October 25, 2001
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) issued a list of bands that promote racist, bigoted or hateful ideas. The list Bigots Who Rock: An ADL List of Hate Music Groups identifies 541 bands, primarily based in the United States and Europe, that use hate-filled lyrics or have active links to organized hate groups.
The list is available at the ADL's Web site, www.adl.org, along with Links to additional information on the hate music scene, extremist groups and the burgeoning hate recording industry. The list was issued on the eve of what the ADL describes as one of the largest annual hate music festivals in the United States, Hammerfest 2001, which is scheduled to take place Oct. 27-28 at an undisclosed location. It is the third annual festival sponsored by Hammerskin Nation, a neo-Nazi group that uses hardcore music as a vehicle for white supremacist beliefs. -- Jewish Telegraphic Agency