BALTIMORE (WBOC/AP)- A Baltimore label that distributed music by Wade Michael Davis, the gunman in the Wisconsin Sikh temple shooting, says it has removed all of the band's music from its website.
Label 56 issued the following statement:
"Label 56 is very sorry to hear about the tragedy in Wisconsin and our thoughts are with the families and friends of those who are affected. We have worked hard over the years to promote a positive image and have posted many articles encouraging people to take a positive path in life, to abstain from drugs, alcohol, and just general behavior that can affect ones life negatively. Likewise we have never sought attention by using "shock value"/ symbols and ideology that are generally labeled as such. With that being said, all images and products related to End Apathy have been removed from our site. We do not wish to profit from this tragedy financially or with publicity. In closing please do not take what Wade did as honorable or respectable and please do not think we are all like that. Thank you, Label 56"
Authorities said Davis, who was killed at the scene of the temple shooting that left six other people dead, played in white supremacist heavy metal bands. Page also described himself as a member of the skinhead group "Hammerskins Nation," according to the SITE Monitoring Service, a Maryland-based firm that searches the Internet for extremist activity.