During a recent appearance on “Hardcore Humanism With Dr. Mike” podcast, BEHEMOTH frontman Adam “Nergal” Darski spoke with clinical psychologist and life coach Dr. Mike Friedman about the importance of women’s rights and gender equality.
“Hardly anyone in the metal scene talks about women’s rights,” he said. “I know it’s a chauvinistic genre, and even talented and beautiful women that are very successful, they get a lot of sh*t from men, or are not being treated equal, which is absolutely wrong, because some of those women… Like for example, Alissa [White-Gluz] from ARCH ENEMY that we’ve just toured with, she’s got bigger balls than most of metalheads that I know and I’ve met and she’s probably even stronger and braver than I am, being a man.
Nergal continued: “Women’s rights, what just happened in the U.S. a few weeks ago, and Poland, and abortion laws and stuff… If you are open-minded and if you’re about equality — you don’t need to be socialist to think that way — but women deserve their rights, same as men. And it still feels like there’s a massive imbalance in between.
“We need women. We love women. I love women. And I appreciate them. I appreciate my mom and everyone’s mom and I appreciate my lovers and my fan females.
“Yeah, we should really speak up and talk about it and be vocal about it, because it’s very important.
BEHEMOTH will release twelfth studio album, Opvs Contra Natvram, via Nuclear Blast on September 16.