In a recent chat with RockSverige, Behemoth's Nergal got all up in his feelings talking about his love for Metallica—something that was unexpected, even to Nergal, as he explained in detail to the Swedish website. He even talked about some of his favorite Metallica cuts with RockSverige.
"Fucking hell, man! I mean, I remember when I was a kid, I wasn't the biggest Metallica fan. I was more of a Maiden fan and Sodom, or something else. I always followed Metallica and I listened to them, but surprisingly, which is quite unexpected, I became the biggest Metallica fan for the last 15 years," Nergal said.
"The longer I'm around and the longer I see Metallica going and how well they're doing, I'm more and more filled with fucking adoration for those guys. I'm lucky enough to be friends with Lars [Ulrich] and he's an amazing human being. Super gentle and an amazing guy… and everytime I see Metallica, most of the times I'm in the pit and that's amazing.
"I think the last record, Hardwired… to Self-Destruct, is really a solid one. 'Spit Out the Bone' must be one of their best songs ever. I'm one of those guys. Kill 'Em All is probably one of my favorites and Master of Puppets, and [Hardwired]. I always say that Metallica is still around and they're in really good shape. They're not the youngest dudes around and I believe that they'll go on for at least another decade, but I always tell everyone to fucking go and watch Metallica. Go and see Metallica because all those classic bands like Metallica, Maiden, Guns N' Roses—all those bands are going to be around for only a little bit longer. It's going to be the longest farewell. Make sure to catch their set and support those bands. Once they're gone, they´re gone. Appreciate them while their still around and touring the world."
Last week, Behemoth released a new single "The Deathless Sun" along with two brand new music videos. They will release Opvs Contra Natvram on September 16. which was produced and mixed by Joe Barresi (Nine Inch Nails, Tool, Alice in Chains). Pre-orders are available here.