In past conversations, Behemoth singer Nergal has been outspoken about how much he supports women’s rights. In a new interview via the Hardcore Humanism With Dr. Mike podcast, the Behemoth frontman talked about gender equality, while also giving a shout out to Alissa White-Gluz of Arch Enemy. (The following was transcribed by Blabbermouth):
“Hardly anyone in the metal scene talks about women’s rights. I know it’s a chauvinistic genre, and even talented and beautiful women that are very successful, they get a lot of shit from men, or are not being treated equal, which is absolutely wrong, because some of those women… Like for example, Alissa [White-Gluz] from Arch Enemy that we’ve just toured with, she’s got bigger balls than most of metalheads that I know and I’ve met and she’s probably even stronger and braver than I am, being a man.
“Women’s rights, what just happened in the U.S. a few weeks ago, and Poland, and abortion laws and stuff… If you are open-minded and if you’re about equality — you don’t need to be socialist to think that way — but women deserve their rights, same as men. And it still feels like there’s a massive imbalance in between.
“We need women. We love women. I love women. And I appreciate them. I appreciate my mom and everyone’s mom and I appreciate my lovers and my fan females. Yeah, we should really speak up and talk about it and be vocal about it, because it’s very important.”
Excellent points Nergal! Back in June, Rage Against the Machine and their fans raised a ton of money for reproductive rights. Below you can listen to the full conversation involving the Behemoth singer. You will also find links to stories involving Nergal’s stance on cancel culture, as well as him expressing what the band stands for.