Behemoth's Nergal Onstage for the First Time Since His Recovery
Behemoth frontman and demigod Nergal performed onstage for the first time this past Friday since his bone marrow transplant last winter. Nergal made a guest appearance during a set in his home country, Poland, by English goth rockers Fields of the Nephilim. He provided vocals on the song "Penetration."
"I don't remember when the last time I was that nervous," said Nergal. "I'm still not 100 percent in shape so I didn't know how my body would react." Nergal was diagnosed with leukemia this past August, but the vocalist/guitarist underwent a successful bone marrow transplant and is on the road to recovery. Behemoth plan to be back onstage this October.
"What a blast, I have to tell you. I had a serious adrenaline rush, and it was such a boost of energy I can't even describe," Nergal said about Friday's performance. "I'm counting days until we come back with Behemoth full time. Five months to go." Check out a video of the performance below.
Photo by Maciej Boryna