Guitarist/vocalist Adam “Nergal” Darski of Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH has just released his autobiography, “Sacrum Profanum”, in Poland. The book, which was previously described by Nergal as “a really long in-depth interview,” is initially only available in Polish.
Commented Nergal: “[The book] looks fuckin amazing and I’m shopping around trying to find a SOLID publisher abroad (specializing in rock literature) who’d be willing to release it in 2013. Translation is in progress. If you know any, please contact me at this e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.”
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.