Lamb of God's upcoming show in Malaysia has been canceled after the band reportedly received death threats.
The status of the metal act's September 28th gig at a festival in Kuala Lumpur was first called into question when Malaysia's Department of Islamic Development accused the band of having blasphemous elements. And now "The Star Online" says the Communications and Multimedia Ministry has denied the band the necessary permit to stage the concert.
Likewise, promoters Livescape also decided to call off the performance after they say "certain irresponsible individuals" made threats against the band member's lives.
Lamb of God, meanwhile, released a statement expressing their frustration with the fact that those who have taken the most offense to their music and lyrics have only made a "passing glance" at the content and meaning of the songs in question.
The band encourages anyone offended by their work to engage in a discussion about the true motivations behind it. But they also realize that the environment surrounding their Malaysia show was becoming too volatile to stay on the schedule.
They add that considering frontman Randy Blythe's recent manslaughter trial stemming from a fan incident, they had no choice but to avoid anything that would jeopardize the safety of their crew, their fans, or themselves.
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