Thanks to Alternativepress.com for this article:
Who says Americans can’t be shocked anymore? Ferret Records hardcore act Hellmouth have apparently been targeted for protest surrounding their scheduled performance at Failure Fest 5 this weekend in Logansport, Indiana.
A press release for the band says that an area high school student allegedly took home a flier for the show that eventually ended up in the hands of a local priest.
Guitarist Alex Awn explains: “The priest looked us up on the internet and says the first thing he sees is this priest (referring to our album cover [for Destroy Everything, Worship Nothing]) and inverted crosses and pentagrams. He tried to pressure promoter to kick us off the bill and threatened to bring a protest if we play. However the promoter has assured us that we can play totally uncensored.”
When AP asked for further thoughts from the band, Awn added, “From Elvis to Black Sabbath and from N.W.A. to Spongebob SquarePants, the Catholic Church has always and will always find artistic expression to criticize and condemn. If the church chooses to picket Hellmouth shows, too, at least we’re in good company. At the end of the day, Hellmouth doesn’t give a fuck about anybody. Destroy Everything. Worship Nothing.”
Failure Fest is an annual food drive put on “by punks, for punks.”