There are new developments today about Behemoth's detention in Russia. The band has been fined and ordered to leave Russia. "It seemed like we actually got a really nice judge. And wise, because this was a humane decision... it felt like she sympathised with us," Darski told the Polish TV channel Polsat News. You can expect more comments from the band on this situation as soon as they land safely in Poland.



Pic taken by band members


"We actually received the minimal fine with a recommendation for how to leave Russia as quickly as possible."

The band were able to play four out of 13 of their scheduled concerts in Russia. "Now we want to get some rest after a sleepless night and return home as quickly as possible," he said.



Courtesy of Znak.com


In a brief interview conducted with frontman Nergal, he described the conditions they were kept: "It was a very small room on a half meter. On the walls were smeared with feces. At night, we asked [to be] taken to the toilet, but we were somehow denied. Had to go in plastic bottles."

Regarding authorities' claims of improper visa, Nergal said: "We have received a visa at the Russian consulate in Warsaw. When we asked how [to prepare] the paperwork, we were told that it was necessary to make a business visa. We did everything we were told. Now it turned out that it was necessary to do some 'humanitarian' visa, not a business."



Original news: According to a post on Behemoth's Facebook page, the band's Russian tour has come to a halt. The Polish death metallers have been touring in Russia since May 10th and today reportedly they were stopped and detained by Russian immigration services. Behemoth were supposed to play in Yekaterinburg tonight.

First message posted (translated from Polish): "We've been stopped by the 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 multihour 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. Regards. Nergal."

Nergal has issued the following update (translated from Polish): "Looks like it's going to be a normal arrest. They'll take our phones soon. At 9am we'll have a court case, then a judgement and maybe a deportation."

You can probably expect further updates on this. The band's Russian Satanist tour happens in support of their recent The Satanist full-length album.

[Thanks to dark_mar and Bad English for the tip!]



Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Behemoth
 
Posted: 22.05.2014 by BloodTears



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Boxcar Willy - 23.05.2014 at 21:44  
Nergal looks so much better without his long ass hair.
crucifiedjesus - 24.05.2014 at 20:35  
Written by Boxcar Willy on 23.05.2014 at 21:44

Nergal looks so much better without his long ass hair.

how do you know he had long ass hair! Not that it really matters but i'd like to think he keeps it tidy down there
Jaeryd - 29.05.2014 at 00:36  
Written by crucifiedjesus on 24.05.2014 at 20:35

Written by Boxcar Willy on 23.05.2014 at 21:44

Nergal looks so much better without his long ass hair.

how do you know he had long ass hair! Not that it really matters but i'd like to think he keeps it tidy down there

lol it took me a sec to see what you did there, but I see what you did there.
deadone - 29.05.2014 at 02:21  
Maybe Russians don't like people with long ass hair. They might feel for the poor little donkeys who lost their hair to evil Bible burning Black Death Metallers.
ThunderAxe1989 - 05.10.2014 at 01:07  
Wrong Visa? Was this like a set up or something?

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