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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/this_world/4446342.stm





    Investigating the 'death metal' murders
    By Sam Bagnall
    Producer, Death Metal Murders


    One man's relentless search for his missing son led him to uncover one of the most shocking crimes in post-war Italy - a tale of satanism and violence that has gripped the country for more than a year.


    Michele Tollis spent six years searching for his son Fabio

    In January 1998 Fabio Tollis and Chiara Marino, both just 16, disappeared.

    They had been drinking at a pub called the Midnight - the centre of the heavy metal scene in Milan - and they never came home.

    The police and many of their friends just thought they had run off together. But their parents refused to accept this.

    Michele Tollis, Fabio's father, began to attend metal concerts and festivals across Europe, handing out leaflets and quizzing Fabio's friends.

    Fabio and his friends were into the most extreme forms of heavy metal music - death metal and black metal, music obsessed with images of murder and satanism - and the role of this music is central to the story.

    No one can contradict me when I say that heavy metal and satanism are closely linked

    Michele Tollis

    It emerged that Chiara, the girl who disappeared with Fabio, had a collection of satanic literature and paraphernalia in her bedroom.

    During this search, Michele Tollis became convinced that satanism had something to do with his son's disappearance.

    "No one can contradict me when I say that heavy metal and satanism are closely linked. They're inseparable," he says.

    Many of Fabio's friends appeared to be evasive when questioned about his whereabouts and Michele became convinced they were hiding something.

    Over the next six years he built up a dossier of intelligence about them; who knew whom and which bands they played in.

    'Alarm bells'

    Then in January 2004 Michele was watching the local news. An item came on reporting a brutal murder in their nearby town of Somma Lombardo.

    A young man called Andrea Volpe had been arrested and admitted killing his ex-girlfriend.


    Fabio (c) and Chiara (second r) were members of Beasts of Satan

    Alarm bells went off in Michele's head because Volpe had played in a death metal band with his son. He called the police and arranged a meeting.

    "It was a strange story, the one Michele Tollis told," says Teniente Enzo Molinari of the carabinieri.

    "But he didn't only tell a story; he backed it up with a very convincing body of paperwork and photographs which he had gathered over the past six years.

    "He had carried out a true investigation on the disappearance of his son and his son's girlfriend, all on his own."

    Using Michele's dossier of information, the police interrogated Volpe about the disappearances.

    Finally Volpe confessed and led the police to where Fabio and Chiara were buried.
    Michele's hunt was over, but the revelations were just beginning.

    One of Fabio's school friends, Mario Maccione, confessed to having beaten Fabio to death with a hammer.

    He also revealed that the boys had been part of a wider satanic sect called the Beasts of Satan.

    It was revealed Andrea Bontade, a drummer, had been terrorised into committing suicide.

    Soon, other mysterious deaths were being linked to the Beasts.

    One priest, Don Aldo Buonaito, has set up a helpline for parents and children worried about satanism.

    A spate of church burnings in Norway were linked to black metal

    He has also called for death metal music to be banned.

    "If music makes itself an instrument of nefarious deeds and death it should be stopped," he says. ...


    One of the favourite bands of the Beasts of Satan sect in Italy was Deicide - an American death metal band led by Glen Benton, a self-professed satanist who has an upside down cross branded into his forehead


    i've never listened to death metal really, not my kinda music. i just had a listen to some deicide on amazon and nah i don't like it, its sounds like the singer is burping into the mic


    i can undertsand its appeal for rebellious kids, but killing people....

  • #2
    Everybody knows country is the Devil's music...
    Originally posted by Caliban
    You guys really should invest in cable if all you have to wank to is 7th Heaven and America's Funiest home Videos.

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    • #3
      wont these dumb kids kick themselves when they die and find out theres no such thing as satan..

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      • #4
        Originally posted by flukewurm
        wont these dumb kids kick themselves when they die and find out theres no such thing as satan..



        thats why its sad, they're just kids really just 16 years old


        it raises another question but should such music be banned? ??

        this Glen Benton bloke is kind of making a living out of others trouble.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by raggety

          it raises another question but should such music be banned? ??

          this Glen Benton bloke is kind of making a living out of others trouble.


          good for glen. these ****************tards just needed an excuse. dont EVEN begin to blame the music.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by flukewurm


            good for glen. these ****************tards just needed an excuse. dont EVEN begin to blame the music.



            ya think they still would have been killers if they listened to trad jazz ?

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            • #7
              possible and probable.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by flukewurm
                possible and probable.



                maybe they would? there's some crazy ****************ers about man...

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