Five Finger Death Punch Detained in Germany
Tue, 08 Jun 2010 10:18:56
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According to AOL's Noisecreep metal blog, the German police detained Jeremy Spencer, Zoltan Bathory and Matt Snell of Five Finger Death Punch last week while the band was en route to the country's Rock Am Ring Festival, which they were scheduled to play on June 4. The Munich Police Department alerted the Nuremberg Airport authorities, and a group of officers took the band members into custody for an alleged international weapons violation.
Turns out, while at first terrifying, it was all one big misunderstanding and much adieu was made about de nada, to use two different languages in one mixed metaphor! "We have been cooperating with the German Police and you could say, so far, the whole procedure went over fairly smoothly. They did understand what was going on, but had no choice other than to uphold their laws," guitarist Zoltan Bathory told Noisecreep. "We get it. As visitors to any country, we have to respect their internal laws; though fairly often, those laws are unbeknownst to us and may be drastically different from our own." Bathory continued, "Some laws can be even harsh, like you can be legally beaten with a cane in Singapore. Or there's a British couple in prison in Dubai simply for kissing in a restaurant. Apparently public kissing is punishable by prison there, so remember next time you heading to Dubai ... no smooching! As for Germany, the laws and the police are much much friendlier. However, if you have microphones in the shape of brass knuckles, you will have to part with your precious stage prop, and expect a hefty fine for weapon violation, prop or not. It's apparently a no-go."
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The band was able to move forward with its touring plans as scheduled.
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