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Behemoth frontman says he was kicked out of YMCA over Darkthrone shirt & not believing in Jesus

Behemoth at PNC Bank Arts Center
Behemoth at PNC Bank Arts Center in June (more by Mathieu Bredeau)

Polish death metal vets Behemoth are on tour with Slipknot, Volbeat, and Gojira this summer, and ahead of the Virginia Beach, VA date on Wednesday (8/14), frontman Adam “Nergal” Darski headed to a YMCA to hit the gym. That didn’t work out as planned, though, as Metal Injection points out. In a video posted to his Instagram, which you can watch below, Adam says he was approached at the YMCA because of his Darkthrone shirt, asked if he believed in Jesus, and ultimately kicked out. “This is YMCA, right,” he says, “and they ask us, “do you worship our lord Jesus Christ?” And we don’t, because we come from Poland, and we worship Odin, you know we have different gods.”

In the video’s caption, Adam writes:

Jesus! This means war mate!

U can ask your buddies to censor my art, u can ask your disciples to bring me to courts, u can ask your sons to boycott Behemoth’s shows… but u can’t FUCK with my work out routine!

Adam mentions the location of the YMCA in question in the video, but it’s inaudible.

Darkthrone commented on the incident on their Instagram, too:

So @nergal69 was kicked out of a gym in the states where @behemoth are currently on tour yesterday because he was wearing a Darkthrone shirt and they asked him if he believed in Jesus Christ.
I didn’t know if I should laugh or cry when I heard about it.
The fun thing for me about all this is that the shirt he was wearing was an old original #Darkthrone shirt that I gave him about a year ago.

Have any of you had any simular problem wearing a Darkthrone shirt?

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