Behemoth’s Nergal: “Satan Is The Most Misunderstood Figure In The World”
January 8th, 2014 at 3:15pm

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Behemoth frontman Nergal has opened up about (trust us on this) immense new Behemoth album The Satanist and its meaning to him as an artist and a person.

The Satanist is a very simple title, but it is also very complex and multi-dimensional,” Nergie Nerg explains of the Polish death metallers’ new opus. “On the surface it appears to be very primitive and raw but it is also very meaningful and complex. In a sense, I don’t want or need to explain it because everyone can find their own interpretation. I think the music on The Satanist is enough. In a way, I have no need to talk about it.

“I wanted to make an honest statement about who I am and what life means to me, through this music. Satan is the most misunderstood figure in the world. He represents the truth and spirit of man, the freedom and honesty of who we are. I was raised as a Catholic and so I was told a lot about Satan, but it wasn’t the truth. Satanism is about life and liberation and love for freedom. I have Satan in me, flowing through my veins and through my music.”

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