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Votes: 91

 Anthrax - Some factual corrections, but no apology.

 Author:  Topic:  Posted:
Oct 25, 2001
A few days ago, I wrote an article about the 'thrash metal' band Anthrax. One or two of you pointed out a few factual errors in my article, I would like to take the opportunity to correct them.

I have been taken to task by the other editors here at the most controversial site on the Internet, and they have requested that I set the record straight to preserve adequacy's reputation as the Internet's premier source of controversial news and opinions.

So here goes, and now maybe you teenage metalhead morons could please lay off with the death threats ? It does not do your image any good, and it doesn't scare me.

And please make sure you understand me, I am correcting factual errors only. My argument that Anthrax must change their name is still valid, and still stands. In fact during the course of my research I discovered another tastelessly named band, "Biohazard" who are riding roughshod over people's feelings just like Anthrax. I'm tempted to add them to my campaign.


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I did a bit more background reading on the band, and spent some time at reading the fascinating details of the history of the band.

Here are the errors in my article, I hope I have not missed any.

  • Anthrax are not attempting to 'cash in' on bioterrorism
  • Anthrax are not a Grind-core band, they are thrash - a completely different genre of rock.
  • Anthrax's Album 'Spreading the Disease' is not new, and contains no songs praising bioterrorism.
  • There is no evidence that Anthrax ever spent any time in an Air conditioned Winnebago
  • Anthrax are not a 'speed metal' band. Speed metal is totally different to thrash.
  • Dave Mustaine is not a member of Anthrax. Any anti-Napster statements were made by him, and not by members of the band Anthrax.
  • Joey Belladonna is not the lead singer of the band
  • Anthrax are not 'Death Metal' - they are thrash - a completely unrelated and totally different style of music
  • Anthrax have had that name for nearly 20 years, and so it was not an attempt to cash in on current events.

    Hopefully this will set the record straight. God alone knows how so many easily verifiable errors made their way into my article. It would almost have been funny, were it not so serious.

    Which brings me on to a final thought. Perhaps Anthrax do have a right to keep their name - who am I to judge them ? I suspect that legally there is nothing any of us can do to prevent them exercising their constitutional rights to freedom of speech. However we can influence them in a more direct way - via our wallets.

    Its clear that Anthrax have no intention of changing their deeply offensive name, so I am suggesting that every concerned reader of boycotts Anthrax until they see the error of their ways, and rename themselves. (I would accept a temporary renaming, until the Anthrax scare is over).

    By bringing the huge numbers of adequacy readers together to exert economic pressure on Anthrax and their record label, we can force them to listen to our concerns.

    When their sales figures plummet, we will soon see whether they are still keen to maintain their grossly offensive nomenclature.

    I apologise for the factual errors in my story. I can only lay the blame squarely at the feet of the other editors at this site. They and they alone allowed the article in question to stay on the front page for such a long time. Even a cursory read by those lazy workshy goodfornothings would have revealed so many glaring errors that the article was almost a parody of poor journalism.

    But on the issue of the band name ? Three words: Change it now.


    Our concerns? (none / 0) (#13)
    by Anonymous Reader on Thu Oct 25th, 2001 at 06:34:43 AM PST
    we can force them to listen to our concerns.
    Don't you mean your concerns?

    Anthrax (none / 0) (#14)
    by Anonymous Reader on Thu Oct 25th, 2001 at 07:23:22 AM PST
    I found your lack of professionalism in reporting to be utterly offensive. It is bad enough that you are far too lazy to do good work in researching your knee-jerk article on a band that has been around for twenty years, but that is almost eclipsed by your attempt to shirk any personal responsibilty by putting the errors off on the editors. Now you add Biohazard to your list. Perhaps you should actually go to the trouble of interviewing some of these people before you go spewing your ignorance and judgement. People like you don't help the problem, but merely sit back and exacerbate it.

    What is wrong with judgement ? (5.00 / 2) (#16)
    by dmg on Thu Oct 25th, 2001 at 07:40:50 AM PST
    I judge Anthrax and Biohazard to be offensive names for bands. And I am ENTITLED to my opinion. You seem to be advocating some sort of moral system where nothing is right or wrong ?

    Can you imagine if we lived in a world where nobody judged anyone ? Criminals would be running free, rapists would be raping everyone, murderers would be killing people and the events of Sept 11th would be commonplace.

    Is that the kind of non-judgemental world you want to live in ? Because if it is, you can cram it up your ass.

    Anthrax have an offensive name, and they point-blank refuse to acknowledge the hurt and irritation they are causing to the population of the USA.

    In these times when opening a piece of mail can be like a game of Russian Roulette, how can Anthrax carry on like nothing happened ?

    time to give a Newtonian demonstration - of a bullet, its mass and its acceleration.
    -- MC Hawking

    Nothing happened? (none / 0) (#20)
    by Anonymous Reader on Thu Oct 25th, 2001 at 08:46:21 AM PST
    They aren't carrying on like nothing happened. They have postponed a tour, postponed the recording of a live album, and a part of a fund-raising concert for the New York fire department.

    Sounds to me like they've done a lot more than you have to help out in these terrible times.

    Enjoy your opinion (none / 0) (#34)
    by Anonymous Reader on Thu Oct 25th, 2001 at 11:36:00 AM PST
    Enjoy your opinion. There is freedom of thought. I am glad you speak out and exercise your rights to free speech. It helped me identify someone whom I shouldn't bother to listen to.

    Dr. Germ

    dr. germ (none / 0) (#51)
    by YOUARESTUPID on Thu Oct 25th, 2001 at 09:12:34 PM PST
    because of your less than clearly aimed rant, i don't know if you are for the band or against them. you beat me toche. (if you point out that misspelling tochetwo) either way, if someone has a valid point you should listen, consider, learn, consider again, then condemn. Otherwise you are just sinking to the level of ignorant-snob. That level is pretty low. like near-hell low. again if your for the band i'm sorry. if your against, maybe you should look into learning. or you could just leave 'em alone.

    What?? (none / 0) (#37)
    by Anonymous Reader on Thu Oct 25th, 2001 at 12:59:55 PM PST
    You liken the name of a band to rapists runing free? Are you a frggin moron? What a hysterical reactionist. I too at first thought the article was a joke, now I realize it is the website and its author that is a joke.

    If I named my band Influenza would that be horrible? If not is it because the Flu doesnt kill? It used to in old times, so was it previously offensive? If we cure Anthrax so that nobody dies can Scot and the boys keep their name?


    anthrax rapes woman! (none / 0) (#47)
    by YOUARESTUPID on Thu Oct 25th, 2001 at 08:28:24 PM PST
    Like the man said Hysterical reactionist. Do yourself a favor...know something. Real metalheads do live by a code of conduct-mind your own buisness. To elaborate, if I don't physically harm (without provocation), or literally harrass you- and if we disagree, we leave each other alone. Now I, for one, would like to exercise this belief (by the way I believe in god) but minddeadwalkinzombienazis like you and a LOT of people on this site feel that thier opinion is the only one that matters. Personally, if you showed me irrefutable evidence that proved anthrax have been "lying in wait" of this horror for 20 years just to "cash" in now, I would concede. Good luck finding that. you'd have to post more retractions than that crackpot who wrote the article. As i said in an earlier (later, depending on your narrow viewpoint) rant, metal is basically a reaction and expression of the revolting times we live in. Pray that the omen Megadeth carry never comes true. (if you think that Megadeth is also an offensive name thank the senate-it's a senators referall to what would happen if we unloaded the worlds nuclear resources). These names are not picked in hopes of a "death lottery" paying off only if thier name happens. They are picked as warnings, omens of the horrors we as "HUMAN BEINGS" inflict on one another. Anthrax do not wish people to die of anthrax (they also don't count on your dollars, they have said themselves 'metal's not supposed to be popular' from which it can be infered that money is not big on thier wish list, music is), Megadeth doesn't wish for nuclear holocaust, napalm death doesn't wish for napalm death. Just like you they are afraid of it, unlike you they forsaw the horrible possibility. They knew that there are hearts dark enough to want everyone dead, To cleanse the earth. Four months ago you would have called these bands paranoid. Four months ago the bands themselves may have thought they were just paranoid. Paranoia is ceases to exist when the paranoid are right.

    one more thing (none / 0) (#50)
    by YOUARESTUPID on Thu Oct 25th, 2001 at 09:05:51 PM PST
    the only thing "irritating" about anthrax is the disease. Maybe they should name a disease ADEQUACY then this site would become to you as it is to me-truly irritating.

    Have some respect for the victims of Sept 11th. (none / 0) (#119)
    by Anonymous Reader on Tue Oct 30th, 2001 at 12:56:35 PM PST
    My friend of fourteen years died in New York on Sept 11th. Anthrax was his favorie band.

    He would NOT want them to change their name.

    A new name for the band (5.00 / 1) (#15)
    by Anonymous Reader on Thu Oct 25th, 2001 at 07:33:02 AM PST
    I think the band needs a new name - one that reflects that the band is moving on. How about POST-ANTHRAX?

    Bacillus (5.00 / 1) (#21)
    by Anonymous Reader on Thu Oct 25th, 2001 at 08:48:49 AM PST
    I still think they should change their name to Bacillus anthracis. Then they could still be known to laymen as Anthrax, while the ignorant censors would get off their backs.

    I must be God (none / 0) (#17)
    by Anonymous Reader on Thu Oct 25th, 2001 at 08:19:42 AM PST
    You said "God alone knows how so many easily verifiable errors made their way into my article. "

    I know why you made so many errors. You didn't do any research and thought your audience would not. You thought that putting your factsss in would make for a stronger argument. Once the truth is dicovered, your argument falls like a house of cards in a mild breeze.

    I am not God, but even I know why you made those errors. And that above statement is just another one.

    My music (5.00 / 2) (#18)
    by Anonymous Reader on Thu Oct 25th, 2001 at 08:29:11 AM PST
    Hi! I have been inspired by the tragic events. I lead a Gospel band. We are currently working our very first album, getting a record deal, etc. We have decided to name our group "Adequacy" and our first record is going to be called "Cashing in on Tragedy". The tracks are as follows: "Knock them Down", "Death from Above", "Breathe it in", "Fear the spores", "Mail Bomb", "I Kill for God", "Sinners must surrender", "Jihad", "Suffering under the Rubble", "United we fail", "Diseased and Rotting", "Deadly Delivery" and "Jesus can't save you"

    HAAAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! (0.00 / 1) (#120)
    by Anonymous Reader on Tue Oct 30th, 2001 at 02:38:55 PM PST

    DELETE THIS (0.00 / 1) (#124)
    by Anonymous Reader on Thu Nov 1st, 2001 at 04:16:51 PM PST

    Look out Anthrax! (none / 0) (#19)
    by Anonymous Reader on Thu Oct 25th, 2001 at 08:42:15 AM PST
    By bringing the huge numbers of adequacy readers together to exert economic pressure on Anthrax and their record label, we can force them to listen to our concerns.

