P542 ORACLE 542 Sat29 Jul C4 2200:12  3/5    Metal and the Devil /3 Is Roger Cook trying to tell us The Bible is now classed as Satanic literature? I think not. Apart from their brilliant music, the band seem to be really nice guys from what I can gather from the many interviews I have read. The only thing that managed to calm me down after the Cook Report on devil worship was Alan Robson's "Nightowls" programme on a local Tyneside radio station... letter continues > BSVs Index 540 News From US 543 USA News Record Reviews Fanzine Buzz
P542 ORACLE 542 Sat29 Jul C4 2205:01  4/5    Metal and the Devil /4 Following the Cook Report programme during which Iron Maiden's n—me was linked with devil worship, local radio presenter Alan Robson was keen to point out the band, who he has interviewed on several occasions, are nice blokes. Also, when the band are touring they get involved in charity work all over the place - most of which is never mentioned. Does this sound like the work of devil worshippers? Having seen the band on their last tour, Satanism was the last thought in the audience's mind, not to mention the band's. TIM LEIGHTON, Tynemouth. write in > BSVs Index 540 News From US 543 USA News Record Reviews Fanzine Buzz
P542 ORACLE 542 Sat29 Jul C4 2201:10  5/5        GOT SOMETHING TO SAY?  YOU'RE NOW READING THE NATION'S ONLY DAILY MUSIC LETTERS PAGE. USEIT The writer of our "Letter Of The Week" (printed every weekend) wins a full-price album token.  Get scribbling to: Letters, BSVs, ORACLE, 25-32 Marshall Street, London W1V 1LL. Letter of the Week > BSVS Index 540 News From US 543 USA News Record Reviews Fanzine Buzz
P542 ORACLE 542 Sat29 Jul C4 2200:11  1/5    Metal and the Devil Dear BSVs I recently watched with horror the "Cook Report Special" concerning Satanism and the various aspects of devil worship. Inevitably, before long, heavy metal music was mentioned in connection with this type of practice. It is not hard to see why this was, since a great deal of metal groups unwisely promote this image - and in some cases encourage it. letter continues > BSVs Index 540 News From US 543 ORACLE VIEWERS HOLIDAY OFFERS 598/9 USA News Record Reviews Fanzine Buzz
P542 ORACLE 542 Sat29 Jul C4 2200:00  2/5    Metal and the Devil /2 Such groups as Slayer obviously lead the media to conclude heavy metal is connected with Satanism - but does that mean all metal groups are? To hear Iron Maiden's n—lf mentioned (On the Cook Report) as a band involved in such practices infuriated me. Out of eight albums and nrlfrous singles and B-sides, only one song - "The Number Of The Beast" - could ever be linked with Satanism and even that song was about the Biblical story of how the Devil got defeated. continues > BSVs Index 540 News From US 543 USA News Record Reviews Fanzine Buzz