Why has Behemoth frontman Nergal ditched corpsepaint for an acoustic guitar?
We dig inside the extreme icon’s new obsession
It sounds like the start of an unlikely joke: a Polish Satanist and a British expat walk in into a hotel bar… But then, everything about Me And That Man screams ‘unlikely’, from the two men behind it to the music they make.
You’ll know at least one of those men. Adam ‘Nergal’ Darski has been the singer, guitarist and driving force of Polish extreme metal juggernaut Behemoth for the last 25 years. The person sitting across the table from him in the bar of this painfully hip east London hotel is a different matter. You probably won’t be aware of John Porter – a 60-something West Midlander-turned- Polish resident – unless you’ve followed the Eastern European rock scene closely for the last 40 years.