    Yeah, that will be a real loss of sales, because I'm sure you bought all of their old albums, hey dmg?

    The campaign against Anthrax. (none / 0) (#22)
    by Anonymous Reader on Thu Oct 25th, 2001 at 08:59:56 AM PST
    The more pressure you exert, the more Anthrax will profit. You'll give them more publicity, and the more you tell people that they can't have something, the more they'll want it.

    So I'll gladly help with your campaign to encourage people to "boycott" Anthrax, so that more people will hear of them.

    You WEREN'T JOKING??!! (1.00 / 1) (#23)
    by Anonymous Reader on Thu Oct 25th, 2001 at 09:08:24 AM PST
    When I read your original article, I thought it was a brilliantly-written parody, poking fun at reactionary offended-at-everything Clinton liberals who don't seem to comprehend that the United States of America does not endow its people with the right to not be offended.

    If anything, this retraction of some of your literally brain-dead points scares me the most; it confirms that you were in fact serious to begin with, and you *were* in fact one of those reactionary offended-at-everything Clinton liberals who doesn't seem to comprehend that you do not have the right as an American citizen to not be offended.

    The Supreme Court has upheld throughout the years that the First Amendment protects only *educated* free speech (the same idea that says yelling "Fire!" in a crowded theater is not free speech). To that end, it's questionable whether you even really have the right to post such trash for public viewing.

    Incidentally, you really haven't answered how you truly believed that a metal band, or any band, could become wildly popular in the span of three weeks, much less write and record an entire album with songs praising bioterrorism. Most of us have known about the Anthrax (the powder) scare for less than two weeks. As a musician, I can tell you with utmost certainty that not even the worst boy-band album can't be conceived, written, recorded, produced, manufactured, and distributed in less than two weeks.

    Did you also happen to notice that, in the span of those two weeks, Anthrax (the band) just happened to conceive, write, record, produce, manufacture, and distribute *sixteen* studio albums in those same two weeks? I certainly hope that Adequacy doesn't pay you for your work, because if you were a professional journalist working for me, you'd be looking for another job right now.

    Oh, and by the way, the fact that didn't offer you information about the bacteria is not the fault of Anthrax (the band), the CDC, the US government, or the Internet. That, if anything, is the common misconception you mention in your original article. Blame it on what has kept this country great for 200 years (and what has kept people like you in such cushioned comfort that you have time to do all your crack research): Capitalism. When Anthrax (the band) wanted, and it was available, they paid the money to get it, and they got it. You get rid of capitalism, you get rid of America. And I for one will fight to the death to stop you or anyone from doing that.

    I can't stress enough that you DO NOT have the right to not be offended in this country. If you did, the First Amendment would certainly look different, if it existed at all. You certainly do have the right to *say* that you're offended by something, but I question *why* you're offended. Anthrax (the bacteria) has always been something that will kill you - did Anthrax (the band) enjoy nearly 20 years of success without your resistance because *you* didn't know anything about Anthrax (the bacteria) until two weeks ago? And for that matter, why is it suddenly "offensive" or "insensitive" to use the word Anthrax now just because it's in the news? To me, it's more offensive that in the United States of America, I need to tread lightly for the rest of my life because you are so "politically-correct" that you instantly become offended on behalf of the millions of people in this country who don't have the capacity to hear the word "Anthrax" without passing out. Who died and made you ombudsman for the sensitivity of the world?

    In fact, looking at the responses you got on the first article (the guy who has his church youth group going door-to-door now on solely your word, that alone speaks volumes about his religion), if you were a real journalist you'd know that what you wrote qualifies as defamation, and I wouldn't be surprised if Anthrax (the band) was within their rights to sue you for losses generated by people believing your outright lies. I am not an Anthrax (the band) listener, but after your article, I'm thinking about starting.

    In fact, let's revise the whole article: I'm deeply offended by your refined hatred, and offended further that you let your hatred grow out of proportion toward things you don't fully understand. I'm further offended by your suggestion that we go out and restrict the rights of other people by filling them with negative hate thoughts about Anthrax (the band) and preventing them from feeling comfortable with giving the music a chance to see if it's right for them, as is their right in this country. And I'm incensed beyond belief that your unresearched, ignorant hate speech about a group of people you don't understand has garnered a powerful following on this website, your words being so powerful that hundreds of people have aligned with your cause on your lies and half-truths alone. I'm livid that your position as a contributor here on Adequacy has served to convince people that you are somehow an authority on the subject of Anthrax (the band), and has served to artificially validate your position as an authority on the subject. And I am saddened that for all your drivel about how hateful and hurtful and offensive Anthrax (the band) is, your words and suggestions are themselves hateful and hurtful, and they themselves offend.

    In the spirit of your original article, therefore, I suggest we all boycott, and get our news and commentary from other sources. Once we hit where it hurts - the pocketbook - maybe they'll finally get the message that we don't accept their hateful, hurtful, insensitive and offensive message and do something about it.

    You know about, right? I pray that you'll need it in the near future.

    "I was at the Yankee game (game 4 against Seattle) last night and so many cops came up to me and said, 'Don't change your name for f**kin' nuthin'!!!'"
    -- Scott Ian, ANTHRAX (the band)

    - A concerned 26-year-old broadcaster and Libertarian

    Frightening. (5.00 / 1) (#24)
    by nx01 on Thu Oct 25th, 2001 at 09:22:40 AM PST
    The Supreme Court has upheld throughout the years that the First Amendment protects only *educated* free speech (the same idea that says yelling "Fire!" in a crowded theater is not free speech). To that end, it's questionable whether you even really have the right to post such trash for public viewing.

    It's okay to say anything, as long as it agrees with my viewpoint on life. Don't say anything I don't agree with, and we don't have a problem. War is peace, ignorance is strength, freedom is slavery, eh? How incredibly Libertarian of you.

    Please. In this country we have the right to speak our minds, whether you agree with it or not. If you don't like this situation, I'd suggest you relocate to somewhere with politics more akin to your authoritarian viewpoint.

    "Every time I look at the X window system, it's so fucking stupid; and part of me feels responsible for the worst parts of it."
    -- James Gosling

    Wait... (none / 0) (#33)
    by noah Oneye on Thu Oct 25th, 2001 at 11:23:33 AM PST
    I thought it was a brilliantly-written parody, poking fun at reactionary offended-at-everything Clinton liberals who don't seem to comprehend that the United States of America does not endow its people with the right to not be offended. If anything, this retraction of some of your literally brain-dead points scares me the most; it confirms that you were in fact serious to begin with...

    No it doesn't. If I print a mock correction of a mock article, the article doesn't automatically lose it's tongue-in-cheekedness. It becomes even funnier...

    "...and in your free time you can make me sandwiches..."

    well said (none / 0) (#40)
    by Anonymous Reader on Thu Oct 25th, 2001 at 02:59:31 PM PST
    This guy has it right. While the ignorant keep grasping at straws in a pathetic attempt to stabilize their shakey conservative viewpoint (yet another demonstration of why conservatism is just emotional greed), its comforting to know some some people are interested and willing to invest effort in actually understanding current events and respecting the scope of various viewpoints.

    AMEN (0.00 / 2) (#60)
    by Anonymous Reader on Fri Oct 26th, 2001 at 11:00:26 AM PST
    AMEN BROTHER, HAIL TO YOU!! you said exactly what I was thinking!!! Bless you rwriting skills (the 26 year-old librarian) FUCK YOU DMG you stupid asshole fag!
    oopps! i said fag now im what, fuck you too hahaha.

    fuck racism, facism, sexism, or any ism is just plain stupidism (for lack of a better word) why hate only some fair hat them all. GOD BLESS AMERICA!! And Your next Bin Laden and all your jihad fucks!!

    This apology does not address my concerns (5.00 / 2) (#25)
    by Adam Rightmann on Thu Oct 25th, 2001 at 10:09:10 AM PST
    It only serves to point out that Anthrax has been doing the devil's work for 29 years, instead of 1 year. It is a good example of spin doctoring, with which I will have to include in my forthcoming series: A satanic history of heavey metal.

    For those of you interested, or who want to help me with this work, here is my tentative outline:
    • The beginnings, Alastair Crowley's lead disciple: Jimmy Page.
    • The link is obvious: Black Sabbath, Grateful Dead
    • Satanic Hair Bands of the 80's: Ozzy Osbourne, Motley Crue, Anthrax, Slayer, Judas Priest.

    Any information on heavey metal bands in the 1990's would be most appreciated.

    A. Rightmann

    Foo. (1.50 / 2) (#26)
    by tkatchev on Thu Oct 25th, 2001 at 10:20:06 AM PST
    It's spelled "heavy". (Not "heavey".)

    Peace and much love...

    Thank you for the correction (5.00 / 2) (#27)
    by Adam Rightmann on Thu Oct 25th, 2001 at 10:28:06 AM PST
    though I will not abuse my editorial privileges by erasing my posts, I will remember that for the future.

    A. Rightmann

    Doesn't really matter (5.00 / 2) (#28)
    by dmg on Thu Oct 25th, 2001 at 10:28:38 AM PST
    Either way, it makes me heave.

    time to give a Newtonian demonstration - of a bullet, its mass and its acceleration.
    -- MC Hawking

    you (1.00 / 1) (#64)
    by Anonymous Reader on Fri Oct 26th, 2001 at 10:03:59 PM PST
    <tt>make me heave</tt>

    U Suck (0.50 / 2) (#31)
    by Anonymous Reader on Thu Oct 25th, 2001 at 11:08:14 AM PST
    I think u Suck... Anthrax a satanist metal band?
    try to listen to some black metal, such as marduk, impaled nazarene, mayhem, etc.
    this is satanist!!!


    rightmann indeed (2.50 / 2) (#44)
    by YOUARESTUPID on Thu Oct 25th, 2001 at 07:53:01 PM PST
    you haven't done any of your homework. you knew that tidbit about jimmy page, but led zepplin referenced jesus more than they did any "black magik". You seem to think that the mention of the name black sabbath is a proof in and of itself-but, you must not have known that ozzy, though he has had his problems (demons-if you show me someone who hasn't wrestled a few of their own i'll show you a liar), has been christian all his life. Many BLACK SABBATH songs are about believing in god and protesting evils like WAR & GREED & IGNORANCE OF OTHERS. In fact, this has been a model for heavy metal bands since the genres inception. (which started with black sabbath, not led zepplin). many bands have taken the "shock" route in either naming thier band or in thier band's respective fundamental elements (dress, stageshow, etc.). The likes of which-Alice Cooper (a devout christian), Megadeth (dave mustain, also a devout christian), napalm death (the name itself is a warning), and many others (anthrax-a warning realized). Anthrax themselves have (being citizens of new york) been more tolerant than many have. They have warned against racism, ignorance and religious zealots. I hope you will exercise better judgement, as well as RESEARCHING SKILLS, in the future. Religious zealots started this "war" and they WILL NOT END IT. Intelligent, well timed decisions will. I defend your right to print what ever you want, but neither I, the bible I stand by, or the community I am PROUD to belong to (the metal community) will stand for ignorant, unfounded, unresearched drivel. Scream satan all you want... he just may rear his ugly head.

