British death metal band Carcass were scheduled to play the Pulp Summer Slam in the Philippines on April 25th, but it seems their visas were denied by the local government.
The band issued the following statement on their Facebook page:
“Sorry Malaysia, no show for you guys in May. Seems like your government officials still haven’t updated their calendars to the 21st century – we’ve had our visas declined on the basis of our “lyrical content”. Laughable and embarrassing. Give us a call when you get yourselves a sensible secular state. PS if you’re reading this you’re too late, we already “corrupted” your youth and played Kuching last year!”
According to Bandsintown, the only May tour date for Carcass is Force Fest Guadalajara in Mexico, so maybe in their fury the band mixed up the months. Also, some fans have taken offense to Carcass’ turning the Malaysian flag upside down, given that it was the Philippine government – a different country – that denied them entry. Carcass played in Kuching, Malaysia last year without incident.