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Watain banned from playing concert in Singapore

Thursday, March 07, 2019 8:15 AM PT

Swedish black metal band Watain has been barred from performing a concert tonight (Thursday, March 7) in Singapore over concerns regarding the band's history of "denigrating religions and promoting violence."

According to a Reuters report, The Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA) canceled the concert after receiving an assessment from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

"MHA has expressed serious concerns about the concert, given the band's history of denigrating religions and promoting violence, which has potential to cause enmity and disrupt Singapore's social harmony," the IMDA said in a statement.

Watain has yet to issue comment on the matter.

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