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  ALL CHARGES DROPPED IN BEHEMOTH POLISH NATIONAL SYMBOL CASE
17th April 2018



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All charges against Behemoth frontman Adam 'Nergal' Darski for allegedly disrespecting a Polish national symbol have been dropped.

Nergal was formally charged three months ago over Behemoth's 'Republic Of The Unfaithful' tour artwork and merchandise, which was said to be "insulting" to the national coat of arms of Poland.

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The District Prosecutor's Office in Gdańsk referred the case to court and said that an expert on heraldry and iconography determined that Behemoth's artwork featured "a distorted image of Poland's national emblem" and "included elements and symbols considered Satanist and anti-Christian, with the aim of conveying content far removed from the historical and state ideology".

Nergal, along with Maciej G, the band's webmaster, and Rafał Wechterowicz, the graphic artist who worked on the design, were charged with publicly affronting the Polish national emblem, an offence which carries a maximum sentence of one year in prison.

Nergal has now stated that the 'Republic Of The Unfaithful' design will soon be back in stock in the Behemoth webstore, as well as making the following post on Instagram:

European Spring has welcomed me with a gorgeous weather and... a positive verdict in „the republic of the unfaithful” court case! Dismissed and all three of us are free of all the absurd charges! The design will soon be back in the stock so go and visit our webstore and show your support if u will! „The only way to deal with unfree world is to to become so absolutely free so your existence becomes an act of rebellion” said A.Camus. And I try to live my life by these wise and liberating words. It’s not easy tho considering circumstances: the world’s political tendencies, the upcoming tide of wrong interpreted patriotism combined with religious fanatism brings rather fatal solutions and elevates the level of obscurity beyond logic. But do not lose hope my fellow brothers and sisters. THINK FOR YOURSELF. Play your own game just make sure u play it hard and well! Stay independent and honest! Another battle won, yet the war ain’t over!🙌🤘🤜 PS. Manticore, Rafal Wechterowicz, my lawyers Jacek and Gosia, to work with u guys is an honor and winner ALREADY! Keep it up and FUCK THE SYSTEM!🖕@behemothwebstore @too_many_skulls

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Behemoth just released their new live DVD/Blu-ray, 'Messe Noire', filmed at shows in Warsaw, Poland on October 8th 2016 and Brutal Assault 2016. The collection also includes 'The Satanist' cinematic archive featuring all official videos associated with the band's last album.

Two videos have been released from 'Messe Noire', ''Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel' and 'O Father O Satan O Sun!', as well as an official teaser and here they all are.















 

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