    Brilliant (none / 0) (#57)
    by crossbreaker on Fri Oct 26th, 2001 at 06:34:06 AM PST
    Hey, Faulkner, I've got a great idea, too. I'm working on a historical novel set in the Civil War. Here's a tentative outline:

    * Civil war erupts. Brother turns against brother.
    * Lincoln struggles to hold the Union together.
    * Sherman burns some cities in Georgia or something.
    * Space Monkeys from Neptune descend upon Appomattox, just as the Southern forces are about to lay down their muskets; suddenly confronted by an alien menace, Americans must put aside their petty differences to defend their planet.
    * Jimmy Page joins Black Sabbath and defiles virgins while burning churches under a full moon. No, seriously.

    You are a very special person.

    Heavey Metal (none / 0) (#86)
    by Anonymous Reader on Mon Oct 29th, 2001 at 01:04:35 AM PST
    How can anyone (including yourself) believe you have a scrap of credibility when you can't even spell the word HEAVY? Anthrax has never sang about Satan, except in a protest song to protest censorship. In that song they only say Satan to make a point, not to praise "The Darkone." What does Aleister Crowley have to do with Jimmy Page? Crowley died in 1947, Jimmy Page was born in 1944. I don't know, but I bet it's hard to be a "lead disciple" when you are three, unless Jimmy Page is a genius in more ways than one.

    Come to think about it I don't even know why I am doing your fact checking for you. Anyone who believes you is obviously a moron who can't think for themselves.

    SOD (none / 0) (#137)
    by Anonymous Reader on Mon Nov 19th, 2001 at 10:59:03 PM PST

    Before you guys get too happy saying Anthrax has never sang about the Devil, let's remember our buddies SOD (essentially an Anthrax reunion band, right?). Latest album, "Bigger than the Devil".

    It fucking rocks, too.

    lyrics (none / 0) (#127)
    by Jono on Thu Nov 1st, 2001 at 11:45:09 PM PST
    you know clearly jimmy page was not satanic clearly.
    but anyway sometimes you can't tell what the real meaning of lyrics are so you have to listen to them with an open mind. Ian Anderson from Jethro Tull put it best when he said "What you get from the lines of a song can be very different than what they were intended to mean" like in one of his songs he says "flying so high" many people thought he was saying he was doing drugs but when you listen to the rest of the words you find he's realy talking about rushing to the studio to record a song.
    It's easy to misconstrue lyrics but I do believe the lines from theise two performers is easily understandable
    Anthrax: Get off my case and judge yourself no one else, kill someone save a life, don't do drugs drink all night, worship jesus praise satan, opinions are all contradiction

    Black Sabbath: I've seen the truth, yes I've seen the light and I've changed my ways. I'll be prepared when you're lonely and scared at the end of our days.

    Heavy metal bands in the 90s (none / 0) (#136)
    by Anonymous Reader on Mon Nov 19th, 2001 at 10:55:55 PM PST
    Don't know anything. I'll tell you this, though. I have been a practicing Satanist for about 10 years now, and I'll gladly burn in hell for all eternity. That's where all my friends are gonna be. Heh.

    An I do listen to a variety of music, including Iron Maiden. Now, if you actually bother to listen to Iron Maiden, one of the first things you'll notice, no doubt, is that they are a group of serious practicing Christians.

    Thought you might also be interested to know that ever since Anton LaVey founded the Church of Satan, being a satanist has everything to do with not liking Christianity and nothing to do with your Christian devil. If you can find out what the word "Anthropomorphic" means, you might be smart enough to read the Satanic Bible.

    Oh yeah, just an afterthought. My personal opinion is that most people are inherently good. This is contrary to the Christian believe that all people are sinners and must repent. Does that make me evil?

    Send me to hell.

    complete idiocy... (1.00 / 2) (#29)
    by Anonymous Reader on Thu Oct 25th, 2001 at 10:57:17 AM PST
    DMG, you are without a doubt one of the most ignorant, close minded, idiotic, propaganda spreading fucking assholes on the internet....
    It is obvious that ANY logical, intelligent argument pointing out your writing's seemingly endless lies and blatant ignorance is a complete waste of time, as you and all your 'PC' right wing friends are BEYOND REASON.


    you are rignt! (none / 0) (#30)
    by Anonymous Reader on Thu Oct 25th, 2001 at 11:05:25 AM PST
    DMG, you are %100 correct! these evil heavy metal men need to be stopped! their band names are very offensive to god fearing citizens like us!
    i would also like to submit a petition to ban the following as they are offensive as well:

    Grateful Dead (what assholes! do you think the people from the WTC are grateful!) These NEW bands have such nerve!

    The Die Hard movies: they should have postponed the release of these or at least changed the name before they came out! how rude!

    Aladin-this is a KIDS movie that promotes terrorism! it is about a MIDDLE EASTERN TERRORISTS!!! AHHHHH!!! BAN IT!!!!

    Airplane:this movie is supposed to be funny! how dare they release this AFTER these horrible attacks!

    in fact, we should ban EVERYTHING because chances are everything in existance offends someone and reminds them of the WTC attacks...BURN ALL MUSIC CD's AND BOOKS!!!!

    yourareright (0.00 / 2) (#45)
    by YOUARESTUPID on Thu Oct 25th, 2001 at 08:03:55 PM PST

    really up to date (none / 0) (#35)
    by Anonymous Reader on Thu Oct 25th, 2001 at 11:36:31 AM PST
    DMG first of you're a moron. Secondly, you're an idiot.

    The is a GREAT news site. Yeah, one that is sooo up to date. BIOHAZARD has been around for FRIGGIN YEARS, dumbass! I went to see them in concert not that long ago.

    Their music involves NOTHING about terrorism or checmical warfare as you might get from their name. It's mostly about the hardships many people face in life. Dealing with society, lost love (because of death), etc.

    Maybe if you jack-offs didn't live in a cave you might have realised that the world has changed quite a lot in the last 20 years. Maybe then you'll be more up to date. Especially in regards to programmers, and Unix/Linux/OSS users too.

    I listen to Biohazard and I'm not a kid. Hell, I'mm 29 and my brother (who listen to them as well) is 32.

    Anthrax (2.00 / 2) (#36)
    by Anonymous Reader on Thu Oct 25th, 2001 at 12:11:05 PM PST

    The fact that you wrote such a snobbish response to us Anthrax fans doesn't please us anymore. Not that we are looking to be pleased, but we are looking for a group of people that we greatly support to not be lumped into something they are not.

    But first, I must adress something. The death threats that you say that you have recieved I would like to apologize for. I did not send any and I wish them not to come true. However, calling them morons does not make you any better than them.

    3/4 of Anthrax are natives of New York. The band will be playing at a benefit show with many other NY hard rock/metal acts to raise money for victims, families, etc. Just what have you done?

    Anthrax are no supporters of terrorism nor are they terrorists. The reason why they aren't changing their name is because they want NOTHING else to happen.

    Let's talk about a singer that you might be a fan of. If a serial killer named MICHAEL BOLTON was on the loose, should MICHAEL BOLTON (the singer) change his name? No. Would he? No. This is the same as anthrax and Anthrax.

    In response to your smartassed remarks about the errors in your first article...

    You forgot to mention that SPREADING THE DISEASE came out a shred under two decades ago.

    If you listen to the different generes of metal (speed, thrash, grindcore, etc), you will HEAR CLEARLY that there is a difference.

    As for you rallying for readers not to buy the band's records, that will not hurt them because you never bought them in the first place. The fanbase of the band has always been how the band has sold records.

    below me, buck fudder. for all of your METAL needs.

    absolutely ridiculous. (5.00 / 2) (#41)
    by philipm on Thu Oct 25th, 2001 at 03:16:22 PM PST
    Have you no shame? How can you possibly advocate the viewpoint that Anthrax should not change their name?
    Do you have any idea of what responsibility is?
    The whole reason the band is called Anthrax was because the founders thought to TAKE ADVANTAGE of exactly such a tragedy. It doesn't take a genius to figure out that if you name yourself after a weapon of mass distruction, and then someone actually uses that weapon, you will cash in big time on the publicity. This is precisely the purpose of this name. Get a clue.
    Or better yet just call yourself "date rapist" you stupid oppressor. We will see how far your carelessly gay attitude takes you then.

    Have you no shame? Is there not tragedy that you will not take advantage of ?


    gay? (none / 0) (#46)
    by Anonymous Reader on Thu Oct 25th, 2001 at 08:26:44 PM PST
    now you're gay bashing? wow. talk about OFFENSIVE.

    how hypocritcal to tell a band to change their name because it's offensive and turn around and call someone gay. why not just call me a faggot? or maybe there are some african american readers... could you call them niggers?

    take a look at yourself.

    hello? is anyone home? (5.00 / 1) (#55)
    by philipm on Fri Oct 26th, 2001 at 05:41:35 AM PST
    GAY means happy and careless. Take a look in the dictionary you stupid wigger.

    I am looking at myself. I see truth beauty and justice. What do you see?


    Hypocrite (none / 0) (#69)
    by Anonymous Reader on Sat Oct 27th, 2001 at 05:54:22 PM PST
    heh, yay, try to save yourself from one insult you make, but then make one that's just as stupid.

    what I see in you....well, look at the subject line.

    and as for myself? I see an american citizen who served for 3 years on a S.A.R. team, preparing to pull people out of the burning wreckage of fallen aircraft or for disaster relief. Fortunately the only real action in that respect we saw was flooding in Cincinnati, to which we were deployed for sandbagging.

