Punk Rock music legends The Exploited have released a statement on the recent incident that took place at one of their concerts where a Russian fan was stabbed and later passed away after the bands show in St. Petersburg.
According to BLABBERMOUTH via a the Russian website Life, a 27 year old man, who is only being referred to as Igor confronted a group at the concert after he overheard them chanting what was translated to “zigovat” which is a reference to the phrase “Sieg Hell” a reference to those sympathize with Nazi beliefs. A fight broke out between Igor and the group and it resulted in Igor being stabbed in the abdomen.
Authorities are investigating what happened and are gathering information from eyewitnesses about where the suspects could be located.
The Exploited released a statement on what happend,
“We have just been told that an EXPLOITED fan had been killed outside our gig in St Petersburg after Saturday’s concert. Our condolences go out to his family and hopefully they catch the people who did this. There are a lot of people here talking shit as if it is THE EXPLOITED’s fault that this kid got killed outside a gig.”
“Let’s get a few points cleared up. If we had seen anyone sieg heiling at our gig, we would have had them kicked the fuck out. Also, if the people who are talking shit had seen someone do this, then why did they do fuck-all about it? There was 1700 people at the gig.”
“We had stopped playing five or six times due to the bouncers beating up the punks at the front of the stage. Nazi skins or punks are not welcome to our gigs ever.”