BEHEMOTH frontman Adam “Nergal” Darski has landed on the cover of the current issue of the Polish edition of Newsweek magazine. The cover image, which features the headline “God Horror Fatherland” and the caption “The Unknown Face Of The Polish Devil,” can be seen below.
More photos from Nergal’s Newsweek photo session can be seen at Newsweek.pl.
Darski is currently taking part in the Polish version of the hit singing competition “The Voice”, appropriately named “The Voice Of Poland”.
In a recent interview with Terrorizer magazine, Nergal stated about his new television gig, “It’s going to be fun. The first black metal judge ever in history doing a mainstream thing, you know? People are going to freak out! Some are going to love it, some are going to fucking hate it. But that’s what this music has always been about, right? To provoke, to cause different opinions. The more extreme opinions, the better, I think.”
He added of the attention he has received in his home country, “This so-called celebrity life is not my environment at all, but I am a part of it if I want it or not. So it’s been crazy. Then the whole case with my sickness and me getting out alive [Nergal was diagnosed with leukemia in August 2010 and underwent a bone marrow transplant procedure in December. — Ed.], it just brought some extra attention to it. And there’s definitely some people that want to make some money on it because it’s a cool story for them to write about and stuff, but I was like, ‘Okay, if they’re going to make money, I want to have my share, too.’ I was away from music and away from being active live for a good year, so yeah, I need to get something in return!”
It was previously reported in the Polish media that the producers of “The Voice Of Poland” were hoping that Nergal’s presence on the program would attract a new audience as well as improve its chances of competing against rival television talent-show franchise “X Factor”.
The American version of “The Voice” was a big hit for NBC and helped breathe new life into the careers of coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green.