    My team was also going through "preliminary hazardous materials recovery" training. Which means if a military plane that was carrying nuclear waste or chemical weapons went down and we were there first, we got to secure the area for cleanup. Part of the training was videos.....Have you ever actually seen anyone die of anthrax? VX? Sarin? radiation poisoning? (I'm asking ALL of you...not just this person) I have; rather unpleasant ways to go. This being said, I have very strong feelings about weapons of mass destruction, but I believe that almost everyone here is overreacting. The name may be tasteless right now in the eyes of some, but I have no problem with it. Anthrax is a naturally occuring disease which was only really recently made into a weapon.

    If you feel so strongly about it, we might as well ban all mention of it ANYWHERE...that along with atomic weapons (and all other weapons of mass destruction, or any other disease that has caused fatalities in the past), airplanes, United, American Airlines (those two are obviously at fault, as it was their aircraft that the terrorists used to attack the U.S. with) get my point.

    your point is dull (none / 0) (#75)
    by philipm on Sun Oct 28th, 2001 at 06:26:48 AM PST
    No, I do not get your point.

    I may not be as knowledgeable about anthrax as you, but I do know one thing! American Airlines is not Anthrax Airlines. American Airlines is not small pox, scud, or nucular Airlines.

    Anthrax is the name of a weapon of mass-destruction. Whatever the situation was in the past, now that is absolutely clear to everyone. Why is your band named after a weapon of mass-destruction? Don't you get it? You don't get to decide what words mean. No one cares about your tortured reasoning about why you should keep on being lazy.

    Humanity is a naturally occuring disease. What's your point?


    M.A.D.? (none / 0) (#76)
    by DiaphramPlatypus on Sun Oct 28th, 2001 at 03:17:59 PM PST
    so Anthrax was invented in the 1800's (believe it was 1800's, but could've been earlier) by a british scientist as a weapon of mass-destruction?

    inventing is a liberal myth (none / 0) (#77)
    by philipm on Sun Oct 28th, 2001 at 03:34:30 PM PST
    "Inventing" something is nonsense terminology.
    When radiation was first "invented" was it for good purposes or for bad purposes?

    I'll give you the answer: most of our current technological advances were first invented for good purposes. Now they have been perverted for bad purposes by the human race - what a surprise.

    Furthermore, you can not "invent" a natural phenomena. You can only see it. And after you see it, nature can turn it against you by accident, or the rest of the human race can pervert this knowledge against you.

    Anthrax are shameful hypocrites. Just like most heavy rock bands they suffer from delusions of importance. The sad thing about them is the extent of their contribution to society consists of making people think back to something horrible that has happened and in making people relive a horrible tragedy.

    Do you distribute blueprints to suitcase nukes?
    No? Then don't call yourself Anthrax, either.


    Sarcasm (none / 0) (#79)
    by DiaphramPlatypus on Sun Oct 28th, 2001 at 03:39:43 PM PST
    I was being sarcastic by using the term "invented".

    Most people who go off on anthrax talk about how it was "invented". I made the mistake of assuming the same here.

    actually... (none / 0) (#95)
    by Icarus on Mon Oct 29th, 2001 at 04:46:22 AM PST
    Anthrax doesn't make me think back on a horrible tragedy that I have to relive. I just like to smile and listen to the song "I'm the Man."

    bah, stupid enter key (I really need to reformat) (none / 0) (#78)
    by DiaphramPlatypus on Sun Oct 28th, 2001 at 03:35:27 PM PST
    Anyway, that was my friend using my computer last night. He was visiting for the night as a stop-point while driving from university to his parents' house. I believe that what he was trying to say was something along the lines of "Anthrax occurs naturally and has been around for a great deal longer than many are led to belive" and thusly "Weapon Of Mass Destruction" is a misnomer(don't know if I agree with that point....but if you think about it, the flu or any other disease-causing agent could be tweaked and used the same way, but it's not considered a W.O.M.D.)

    He just woke up and tells me that he was thinking that if people are going to be getting worked up over something so immediately insignificant to their lives, we might as well ban all mention of things relating to the terrorist attacks, as they will undoubtedly offend SOMEONE somewhere (just like the entertainment industry is banning movies, games, and T.V. shows because they either 1) take place in or around the WTC or 2) deals with terrorism...even if the terrorists are the 'badguys'). This also extends this to all mention of any W.O.M.D. and anything else that could concievably be used as a weapon by terrorists.

    wigger? (none / 0) (#71)
    by Anonymous Reader on Sat Oct 27th, 2001 at 10:42:11 PM PST
    you've only proved my point further.

    "wigger" is a white person trying to act urban. it is primarily derived from the word "nigger". racism at it's finest.

    however, a "wigger" is something i am not. the stereotypical "wigger" wears baggy clothes, hangs out at malls, smokes pot and listens to rap music. none of which i do.

    black people have a propensity for niggerism (none / 0) (#74)
    by philipm on Sun Oct 28th, 2001 at 06:19:25 AM PST
    Dude, I'm getting very tired of black people calling me nigger. All they do is yell "Hey! that's my nigger!" all the time and slap me on the back. I'm so pissed off at this juvenile behaviour that I am going to call every stupid black person I meet, a wigger.


    Re: (none / 0) (#85)
    by Anonymous Reader on Sun Oct 28th, 2001 at 11:30:14 PM PST
    Dude, I'm getting very tired of black people calling me nigger. All they do is yell "Hey! that's my nigger!" all the time and slap me on the back. I'm so pissed off at this juvenile behaviour that I am going to call every stupid black person I meet, a wigger.

    Dear White collar suburban American racist,

    i bet you're going to do that and get your ass kicked and your teeth knocked out. i know if i was black and you called me a wigger, you would be on the floor.

    and i'm sure you run into very many black people at your office or when you avoid them on the street and at malls.

    also, you would sound very stupid since, as i said before, a wigger is a white person trying to act black. get it right.

    Steve M.

    wigger suprise? (none / 0) (#90)
    by philipm on Mon Oct 29th, 2001 at 04:17:16 AM PST
    are you a black wigger?


    WIGGER.. (none / 0) (#102)
    by Anonymous Reader on Mon Oct 29th, 2001 at 06:34:16 PM PST


    black = african
    wigger = white person acting black

    oh shit (none / 0) (#104)
    by philipm on Mon Oct 29th, 2001 at 03:08:39 PM PST
    oh shit, I think you are right.

    I was merely inquiring what so many stupid black people felt like they were achieving by calling each other nigger. I then asked any stupid black people out there to explain this. Instead of doing this, the stupid black person that responded, insulted me.

    However, not to worry, being colored myself, I have reported this hate crime to the NAACP. I am working with the Adequacy editors to track this guy's IP.


    If I'm going to be insulted... (none / 0) (#94)
    by Icarus on Mon Oct 29th, 2001 at 04:42:05 AM PST
    The following terms are meant to be used against myself, being that I am a white American with a German name. If you're going to insult some one based on race you should at least get the terms right.

    Whitey (or Whitie)
    HJ (if you don't know... That was the Hitler Youth)

    Please feel free to use any of these you ignorant son of a bitch.

    Still absolutely ridiculous (none / 0) (#58)
    by Anonymous Reader on Fri Oct 26th, 2001 at 07:30:59 AM PST
    Anthrax named their band based on a disease, yes, that's true. The disease, infecting mostly cattle and only rarley humans, has been around as a known entity since the turn of the century. However, it is not until the past decade that it has been used as a weapon of terror. The band has been around longer than that, so your attempt to argue that they named the band in order to take advantage of an unforseen tradgedy is laughable at best. Only you can help Anthrax take advantage of this tradgedy by giving them publicity where they didn't want it. Thanks.

    Thanks dmg (4.50 / 2) (#38)
    by otak on Thu Oct 25th, 2001 at 01:13:37 PM PST
    It takes a big man to admit to his mistakes, and I think that this article has proved that you are a bigger man than the legions of Anthraxites who have posted ill-considered threats and abuse on adequacy.

    If anything their response strengthens rather than detracts from your case; the article pointed out that the name 'Anthrax' was the most vile mockery of those brave Americans who have died or are currently infected by this horrible disease, and all that their supporters could respond with was petty-minded abuse and nit-picking!

    so what do you know. (none / 0) (#49)
    by YOUARESTUPID on Thu Oct 25th, 2001 at 08:45:13 PM PST
    Why does having a disease immediatly make you brave. You don't know these people, some might be brave others might just be cryin' thier eyes out over a treatable black spot on their skin. who knows. I do know that people die of anthrax every year and they are not celebrated as beautiful examples of american strength. How fair is that. A year ago if 5 people contracted anthrax, even from the mail, I seriously doubt that anyone, excluding the family, would care. They would pass on and this silly site wouldn't have any publicity itself. Look at the facts, this site prints unresearched babbling complete with blue words linked to internet commercials, anthrax has a link to information centers and links to charities to the victims of wtc. "adequacy" has hypocritical "christian" values when contrasted to thier articles on sex (especially that one on bukkake, if you don't know what it is look it up BEFORE you defend your site), anthrax have stayed true to themselves, thier fans, thier music, and thier beliefs for 20 yrs. (scott ian,RHYTHM GUITARIST, recently praised the holy texts-bible, koran, etc...-as beautiful books filled with truths).
    One more thing, how can you rant about brave people living with anthrax on a site that slandered one of them as a profiteer.

    Gentlereader, I researched bukkake (5.00 / 1) (#54)
    by Adam Rightmann on Fri Oct 26th, 2001 at 05:33:02 AM PST
    If you had read my article, you would have noticed that I had researched bukkake (it's a Japanese noodle dish) and provided about 6 links, including recipes. I'm not sure what other meaning you are talking about, but I know if you search on the World Wide Web (I recommend Google) for bukkake as I did, you will find most links are for Japanese noodles.

    A. Rightmann

    uneducated fool (none / 0) (#108)
    by Anonymous Reader on Tue Oct 30th, 2001 at 06:36:18 AM PST
    "I can only lay the blame squarely at the feet of the other editors at this site. They and they alone allowed the article in question to stay on the front page for such a long time. Even a cursory read by those lazy workshy goodfornothings would have revealed so many glaring errors that the article was almost a parody of poor journalism."

    dmg didnt admit his mistakes, he shifted the blame onto the editors
    anyone who exclusively uses the internet as a research tool has no right to even associate themselves with journalism

    brave americans? (none / 0) (#113)
    by Anonymous Reader on Tue Oct 30th, 2001 at 07:51:05 AM PST
    how can you call someone brave when all they did was get a disease and die??? thats not brave!!!

    think for yousrelf, question authority

    Name Change (none / 0) (#39)
    by Anonymous Reader on Thu Oct 25th, 2001 at 02:45:51 PM PST
    Ah, humans. Gotta love em. I wouldn't exactly call the errors made 'errors'. The level of fact-checking that went into publishing that article amounts to careless defamation.

