Claudio Marino

Adam the Apostate

Sweden, Poland 2020
59 min • English.
Theme: Rokumentti selection
19.11.2022 | Time 16:30 | Venue: Tapio 3 | BUY TICKET

A look into the life of one of the most controversial figures in extreme music today

Rising from his humble beginnings in Cold-war Poland to global fame with his band Behemoth, striving for musical excellence throughout the ignominies of life-threatening illness and dubious legal battles, staying deeply spiritual and focused during even the most casual appearances in mundane limelight, it is safe to say that Adam "Nergal" Darsk has many faces.

Now with a degree of success that is matchless in extreme heavy metal as one of the most vicious fields of art, diverse business ventures and public roles, after conquering leukemia, becoming the subject of not one but two biographical books and making a case in court for freedom of both speech as well as religious belief, the renaissance man opens up for a candid, unapologetic portrait of the multi headed beast that he is.