Behemoth leader Adam “Nergal” Darski has accused Metal Sucks of attempting to portray him as a Nazi in order to stir controversy and gain traffic.
The musician shared an image of an email he says his management team had recently received from the site. The email reads:
“In the past several days we’ve gotten an influx of reader e-mails directing us to these recently posted photos of Nergal hanging out with Rob Darken from [Polish pagan metal band] Graveland.
“Graveland and Darken, you may be aware, have come under fire quite a bit in the past for their ties to NSBM [National Socialist black metal]. This included a violent antifa protest in 2016, which led to a shutdown of a show in Montreal. [link to protest story]
“Additionally, in the photos, Nergal can be seen wearing a [Swiss extreme metal band] Bolzer shirt. The band’s frontman, Okoi “KzR” Jones, has also been accused of having national socialist ties.
“This comes on the heels of Nergal’s already-infamous quote about Hitler. That quote itself came not long after he made some comments on social media about Poland and Senegal’s respective soccer teams, which seemed to tacitly endorse eugenics. They were also accompanied by a since-deleted image which many would deem offensive to Africans.
“Up until now we tried to give Nergal the benefit of the doubt, but after the Graveland photos, there’s been a substantial amount of reader pressure to speak up.
“To that end, we are currently putting together a piece about this latest incident. We would, of course, like to give Nergal a chance to comment on his apparent friendship with Bob Darken and Graveland before we run anything.
“Thank you for any help you’re able to provide.”