Posted in metal | music on May 21, 2014

By Ian Chainey

Behemoth at Irving Plaza in 2014 (more by Caroline Harrison)
Godflesh

Polish blackened death metal thelemites Behemoth , who were just in NYC as part of the Metal Alliance tour, are reportedly detained in Russia, according to singer Nergal in a dispatch the hit the band's Facebook page this morning. The original note is in Polish, so here's the rough translation:

We've been stopped by the [Russian] immigration services for 'wrong visas.' When I said that we will not move an inch from the club without someone from the Polish embassy, they threatened to force us out. They took us in a bus, accompanied by 10 officers, to the building of Federal Migration Service. We tried to reach the Polish embassy in Jekaterinburg but no one is answering the phone.

If possible -- please copy this message and pass it everywhere you can. We may expect a multi-hour hearing.

The concert is off for sure. The only thing we want is to get back to the hotel safely and then -- to Poland. No matter how hard we try -- we cannot pass it all.

So, that's terrifying. Russia may not exactly be the best place for a band that has previously courted Satanic controversy. Behemoth have flirted with the performance banhammer in their native country due to their Bible-destroying antics. Hopefully the "bad visas" bit is only about bad visas.

Obviously, more to come when the bigger picture gets clearer. Stream a track from the band's latest, the subtly titled The Satanist below.

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Comments (11)

They say that at St. Vitus
The glory hole is fierce
Well, it's non-stop random man-meat,
That tastes like piss and beers
Oh, I don't want no more of sausage life
Gee Ma, I wanna go home!

The chicken hawks at St. Vitus,
They say that they abound,
Well I got picked as catcher
And not a reach-around!
Oh, I don't want no more of sausage life
Gee Ma, I wanna go home!

In cargo shorts and t-shirts
We think we look real hard
But how much can you dress up
A long haired tub of lard?
Oh, I don't want no more of sausage life
Gee Ma, I wanna go home!

Delivering those pizzas
Each weekday 12-3
And living in mom's basement
I do alright by me
Oh, I don't want no more of sausage life
I broke my shrimping straw,
Cleaned up, became a brah,
Gee Ma, I wanna go home!

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2014 2:31 PM

Guess they will have to charge back.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2014 2:54 PM

Sausage Riot

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2014 3:16 PM

"No matter how hard we try -- we cannot pass it all."
I once had a kidney stone like that so I can certainly empathize with these dude-o-saurses.

Posted by E.L. Fudge | May 21, 2014 3:33 PM

^still sad shut in losers

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2014 4:00 PM

Will they have a rendezvous with Edward Snowden?

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2014 4:31 PM

Why don't they get their buddy Satan to help them out, huh?

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2014 4:35 PM

lesson: don't bother touring backwards countries

Posted by bmetal | May 21, 2014 7:45 PM

I guess they don't understand that if a Russian official tells you your visa is bad, that means you have to pay a "fine" to the official to fix your visa problem.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2014 9:24 PM

7:45 preaches gospel.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2014 11:00 PM

Not in the U.S. for a change.

Posted by everywhere | May 22, 2014 6:54 PM

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