July 9, 2024

Simone Salvatori (Spiritual Front) goes pro-Putin and gets massive backlash

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Simone Salvatori (Spiritual Front) goes pro-Putin and gets massive backlash

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Update:Yesterday Russia deliberately hit Ukraine’s largest children’s hospital, Okhmatdyt (abbreviation for “Mother-and-Child Care”, Okhorona Matery ta Dityny) resulting in the death of over 30 people and many wounded children, including babies. Simone Salvatori – as usually – spread the Kremlin propaganda that Ukraine would have hit the hospital themselves, whereas all available evidence clearly shows it was a Russian missile.

Spiritual Front, signed to the German label Prophecy Productions, is getting more and more backlash from the general public due to its founding member Simone Salvatori (online also active as ‘Alex Vice’) being a very vocal pro-Putin fan supporting the war launched against Ukraine.

That he is quite pro-Putin is not exactly news, you can see it clearly below.

On Friday 10 November 2023 for instance, Simone Salvatori announced two special solo shows in Moscow and Saint Petersburg, Russia, right after dates planned in Tbilisi (Georgia), Almaty (Kazakhstan) and Istanbul (Turkey). The announcement led to a huge shitstorm to the point where Salvatori deleted the announcement and issued a rather poorly formulated ‘apology’.

Fans from Ukraine and elsewhere started to point out certain posts that were liked by Simone Salvatori, now nicknamed ‘Zimone’, including a post by Fabrizio Giannese (Aborym). Simone replied that he ‘didn’t understand the post’ which was posted in Italian to start with, Simone’s mother tongue…

As a result the concert in Warsaw (Poland), scheduled on 12 November – just two days after the Facebook post on 12 November – was immediately cancelled by the promoter upon learning about Simone’s Russian concerts. Also the concert in Vilnius (Lithuania), scheduled on 20 April 2024, was canceled by the promotor. It didn’t stop there, the promotor Pink Hearts furthermore canceled the concerts in May in Tbilisi (Georgia), Almaty (KazakHstan) and Istanbul (Turkey).

Oh, and also Side-Line gets mentioned, although we never had any dealings with Simone.

Simone is also a regular troll on our Instagram page where he tries to push Kremlin lies and continues to attack Side-Line for its role in denouncing vatniks like Simone and their creepy agenda.

You can read a whole lot more on how Simone acts online and his real agenda from this website that is going to list all bands from the dark scene who have been pushing Putin’s agenda. It’s clear: Side-Line will not entertain or propagate Kremlin rhetoric.

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Bernard - Side-Line Staff Chief editor
Bernard Van Isacker is the Chief Editor of Side-Line Magazine. With a career spanning more than two decades, Van Isacker has established himself as a respected figure in the darkwave scene.

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