Behemoth Almost Filmed Their Recent Livestream In Ukraine

During an interview with Rock Sound, Behemoth frontman Adam “Nergal” Darski revealed that the band almost filmed their recent livestream set in Ukraine to “make a very important political statement” amid the Russian invasion of the country. However, the band ended up filming the set on top of the Palace Of Culture & Science in Warsaw, Poland for logistical and economical reasons.

Nergal said the following:

“We were trying to do something big around the release [of ‘Opvs Contra Natvram’]. And I’ve been talking about that for months and months, [throwing around] different ideas. We even had an idea to go and perform somewhere in Kyiv, Ukraine. Yeah, we were actually making contacts with some productions out there. We were thinking, not only we can just make an artistic statement but we can also make a very important political statement.

I use my platforms. I use the stage and in interviews [I take the opportunity] to mention things that I consider very relevant and righteous. So we were thinking, ‘Maybe we should fucking go to Kyiv and do it on top of some building. Maybe if there’s a bombing, we should fucking go underground, like U2 did’ — Bono and Edge, they performed in a metro, underground. And we were just bouncing back all those ideas. But eventually we ended up [deciding to do it in Warsaw because it made more sense] logistically, economically… even though it was still fucking pricey.

I really hope that people will pay attention and will click on that and people will appreciate all the effort that we put and invested. And, of course, it’s free of charge; we’re just giving you something extra around the record, just to build hype about the record and also hype for the upcoming European and South American tours.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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