Behemoth Frontman: 'Everyone Should Get Cancer One Day And Learn From It'

Aftonbladet journalist Mattias Kling conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Adam "Nergal" Darski of Polish extreme metallers Behemoth.

Behemoth Frontman: 'Everyone Should Get Cancer One Day And Learn From It'
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Aftonbladet journalist Mattias Kling conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Adam "Nergal" Darski of Polish extreme metallers Behemoth at this year's edition of the Getaway Rock festival, which was held July 5-6 in Gävle, Sweden, Blabbermouth reports. You can now watch the chat below. On how his battle with a life-threatening form of leukemia has changed him as a person: Nergal: "I would say in many ways - too many to mention, actually... in numerous ways. It made me a better person, for sure. On a mental level, spiritual level... pretty much anything. Physically, I'm stronger than ever, too. It may sound controversial, but I would say that everyone should get cancer one day and learn from it, you know what I mean?! Obviously, I don't want anyone to get sick. It's more or less a metaphor for people to realize how much potential they can unleash if they want to, and [for them] to realize their potential." On the progress of the songwriting sessions for the next Behemoth album: Nergal: "I can't tell you much, because there's not much done yet. There's definitely new ideas, and I would say we've got roughly five [song] skeletons ready. We wanna start working collectively [on new material] in the upcoming weeks. I'd say that September 2013 is a very realistic date for the release date for our next record." On whether fans can expect to hear "the same Behemoth" on the next album: Nergal: "I don't know what you mean [when you say] 'the same Behemoth', because we've never really sounded the same on any record, you know what I mean?! Every time it was a huge challenge and every record sounds very much different, so I'm more than sure that this new one is gonna sound much more different than 'Evangelion' [2009] sounded from 'The Apostasy' [2007] and [on that album there] was already quite a difference, so I would say just be patient, wait and be surprised."

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    EyesWideOpen
    onetonryan wrote: Raven_Flight wrote: You also have to clarify what do you mean by that, like he did. Otherwise you are just wishing death to a man, that is really bad man... What I mean by that, Kanye, is that according to the logic of the prior poster, I can say whatever shocking thing that I want. But as long as I add that I meant it only metaphorically, that I am exempt from any responsibility for said comment.
    Oh stop having your freaking period and re-read what he said.
    courageous93
    He immediately says he knows it sounds controversial and he doesn't intend for anyone to get sick, then adds that it is simply a metaphor. Awesome title as always, UG.
    Raven_Flight
    onetonryan wrote: Oh good. Well, in that case, let me just say that I wish Nergal would have died. I mean, not really died, just metaphorically.
    You also have to clarify what do you mean by that, like he did. Otherwise you are just wishing death to a man, that is really bad man...
    Sebz
    I think even by UG title standards it's pretty obvious what he meant without having to read his interview...are you people really that thick?
    Megadethfan245
    Title was a little bit misleading but once you read what he's saying it makes sense, and I do kind of agree.
    onetonryan
    It made me a better person, for sure. On a mental level, spiritual level...
    Thanks to cancer, he's closer to Satan now. How sweet.
    onetonryan
    courageous93 wrote: He immediately says he knows it sounds controversial and he doesn't intend for anyone to get sick, then adds that it is simply a metaphor. Awesome title as always, UG.
    Oh good. Well, in that case, let me just say that I wish Nergal would have died. I mean, not really died, just metaphorically.
    $hithappen$16
    miregal wrote: I have lost MANY family members to cancer. NO ONE SHOULD GET CANCER! What a self righteous *****.
    Chill out...smoke some weed
    miregal
    I have lost MANY family members to cancer. NO ONE SHOULD GET CANCER! What a self righteous *****.
    thebigredjj10
    Obviously he doesn't mean wishes people to actually get cancer, furthermore he does not wish people to actually die from cancer. He uses cancer as a metaphor for going through something physically and mentally destroying that one becomes a better person through the ordeal. Kind of like a phoenix being reborn. If anything blame UG for the headlines not Nergal for making a statement about how struggles make you a better person. Also, he lived through cancer. The cancer he describes is the kind that a person lives through and becomes stronger as a result (as he had). So when he says more people should get cancer, he means in the way he had it that is made him a better person. It's a really simple concept to get. Really, it is.
    onetonryan
    Raven_Flight wrote: You also have to clarify what do you mean by that, like he did. Otherwise you are just wishing death to a man, that is really bad man...
    What I mean by that, Kanye, is that according to the logic of the prior poster, I can say whatever shocking thing that I want. But as long as I add that I meant it only metaphorically, that I am exempt from any responsibility for said comment.