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Exploring 25 Heavy Metal Stage Name Origins


Real Name: Adam Michał Darski

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Like a few other black metal bands, the Behemoth front man chose his stage name based on Babylonian Mythology. Nergal is a diety that represents a very particular aspect of death, one that is often and rightly interpreted as inflicted death. Nergal is also the god of plague and pestilence as well as being closely associated with warfare.

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