Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Down's appearance at FortaRock canceled by organizers following Phil Anselmo's "white power" gesture

Down has been removed from the billing of this year's edition of FortaRock festival following Phil Anselmo's 'white power' gesture.

FortaRock organizers said in a statement: "After the recent outbursts by singer Phil Anselmo during the Dimebash event in the U.S., his band Down is no longer welcome at FortaRock. Anselmo ended the show in the U.S. with a Nazi salute and shouted 'white power.' There has been close consultation between all parties recent days, since we wanted to make a well informed decision. On that basis, the decision is made to cancel the act. We want to make clear that there is no room for racism or fascism on FortaRock."

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