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Belphegor - Frontman Attacked By Orthodox Christian In Russia


Russia hasn't exactly been very friendly to certain metal bands, including Cannibal Corpse, Behemoth and more recently, Batushka as well. The latest victim was Belphegor, more specifically frontman Helmuth "Hel" Lehner who was spat on and attacked by a Christian Orthodox activist, Anatoly Artyukhov, at the airport in St. Petersburg in Russia. Belphegor arrived for a tour with Nile and Melechesh. You can watch the incident on the video below, where Nile's Karl Sanders helped calm down the situation.




Artyukh reportedly later claimed that Lehner assaulted him after mistaking his speech as aggression, a charge denied by a representative for Infinity Concert, which organized the St. Petersburg concert. "It's all lies and slander," the representative said. "There are surveillance cameras that captured the incident. We, most likely, will file a complaint with the police for hooliganism."

He also stated that there was a group of Christian activists picketing the arrival of the band because of their Satanic lyrics and ideology.

Source: en.news-4-u.ru
Band profile: Belphegor
Posted: 20.04.2016 by BloodTears


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22.04.2016 - 10:44
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Lord_Regnier on 21.04.2016 at 21:32

Written by Guest on 21.04.2016 at 15:45

He's a big man who looks strong and quite able to defend himself.


I wouldn't call Karl big. Overweight, yes, and he could be strong for all I know. But not a big guy. I talked to him on a couple of occasions and stand about an inch taller than him at just 5 foot 11, which isn't big. I am also overweight, so that would also make me big. And let me guarantee you I am well under the average height of men in this country.
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23.04.2016 - 00:38
Lord_Regnier

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 22.04.2016 at 10:44

I wouldn't call Karl big. Overweight, yes, and he could be strong for all I know. But not a big guy. I talked to him on a couple of occasions and stand about an inch taller than him at just 5 foot 11, which isn't big. I am also overweight, so that would also make me big. And let me guarantee you I am well under the average height of men in this country.


Karl is overweight, yes. As for him being a big man, well, I'm overweight too but since I'm only 5 foot 5 men like you or him are big for me.
I think I should have said that he is more likely to stand his ground in a fight than smaller men like me and that provoking a guy his size could be a bad idea for some people. I could probably get the upper hand on most teenagers, since I'm relatively strong for my size but most grown up men are probably stronger than me.

But I haven't been involved in a fight for at least 20 years. I hate trouble and I don't look for it. I prefer to move away and avoid confrontation.
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23.04.2016 - 00:42
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Lord_Regnier on 23.04.2016 at 00:38

but since I'm only 5 foot 5 men like you or him are big for me.



Damn, you are tiny. 5 foot 5 equates to 1 metre 65 centimetres. That is shorter than most women here.
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24.04.2016 - 07:33
M C Vice
ex-polydactyl
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 23.04.2016 at 00:42

Written by Lord_Regnier on 23.04.2016 at 00:38

but since I'm only 5 foot 5 men like you or him are big for me.



Damn, you are tiny. 5 foot 5 equates to 1 metre 65 centimetres. That is shorter than most women here.

Always good to see someone's shorter than me.
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24.04.2016 - 16:15
X-Ray Rod
Skandino
Written by M C Vice on 24.04.2016 at 07:33

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 23.04.2016 at 00:42

Written by Lord_Regnier on 23.04.2016 at 00:38

but since I'm only 5 foot 5 men like you or him are big for me.



Damn, you are tiny. 5 foot 5 equates to 1 metre 65 centimetres. That is shorter than most women here.

Always good to see someone's shorter than me.


Hah! I know the feeling. I'm 5'6''. xD Tiny power GO!
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Like you could kiss my ass
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Rod, let me love you.
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25.04.2016 - 07:52
M C Vice
ex-polydactyl
Written by X-Ray Rod on 24.04.2016 at 16:15

Written by M C Vice on 24.04.2016 at 07:33

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 23.04.2016 at 00:42

Written by Lord_Regnier on 23.04.2016 at 00:38

but since I'm only 5 foot 5 men like you or him are big for me.



Damn, you are tiny. 5 foot 5 equates to 1 metre 65 centimetres. That is shorter than most women here.

Always good to see someone's shorter than me.


Hah! I know the feeling. I'm 5'6''. xD Tiny power GO!

I'm closer to 5'7". 169cm.
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"Another day, another Doug."
"I'll fight you on one condition. That you lower your nipples."
" 'Tis a lie! Thy backside is whole and ungobbled, thou ungrateful whelp!"
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25.04.2016 - 11:58
Andreas

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 23.04.2016 at 00:42

Written by Lord_Regnier on 23.04.2016 at 00:38

but since I'm only 5 foot 5 men like you or him are big for me.



Damn, you are tiny. 5 foot 5 equates to 1 metre 65 centimetres. That is shorter than most women here.

Still taller than my wife
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