Behemoth Are Back: Adam "Nergal" Darski Talks New Album, 'I Loved You at Your Darkest'

Behemoth's Adam “Nergal” Darski with an ESP Nergal-6

Behemoth's Adam “Nergal” Darski with an ESP Nergal-6 (Image credit: Jimmy Hubbard)

For more than 20 years, Poland’s Behemoth played blackened death metal that prioritized speed and rage above all else. Then in 2014, following a near-fatal battle with leukemia, frontman Adam “Nergal” Darski lashed back with The Satanist, which combined the brutality of Behemoth’s past catalog with more inventive arrangements and more unexpected tempo shifts.

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Jon Wiederhorn

Jon is an author, journalist, and podcaster who recently wrote and hosted the first 12-episode season of the acclaimed Backstaged: The Devil in Metal, an exclusive from Diversion Podcasts/iHeart. He is also the primary author of the popular Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal and the sole author of Raising Hell: Backstage Tales From the Lives of Metal Legends. In addition, he co-wrote I'm the Man: The Story of That Guy From Anthrax (with Scott Ian), Ministry: The Lost Gospels According to Al Jourgensen (with Al Jourgensen), and My Riot: Agnostic Front, Grit, Guts & Glory (with Roger Miret). Wiederhorn has worked on staff as an associate editor for Rolling Stone, Executive Editor of Guitar Magazine, and senior writer for MTV News. His work has also appeared in Spin, Entertainment Weekly,, Revolver, Inked, and other publications and websites.