NewsFebruary 23, 2014 12:10 PM ET10,224 views

Thy Art Is Murder fans rush stage; drama ensues

Saturday Australian deathcore unit Thy Art Is Murder was temporarily banned from their homeland's Soundwave festival after reportedly encouraging fans to crash the stage and "smash" security during a February 22nd performance. According to News Feeds, the band's vocalist told the crowd, "There are thousands of you and dozens of security. Smash them. All of you get on the stage." Shortly thereafter, as seen in the video below, roughly 100 fans stormed the stage. The band's sound was eventually cut. Soundwave promoter AJ Maddah was not pleased, and claimed that police nearly shut down the entire event. Thy Art Is Murder was then kicked off Soundwave (temporarily - see below).

Hours later, however, it seems that Maddah's stance had softened:

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