Nergal, iconic frontman for Polish blackened death metallers Behemoth, made his comeback to the stage this past weekend on May 6 at Mega Club, Katowice in Poland. Nergal did not enter the stage with his fellow Behemoth colleagues, rather with Carl McCoy & Fields of the Nephelim. This marks Nergal’s first public appearance since his spinal marrow transplant several months ago.
Commented Nergal: “I just came off stage…Katowice, Poland. It was my first performance after the transplant. I don’t remember when the last time I was THAT nervous. First of all, I had to join one of my favorite bands ever, true legends, FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM… secondly, I’m still not 100% in shape so I didn’t know how my body would react. I would risk saying I’m maybe 60% of what I used to be… but still progressing! Anyway, We did a song “Penetration” together with Carl McCoy and Co. What a blast I have to tell you. I had a serious adrenaline rush and it was such a boost of energy I can’t even describe. My mouth dried out after 30 seconds so I could hardly breathe but the energy wouldn’t let me stop. I was carried away. The moment I saw the crowd, I felt this double bass pounding underneath my feet… I was in trance. I’m counting days ’til we come back with Behemoth full time. 5 months to go…huh.”