    Anthrax has every right to keep their name. Cars kill hundreds of thousands of people per day. Should bands called "The Cars" change their name? Should bands with the word "Suicide" in them change their name? By concluding that their name is in bad taste, you only empower the word, and affirm that the name is revelevant to our existance (obviously, far more so in light of recent events).

    Somewhere along the line, westerners concluded entertainment should be nothing but mindless escapism; unfortunately, this attitude is responsible for breeding the disaffected comfort zone that westerners, including myself, have been violently ripped from. If you ask me, we'd all be better off if we allowed our culture to include in the harsh realities of life in their subject matter.

    If you had your way, there would be zero public awareness of serious issues, as the original purpose of culture is to present realities we wouldn't normally think about, out of discomfort, or lack of social visibility. The name Anthrax may undoubtedly trivialize current events, but culture feeds on trivializing cultures, societies, minorities every day. Heck, in that respect, it seems like an even more appropriate name for the band. The demand that Anthrax change its name is tantamount to attempting to establish moral equivilancy between someone who could name their band that, and the people sending the letters. Infantile.

    By the way, the very fact that the original article believed that Anthrax had named themselves that in order to cash in on the situation provides frightening insight into the author's complete lack of scope. Knee-jerk articles like it are about as helpful a contribution to the solution of the problem we find ourselves in as baking an american flag cake. Which, no doubt, the author had probably already done ...

    Let me get this straight.... (none / 0) (#42)
    by 133 on Thu Oct 25th, 2001 at 04:21:17 PM PST
    Considering the first and last of your "corrections".... what merit is left in your article?

    The main vibe of your piece was accusing Anthrax of cashing in on the terrorist attacks (which you later withdrew) so what's left? There's nothing in left in your article if you take out the parts about the band being insensitive, offensive and trying to exploit tragedy by being controversial.... except that Anthrax is an offensive word.

    Well, in case you haven't noticed (and I know you have) the word "Anthrax" is listed many times in every issue of every newspaper, every day in North America. It's just a word....

    .... I think by admitting and correcting your errors (which I commend you for- it was the right thing to do) you've also admitted that your entire article was completely farcical.

    And I hope you realise that your credibility as a journalist or commentator is all but destroyed.

    Boycott.... (none / 0) (#43)
    by 133 on Thu Oct 25th, 2001 at 04:38:32 PM PST
    Having read the suggestion about boycotting Adequacy.... I think it's a good idea.

    To allow such an article, demonstrates absolute INADEQUACY as a news source.

    I for one will never return here. I hope others will join me.

    Anthrax (none / 0) (#48)
    by Anonymous Reader on Thu Oct 25th, 2001 at 08:39:19 PM PST
    Anthrax: a boring band with no relevance today whatsoever. Why even write about them??? If anyone is offended by their name, then get over it. If you don't like them, then don't listen to them. End of storey.

    Here`s an email from Scott Ian of Anthrax (none / 0) (#52)
    by Anonymous Reader on Thu Oct 25th, 2001 at 10:55:08 PM PST
    Everyone's been real supportive in this insane time. From Howard Stern to Jon Bonjovi to the NYPD and NYFD, and of course all the Anthrax fans out there, everyone's been extremely sympathetic and supportive.
    We're just waiting it out. We'll see what happens.
    We hope no one else dies.
    I hate that we live in a world where people throw anthrax at each other.
    I was at the party for the big VH1 concert the other night. The Who ruled. I met McCartney. Even better, I met Joe Torre.
    I was at the Yankee game (game 4 against Seattle) last night and so many cops came up to me and said, "Don't change your name for fuckin' nuthin'!!!"
    Thanks again for your support.

    Anthrax (3.00 / 1) (#56)
    by crossbreaker on Fri Oct 26th, 2001 at 06:10:11 AM PST
    What I find most amusing is that you've decided to blame your editors. You probably shouldn't write anything for public perusal again. Nothing personal, but if you haven't even performed the most cursory research, your opinion's fairly useless.

    However, the list of mistakes that you admitted to was absolutely hilarious. What next?

    "Okay, guys, I'd like to take the time to correct a few errors I made in that article last week. Here goes:
    * Trees are made of wood, not plastic.
    * Cigarettes do not make you smarter.
    * Apparently, George W. Bush is not the Prime Minister, as I reported; I have been told by my editors that he is the President (I don't know how my editors missed that one).
    * I'm told that Anthrax is not spread through kissing. I didn't know that.
    * There's no such country as Lesbia. Lesbians are actually women who like other women. Go figure.
    * New York is not the capital of the United States.
    * I'm fairly passionate, but uninformed and unrepentant. I like to generalize, because an "us-them" mentality is easy to embrace (examining numerous aspects of a problem is an awful lot of work, you see).

    Tune in next week, when I explain how the Russian presence in Iraq is only exacerbating the current crisis!"

    Well, whatever you write, rest assured that I'm going to recommend it to everyone I know as a wickedly funny (albeit unintentional) example of what the Internet has become: a forum for those with a desire to be heard, but no desire to do the requisite homework.

    Thanks for the good chuckle. I needed it. Out here in the real world, it's getting a little stressful.

    Thanx (none / 0) (#92)
    by Icarus on Mon Oct 29th, 2001 at 04:33:12 AM PST
    Hey crossbreaker,

    Your rant has been the most entertaining I've read.

    Adequacy (none / 0) (#59)
    by Anonymous Reader on Fri Oct 26th, 2001 at 07:34:55 AM PST
    It is this kind of ignorance that breeds the hate that causes events like September 11 and makes the world an ugly place.

    More people have been killed in the so called name of "God" than anything else.

    When will you open your eyes?

    here you go DMG you dick.... (1.00 / 1) (#61)
    by Anonymous Reader on Fri Oct 26th, 2001 at 06:47:29 PM PST
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    Please (none / 0) (#73)
    by Verminator on Sun Oct 28th, 2001 at 01:08:02 AM PST
    It's an obvious forgery. Any real Iron Maiden fan would notice the absence of Eddie. You've been had.

 (0.00 / 1) (#62)
    by Anonymous Reader on Fri Oct 26th, 2001 at 07:19:52 PM PST
    x-Anthrax Mad Cow Game

    so you only have one point (none / 0) (#63)
    by Jono on Fri Oct 26th, 2001 at 07:44:35 PM PST
    so you have only one point and that is to change the name. How can you blame the Editors of the site? You should have done your own homework. Anthrax will never change their name I'm sure. And how can you exert economic pressure? By not buying something you wouldn't have bought anyway? The only one making the name offensive is you. By taking it in a way it was not intended. They are also not Satanic. Try reading their lyrics with an open mind. They have them on the site. Only read the current ones because I'll admit their older ones are pretty mindless. But hey they were having fun. With me many of their lyrics hit home. They are not thrash. Believe me they are not thrash. They are plain and simple Metal. Please try not to associate that type of music with satanism that is an insult to the bands. Granted there are groups that are satanic. but Anthrax is deffinately not one of them. They write songs more about personal struggle than anything. The name represents the band not the disease. And the band does not represent anything immoral. Scott Ian the spokesman for anthrax and rhythem guitarrist is very patriotic. He lives in new york and was very upset by the attacks and is scared just like all of us. I guarantee you they will keep the name as a statement of pride to say "We are Americans and we have not been changed by terror"
    But I ask you to also add to your list that they are not Satanic. Please.
    and I do appologize for terrible spelling

    Parody (none / 0) (#65)
    by Anonymous Reader on Fri Oct 26th, 2001 at 10:36:56 PM PST
    How many hints does a guy have to drop before people will catch on that he's joking? The blindingly glaring errors in the original article which was otherwise well written should have been enough to tip you off.

    americans mainly morons (none / 0) (#66)
    by Canadian Right on Sat Oct 27th, 2001 at 11:36:58 AM PST
    That anyone who claims to be a good american would want a band to change their name because the name is in 'bad taste' doesn't understand this fundamental right called freedom of speech. Right wing, knee-jerk, idiots, who would happily trample the rights of everyone who has an opinion slightly different than their own while at the same time wrapping themselves in the flag need to slow down and actually think instead of reacting. Freedom of speech, which extends to naming your band after a very rare disease, is one of the foundations of a free society. In case you didn't notice you are currently fighting a WAR to preserve these rights.

    Anyone wanting to impose their narrow beliefs on all around them might as well join up with the Taliban. They'll feel right at home oppressing everyone and they won't have any inconvienent constitutions to slow them down.
    Anarchists never Rule

    You seriously need some help (none / 0) (#67)
    by Anonymous Reader on Sat Oct 27th, 2001 at 01:31:15 PM PST
    you are undoubtedly the most fucked-up person i've ever come across, and if i ever met you face to face, i'd laugh at your sorry ass. you fuckin retard.

    Fantasy author Terry Brooks joins the exploitation (4.00 / 4) (#68)
    by Craig McPherson on Sat Oct 27th, 2001 at 04:13:03 PM PST
    First, I want to thank DMG for delivering these enlightening articles to us -- I've been disturbed by these "satan-metal" bands for a long time and I'm always happy to see them getting widely exposed for what they are.

    However, the exploitation of the tragedy doesn't just come from these satano-bands: it's also thriving in the fantasy and science fiction "literature" genre. Fantasy "literature" has always been a haven for anti-Christian symbolism and for messages of hate and violence, from the original fantasy books by JR Tokien to the cultish Dungens and Dragons roleplaying games up to the recent and widely-criticised Harry Potter books. Any Christian resource site should have plenty of information on why the Fantasy genre is dangerous, so I won't beat a dead horse by covering what's already been covered.

    However, there's a more recent reason for concern. Fantasy "author" Terry Brooks, who's widely known for publishing some rabbidly anti-Christian books, has just published a new book (another link and yet another). The name of the book -- you guessed it -- ANTHRAX. The fact that Terry Brooks would decide to capitalize on the greatest tragedy in human history by naming a book after the disease currently terrorizing the nation indicates to me that she's a horrible, heartless exploiter, just like "Anthrax" the band. I'm not sure if she's under fire for her choice of names, but I sure hope she is -- she's a coward and a monster.

    If you want to tell Terry Brooks what you think of her and her new book, you can use the Ask Terry Brooks link on her site, or use the feedback form, or sign her website's guestbook

    Don't let this go unchallenged.

    If you want to know why Lunix is so screwed up, just take a look at the people who use it. Idiocy.

    Terry Brooks is actually not a woman. (5.00 / 1) (#80)
    by error27 on Sun Oct 28th, 2001 at 03:56:41 PM PST
    I gave you a 5 rating but I have to point out that Terry Brooks is not a woman.

