Guitarist/vocalist Adam “Nergal” Darski of Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH will release his autobiography, “Sacrum Profanum”, in Poland on October 17. The book, which was previously described by Nergalas “a really long in-depth interview,” will initially only be made available in Polish, but “depending on interest, we might be translating this into English,” he said.
The “Sacrum Profanum” cover photo was taken by Ivo Ledwozyw, with post-production by Seth Siro Anton (PARADISE LOST, KAMELOT, MOONSPELL, SOILWORK, EXODUS, JOB FOR A COWBOY, DECAPITATED, VADER).
Several promotional clips for “Sacrum Profanum” were recently directed by Dariusz Szermanowicz of Polish producers Grupa 13, with whom Nergal previously collaborated on the BEHEMOTH videos “At The Left Hand Ov God” and “Ov Fire And The Void”.
The trailers were scripted by Nergal and are “little portraits of certain chapters of the book,” according to the BEHEMOTH frontman. The clips show Nergal reading excerpts from the autobiography as well as acting out parts of stories that he describes as “some funny, some sad, some evil — some related to the band, some not.” The series of trailers are in the Polish language with English subtitles.
An excerpt from the book (in Polish) can be downloaded at this location.
In December 2010, Darski underwent a bone marrow transplant procedure after being diagnosed with a life-threatening form of leukemia.