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BEHEMOTH – Frontman Launches Legal Defense Fund

Adam Darski (stage name Nergal), vocalist of Polish extreme metal band BEHEMOTH, has launched a legal defense fund via GoFundMe dubbed “Ordo Blasfemia.” The move is not particularly surprising, as Darski has repeatedly found himself accused by the Polish government of violating various blasphemy laws.

In addition to posting information regarding his various legal battles (e.g. “The Bible Case,” “The Virgin Mary Case,” etc.), Nergal shared the following plea:

“My name is Nergal and I am an artist from Poland. For over a decade I have been confronted with numerous attempts to permanently destroy my career on the basis that I have harmed ‘religious feelings’. It sounds absurd and I can assure you, it is.

“Many Polish artists, including myself, have been dragged into court rooms, at our own significant costs, to defend ourselves against nonsensical blasphemy laws made by tenuous Politicans. Their intent is to censor anyone who does not conform to the archaic religious laws of our country. The time has come for Polish artists to fight back – join us in the Ordo Blasfemia.

“Your donation will help fund a sustainable legal challenge to squash the existing and incoming bogus prosecutions. Help us reach the target so we can distribute to other artists facing their own legal challenges.

“If you are unable to donate – thank you for your support.”