The faith-based metal outfit Reformers posted their new lyric video for “Abomination” last week, but almost immediately took flak for writing and releasing a “homophobic” song, some even calling it a “publicity stunt.” Even Mediaskare took the time out to release a statement supporting, in general, the art of expression, and more specifically, a vote of confidence in the band.

The band’s frontman, Andy Backlin, took to Facebook to explain the song, stating outright it’s not directed at gay individuals:

Controversy aside, the song comes from the band’s upcoming April 29 release, Abolish, from Mediaskare Records. The album features guest spots from both Impending Doom and The Great Commission.

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