During in a recent interview with NME, Behemoth frontman Nergal has shared what he thinks about Christmas and religion. He said:
“Normally at this time of year, I try to get away from Poland to somewhere hot, preferably where they’ve never heard of Jesus. I was 14 when I started questioning religion.
I decided I didn’t want my life to be ruled by dogma. I was raised Catholic. My parents were quite lax, to be honest, but Catholicism is huge in Poland. My father was a Communist, so he got it.”
“I was held on trial in Poland on blasphemy charges for ripping up a bible on stage in 2007. We’ve got some Polish shows coming up, so I’m sure I’ll be questioned by the police again. It comes up now and again still.
Normally the police are a bit embarrassed that the establishment have ordered them to talk to me. They’re just puppets of the ruling party.”
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Back in September 2018, he talked about his anti-religious imagery and lyrics. He said:
“There’s a lot of people on Instagram and social media who have different views, but they still understand what metaphor is, you know what I mean? I’m playing with metaphors. This is all metaphors. I’ve always underlined the fact that offstage, I’m a very friendly animal.”
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