Guess we can surmise the sign they were seeing -- well, at least what Ace of Base founding member Ulf Ekberg was seeing.
The 42-year-old musician was a part of a neo-Nazi band called Commit Suicide (does it get any worse?) and supposedly has ties with the Sweden Democrats, a political party that -- while denounces the Nazis -- is considered far right.
According to a Noisey story, “Uffe was a Nazi!” some disturbing lyrics his old band sang, which was originally in Swedish and translated by the news publication, read:
“Men in white hoods march down the road, we enjoy ourselves when we’re sawing off n----s’ heads / Immigrant, we hate you! Out, out, out, out! Nordic people, wake up now! Shoot, shoot, shoot, shoot!”
Titles of some songs from Commit Suicide include: “White Power, Black Skull Slaughter” and “Don’t Touch Our Country.”
The former Ace of Base member acknowledged his troubling past but declared it irrelevant in a 1997 documentary called “Our Story.”
"I told everyone I really regret what I did. I've closed that book. I don't want to even talk about it, that time does not exist to me anymore," Ekberg said. "I closed it and threw the book away in 1987. I took the experience from it, I learned from it. But that life is not me. It's somebody else."
Now, Ekberg, according to his website, is “a visionary leader and eminent businessman,” who’s working with a strategic marketing firm that has major clients such as BMW, Fiat, IBM and LinkedIn.
The Huffington Post reports that they have reached out to the band’s representatives for comment.
To read the original story from Noisey, click here.