Behemoth Detained In Russia

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According to a post on Behemoth’s Facebook page, the band’s Russian tour has come to a halt. The Polish death metal powerhouse have been touring in Russia since May 10, 2014 and have reportedly been stopped and detained by Russian immigration services.

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.”