According to Notes From Poland, Adam “Nergal” Darski, leader of the controversial theatrical Death Metal band Behemoth has been convicted for offending religious feelings by a court in Warsaw. The charges stemmed from an image the Polish musician posted on social media showing a foot standing on a picture of the Virgin Mary during a music video fro Nergal’s side band, Me And That Man in 2020. Darski was ordered to pay a fine of 15,000 złoty (approximately $4,000) and court costs of almost 3,500 zloty (approximately $942). However, since Darski has contested the judgement, the case will now go to trial.
According to a new report from Loudwire, Behemoth frontman Adam “Nergal” Darski is facing charges of blasphemy yet again in his home country of Poland. The charge stems from a 2019 image Nergal posted to Facebook, where he’s stepping on artwork of the Virgin Mary on the set of a Me and That Man video shoot. In 2010, Nergal was made to stand trial on blasphemy charges for tearing up a Bible onstage. Nergal won the case, but he also was targeted by the Polish government for a controversial T-shirt design, which resembled the Polish national emblem.
It’s for the best that I didn’t partake in any herbal supplements before Batushka‘s Hospodi (Metal Blade) as I feel that the religious themes and spectacle would’ve kicked open a vault of repressed Catholic guilt sitting in the back of my head. You see, the uncertain nature of religion and faith is one of the few things that elicits true fear from me. Well that, wasps, tractor-trailers and large dogs, but who’s counting?Continue reading
Ok, laying my cards down on the table. I, Hans Lopez, fully admit that I don’t think I’ve encountered a Vader release that I didn’t enjoy. The way they combine brutal riffs, mind-flaying solos, and Nürburgring speeds just totally speaks my musical language. It’s the reason I’m willing to die on the sword for Slayer or will always go to bat for classic Sepultura. I’m a man of simple tastes.Continue reading
Behemoth kicked off their “Merry Christless” shows in Poland last night, and delivered one hell of a performance. Continue reading
Behemoth will be taking part in the two “Merry Christless” shows in Poland this month, and they have many surprises in store for their performances. Continue reading
Me And That Man will be kicking off their 13-city tour of Poland later this week, and to help get fans more excited for the upcoming trek, Adam “Nergal” Darski and John Porter have released a new video from their Songs Of Love And Death album. Continue reading
Adam “Nergal” Darski and John Porter recently confirmed that Me And That Man will be touring Poland later this year. To get fans more excited for the upcoming trek, they’ve released a new video from their incredible Songs Of Love And Death album. Continue reading
I am very picky about my Black Metal. Most of it, to me, sounds like it was recorded in a concrete basement or dungeon somewhere. I understand that it is supposed to make it sound dark, mysterious, and demonic, to sound, almost as if it was recorded during a Satanic ritual…Continue reading