Mayhem has never been a band to shy away from controversy, whether it is laid at their feet or they purposefully incite it. So it comes as no surprise to hear that bassist Necrobutcher has agreed to go on TV with evangelist Bob Larson to be “exorcised”. Does Necrobutcher feel that this will work? To put it bluntly, not at all. Check after the jump for quotes from Necrobutcher himself.
Necrobutcher: “NRK is sending me over to Phoenix, Arizona next week. There’s this famous preacher. I’m not a believer, so I think he’s a quack. A very religious guy. He’s an exorcist; that’s what he does. I’m just there for the fun of it. He’s gonna perform an exorcism on me on national TV. So it’s gonna be wild as fuck and, of course, I don’t expect to suddenly be free from some demons or whatever. I’m just there for the fun of it and for the hell of it.
“All religious people, when they talk about [how] they talked to God or God talked to them, stuff like that, I know it’s a lie. Because they look at all the people, they speak in tongue, it’s a mass, they get into that stuff, they think, ‘If I behave like that guy, all the people will think that I truly have an open connection straight to God’ or whatever. But for us, enlightened people, we know that it’s all bullshit, that they’re full of fucking lies and shit. And that’s why I’m there: to give a little punch and a kick in the ass to this little quack and people saying that they have direct contact with God and shit like that.”