Malaysia Probing Revival Of Satanic Heavy Metal Cult

Mainichi Daily News is reporting that Malaysia's Islamic authorities are probing the alleged revival of a Satanic heavy metal cult whose members practice animal sacrifice and destroy religious texts including the Quran, a news report said Wednesday (Oct. 5).

The cult, believed to be led by a foreigner, was actively recruiting teenagers in the northern districts of Sungei Petani and Baling, the Star daily cited Kamaruddin Kassim, a senior officer of the Islamic Affairs Department, as saying.

Bizarre rituals of the cult include drinking the blood of a slaughtered goat hung from a cross and the burning of holy texts including the Quran, the report said. Members of the cult "would also get high" though incantations, urinate on and tear up holy scriptures of various religions.

Kamaruddin did not identify the foreigner but said members of the cult were divided in two groups called "Black Metal" and "Red Rover." He said the cult members, who dress all in black and wear eyeliner, loiter around shopping malls to recruit teenagers.

Kamaruddin was not immediately available for comment Wednesday.

"This is worrying, we are placing undercover officers to monitor the situation," he told the Star. The report said most of the cult members are ethnic Muslim Malays. A majority of Malaysia's 25 million population are Malays.

Malaysian authorities have warned that such cults could cause social problems and lead to moral decadence among its youths.

The cult was first discovered in 2001 with about 150 members, many of them students, who were ordered to attend religious sermons and eat an herbal diet to help stimulate their thinking.

To win public support for that crackdown, the government showed pictures of the cult members dressed in black leather and heavy-metal garb, some with faces painted black and white, reminiscent of the 1970s rock band KISS.


Posted in: News


To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@) with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).