April 05, 2021

Satanic Panic 2.0 and Heavy Metal

That eeevil Heavy Metal Music. Catholic activists slam Seton Hall radio station's 'Satanic' music

All hell has broken loose at Seton Hall University, where religious objections have been raised over a student-run radio station playing heavy metal.

Seton Hall is a Catholic institution.

In a move straight out of the 1984 “Footloose” movie playbook, The Lepanto Institute, an arch-conservative lay Catholic organization — which takes its name from a 16th-century naval battle between the Pope’s Holy League and the Ottoman Empire — has gathered hundreds of signatures on a petition demanding the station be silenced.

The lyrics are inciting Satanism, blasphemy and lead to violent behavior. Or something.

And of course you get a bunch of old folks praying about Heavy Metal music, you are going to get a reaction out of a group of university students, even at a Catholic university.

“We have stood praying the rosary outside the radio station to stop this diabolical evil, and literally have had students yell, ‘Hail Satan!’ at us,” said Maria Woltornist, of Glen Gardner, N.J., one of the organizers of the campaign to shut down the 73-year-old station.

They mention a band and song I haven't heard of. I may have to check out the music.


  1. Seton Hall maybe nominally Catholic but for the most part nobody ever hears about anything going on there. Would be interesting to know if what the radio station has been playing all along. Heavy metal is not what I normally hear students listening so maybe it was throw back dayto

  2. Shared a house in college with a guy that attended a Catholic high school a which they had a dance.
    Very early on, the song "Mony Mony" was played and keeping with the "tradition" of the song they screamed "get laid get fucked."
    The dance ended early !!!!

  3. If a student can't play satanic music at a Catholic University I mean what is the meaning of freeedom, maturity, good taste or responsibility. But we are talking snowflakes here, take a toke and shoot up to show your solidarity. And sacrifice a baby. Freedom man.

    1. That is exactly the kind of insanity that got 4 guys sentenced to prison for a crime they didn't commit. They're real crime? Wearing black and listening to heavy metal. Which for the record is not (or mostly not) Satanic.

      It is the insanity that had the US Senate investigating Marilyn Manson for Satanism in the 1990s. He may be a little insane, but his music did not destroy this country.


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