13.

He also hopes to see MAYHEM perform in Singapore.

He said: "There's always a risk that some young teenagers who attend these gigs will be influenced by the music.

"I've been listening to such music since young, but I don't think I'm a crazy fellow."

But death metal critics say such music promotes warped ideas like violence and sex with corpses.

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