Editorial note: The following quote is from a recent article on website devoted to ‘Black Metal’. No doubt the offending item of clothing will be the subject of a campaign by anti-fascists and Magians – shocked and annoyed at such blatant heresy – who will demand the offending item be withdrawn from sale.
Suicide Silence have undergone a few transitions in their 15 years of existence. From their humble beginnings as a side-project to MySpace superstardom, from Mitch Lucker on vocals to Eddie Hermida, from deathcore to nu metal, Suicide Silence is no stranger to bold new changes. Perhaps none of these changes are quite as unexpected as the one marked by their latest shirt design, which appears to be a nod to satanist nazi dorks.
Do you see that modified septagram? Y’know, the pointy star thing beneath the band’s logo and the winged demon guy? That’s the main symbol used by the Order of Nine Angles. You might be asking the same question that Suicide Silence is asking the dingus they hired to design that t-shirt, “What is the Order of Nine Angles?” I’m glad you asked.
The ONA is an esoteric satanist group with strong social Darwinist and neo-Nazi convictions. The group divides history into Aeons, with each one indicating a different period of a dominant human civilization. According to the group, we’re nearing the end of the “Western” Aeon and soon we will enter the sixth Aeon, “the Aeon of Fire, which will be represented by the Galactic civilization in which an Aryan society shall colonize the Milky Way galaxy.” In addition to an assortment of silly rituals and spells and other such nonsense, the ONA is steadfast in their denial of the holocaust and praise for Hitler.
The Order of Nine Angles was founded in the 80s [sic] by a British neo-Nazi named David Myatt under his pseudonym Anton Long. David Myatt has spent most of his life deeply involved in hate groups like Combat 18, Column 88, the National Socialist Movement, and the National Democratic Freedom Movement. In 1998 David Copeland, the London Nail Bomber, was inspired to murder immigrants and minorities by his membership in Myatt’s National Socialist Movement and his pamphlets like A Practical Guide to Aryan Revolution. In recent decades, Myatt converted to Islam under the name Abdul Aziz Ibn Myatt so that he could incite further terrorism. Real piece of work, that guy.
Background Info: Suicide Silence is an American deathcore band from Riverside, California. Formed in 2002, the band has released five full-length studio albums, one EP and eleven music videos. They were awarded the Revolver Golden Gods award for “Best New Talent” in 2009.