SLAYER Joined By BEHEMOTH's NERGAL For 'Evil Has No Boundaries' Performance (Video)
August 19, 2017
BEHEMOTH frontman Adam "Nergal" Darski joined SLAYER on stage during the latter band's soundcheck prior to their August 17 concert at Kettlehouse Amphitheater in Bonner, Montana to sing the SLAYER classic "Evil Has No Boundaries". Video footage of the performance can be seen below.
Nergal stated about the experience: "'Evil Has No Boundaries': that's the song my affair with SLAYER has begun ages ago. I must have been eight or nine years old, I guess, when I heard it on a pirate cassette. Didn't know much of an English language so we would sing whatever we hear. And the word EVIL reminded us how PIWO (beer) sounded phonetically! We would fuck around and sing 'PIWO!!! PIWO!!! PIWO!!!' instead until years later when we realized its meaning. The word EVIL would eventually be the key word to define my whole career with the band on so many levels and beyond. When I told that story to [SLAYER guitarists] Kerry [King] and Gary [Holt], they were, like, 'Let's do it! We are in!!' I already knew the lyrics by heart and here I am... sharing the stage with one of the best bands on the planet in one of my favorite songs! Dunno how I'm gonna top it, but that's not the case now. Living the fuckin' dream and enjoying the fuck out of it."
SLAYER's six-week expedition with LAMB OF GOD and BEHEMOTH kicked off on July 12 in Bemidji, Minnesota, and will conclude on August 20 in Phoenix, Arizona.
Asked what it has been like for BEHEMOTH to open for bands like SLAYER and LAMB OF GOD on the current tour, Nergal said in a recent interview: "It's good to be back in that position where you have nothing to lose. You are exposed in front of people who probably maybe heard about you, and there are some of the BEHEMOTH fans, but the majority is SLAYER and LAMB OF GOD fans. And you are there to fuck… You enter the stage like a hungry wolf and you have nothing to lose and you just fight for it — you know what I mean?"
He continued: "We are very violent and aggressive — I'd say more than at the regular headlining shows, where we are more in the safety zone: 'Okay, this is our headlining show. We are comfortable.' You know what I mean? We are, like, 'This is our people. Of course they're gonna scream for us. Of course they're gonna buy merchandise.' So it's good to go to the position where you must fight for it or you're gonna be missed out. And it's a very redefining position; you've gotta go back and see how it is, where you started, and you always start from scratch. It's a pretty exciting start."
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