For the second time, Behemoth frontman Adam “Nergal” Darski has been found innocent of offending religious feeling. Judge Krzysztof Wieckowski called the now infamous 2007 bible tearing incident a form of artistic expression consistent of Behemoth’s style. Though this was pretty much the same ruling given a year ago when the All-Polish Committee for Defense Against Sects first sued Behemoth for promoting Satanism, prosecutors appealed and the case was reopened.
Nergal himself released the following statement about the new ruling via Behemoth’s website:
“Im so glad to see that intelligence won over religious fanatics in my home country. Tho there’s still so much work to be done to make things right…
But I’m sure that I’m on the right path to ultimate freedom! The battle is won, but the war ain’t over. Heil Satan!”
Though we wouldn’t be surprised if the case gets appealed again (we are talking about religious nutjobs after all), we’re glad that Nergal won’t be going to jail any time soon for such a ridiculous charge. We’re also glad because now nothing will prevent him from being a judge on Poland’s The Voice. What a relief.