Behemoth frontman Adam 'Nergal' Darski is one of metal's most inspirational figures. After the black metal mastermind was diagnosed with leukemia in 2010, Nergal beat down an early mortality in heroic fashion. Now, with ever-improving health, Nergal was finally given the opportunity to meet the bone marrow donor who saved his life.

"Thank you for life," Nergal expressed to 25-year-old Gregory Kite upon meeting him for the first time. The black metal musician originally had no idea who his bone marrow donor was, but after two years of publicly stating that he wanted to meet his savior, it finally happened earlier today (Dec. 17).

"The bottom line is that we won life, there are people, doctors who are struggling and want to win this life," says Nergal, according to Polish news source tvn24.pl. "This is the core of everything." Kite also spoke of the donor process that saved Nergal. "I had a series of tests," begins Kite. "I passed it successfully.It turned out that I could give stem cells. The cell transfer procedure lasted several hours. It was painless."

Behemoth currently have only two tour dates scheduled for 2013, a slot at Impactfest in Warsaw, Poland and the See-Rock Festival in Graz, Austria, headlined by Iron Maiden, Slayer, Motorhead and more.