Behemoth Frontman Nergal Faces New Blasphemy Charges for “Offending Religious Feelings”

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Adam “Nergal” Darski, frontman for Polish death metal band Behemoth, is no stranger to controversy. The vocalist was slapped with one of Poland’s blasphemy laws in 2007 for tearing up a Bible onstage. Now, Nergal is being once more harried by his nation’s religious laws, this time for “offending religious feelings” after posting a picture of himself stepping on a shot of the Virgin Mary.

According to a Google Chrome translation of the Polish publication Super Express, “Adam D. is accused of, on September 25, 2019, acting via the internet, publicly insulting the object of Christian religious worship in the form of the person of the Mother of God, by placing a photo on the Facebook social network, on its official profile. presenting a damaged picture showing the image of the Mother of God with a shoe-legged figure placed in the place of the indicated figure, which was described by ’On the set’, thus offending the religious feelings of four people.”

Here’s the post in question:

On the set

Posted by Adam Nergal Darski on Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Whether or not these charges amount to anything, or if Darski gets off like last time, remain to be seen. Meanwhile, European fans can catch Behemoth with Arch Enemy, Carcass, and Unto Others at one of the following dates:

Sep. 28 – IE – Dublin, Olympia Theatre
Sep. 30 – UK – Glasgow, O2 Academy Glasgow
Oct. 01 – UK – Manchester, O2 Academy Manchester
Oct. 02 – UK – Birmingham, O2 Academy Birmingham
Oct. 03 – UK – London, O2 Academy Brixton
Oct. 05 – FR – Paris, Le Zénith
Oct. 06 – FR – Toulouse, Le Bikini
Oct. 08 – PT – Lisbon, Sala Tejo
Oct. 09 – ES – Madrid, Palacio Vistalegre
Oct. 10 – ES – Barcelona, Palau Sant Jordi
Oct. 12 – FR – Lyon, Le Radiant
Oct. 13 – IT – Milano, Alcatraz
Oct. 15 – DE – Berlin, Columbiahalle
Oct. 16 – CZ – Prague, Tipsport Arena
Oct. 17 – PL – Katowice, MCK
Oct. 19 – HU – Budapest, Barba Negra
Oct. 20 – AT – Vienna, Gasometer
Oct. 22 – DE – Ludwigsburg, MHP Arena
Oct. 23 – NL – Den Bosch, Mainstage Brabanthallen
Oct. 24 – BE – Brussels, Forest National
Oct. 26 – CH – Zurich, Samsung Hall
Oct. 27 – DE – Frankfurt, Jahrhunderthalle
Oct. 29 – DE – Munich, Zenith
Oct. 30 – DE – Düsseldorf, Mitsubishi Electric Halle
Oct. 31 – DE – Hamburg, Arena
Nov. 01 – SE – Gothenburg, Partille Arena
Nov. 03 – FI – Helsinki, Ice Hall
Nov. 05 – SE – Stockholm, Annexet
Nov. 06 – DK – Copenhagen, Forum


Words by Chris Krovatin