When it comes to extreme metal, very few bands evoke fanatical buzz like Polish blackened death metal ambassadors Behemoth. After conquering North America last year, finally returning to our continent for the first time after frontman Nergal's 2010 cancer diagnosis, Behemoth bassist Orion has let slip that the band will return once again for the 2013 Mayhem Festival.
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.
Earlier this week it was reported that Behemoth frontman Adam "Nergal" Darski could be facing some jail time in Poland after ripping up a bible and calling the Catholic church "the most murderous cult on the planet" onstage during the band's performance in Gdynia. But it turns out that the vocalist may have an ally in the European Commission, who have weighed in on Poland's national blasphemy law.
Behemoth frontman and leukemia survivor Adam 'Nergal' Darski ran into some legal troubles after tearing up a Bible onstage during a Sept. 2007 performance in Gdynia, Poland. He did so while calling the Catholic church "the most murderous cult on the planet." Nergal was cleared of any criminal charges by Polish judge Krzysztof Wieckowski in 2011, but the Supreme Court of Poland has now ruled that the vocalist has in fact committed a crime in the Bible-tearing incident. This new development opens up the possibility of the Behemoth frontman serving up to two years in prison.
Blackened death metal masters Behemoth have hit their fans with two big announcements. Frontman Nergal has revealed that he is endorsing Demon Energy Drink, with a portion of the proceeds going to the cancer organization DKMS Americas, and that Behemoth will begin rehearsals for their next album in September.