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2007 Interview with Malevolent Creation’s Phil Fasciana Contains More Uses of the N-Word Than a White Power Rally

  • Axl Rosenberg

Malevolent Creation Phil Fasciana

Reader Josh T. has just brought this 2007 Grimoire of Exalted Deeds interview with Malevolent Creation’s Phil Fasciana to my attention. And while normally I wouldn’t deem a seven year old interview newsworthy, in light of this week’s events, it seems worth discussing. Because it basically demonstrates what a yutz Fasciana is (in case there was any doubt).

Although the author of the interview tells readers in the introduction that “This interview is very funny” and warns that although “some drama queens in metal started getting gay about the word ‘nigger’… don’t get gay,” it’s hard to see the humor in any of this. Here are some choice quotes, all attributed to Fasciana:

“You know I hate niggers. You know that’s the way the band is.  But you know, we got a lot of nigger fans… Even when we do make some racist slurs, we keep them pretty hidden…  I don’t dislike black people.  I’ve got a lot of black friends, but they’re not niggers.  There’s niggers, and then there’s black people.”


“I remember [being in] the magazine with the swastikas… At first I thought it was funny, until I went on tour and people were trying to kill me.  When beer bottles are whipping past my head and our tour bus tires get slashed, I’m like, ‘This is not cool.’”


“But let’s be real.  I’m not a lover of black people.  You know that.  I know that.  Many people know that, but we don’t need everybody in the world to know that.”


“When I’m on stage and I see a black guy in the front row, I don’t know if this guy is going to throw a knife at me, or a bomb, or hop on stage and kill me.”


“The studio was in the middle of niggertown.  When we were recording the album Eternal we would look out the window and there were niggers sitting out there making drug deals.  We couldn’t even go outside to have a cigarette without worrying about getting mugged.”


“In all reality, it wouldn’t matter if you’re the best drummer in the world.  We’d never have a nigger in the band.”


(That last quote, by the way, is referring to alleged requests from Diabolic drummer Aantar Lee Coates to join Malevolent Creation — and in case you’re wondering, yes, Coates is black.)

And that’s just a sampling. Seriously, if you did a shot every time Fasciana used that word during the course of the interview, you’d be dead by the end of the first paragraph. And that’s not even getting into assertions such as “America is trendy. It’s kind of gay,” and “They don’t listen to gay bands” in Europe. This guy really just (once again) comes off as an all-around winner.

You can read the entire interview here, although I’d do it quickly — I wouldn’t be shocked if it got pulled down in light of MetalSucks calling attention to it.

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