Behemoth’s five-year drought between studio albums is a storied tale. In August 2010, the band's frontman, Nergal, was diagnosed with leukemia, which was originally thought to be too advanced for chemotherapy treatments to be effective. After finding a bone marrow match in a donor, he underwent a transplant, which was ultimately successful following an infection setback a few weeks after undergoing the process.
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Behemoth leader Nergal was the guest on Full Metal Jackie’s radio show this past weekend. The frontman spoke about the band’s upcoming album, ‘The Satanist,’ their upcoming headlining spot on the 2014 Metal Alliance Tour and more. If you missed Jackie’s show, here’s her full interview with Behemoth's Nergal.
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.