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Behemoth Frontman Adam "Nergal" Darski Thanks Fans For Their Support

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Behemoth frontman Adam "Nergal" Darski has posted a message online thanking his fans for the many messages of support he has received since being diagnosed with leukemia. His message reads as follows:

"I haven't intended to manifest myself in any way and, especially at this stage, to share my feelings or any other news with the world for obvious reasons. It is simply too early for it. But it was YOU who provoked me to say a few words. Regarding my personal low opinion of humankind, I'm shocked by the reaction to my illness. I actually expected NOTHING yet received feedback which surpassed all expectations. I want to ensure you I read EACH mail I receive, although I'm unable to reply to all of them. The power of your words is pure magic and I thank you all for it. You are a gigantic indestructible army that truly inspires me in this difficult time. The fact is that a fight with this illness is going to last for many months. Most of this time I will spend in hospital and I will go through various psychophysical states. If you know the history of Behemoth you also know we achieved everything by hard work and a steely determination. The same goes for my private life. I happen to be a strong son of a bitch. I have no faith but rely on a 100% victory and I am sure I will get out of it stronger than ever. Sun Tzu in his 'Art of War' said that if you know your enemy and yourself the result of a thousand battles will not surprise you… I enter the ring with this Nietzschean attitude and I will leave it as a winner, as usual. Just watch and see!

"So I want to emphasize that Behemoth will by no means go through any hibernation state. Obviously all concert plans must be postponed until some unknown point in the future, but things are happening! Lately our newest video for '…Alas, Lord is Upon Me' has premiered and stirred up quite a storm in mass media, which fills us with utter pride. Plus we've just finished the project of our new DVD; Evangelia Heretika is a three disc release, a real encyclopedia of Behemoth with nearly 5 hours of material and a bonus audio CD that will be out in November (Metal Blade US - Nuclear Blast Europe). Expect an experience of visual madness as we went to hell and back to make it! Our official Webstore has been functional for a couple of days and official merchandise and some very exclusive stuff can be bought there. At the beginning of 2011, Peaceville in Europe and Metal Blade in US will reissue the EPs with new artwork, bonuses, liner notes, and more. As you can see, despite a complicated situation and difficult circumstances we're remaining active wherever we can.

"Finally, I want to comment on some opinions which, provoked by religious circles, lead to far-fetched and inaccurate interpretations. I was surprised to hear my illness became a pretext for some people to embark on their own crusade. Opinions suggesting I might come closer to God or abandon my ideals and grovel to the only correct world view in this country not only surprised but also frightened me. This is a typical example of supporting one's own views by preying on someone's misfortune. 'He fell ill so he will convert to Christianity, he will discover the religion he fought against is actually close to him.' Halt! Why should the illness change my point of view? It is true this is a difficult time for me and the thoughts of ultimate matters are hard to chase away. But the idea that I will change my opinions, priorities, and values as a consequence of my illness sounds as if someone regards my head, and not my body, ill. Suggesting I might convert are ridiculous. To what would I convert? After all, I know Christian mythology pretty well, not only in its literary version, and I find nothing good, creative or beautiful in it. I read books better and wiser than the Bible. War, blood, blackmail, rapes, incest, pedophilia, zoophilia, collaboration and treachery – each page emanates with evil. Some may say I don't understand the message of the Bible. I'd rather say the Christianity is nothing more than a rusty and archaic structure that is going to fall down any moment. It lasts only because of the gullible that follow the shepherd blindly; without any questions, without any consideration, not to any promised land, but to an intellectual slaughter. So, I say to those, who see some chances to break my rules, and myself because of the illness: over my dead body!"

Nergal's official view on benefit concerts, fund raisers, etc. is focused on marrow donations as a whole issue, not his specific situation. If you want to help Nergal the best thing you can do is set up a marrow drive or register to be a bone marrow donor. Every person that registers to be a donor increases the chances of survival for Nergal and every other person out there suffering from the same illness.

To learn more about how you can register to donate marrow check out marrow.org.

Fans wanting to help out, register for the marrow program, or have questions on running a marrow drive may contact the organization Music Saves Lives by email at iCare@musicsaveslives.com or visit Music Saves Lives.

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1. metalmayhem writes:

The best part is that he is very serious about everything that he is saying. He's a captivating personality and a hell of a musician. I really hope he can recover from this. It would be ashame to lose another musician so influential to their peers and fans...

# Aug 31, 2010 @ 2:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. pinto_beans writes:

Good to see Nergal going all "eye of the tiger" on this and he's got the strength and will to send his sickness straight to fuking hell! Hope he makes it through, although I KNOW he can!

And that last statement was golden. To all the trolls patrolling this site, I hope you took that message into consideration as it was just one huge FUKK YOU to their pure stupidity.

# Aug 31, 2010 @ 2:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Blindgreed1 writes:

Agreed, Fvck uwe indeed!

# Aug 31, 2010 @ 6:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Trendkill91 writes:

Nergal is the fvckin man! The dude is soo smart.

Can't wait to see them live on stage again.
Best live band I have seen to date!

# Aug 31, 2010 @ 6:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Southern_Bastard writes:

Negral is one strong som'b****

# Sep 1, 2010 @ 8:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. PANDA writes:

I haven't been on here in forever o.o So I totally like cried when I found out that he had Leukemia. My mom has cancer; not as severe but it's intestinal cancer, so it's a difficult one to overcome. I really hope he gets better. Also, I don't blame him for flipping out on Christians for thinking just because he's sick that means he'll "find God" or whatever. I'd be pretty upset myself. It's great that they're staying active, also. Some bands wouldn't be able to handle the stress of it. I think I may donate marrow for the cause.

# Sep 1, 2010 @ 12:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Irishmetal. writes:

f*** yeah Nergal is one beast of a guy.

# Sep 1, 2010 @ 5:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. greyback writes:

Ballsy speech .

# Sep 1, 2010 @ 8:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Hammerheart writes:

Brilliant words from a brilliant man. Pull through, Nergal, we all know you will. \m/

# Sep 2, 2010 @ 12:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. xDecapitation writes:

I love how he still rips apart religion. We all know Nergal cannot die of human injuries, so I'm sure he'll be fine.

# Sep 2, 2010 @ 2:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Necrovomit writes:

nergal is the cheese to the macaroni of life. rock on dude

# Sep 2, 2010 @ 3:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. beth writes:

very deep msg. i hope that nergal pulls thro i believe he will!

\m/ hail behemoth!

# Sep 3, 2010 @ 3:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. grim_frost writes:

He is really proud of him self
He is very serous and he is still an anti-christ person

# Sep 21, 2010 @ 2:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. KORNDOGG writes:

Well this might piss people off, what Im about to say. So I apologize first. I feel real bad for this man to have this illness, but for him to use this little letter as another way to just straight bash religion is wrong, ridiculous, and as ignorant as the extreme christians hes talking about. I could give two sh**s what faith he has or does not have. But some people are religous or have faith. Doesnt mean we are all extreme. For him to bash the bible in his thank you letter tells me one thing. While I hope he pulls through, because I wish this disease on no one. I "THINK" he deserves everything coming his way!!!!

# Sep 21, 2010 @ 5:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. KORNDOGG writes:

How any of you see brilliance in that is beyond me!

# Sep 21, 2010 @ 5:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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