Debauchery vocalist Thomas "The Bloodbeast" Gurrath was sacked from his position as a philosophy trainee teacher at a high school in Stuttgart in Germany due to the "violent" content of his music. Gurrath was given the choice by the educational authorities between continuing his job teaching ethics to 14-year-old students and maintaining his career as a death metal vocalist. Gurrath, however, refused to give up Debauchery, which caused him not only to lose his job at his school, but also to be banned from teaching anywhere in the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg as long as he continues to be a member of a death metal band.

The school governors were apparently not aware of his links to death metal when they hired him. However, one supervisor at the school discovered the band's website and informed the authorities. The parents and the school officials were horrified when they saw some of the band's promotional materials which feature naked women covered with blood and sado-masochistic equipment. The officials described the band's live shows as signs of "mental disability" and decided that it is not safe for children to be in the same classroom with Gurrath.

"It was very worrying to listen to his music and then realise he was teaching our children," said one parent.

Gurrath defended the content of his band's music, which includes songs with titles such as "Kill Maim Burn" and "Torture Pit", claiming that it only reflect the violence in the world around him. "I would never give up my music just because the education authorities order it," he stated firmly.

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Posted: 10.05.2010 by Magatouve

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skatmat - 11.05.2010 at 13:02  
This happens way too often. Sad...
katafakingstrofa - 11.05.2010 at 15:26  
Oh how wierd :O NOT
i wonder how he kept it hiden for so long, or maybe hes new in that school heh

ppl this just cant work in their world!
Pato the Duck - 11.05.2010 at 23:06  
Plain ol' discrimination this is. Unfortunately Germany is probably the one place in the developed world its not possible (as in it won't get anywhere) to fight the ruling.

I hope Gurrath can find some way to support himself. Death Metal bands are not known for their income.
TheBigRossowski - 12.05.2010 at 20:09  
Fucking Germans. Nothing ever changes. Fucking Nazis.

etc.etc. (upon realizing they weren't Nazis).

Fuck me. Say what you want about the tenets of National Socialism, at least it's an ethos. And let's not forget, let's not forget that keeping amphibious rodent...within uh, city..limits, that ain't legal either.
Kass - 15.05.2010 at 18:50  
Aetherius - 06.07.2010 at 05:35  
Destructo - 18.02.2011 at 16:54  
Very happy that he stayed true to his music......that's called Metal For Life !!!
3rdWorldFuckFace - 20.02.2011 at 17:30  
My gesture to the authorities of that school: FUCK OFF AND DIE!
Boxcar Willy - 22.08.2011 at 21:54  
Kennoth - 16.01.2012 at 04:57  
Closeminded idiots. Some people have their heads so buried in their own assess that they don't know what's happening in the world around them. Highschool violence? Let's blame video games. Shootout? Surely it must be that violent rock band they were listening to. Bunch of stupid ignorants, all of them. The worst part of this is that it doesn't surprise me in the slightest. Not at all.

So how exactly is this different from dictatorship, from communism? If you're forcing a musician who barely makes a buck out of his art between it and their day job, you're practically saying to them "if you don't do what we want you to do, you'll starve". And even more worse part of it all? The message that we send to our kids: never question everything and no matter what, always comply to the strict rules of the conservative society, or suffer the consequences. Those kids will be bred like cattle to work until their dying breath, all for the sake of our blessed economy.
Void Eater - 16.01.2012 at 05:31  
They should become an NS band and just troll the country.
gav1230 - 16.01.2012 at 21:23  
He should sue the dumbasses.

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