In a recent Interview with Jimmy Cabbs, WATAIN mastermind Erik Danielsson threw light on battle between black metal and Antifa. He said (Transcribe via Blabbermouth):
“Yeah, I kind of have to, considering the recent events, but what can I say? I think it has to do with this: I think it has to do with the fact that black metal is getting more and more attention from people who have no relation whatsoever to the 40-year-old history of this culture, this movement and these people are going to find it very complicated, I think, to moralize over an artform where rule number one has always been that there are no morals to take into consideration. You’re looking at a very complicated discussion to have if you’re going to start, like I said, moralizing over this, so, I think that’s exactly what’s going on. It’s an extremely complicated discussion. People who are very concerned with, for example, politics and so on, they think that they’re finding things that are antagonist to their worldview.
I’m sure they will. I mean, in WATAIN, there are no politics to be considered, but somehow, people always find bits and pieces here and there that they get upset by and so on. In a way, it’s all good. If you don’t face opposition as a black metal band from people who are very concerned with upholding western moral ethical standards, then I think you are doing something wrong. There has to be opposition like that. What I do not like — I take the fight any day if it had to do with opinions and viewpoints that we actually stood for, but I’m very bored about talking about politics, for example or when people just haven’t got the idea of what this is all about. There are no politics in WATAIN whatsoever. If people see that, they’re looking at it from the wrong angle. It becomes very tiresome. I can defend myself anytime if people have a problem with us being a satanic band, any day, I’ll take that discussion, sure. But, if they’re calling us anything else than that, then they’re wrong. They’re on the wrong path.”
On being asked about WATAIN’s brand of black metal in the so called ‘age of morality’, He said:
“Yeah, it’s a good thing. I mean, records like this will keep on coming out, no matter what happens. No matter if we got the new Tipper Gore in the Antifa. That’s exactly what it is. People are scared of diabolical things. These things, the devil always wins. It’s an old lesson learned. If people want to try to fight him, be my guest. It’s a battle lost before it’s even begun for these people.”