Carach Angren unexpectedly found themselves in the middle of a political row caused by Dutch Christian political outlet ChristenUnie. Party spokesman Henk Stoffels issued a call for the ban of the band’s show at the P60 in Amstelveen on December 24th. He basically claimed the band was “satanic”, and their “demonic music would lead the youth astray”.
In several interviews, Carach Angren clarified: “We are not and have never been a Satanic black metal outfit. We are a horror metal band telling supernatural stories on our albums and during our theatrical live performances.”
The Dutch masters of horror furthermore strongly rejected the accusation that they would lead youth to actions like that committed by Norwegian right-wing terrorist and Christian extremist Anders Breivik as insidiously claimed by Mr. Stoffels. In a sign of goodwill and forgiveness, the band sent their latest album and a lollipop to the politician.