Hail Behemoth! The extreme / black metal act defeated death metal legends Deicide in our last Death Match. Behemoth are just three wins away from induction into our Death Match Hall of Fame, which can be experienced on our official YouTube channel along with Loudwire.com. Now, having dispensed of one iconic act, Behemoth face yet another one this week.
After some time off for the holidays, we're bringing back the Death Match! We've also re-vamped the Death Match Hall of Fame, which in addition to living on Loudwire.com, also now appears on the official Loudwire YouTube channel. Hall of Fame inductees will now get more exposure than ever, and these two bands will now face off for the chance to carve a path to the Hall.
The Metal Alliance tour is quickly becoming one of the most essential metal experiences in North America. Last year, the tour was heavy on thrash, but in 2014, the theme is black metal. Behemoth have just been announced as the tour's headlining act with Goatwhore, 1349, Inquisition and Black Crown Initiate supporting.
All eyes are currently on Behemoth, who will release the new album 'The Satanist' this year. 'The Satanist' will be Behemoth's first effort since 'Evangelion' was unleashed in 2009 and since frontman Nergal was diagnosed with lymphoma. With his health improving day-by-day, Nergal recently offered some interesting quotes about both 'The Satanist' and Satan himself.
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.