Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Nergal sets the record straight

With all the various efforts being carried out on his behalf Nergal has decided to release a statement.
He has this to say.

"I haven't intended to manifest myself in any way and, especially at this stage, to share my feelings or any other news with the world for obvious reasons. It is simply too early for it. But it was YOU who provoked me to say a few words. Regarding my personal low opinion of humankind, I'm shocked by the reaction to my illness. I actually expected NOTHING yet received feedback which surpassed all expectations. I want to ensure you I read EACH mail I receive, although I'm unable to reply to all of them. The power of your words is pure magic and I thank you all for it. You are a gigantic indestructible army that truly inspires me in this difficult time. The fact is that a fight with this illness is going to last for many months. Most of this time I will spend in hospital and I will go through various psychophysical states. If you know the history of Behemoth you also know we achieved everything by hard work and a steely determination. The same goes for my private life. I happen to be a strong son of a bitch. I have no faith but rely on a 100% victory and I am sure I will get out of it stronger than ever. Sun Tzu in his Art of War said that if you know your enemy and yourself the result of a thousand battles will not surprise you… I enter the ring with this Nietzschean attitude and I will leave it as a winner, as usual. Just watch and see!
"So I want to emphasize that Behemoth will by no means goes through any hibernation state. Obviously all concert plans must be postponed until some unknown point in the future, but things are happening! Lately our newest video for '…Alas, Lord is Upon Me' has premiered and stirred up quite a storm in mass media, which fills us with utter pride. Plus we've just finished the project of our new DVD; Evangelia Heretika is a three disc release, a real encyclopedia of Behemoth with nearly 5 hours of material and a bonus audio CD that will be out in November (Metal Blade US - Nuclear Blast Europe). Expect an experience of visual madness as we went to hell and back to make it! Our official Webstore has been functional for a couple of days and official merchandise and some very exclusive stuff can be bought there. At the beginning of 2011, Peaceville in Europe and Metal Blade in US will reissue the EPs with new artwork, bonuses, liner notes and more. As you can see, despite a complicated situation and difficult circumstances we're remaining active wherever we can.
"Finally, I want to comment on some opinions which, provoked by religious circles, lead to far-fetched and inaccurate interpretations. I was surprised to hear my illness became a pretext for some people to embark on their own crusade. Opinions suggesting I might come closer to God or abandon my ideals and grovel to the only correct world view in this country not only surprised but also frightened me. This is a typical example of supporting one's own views by preying on someone's misfortune. 'He fell ill so he will convert to Christianity, he will discover the religion he fought against is actually close to him.' Halt! Why should the illness change my point of view? It is true this is a difficult time for me and the thoughts of ultimate matters are hard to chase away. But the idea that I will change my opinions, priorities and values as a consequence of my illness sounds as if someone regards my head, and not my body, ill. Suggesting I might convert are ridiculous. To what would I convert? After all, I know Christian mythology pretty well, not only in its literary version, and I find nothing good, creative or beautiful in it. I read books better and wiser than the Bible. War, blood, blackmail, rapes, incest, pedophilia, zoophilia, collaboration and treachery – each page emanates with evil. Some may say I don't understand the message of the Bible. I'd rather say the Christianity is nothing more than a rusty and archaic structure that is going to fall down any moment. It lasts only because of the gullible that follow the shepherd blindly; without any questions, without any consideration, not to any promised land, but to an intellectual slaughter. So, I say to those, who see some chances to break my rules, and myself because of the illness: over my dead body!"

Friday, August 27, 2010

Bone Marrow Registry is international...

The Bone Marrow Registry is international. 


You might be the one who could help Nergal.


Registering as a donor is quick and painless, and consists of a swab of cheek cells.  Many donations do not require surgery and your travel and medical costs are reimbursed.  


Nergal has contributed so much to the metal world and inspired so many of us. It's time to pay him back. Show Nergal we care and support him.  Please take a moment to register.  If you cannot help Nergal, you might be able to help someone else.  If you are unable to donate marrow, please consider other ways of supporting Nergal by learning more about Leukemia and encouraging those around you to register as a donor.  Visit http://www.marrow.org/ to learn more about how you can register.


Nergal... our thoughts and wishes are with you as you fight this illness. 




Visit the Music Saves Lives website and blog to learn more.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Ozzy Osborne iPhone app available

OZZY OSBOURNE has announced the release of a a free Ozzy iPhone app. Get songs, videos, tour dates and leave a personal note to the Prince of Darkness on the fan wall. Click here to check it out and to download.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Ozzfest in the UK


Team Sonisphere has just announced that Ozzfest will be coming to the O2 arena on 18-Sept.
If that's not enough for ya Metal Hammer will be hosting an aftershow at Indigo2.
The Metal Hammer Ozzfest Meltdown will run from 10:30 PM to 2 AM.
To make it even sweeter they will be running free shuttles on the Thames from the O2 to central London.
At this point Dario would most likely point out how much cooler Europeans are.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

United Kingdom Of Heavy Metal Tour

Arch Enemy has announced tour plans for the fall.
The dates in the UK are being billed as the United Kingdom of Heavy Metal
Grand Magus, Malefice, and Chthonic will be in the support slots.
The UK dates in November:









23 - Academy - Manchester, UK 
24 – Garage - Glasgow, UK 
25 - Wulfren Hall - Wolverhampton, UK
27 - HMV Forum - London, UK



Angela Gossow had this message on the upcoming mayhem: “Good things don't come easy, do they? After an abbreviated tour-start under the blackened volcanic ash skies back in April, we had to find new allies for the battle for these re-scheduled dates. Well, we are back - stronger than ever! With our fellow countrymen and heavy metal masters Grand Magus, UK thrashers Malefice and black metal artists Chthonic we are ready to conquer the United Kingdom Of Heavy Metal! Let the killing begin... in November!”



Check out the rest of the European tour dates at the Arch Enemy tour page.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Nergal's condition considered serious

Behemoth frontman Adam "Nergal" Darski has been rushed to hospital for immediate medical treatment for an undisclosed illness. Darski issued a statement late Sunday confirming his illness.

It was reported on August 5th, 2010 that Behemoth would have to cancel their scheduled appearance at this year's Sonisphere Festival to do "health issues." Adam Darski was admitted to Gdansk Medical University Hospital to receive emergency treatment. Polish media are also reporting that manager Jaroslaw Burdek and fellow Behemoth band members had reportedly claimed Nergal's condition was seen as "serious."

Saturday, August 7, 2010

New Sodom due this fall

German thrash pioneers Sodom will be releasing the new disc, In War And Pieces on SPV/Steamhammer on November 22nd.The new disc is being produced by Waldemar Sorychta who in the past has done work with Lacuna Coil. Moonspell, and Tiamat.



For more info you can check out their website

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

NEW & IMPROVED LOGO!

Very exciting if you ask me!  Drop us a comment here or on Facebook and let us know how you like the improved logo.  Fabulous work Dario!   ~M.Delamuerte