A few weeks ago, rumors started to spread that Behemoth’s Adam “Nergal” Darski was in talks to become a judge on the Polish edition of The Voice. Well now Nergal himself confirms that he will indeed become Poland’s next big reality TV judge.
When asked by the UK’s Terrorizer Magazine whether he will actually be appearing on the music competition show, Nergal said the following:
“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.”
So there you have it, Nergal will (most likely) be a judge on Poland’s The Voice. While this certainly comes as a huge surprise to most metal fans, you have to keep in mind that Nergal is seen as a celebrity figure in his homeland. When asked about the attention he receives in Poland, Nergal added:
“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, 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!”
It may not be a done deal, but we’re sure Nergal will get a lot in return for appearing on The Voice. This also proves that Poland is the one country where a man can be on reality TV one moment and be threatened in court for tearing a bible on stage at another.