Michael W. Smith founded Rocketown in 1994 with the goal of introducing troubled youth to Jesus. The club contains a skating park, coffee bar, and dance floor, but the main attraction there is its music. Since the mission of the club is to give teens a positive influence, it is especially troubling to know that there have been many satanic bands that have been booked to play there.
Some of these include Skeletonwitch and Toxic Holocaust to name a few. The names of these bands are disturbing enough, but the lyrics to their songs are even more so. For example, one of the songs included by Toxic Holocaust was “Nuke the Cross”. Another band called Black Dahlia Murder has a song titled Black Valor which says:” striking with satanic force we’ll crust their fabled Christ”.
When questioned as to why satanic bands were being booked to play at Rocketown, the staff claimed that they were trying to reach youth that wouldn’t come to their facility to see a Christian band. They claim that it is the parent’s responsibility to research the bands playing there and that they never claimed all of the performers there would be Christian artists.