This site Ultimate-Guitar did an interview with Nergal of Behemoth and the man — born Adam Darski — sounds like he’s doing just peachy after staring leukemia in its blackened eyes and making that shit his fucking bitch. Take that, leukemia.
How did the first Behemoth meeting after Nergal’s life-saving bone marrow transplant go? Perfectly logical, riveting question — but I would’ve started out with something stronger had I gotten an interview. I was told it was going to be hard to pin down Nergal for an interview a while back. Now, he’s basically spoken to every site but this one, and why? Because we ask the tough questions here, folks — and Nergal is still recovering. So, right…how did that first meeting go?
“It went fine. I was hooking up with Inferno once in awhile, and I would meet Orion when I came down to Warsaw — he lives in Warsaw, and I live in Gdansk. I was meeting the guys occasionally here and there. We’d be on the phone pretty much every second or third day, so everyone was in the loop on what was happening. It was actually the first time that we all physically met since my operation, though. No other people, no computers. We met in a small wooden convenience deep in the woods, so there was no mobile reception there. We were all just talking and having a good time, having a barbecue and just talking about the future of the band, setting out a plan for the next year and a half. Everyone seems to be getting into things again. It was a good experience, man. Everyone’s really into just going back on the road and playing again.”
I wonder if they were the corpse paint when they barbecue out there in the woods or if they go casual, and let their hair down like home slices.
Nergal says the band was “totally, totally” supportive of his fight against leukemia. “I have the best bandmates on the planet, man; they’re very supportive, and I know that they’re people I can depend on. I can tell you that they can depend on me even more than ever nowadays. I’m very thankful for being in the band. We are all individual. We are all pretty much different, but I’m really happy to see that we all speak the same language.”
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