In a brand new interview with LA Weekly, guitarist/vocalist Adam “Nergal” Darski of Polish extreme metal veterans BEHEMOTH says that he’s quite confused how a metal musician — particularly someone like MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine— or fan can identify as Christian.
“Everyone has their reasons for getting involved with metal music,” Nergal says. “To me, it was the rebellious spirit, attitude, and life philosophy of this music. Being Christian in this genre just seems against that. There are religious people in metal that we deal with. That’s fucked up and crazy to me. But I’m sure when you talk to Dave Mustaine, he’ll give you the opposite angle of the situation.”
In the end though, Nergal still welcomes fans and colleagues of all faiths and beliefs.
“There are people that are huge BEHEMOTH fans, but when you look at their life code and their philosophies, they stand on the other side of the barricade yet they like the music that we do,” Nergal says. “The biggest compliment I can get is from people that see us and have no clue of what we do, or have opposite opinions to us, but they’ll talk about how our energy was undeniable.”
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