    So called "fantasy novels" are never read or written by women.

    I think you are correct to associate the game Dungeons And Dragons with this genre of books because it seems that boys who read the books tend to play the game and vice versa. As with fantasy novels, Dungeons And Dragons (or "DAD" as they call it) is only played by adolscent boys.

    I don't know why Terry Brooks has a woman's first name, but your point still stands regardless of that fact. Even more so when you consider that the copyright for the book is "September 2001."

    you fool. (none / 0) (#84)
    by Anonymous Reader on Sun Oct 28th, 2001 at 11:18:56 PM PST
    of course people who read the books play the game. the books are for the game.

    and i know plenty of people who aren't andolecents who play D&D... not DAD.

    you people assume way to much and know very little. it disturbs me that people as ignorant as this walk the face of our planet.

    My main concern is... (none / 0) (#89)
    by Icarus on Mon Oct 29th, 2001 at 04:12:09 AM PST
    My main concern is the bashing of JRR Tolkien who was a brilliant man and writer. Just what is your problem with his series of books?

    Hello? (none / 0) (#101)
    by Anonymous Reader on Mon Oct 29th, 2001 at 06:29:42 PM PST
    where in my post did i say i had a problem with Tolkien? I never even adressed his writing or him as a person.


    To quote... (none / 0) (#103)
    by hauntedattics on Mon Oct 29th, 2001 at 06:47:37 PM PST
    "Fantasy "literature" has always been a haven for anti-Christian symbolism and for messages of hate and violence, from the original fantasy books by JR Tokien to the cultish Dungens and Dragons roleplaying games up to the recent and widely-criticised Harry Potter books."

    But possibly you meant some obscure fantasy writer named Mr. Tokien, not JRR Tolkien.

    Interesting... (none / 0) (#98)
    by hauntedattics on Mon Oct 29th, 2001 at 04:33:08 PM PST
    I find it interesting that you lump Tolkien in some sort of random fantasy category and call the whole category 'anti-Christian.' Especially given that Tolkien was a very good Catholic all his life. While he didn't use his Middle-Earth writings as allegory, the way C.S. Lewis wrote The Chronicles of Narnia, I don't see anything in them that is anti-Christian. But then again, maybe I wasn't looking hard enough.

    Contradiction. (none / 0) (#105)
    by Anonymous Reader on Mon Oct 29th, 2001 at 04:22:09 PM PST
    "I find it interesting that you lump Tolkien in some sort of random fantasy category and call the whole category 'anti-Christian.'"

    Catholics aren't Christian.
    Christians aren't Catholic.
    Being "a good Catholic" (something of an oxymoron) doesn't mean someone isn't Anti-Christian -- in fact, most Catholics are.

    Well... (none / 0) (#109)
    by hauntedattics on Tue Oct 30th, 2001 at 06:57:31 AM PST
    Not all Christians are Catholic, but Catholics are Christian...

    Mr. Rightmann, I think you're the person to deal with this issue...

    Catholics are the original Christians (none / 0) (#118)
    by Adam Rightmann on Tue Oct 30th, 2001 at 09:34:23 AM PST
    and have an unbroken line of succession from Peter, the first Pope. But this kind of scholarly reference is lost on those Midwestern "Christians" who associated piety with brandishing rattle snakes.

    A. Rightmann

    Dumbass. (5.00 / 1) (#122)
    by Anonymous Reader on Wed Oct 31st, 2001 at 01:32:19 PM PST
    You can't even get basic history right. The first Pope was Charlemagne, in the 8th century. That was when the word "Catholic" first came into use. Catholics didn't even EXIST before then; and it's an insult to Jesus Christ to call the Catholic pagan death-cult the "original Christians."

    Hmm... (none / 0) (#123)
    by hauntedattics on Thu Nov 1st, 2001 at 01:57:54 PM PST
    Gee, I took early medieval European history in college, but there was no mention anywhere of Charlemagne being the pope. King of the Franks, yes. Emperor of what would become the Holy Roman Empire and France, yes. Pope, no. In fact, at his coronation as emperor, the story goes that he took his crown from whomever was pope at the time (I forget the name) and crowned himself. If I remember correctly, Napoleon repeated this gesture at his own coronation a thousand years later.

    I'm not even gonna touch the whole "Catholic pagan death-cult" thing.

    Hey tkatchev-- (5.00 / 1) (#126)
    by RobotSlave on Thu Nov 1st, 2001 at 09:07:36 PM PST
    You forgot to log in.

    I think there's a link somewhere to have your password mailed to you, if you've forgotten it.

    © 2002, RobotSlave. You may not reproduce this material, in whole or in part, without written permission of the owner.

    Catholics aren't Christian? (1.00 / 1) (#129)
    by Icarus on Fri Nov 2nd, 2001 at 07:32:58 PM PST
    I agree Christian's aren't all Catholic, but all Catholics are christian. Christianity is the belief that Jesus of Nazareth is the son of God and man kind's savior. Last time I checked that was the main focus of the Catholic church. That and money.

    Of course I think it's all a giant load, but then I'm an athiest.

    Actually the title of Terry Brooks new book is: (none / 0) (#99)
    by Anonymous Reader on Mon Oct 29th, 2001 at 05:11:50 PM PST
    ...Terry Brooks, who's widely known for publishing some rabbidly anti-Christian books, has just published a new book (another link and yet another). The name of the book -- you guessed it -- ANTHRAX...

    You are just as guilty as DMG. You claim that the new book by Terry Brooks is called "Anthrax," but by going to the sites that you listed in your comment it is plain to see that the title is not "Anthrax", but "Antrax". A subtle difference, but one that is important all the same.

    Fantasy writers have always come up with fantasticle names for their worlds and people. I am sure that Terry Brooks is not trying to "cash in" on the Anthrax scare. It takes a while to write a book and when the thought of coming up with the title there was no Anthrax scare. Just because it seems like an unwise title now, two weeks after the Anthrax scare started, doesn't mean that it seemed like a bad name three months ago.

    I won't even comment on the idea that these books are evil. Any book, including holy texts such as the bible, can be construed as being evil.

    You're a closed minded idiot (none / 0) (#111)
    by nvsblman on Tue Oct 30th, 2001 at 07:35:09 AM PST
    1) Terry Brooks is not female
    2) The name of his book is ANTRAX, NOT antHrax
    3) The name of his book was picked long before the tragic events of Sept. 11 and was released before any of the anthrax concerns (Sept. 18)
    4) Just because you don't want to read it doesn't mean it's "dangerous" or filled with "messages of hate"

    I happen to read a lot and Terry Brooks is one of the authors I enjoy. I hardly think that I am an evil person for reading his or any other book. IF you'd like to challenge me on that, feel free to email me. I dare you to actually read one of his books before you attack him. I could suggest a few if you're open minded enough to give one a shot.

    oh you guys on this site really are dumb (none / 0) (#114)
    by Anonymous Reader on Tue Oct 30th, 2001 at 07:57:12 AM PST
    the global term 'dumb americans' really suits you guys who post here

    first we have some idiot thinking we should get rid of everything remotely offensive in the world (which basically means everything as im sure we could find a reason for everything being offensive to someone)

    then we have another idiot who cant read/spell jumping the gun and pointing the finger at an innocent author

    get a life, stop being so pathetic

    Christ is King! (none / 0) (#70)
    by Anonymous Reader on Sat Oct 27th, 2001 at 07:00:20 PM PST
    A plea to the person currently known as dmg,

    I am sure you are aware of the recent trend in videogames and military equipment to abbreviate the word "damage" as dmg. While I appreciate your right to artistic expression, I feel that your forum name is inappropriate in these times of crisis.

    Many people find the name of your forum alias to be offensive, and in very poor taste during these trying times.

    In case you were unaware, a damage indicator is used to signify bodily injury and/or mechanical and structural damage that can result in the death of one or more persons.

    I am sure that being a `journalist', grueling schedules notwithstanding, is nowhere near as painful as actually suffering from a damage indicator of 100%.

    I respectfully suggest that until there is no chance that damage will ever occur to anything, that you consider changing the name of your online alias to something less offensive.
    Perhaps you could call yourself `Communist Hippie', 'Liberal Leprechaun', `Sexual Sandbag' or something else that would preserve the continuity of your image, without causing such enormous offense to the more vulnerable members of society.

    It would be a great way for you to do your bit to help us heal the wounds of 11th September and join in America's fight against the terrorist menace.

    It need not affect your IQ. Other journalists have made similar changes with no effect on their intelligence level, for example Dan Rather changed from Connie Chung, since the word 'Chung' was an irresponsible reference to Chinese prostitutes, which could have led Caucasians astray. He chose to "do the right thing". Indeed the name change gained him a lot of poon-tang. Name changes should also apply to Stone Phillips, as we all know, `stone', `stoning', and `stoned' all refer to drug usage. This could lead news-watching Americans down the path of drug usage and straight into the embrace of Satan<sup>TM</sup>.

    Thank you for reading this, and again I hope you like Walt Disney, have the courage to change your name, for the good of all Oscar-Meyer Wieners<sup>TM</sup>.


    A concerned reader of

    Hrm.. (none / 0) (#72)
    by Anonymous Reader on Sat Oct 27th, 2001 at 10:57:19 PM PST
    I see... So, while you demand the right to your own opinion, and the right to speak it, you'd prefer if other people did not have the same rights?
    I'm sure you have a great many interesting ideas on other issues as well, such as whether women and african-americans should be allowed to vote, for instance. The more you write the more of yourself you give away, and the more of an imbecile you appear.

    Stupidity in it's lowest form (none / 0) (#81)
    by Anonymous Reader on Sun Oct 28th, 2001 at 08:34:17 PM PST
    I just read the articles made by dmg (or dgm or whatever). As a swedish citizen, I find quite extraordinary that something this closed minded gets printed by any kind of news organisation. Ignorance is the most dangerous thing in the world. Ignorance is the root of all evil. And dmg shows a lot of ignorance. Go ahead, show me ANYONE that actually is hurt because a band has the name Anthrax, which they've already had for two decades. Nobody has complained for 20 years, so now it's suddenly offensive? Anthrax as a disease has existed for over a hundred years, so if anyone thought it to be offensive to have that name, don't you think they would have complained back in the day when Anthrax (the band) actually got some media exposure and sold millions of albums?

    When someone has anthrax, what do you think will hurt them: The actual disease or the fact a band has that name? "oh, damn, I got anthrax. it's all that band's fault".

    I think you (dmg, dgm mdg) show off enough ignorance to out do the entire KKK.

