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Southern Wind
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  21.07.2006 at 23:33
well, let me start saying that Thee Plague Of The Gentlemen used to be an awesome Doom band from belgium... their album "Premula Pestis" was one of the best last year, but the band is no more and here is the reason, taken form their homepage http://www.tpog.be/

16.07.2006 | Thee Plague Of Gentlemen is no more.

This 2nd week of July 2006 was the last week of existence of Thee Plague Of Gentlemen.
Front man Steve has been arrested and imprisoned for criminal acts that none
of the members could ever imagine to happen and which are totally unacceptable. Therefore we all dissociate
ourselves from all his acts, deeds and comments.

At this very moment, we need to digest the facts, but one thing is sure; Thee Plague Of Gentlemen is no more.

Time will tell what the future will bring.

The ex-members"


well, the man is imprisoned because of the rape of at least 4 childen between 5-7 yo, and it's also prosecuted because of the production of child pornography...


I decided to mae this thrad because he commited just the most disgusting crime of earth, and it's specially frustrating coming from the frontman of one band that I really used to like... I hope this asshole will rot in jail for the rest of his worthless life, because he just deserves the worst...
Stigmatized
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Age: 25
From: USA

  22.07.2006 at 00:40
I really can't think of a more disgusting act. The children didn't deserve that, nor does any child.
PRIMAL FEAR
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  22.07.2006 at 01:10
Written by Stigmatized on 22.07.2006 at 00:40

I really can't think of a more disgusting act. The children didn't deserve that, nor does any child.

Agreed Dream of Hate... also an experience as traumatic as that would permanently change a child's perception, how sad that they won't be able to live ordinary lives anymore...
Bitch Boy
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Age: 28
From: Mexico

  22.07.2006 at 03:12
The message and the decision from the rest of the band is more than appropiated. Nothing to comment about this jerk...
Richard

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Age: 39
From: UK

  22.07.2006 at 03:45
Written by Guest on 21.07.2006 at 23:33

I decided to mae this thrad because he commited just the most disgusting crime of earth, and it's specially frustrating coming from the frontman of one band that I really used to like...


I noticed that you said you "used to like" the band - do you think that the actions of the frontman will affect your enjoyment of the music he was involved with? It's an interesting situation, because people often say they can separate the music from the artist, for instance when people say "I love Burzum but I hate Varg Vikernes for his beliefs" - but when it comes to a rather extreme situation like this, is it still possible to do that?
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Southern Wind
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  22.07.2006 at 04:05
Written by Richard on 22.07.2006 at 03:45

Written by Guest on 21.07.2006 at 23:33

I decided to mae this thrad because he commited just the most disgusting crime of earth, and it's specially frustrating coming from the frontman of one band that I really used to like...


I noticed that you said you "used to like" the band - do you think that the actions of the frontman will affect your enjoyment of the music he was involved with? It's an interesting situation, because people often say they can separate the music from the artist, for instance when people say "I love Burzum but I hate Varg Vikernes for his beliefs" - but when it comes to a rather extreme situation like this, is it still possible to do that?


Well, in this case I won't be able to listen to them anymore... I can separate music from the person when it's the case of a stupid asshole that talks unserious bullshit being a great musician, like happens with Varg, but I wouldn't be able to enjoy the music made by a child rapist.
Clintagram
We Live

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From: USA

  22.07.2006 at 04:47
Written by Guest on 22.07.2006 at 04:05

Written by Richard on 22.07.2006 at 03:45

Written by Guest on 21.07.2006 at 23:33

I decided to mae this thrad because he commited just the most disgusting crime of earth, and it's specially frustrating coming from the frontman of one band that I really used to like...


I noticed that you said you "used to like" the band - do you think that the actions of the frontman will affect your enjoyment of the music he was involved with? It's an interesting situation, because people often say they can separate the music from the artist, for instance when people say "I love Burzum but I hate Varg Vikernes for his beliefs" - but when it comes to a rather extreme situation like this, is it still possible to do that?


Well, in this case I won't be able to listen to them anymore... I can separate music from the person when it's the case of a stupid asshole that talks unserious bullshit being a great musician, like happens with Varg, but I wouldn't be able to enjoy the music made by a child rapist.


Not to go off topic about Varg like many other topics, but Vikernes did murder a man. Some people would think that a worse crime than raping children, or at least just as bad.
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Southern Wind
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  22.07.2006 at 05:57
yeah... C-DUB is true, please not ANOTHER off-topic related to Varg... I'd like to end that hsit saying that killing people could be considered worse by some but at least is much more honourable.

I personally think the crime Steve did is the worst, most worthy of disrespect and disgusting under any point of view... I agree with Bitch Boys that it talks rather well about the rest of the band the attitude taken.
-tom-
Mr FancyPants

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From: UK

  22.07.2006 at 21:43
if you're not interested in listening to their album anymore because of this, ill trade something for it. ive been meaning to get this album for a few months after hearing a few mp3s and im a very amoral music-fan whos isn't going to be put of by this.

nothing much to comment on this that everyone won't be thinking already. my sympathies go to the victims and the other band members who have had their band ruined by this. Their next album and their split with moss has been cancelled because of this and the label has stopped selling their debut album.

on a disturbing side-note, this guy was a user on the southern lord forums. during the few weeks before his arrest, he made jokes about a child-porn site called 'illegal albanian teens' (or something similar) twice. pretty distrubing really considering.
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"This rudderless world is not shaped my metaphysical forces. It is not God who kills the children. Not fate that butchers them or destiny that feeds them to the dogs. It's us. Only us"

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Southern Wind
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  22.07.2006 at 21:58
hehehe I would certainly trade the album with yo but I just have a copy downloaded from somewhere... if you still want it I can send you a link for download...

I'm glad anyway this new had only being published in metal-related news-sites... can't even imagine the witch hunt if they say on the open public press that the leader of a Metal band was a serial child rapist...
Lucas
Mr. Noise

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Age: 23
From: The Netherlands

  22.07.2006 at 22:10
Dammit man. I don't know this band or the guy, but this is sick. always.
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RavenLord

Posts: 651

Age: 25
From: Ireland

  22.07.2006 at 22:14
Written by Guest on 22.07.2006 at 21:58

hehehe I would certainly trade the album with yo but I just have a copy downloaded from somewhere... if you still want it I can send you a link for download...

I'm glad anyway this new had only being published in metal-related news-sites... can't even imagine the witch hunt if they say on the open public press that the leader of a Metal band was a serial child rapist...


Actually, he's not the first, and it has been reported in (fairly) free press...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/northamptonshire/3400375.stm

However, I would agree with the general consensus of many of the board members here that this guy is a sick bastard. Not only did he commit these appalling acts, but he targeted his victims as Muslim girls specifically so they would be discouraged from reporting him; In Islam, girls cannot marry if they are not virgins, and so many Muslim women who are raped try to hide that fact, to ensure that they are able to marry. It just goes to show how calculated this act was...
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