Want to write songs about death ? Don't do it in Seattle because some parents will get up a petition like they did against local goth/deathrock band Schoolyard Heroes.
"We are a group of upset parents who are trying to stop a tragedy before it begins, and that tragedy is Schoolyard Heroes," the online petition read. "It has been brought to our attention that there is a cult of young children, ONLY 13 YEARS OLD in some cases, following this band around and running away from home. This must be stopped."
"They are evil! They want to corrupt our children and drive them to murder with their fascination with the dark and evil world of Satan!"In an interview the band discuss the problem:
"It's incredible, there's nothing that can celebrate the ignorance of parents like this letter -- how out of touch are they with the lives of their children?" Bergman, admitting that the band's lyrics do in fact discuss "zombies and stuff," as well as other graphic imagery, states the those involved with the petition have "clearly never heard our music our seen our shows… We love everyone, we give everyone a chance, it's not about worshipping the devil -- it's a Halloween dance every night."