Behemoth frontman Nergal tends to be blunt when it comes to his feelings and advice. At one point during a recent conversation with Chaoszine, the singer offers up some two cents for young metal vocalists to consider before starting a band.
That advice involves, well, not starting a band. Per the Behemoth frontman, the world is already saturated as it is with bands. In sharing this advice, he also speaks to the current state of the music economy (such as mentioning issues related to touring taking place right now).
Here is what Nergal had to say regarding his advice to those young artists looking to start a band:
“Don’t start any bands. And I’m not even kidding here. Don’t do it. The world is overwhelmed with bands, with records, with albums. There’s really no space there for anything. There’s only seven days a week. There’s too many tours around. There’s too many shows.
“People don’t have – and will have less and less money. So, all the tours are suffering. Do you really want to put another song on another album that no one will pay attention to?
No, you don’t want to do that. Go find yourself a proper job. Finish university, travel, and enjoy life. Don’t do this.”
While Nergal is entitled to share his advice, we think that if young artists are driven to create music – and they just want to create art for the sake of sharing that art – then do not let anything stop you!
This is not the first time that the Behemoth frontman has shared such intense advice for young artists. Back in September, Nergal also shared the following sentiment:
“Fuckin’ don’t start another black metal band.” It seems like the Behemoth singer is not into the idea of there being any new bands! To learn more about this story, follow the link below. You can also check out the full Chaoszine interview with Nergal via the video below.