    If a man got killed by a spear, should Britney Spears change her name?

    Or is it just that you find them offenive because they are a metal band? Is it too muh for your christian fascist view on the world.

    Instead of writing this article, why don't you try to make a difference, get of your lazy ass and help people who have been hurt by these events.

    Anthrax are participating in charity events for the victims of the tragic 9-11 events, they has put up links on their home page to pages where you can get facts on the anthrax disease, to enlighen people.

    You're doing nothing but raising the level of ignorance.

    I think we should do a campaign to change the name of this page. News for Grown Ups is offensive, since the level of maturity in this article is as low as it gets.

    Hmm... (5.00 / 1) (#83)
    by Anonymous Reader on Sun Oct 28th, 2001 at 10:07:55 PM PST
    "Stupidity in it's lowest form."

    Irony in its highest form.

    Anthrax should NOT change their name. (none / 0) (#82)
    by Darth Sickness on Sun Oct 28th, 2001 at 10:03:12 PM PST
    First of all, they've had that name since the early 80ies, now all of a sudden you PC Homos are stepping up with an opinion on why they should change it. The Spider-Man trialer shouldnt have been changed as well as the other WTC related stuff that felt the wrath of the censors knife.

    PS - I'm not some "teenaged Metalhead moron"


    If DMG could read instead of spout off... (none / 0) (#87)
    by Anonymous Reader on Mon Oct 29th, 2001 at 01:39:37 AM PST
    If this guy would have read what was on the <a href="">Anthrax Hompage</a> he would have realized that...
    <li>Anthrax isn't a new band</li>
    <li>Spreading the Disease came out in 1985</li>
    <li>Dave Mustaine isn't in the band Anthrax</li>

    How can you even call yourself a journalist if you can't check simple facts that are plainly laid out on a webpage you are reporting about? C'mon, could it get anymore basic than that?<br>

    I agree (none / 0) (#91)
    by Icarus on Mon Oct 29th, 2001 at 04:17:50 AM PST
    I agree, but change that little tab at the bottom of your screen from 'Plain Text' to 'HTML Formatted.' :)

    Hmm... (none / 0) (#93)
    by Anonymous Reader on Mon Oct 29th, 2001 at 04:33:57 AM PST
    "How can you even call yourself a journalist if you can't check simple facts that are plainly laid out on a webpage you are reporting about?"

    How can you even call yourself intelligent if you can't figure out the difference between "Plain Text" and "HTML"?

    Plain Text HTML (none / 0) (#97)
    by Anonymous Reader on Mon Oct 29th, 2001 at 04:21:36 PM PST
    Hmmm... didn't happen to look at the bottem except where it said what HTML tags were allowed, but then I never really said I was intelligent... I was only questioning the journalistic skills of DMG. If you go to and read the content (without pulling down and tabs) you will see that the point I made in the above comment is completly valid.

    Anthrax (none / 0) (#88)
    by Icarus on Mon Oct 29th, 2001 at 04:08:20 AM PST
    And just how many devout readers are Anthrax listeners? Hmmm? What's that you say? One... Two maybe?

    Well, I'm sure that Anthrax, with their horde of fans and millions of dollars, will really be hurt by the loss of $15 when your readers don't buy that next cd.

    Golly-gee-whiz sir your idea sure is great!

    Do you ever think about what you say before you say it, or do you just open your mouth and let it pour out? The band that has made itself famous over the years with the name Anthrax isn't going to give it up. That would be absurd.

    Everyone know's they're an older group except for people, like you, who go looking to find easy targets when something terrible happens.

    Worry less about the band Anthrax and more about the people using the bio-toxin.

    As a side note... If I ever turned in an article with so many glaring errors to my editors, I'd be canned. You should be ashamed of yourself for writing an article without proper field research in the first place and not upset at the "lazy workshy goodfornothings" (I assume you meant to say "lazy work-shy good-for-nothings") as you call them. Your article was not "almost a parody of poor journalism." It was poor journalism. I hope you aren't paid for this or I'll be forced to quit writting so you can never be considered my peer.

    fine, dismiss our efforts (5.00 / 1) (#96)
    by elby on Mon Oct 29th, 2001 at 09:23:51 AM PST
    We at Adequacy are starting a consumer-driven effort to force Anthrax to change their name. The more you Anthrax fans insensitively mock us, the worse you look to everyone else.

    You refuse to address our arguments because you know we are right: if Anthrax had any decency, they would change their names.


    You're dismissed (none / 0) (#121)
    by Anonymous Reader on Tue Oct 30th, 2001 at 07:18:06 PM PST
    You're not right, you never will be :) You will never have an impact on society through your moronic crusades since you are all _no-bodies_.

    People have been addressing your "arguments" all over this discussion forum. Perhaps you're just trying to ignore the fact that every single point you put across in your favour gets torn down and proved wrong and ill-thought by people with some measure of intelligence.

    Feel free to keep trying to force Anthrax to change their name, though. At the very least it'll keep you children occupied so you don't bother any of the nice neighbours :)


    not gonna do it (none / 0) (#138)
    by Anonymous Reader on Mon Nov 26th, 2001 at 11:58:26 AM PST
    They already thought it over.

    Maybe Basket of Puppies!

    In the end they decided not to.

    rofl, yer still stupid :) (none / 0) (#100)
    by Anonymous Reader on Mon Oct 29th, 2001 at 05:57:26 PM PST
    I am suggesting that every concerned reader of boycotts Anthrax until they see the error of their ways, and rename themselves.

    I hate to break it to you, but the kind of people that are going to boycott Anthrax because of something as trivial as a name is exactly the kind of people they want following them anyway.

    So you made numberous mistakes about easily verifiable facts, and now you're still trying to cling to what's left of your reputation by not backing down? Give me a break.

    Well damn, maybe the Cranberries should change their name too just in case cranberries ever get infected and are the cause of spreading of a disease. Because then Cranberries would be "in bad taste" ... where does it stop man?

    Face it, Anthrax might have kind of an offensive name now because of "the scare", but they sure as hell didn't up until a month or two ago. And in a year when hopefully all this shit has blown over, no one will thing about them differently anymore.

    Whereas, your name changing idea would probably put an end to their band, because no one would know who the hell they are. Are you gonna go after Iron Maiden next? I apologise for the factual errors in my story. I can only lay the blame squarely at the feet of the other editors at this site.

    HAHAHA, it couldn't possibly be *YOUR* fault now could it? Blame someone else for your stupidy of not checking any of your assumptions... what a great idea... I'm glad they left the article up so long, to show what a lousy journalist you are

    blah blah (none / 0) (#106)
    by Anonymous Reader on Mon Oct 29th, 2001 at 11:18:38 PM PST
    Who are "" to try to exert economic pressure on the band Anthrax, or to force anyone to listen to their concerns?
    Let the band be, they did not ask for this to happen. They should be allowed to keep the name they have always had. Changing their name would be another win for the terrorists.
    "I would accept a temporary renaming, until the Anthrax scare is over".
    What?? Nobody cares what you would accept. A "temporary renaming" is just ridiculous. What is your problem with the name, apart from it being offensive? Back when Anthrax was unheard of, nobody cared about the band name. It's not like the name "Anthrax" is going to inspire more bio-terrorism attacks or anything. The band is simply unfortunate to have chosen this name 20 YEARS AGO!!!!
    Of course you cannot legally do anything about their name. Freedom of speech means they are entitled to keep their name, that is just common sense... and that is why your article is a big waste of time. The article should have ended after that paragraph.
    As for boycotting them, since when would any readers buy an Anthrax album anyway???? That really was not a valid threat.
    You must be really desperate for articles, but that does not mean you should try to hurt a band's career, that it just immature.

    Give me a break (none / 0) (#107)
    by jesper on Tue Oct 30th, 2001 at 04:57:08 AM PST
    I had to laugh when when i read DMG's so called article.It was the funniest thing I have heard in ages. I am a an avid follower of Heavy Metal and must admit I havent listened to Anthrax for ages. So i must thank DMG for the reminder because the first thing I did after reading his crap was to go and find all my old Anthrax Cd's ( and Biohazard as well!!) and I gave them all a good spin, I forgot how good they really are...awesome in fact. Anyway I thought I would add this E-Mail that i received from Anthrax's record label. I hope it changes DMG's fucked up attitude...actually i don't really give a fuck either way if it does

    In light of current events, we are changing the name of the band to something more friendly, `Basket Full Of Puppies`. Actually, just the fact that we are making jokes about our name sucks. In the twenty years we`ve been known as ANTHRAX, we never thought the day would come that our name would actually mean what it really means. When I learned about anthrax in my senior year biology class, I thought the name sounded `metal`. Everyone in my neighborhood had a band with an `er` name, like `RIPPER' or `DECEIVER' or `KILLERS' and
    I wanted to be different. `ANTHRAX' sounded cool, aggressive, and nobody knew what it was. Until a few years ago most people thought we`d made it up. Even our album "Spreading The Disease" was just a play on the name. We were spreading our music to the masses. Before the tragedy of September 11th, the only thing scary about ANTHRAX was our bad hair in the 80`s and the "Fistful Of Metal" album cover. Most people associated the name ANTHRAX with the band, not the germ. Now in the wake of those events, our name symbolizes fear, paranoia and death. Suddenly our name is not so cool. To be associated with these things we are against is a strange and stressful situation. To us, and to millions of people, it is just a name. We don`t want to change the name of the band, not because it would be a pain in the ass, but because we hope that no further negative events will happen and it won`t be necessary. We hope and pray that this problem goes away quietly and we all grow old and fat together.
    Be safe, Scott, Charlie, Frank and John
    PS: If an ANTHRAX member gets anthrax, call Alanis Morrisette. That would be ironic. Don`t you think?"

    Anyway DMG no hard feelings, I will see you in the Jerry Springer audience you red neck motherfucker

    Best wishes


    im the man '91 (none / 0) (#115)
    by Anonymous Reader on Tue Oct 30th, 2001 at 08:08:56 AM PST
    'five guys in shorts who gives a shit
    we do what we like we dont care where we fit
    all you new jacks, what is it?
    you're kidding me get off our dicks'

    Why dont you find something more productive and beneficial to the few people affected by anthrax. Than have a go at a band and try to get them to change their name, which honestly doesnt make a difference worth two shits in a barrel to anyone affected by it.

    attack of the killer b's (none / 0) (#110)
    by Anonymous Reader on Tue Oct 30th, 2001 at 07:32:03 AM PST
    Who cares if a band is called anthrax. America is a nation of pussies. As seen by the editing of movies, games, tv shows etc to remove the WTC.

