Orange County act Corporate Avenger is seeing controversy continue to escalate as the release of their album approaches next week. In addition to threats and angry correspondence, it now seems the liberal media won’t even stand behind the artists.
MTV, Comedy Central and E! have all refused to air the Corporate Avenger TV spot in top markets such as Chicago and Phoenix due to the words “THE BIBLE IS BULL****” in succession.
The majority of stations will only run the Corporate Avenger spot after 10PM.
Corporate Avenger have backed up their lyrics and songs’ focus from the beginning. In a recent interview, band member The Wind stated, “when Christian people see things like ‘the bible is bull****’, they immediately think it represents an absence of values… actually it’s the opposite of what it means to us. We believe that the bible should be held to the same standards as other works of art and literature. Many of the groups who protest the performance and sale of music and film due to content, read and sell the bible to children when it contains the very same content.”
Corporate Avenger see their album “Freedom Is A State Of Mind” as a direct response to a recent ‘Newsweek’ cover-story that took an in-depth look into Christian music and the tens of millions of young people that support it. The meaning behind Corporate Avenger’s music is actually the antithesis of negativity towards religion, ethics and morals.
Corporate Avenger are currently on the road with Insolence and their debut album on KOCH Records, “Freedom Is A State Of Mind”, hits stores Tuesday, July 24, 2001.
Corporate Avenger Tour Dates
- July 21 – Tucson AZ – The Rock
- July 22 – Tempe AZ – Boston’s
- July 24 – Albuquerque NM – Launch Pad
- July 26 – St. Louis MO – Pops Annex
- July 27 – Omaha NE – KIWR Radio Show
- July 30 – Minneapolis MN – Ascot Room – The Quest
- July 31 – Lincoln NE – Knickerbocker’s
- August 02 – Lawrence KS – Bottleneck
- August 03 – Springfield MO – Juke Joint
- August 04 – Cincinnati OH – Bogart’s
- August 05 – Detroit MI – St. Andrews
- August 06 – Chicago IL – House of Blues
- August 08 – Cleveland OH – Agora Ballroom
- August 11 – Colorado Springs CO – Colorado Music Hall
- August 12 – Denver CO – Bluebird Theatre
- August 15 – San Francisco CA – Slim’s
- August 17 – W Hollywood CA – Roxy Theatre