Mayhem’s logo has apparently been censored on a Russian tour poster in an attempt to appease the strong Christian population.
The poster for the band’s January 18 show at Tele Club in Yekaterinburg is missing their trademark inverted crosses.
Strangely, four Leviathan Crosses, which are associated with Satanism, remain in the borders.
Mayhem guitarist Teloch (Morten Bergeton Iversen) posted a photo of the doctored poster on his Instagram with the caption ‘Censured’.
It is unknown who changed the logo, but one theory is that promoters are attempting to limit backlash to the Norwegian black metal band’s visit.
About 41 per cent of citizens follow the Russian Orthodox Church, a Christian denomination, according to a 2012 survey.