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Catholic Church Reviled In Hard Core Music Video

Catholic Church Reviled In Hard Core Music Video

Hardcore Kiwi metal band, Legacy of Disorder’s hard hitting new music video ‘Façade’, aims to kick the Catholic Church repeatedly in the head over recent revelations of child abuse by priests in Ireland and the subsequent cover up.

The video features sinister priests, vulnerable children and religious symbols such as rosary beads, along with a driving Metal crunch and lyrics that send the shivers of anger rippling up and down your spine:

‘Clutching your bible with guilt and sin
Behind the mask, evil lives within
Using a façade to torment souls
Behind closed doors you lose control
In time a victim screamed your name
Then many more, they shared the pain
You knew the truth while hiding the shame
Without remorse you passed the blame

Outspoken lead guitarist and songwriter Rana Freilich says the song expresses Legacy of Disorder’s disgust, revulsion and heartfelt cry against this evil.

“There are a lot of people in positions of power over children out there who are simply evil. Nine times out of ten it’s not the guys who look like the baddies – the long-haired hippies, the skinheads or the guys with tattoos… its people like priests, cops or politicians – and all those who hide behind a façade of respectability,” he says.

The music video for Façade was filmed in the US, after the band’s New Zealand record company deemed the subject matter too controversial. However even in the US the band faced some challenges.

“Do you know how hard it was to find anyone in Oklahoma willing to play the part of the priests? It would have been easier to find people to star in a porn movie! It took two months to find people to do it!” Rana says.

Rana says the band is not anti-religion. They are certainly anti hypocrisy. And they are sickened by scandals such as the Catholic sex abuse cases that have rocked the church around the world.”

“It’s time the paedophiles and those that try and cover it up are brought down”. I’m revolted at them using their positions of authority to destroy young lives. It’s time for the Church to pull the splinter out of its own eye and repent,” he says.

Legacy of Disorder is no stranger to controversy. In 2008 they were banned at the last minute from playing at the Rugby World Sevens in New Zealand, with their music being deemed “too heavy” and “likely to start a riot”

Legacy of Disorder come, for the most part, from New Zealand, where lead guitarist Rana Freilich recruited bass man Jason Keill in 2001 and later vocalist James Robinson in 2005 to shape their own brand of Metal. Last year the band headed for Dallas, Texas, where, under the guidance of producer Sterling Winfield (Pantera; Damageplan; Hellyeah) they recorded their debut self titled album, with US based drummer Matt Thompson.

ENDS

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