Why metal bands are considered satanic?

Philippines
November 12, 2009 6:00am CST
Is it because of their songs? lyrics? music? or the band members are really do not believe in God?
4 responses
@themdno (402)
• United States
25 Dec 09
Honestly, it's hard to say exactly where it started, maybe with Led Zeppelin adn the occult stuff that went on with them. I think people started calling rock bands satanic, and then the bands kind of played it up. Of course there are actually satanic bands, but overall, I don't see how you could look at a whole genre and call it satanic. For example, I'm sure there was at least one satanic jazz musician, but that doesn't mean that everyone who played jazz is a satanist.
• Italy
12 Nov 09
Do you mind a question? To you, in your opinion, "do not believe in God" equals to "satanic"?
• Philippines
12 Nov 09
Yes we can also say that if we do not believe in God we are an atheist or non believer. But my point is, why is it they are often associated as satanic?
• India
23 Dec 09
Well I advise to see Metal A headbanger journey Then wou will understand.... metal head started using satan's name just to oppose those who says metal is no music but just a loud head ace.... Satan symbolizes strength, need to find the truth and freedom. there was no religious kind of a thing.... but you can see some black metal bands. They use satan's name to oppose catholics and there believes.... those are anti- christ well yeah its the truth metal says there is nothing like god.... and its the truth
• United States
13 Nov 09
I think you would have to look at each individual metal band and interview their band members before you can call anyone of them Satanic. Often times it is the "Holy Roller" type church groups that label the music Satanic. But it could also be a marketing ploy by the bands, and their agents and PR people, to lure in the younger crowd.