Heavy metal Bible-ripper faces jail in Poland

The frontman of a Polish heavy metal band has been formally charged with destroying a copy of the Bible on stage over two years ago.

ADAM “Nergal” Darski, the frontman of Behemoth, has fallen victim to a Polish law which forbids the destruction of religious icons. At least two complaints must be made for a prosecution to proceed. The incident occurred in 2007, prompting one complaint. Now it seems that Nergal has been the subject of a recent campaign by the national Polish conservative party to prosecute him, and a second wave of complaints has resulted in a formal charge.

He could now face two years in prison.

Behometh bassist Tomasz “Orion” Wroblewski, explained:

The incident was by no means a spontaneous outburst, we’d been doing that for two years on tour before it happened in Poland. A Behemoth show is a Behemoth show, so the fans are aware of what to expect

(Hat tip, The Freethinker)

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