“Christians To The Lions” is the sixth track off of Thelema 6, the fifth studio album by Polish juggernauts Behemoth. Check out the clip here below of Behemoth performing “Christians to the Lions” live somewhere around 2004.
Ever since the release of the album Thelema 6 in the year 2000, the aforementioned track has been the central manifesto of nearly every live performance that the band has done. The song’s anti-religion message is a perfect summary of the philosophical stance that has, at times, gotten Behemoth leader Adam “Nergal” Darski into hot water. Darski was charged with causing offense to religion when he ripped the pages out of a bible at a live show in Poland. He was later acquitted of the charges.
Legalities, however, were the least of the frontman’s concerns when he was diagnosed with Leukemia in 2009. After battling the disease into remission, Nergal and company roared back with their ninth and best studio album to date, 2014’s tour de force The Satanist. The singer also has an autobiography, Confessions Of A Heretic: The Sacred And The Profane: Behemoth And Beyond, releasing in the United States in paperback and for the Kindle on March 19, 2015. The book will contain a Foreward by Randy Blythe, frontman for metal band Lamb of God.
Check out the clip of Behemoth playing “Christians To The Lions.” Crank it up and enjoy this black metal Friday.