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Verd
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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 2:41 pm 
 

Maltese cross: ✠ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maltese_cross

Here it's used only in two albums, one's upcoming:
1- https://www.metal-archives.com/albums/B ... nity/95245
2- https://www.metal-archives.com/albums/T ... %A0/698393

I'm wondering if such a particular character is allowed, it's not even an ASCII character (it's in Unicode). What's the policy regarding such strange and barely used characters? I mean, it's not a Cyrillic, Chinese, Devanagari or whatever character but something really "strange" that does not belong to any alphabet.

The same happens with the Dagger character † ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dagger_(typography) ) that on the whole Metal Archives appears only in two song titles and a single Japanese band's name.

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Azmodes
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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 2:55 pm 
 

eh, that's the equivalent of writing "AC/DC" with the lightning bolt. Looks more like part of the cover design than something we should reflect as part of the actual title. I'd replace it with a hyphen or comma, unless there is some explicit reason why the band insists on spelling it that way.
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PaganiusI
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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 3:09 pm 
 

The upcoming one (second link) is also spelled that way on Bandcamp:

https://thedeathwheelers.bandcamp.com/
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Azmodes
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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 4:19 am 
 

Yeah, saw that. On the other hand, the Bible of the Devil one is spelled with commas on their Bandcamp. Somehow I also doubt that people referring to the Death Wheelers album are always going to include those crosses, including the band themselves.

Also huh, new Death Wheelers. Yay.
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