Behemoth's Nergal

Behemoth’s Adam “Nergal” Darski Headed To Court On Charges Of Insulting Poland’s National Emblem


Behemoth vocalist/guitarist Adam “Nergal” Darski is set to once again face off against the Polish authorities as they have decided to go ahead with charging him, designer Rafal Wechterowicz and another individual of insulting the Polish national emblem.

You may recall that an initial investigation was launched back in October over this Behemoth merch design. The Polish authorities felt that it mocked the national coat of arms of Poland, which is a punishable offense in the country.

The trio have now officially been charged and according to, have pled not guilty to the charges. As such the case will soon go to court. Should they be convicted they could face a fine as well as deprivation of liberty (generally probation) for up to one year.

Nergal himself commented:

“Well… this is the first thing that hit’s me after coming back from a relaxing and sunny holiday trip. Me and 2 other dudes r accused of profaning Polish emblem. What a bummer! PIS-driven Poland is trying its best to nail my ass down… as an example I guess. But first thing is: it is NOT a Polish emblem. Second… let’s leave those arguments for the court case which is to begin shortly…! Is their limits to their obscurity and blindness? Bring it on!🤜”