Polish death metal masters Behemoth received an award for “Album of the Year” at this year’s Frederyk Awards, Poland’s equivalent to the Grammies. Following a high profile lawsuit and several years of religious outcry, the band were nominated for 5 awards including “Video of the Year”, “Band of the Year” and “Best Album Artwork”.
“Evangelion definitely made a statement,” said vocalist Nergal. “We couldn’t be more proud of this record.”
The awards, held on April 19 in Warsaw recognised new album Evangelion as a serious musical opus, a triumph for Behemoth in their native country. Polish Catholics were probably upset.