BEHEMOTH Frontman On Judging Polish TV Singing Competition - "most probably it's happening"
Guitarist/vocalist Adam "Nergal" Darski of BEHEMOTH has confirmed to Terrorizer that he is in talks to be a judge on the Polish version of the dreadful American singing competition "The Voice", appropriately named "The Voice Of Poland".
Commented Nergal: "I haven't signed a deal yet, but I got a deal waiting and most probably it's happening. So 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. â€” 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!"