    "If we dont remind our selves that it was there then we dont have to worry about it...right?"

    So lets see if 3 people die tomorrow from being bitten by a beatle then we should rightfully rename all the beatles albums.

    Has hours upon hours of day time soaps and happy unrealistic sitcoms dulled you into the stupidly pathetic creatures you have now become.

    Grow up and start worrying about how the media is using you, feeding you whatever will make them more money. Consider the possiblity that America's patriotism is just as bad as how the taliban uses the muslim religeon as an excuse to fight.

    garth brooks offends me (none / 0) (#116)
    by Anonymous Reader on Tue Oct 30th, 2001 at 08:19:03 AM PST
    i gather dmg must listen to happy music like garth brooks

    that guy offends me cause he smashes guitars all the time

    just think about all the starving kids in afria and how much they would give to even get to eat a tiny piece of one of those guitars

    Wait a minute... (none / 0) (#112)
    by Anonymous Reader on Tue Oct 30th, 2001 at 07:40:26 AM PST
    Why for a moment do you think that you can "exert economic pressure" on Anthrax and their label? I can guarantee that even if every single user from happened to be an Anthrax fan and halted further purchases of Anthrax material, there would be NO significant impact upon the band or their label. You act as if you are some sort of Ethical Messiah, someone who actually has the power to effect changes in society, when all you appear to be is a rather small person wishing someone would pay attention to them.

    By your misguided theory every person in the world with the name "Osama" or "Bin Laden" should probably change their name too. Maybe I should stop using a box cutter simply because you probably think it's now officially part of the terrorist arsenal.

    Further blaming the other editors at for your glaring and numerous shortcomings in your previous article is further proof that you are just an arrogant, pompous fool suffering just slightly from "Little Man Syndrome".

    After skimming the other posts made to this article I'm shocked that there appears to be quite a few people who are just as narrow-minded [and insignificant] as you. I can only hope that such people never leave the boundaries of this site and remain as pariahs within the real world.

    Someone mentioned "Fantasy" as dangerous... the people that state such moronic ideals are the ones living in a fantasy world. Thankfully, such people are about as dangerous as a monkey with Down's Syndrome.


    Anthrax and Gygax should live ! (none / 0) (#117)
    by Cthulhu fthagn on Tue Oct 30th, 2001 at 09:10:24 AM PST
    Well, well, although a few of you are good enough to separe mumbo-jumbo from truth, lemme explain once more that Anthrax is a good band.

    Furthermore, Dungeons and Dragons are a fantastic RPG, Lord of the Rings is a masterpiece of Literature (and not to say Lovecraft).

    I prefer the Lyrics from anthrax to any of Michael J, Britney S or Whitney H.

    In fact, the anti-Anthrax opinions, as the anti D&D opinions, are based heavily on christianity, without really understanding what christianity is : a religion of love and peace, of understanding that wasn't meant to be rigid and fix. It is to be reinterpreted and confronted to the contemporanity, to the essence of life and struggles. It is not the fuel for the Jihad against an anti misjudged "satanist" rock band. DMG fills this site with wrath. But I say peace, peace to all of ourselves. Because we must build. Because we must understand. Never stop thinking and hoping better tomorrows.

    Anthrax should live
    Gygax should live
    And christianity should live.

    Anthrax should not change their name (none / 0) (#125)
    by ThraxFan on Thu Nov 1st, 2001 at 07:18:15 PM PST
    You are obviously akin to Adolf Hitler. You wish to punish those who would through freedom of speech voice their views via their music and their name. I believe that if you are so adament about your views yourself, maybe you should make known just who you are perhaps. Think about it, it's not like they don't. All of us who are fans know who they are. They don't hide around three little initials do they? No. And as for those who wish to make threats against you, they are just venting what they feel is an attack not only against a band that they love, but an attack on their freedom to enjoy what they want to. I'll place bets that you work at a Wal-Mart don't you? Probably have never drank or heard a swear word before have you? I'd love to know. You might be a nice person otherwise....but guess what? Not all of us are "teenage metalhead morons" as you so put it. Did you know that many of us listen to classic rock, country, and oh my God- Classical sometimes? I'm sorry, I said God. Does that offend you? Most of us who are Anthrax fans are not teenagers and take offense to that too. We hold full time jobs and in my case, probably have protected your sorry ass while you were walking around in public. We are from every walk of life.

    And about Biohazard....why don't you just leave them alone too. They're from Brooklyn you know. I wouldn't doubt it if everyone from these great bands you mentioned had a loved one or knew of someone close that died in the horrific events of 9/11. Lay off it ok?

    As for your idea about boycotting Anthrax and the like, I think it had been said by're not in the demographic. And I doubt if you'll get your article published in any metal, rock or guitar magazine. Now, why don't you go to something useful like become a paperweight or something. God knows we need more of those around my office.

    you lost the name game (1.00 / 1) (#128)
    by Anonymous Reader on Fri Nov 2nd, 2001 at 12:52:57 PM PST
    in light of the anthrax name controversy I visited for the first time today and it will be my last. Low quality articles, inexcusibly poorly researched, and completely hypocritical. You accuse the band of profiting from the terrorist attacks, yet you do the same as much as your skills allow.
    - not for adults
    - not from adults.

    You are correct. (5.00 / 1) (#130)
    by Anonymous Reader on Sat Nov 3rd, 2001 at 08:43:19 AM PST
    Perhaps you should check out Linux King's anti adequacy site: I am sure you will find plenty of common ground.

    Dave Mustaine (none / 0) (#131)
    by Anonymous Reader on Sun Nov 4th, 2001 at 06:34:54 AM PST
    Dave Mustaine (Megadeth), never made any anti-Napster statements. He was just pissed that "The world needs a hero" got on napster by a mistake of their label Captitol Records.

    Politics and music don't mix (none / 0) (#132)
    by Anonymous Reader on Sun Nov 4th, 2001 at 06:39:53 AM PST
    Politics and music don't mix. Remember that next time!

    I've read some bollox in my time..... (none / 0) (#133)
    by Anonymous Reader on Sun Nov 4th, 2001 at 04:40:51 PM PST
    .... but this just takes the biscuit.

    Before you use the tag line "News for Grown-ups", maybe you should wait till your balls drop first?


    Anthrax will never change the name (none / 0) (#135)
    by Anonymous Reader on Tue Nov 6th, 2001 at 03:07:37 PM PST
    Dear DMG,
    I'm more and more wondered from your completely empty vision of reality... The only way to boycott Anthrax is by not buying their albums: and do you really think you'll find just one metalhead who should accept this 'cause this band has an unpolitically correct name??? I don't buy an album only if I don't like it, nevermind if they are called Anthrax, Beach Boys, Bee-Gees or Genital Torturers... is it clear?
    You have not to apologize for the ridicolous errors on your past article: this just demonstrates that you're a poor journalist who doesn't know ethical duties of information either. You just write because your teacher learnt it to you, nothing less, nothing more. And another demonstration of your total ignorance is contained in a reply that you wrote for a comment on your last article, in which you report some Anthrax's songs lyrics... well, dear DMG, first off, some lyrics you wrote are not by Anthrax but Slayer! Second thing: lyrics don't matter, everyone has freedom of expression and there is no one criminal code at the world which is allowed to punish the thoughts... this is a just a prerogative of the totalitarian nazist regime, and it seems to be inside the sense of your thoughts, isn'it?
    You are socially dangerous, DMG, 'cause you really don't know how many damages could breed the ignorance which people such as you spread all over the world... Anthrax - the band - is less dangerous than you, remember...

    No death threats here... (none / 0) (#139)
    by Anonymous Reader on Fri Jan 25th, 2002 at 04:04:08 PM PST
    As a long-time fan of the band Anthrax, I was shocked to hear that a newsgroup claiming to be "the Internet's premier source of controversial news" had attacked them without knowing the facts. While I appreciate your clarification of the facts, the simple truth of the matter is, you should probably look in the mirror a little more closely. I'm quite sure that this will fall on deaf ears (and I'll explain why momentarily), but I have to vent. First of all, while I by NO means condone death threats, perhaps you should examine more closely why you received so many of them. To put it simply, YOU attacked first, blindly, and without warning or provocation. This is a band that has millions of fans worldwide, and you didn't think there would be backlash? Let me reiterate, THIS DOESN'T MAKE DEATH THREATS RIGHT. I, for one, have had quite enough senseless death and destruction for one lifetime. You, however, must shoulder some of the blame in that regard. Secondly, while I sympathize with those who have lost loved ones in these senseless biological attacks, changing a bands name doesn't change anything. I could be wrong, but I don't remember any great hue and cry for the Rolling Stones to change their name when eight people died in a rockslide in Hawaii in 1999. I don't recall anybody asking Massive Attack to change its name when 168 individuals lost their lives in the Oklahoma City bombing of 1995. Thousands die yearly in automobile accidents, but I still find albums by The Cars in every record store I frequent. Fact of the matter is, moving letters around can't reverse a tragedy. Painful though it may be, death happens; it's a by-product of life. Thirdly, you did neglect to inform your readership that the band Anthrax is from, (where else) New York City. Suggesting that they were insensitive to the events and aftermath of September 11th was both irresponsible and tasteless in the extreme. I truly feel sorry for the ignorant among us who look to you and your ilk for guidance in the same way I pity the ignorant followers of other misguided zealots. You are the ones who will surely bring about the death of the rest of us, who want nothing more than to live in peace. When I said in my opening that this letter would fall on deaf ears this is what I was talking about. Anyone who would write such a reckless piece of slander is obviously used to forming opinions with no use for facts, and will do anything to preserve their overinflated (and undeserved) ego trip, to include dodging the truth. I particularly enjoyed the way you cast all the blame away from yourself at the end of your "factual corrections" article: "I apologise for the factual errors in my story. I can only lay the blame squarely at the feet of the other editors at this site. They and they alone allowed the article in question to stay on the front page for such a long time. Even a cursory read by those lazy workshy goodfornothings would have revealed so many glaring errors that the article was almost a parody of poor journalism." One of your faithful lambs said, "It takes a big man to admit his mistakes," yet you claim that it wasn't YOUR fault that the article posted was so incredibly misinformed. Classic. You almost got the last part of that right, too, but you made a slight misstatement. It wasn't "almost a parody of poor journalism"; it was poor journalism that almost could have passed as parody.

    "Ignorance is no excuse for violence"
    -Anthrax "One World" from Among the Living

    "Sex isn't pornography, violence is"
    -Anthrax Attack of the Killer B's liner notes

    "Judge yourself, no one else"
    -Anthrax "Burst" from Sound of White Noise


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