In a recent interview with Over Drive, Behemoth mastermind Adam “Nergal” Darski has shared his thoughts about the importance of democracy.

Interviewer asked ‘What is happening in Poland that you’re referring to?’, Nergal responded:

“Now, it’s gonna be the ‘Jesus Dildo’ case and it’s ongoing. There’s gonna be a court case. There was already a hearing, and I’m going to be charged. So, I mean, it’s another case. It’s not the first one, nor will it be the last one.

Like I recently said on my social media, I can promise I can never stop being myself and it seems like these people have a huge problem with me exercising my artistic freedom.

I find this very sad. When I enter Poland it still says: ‘Democracy,’ so within that ‘democracy’ I will be using my freedom in any way that I want. Even though they state ‘Democracy,’ they want to turn it into a sort of totalitarian state of sorts.

It’s all going in that direction right now. As long as it’s a democratic country, I’ll be using my freedom.

The reason for all my legal problems in Poland is a blasphemy case and I believe that Ireland recently just deleted it from your constitution.”

Interviewer said:

“Do you foresee this change in Poland coming sooner than expected?”

Nergal responded:

“It’s hard to say. Perhaps I won’t be around when it finally happens but I’ll be in the history books, not them. It must happen. The next debate that needs to happen is to separate the State from the Church, and that must happen not only in Ireland but in Poland and anywhere else also.

Churches are benefiting from the Polish tax system, so I’m fucking paying for this institution and its people that I’m 100% against. I don’t want to do that. I want to have the freedom to make that decision. They need to separate that as soon as possible.

That’s why I’m so ani-Polish government. It’s just wrong all the way. I’m definitely vocal about this and have no problems taking all the attacks on my life and my art because I’m used to that. I’m used to being a target and a scapegoat.”

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