BEHEMOTH TEAR UP BIBLE, ANGER POLISH WATCHDOGS
A Polish religious-activist group has filed a complaint against extreme-metal band Behemoth in their homeland for tearing up a Bible onstage. When the band performed in Gdynia, Poland, in September 2007, vocalist-guitarist Nergal allegedly called the Catholic church “the most murderous cult on the planet” before defiling the holy text. The activist group, known as the All-Polish Committee for Defense Against Sects, headed by Ryszard Nowak, who filed the complaint, have a history of going after rock bands, having previously assembled a list of artists who “promote Satanism,” according to Blabbermouth.net. At this time, it’s not clear if further actions will be taken against the band.