Behemoth's Nergal: "I Was Starstruck When I Met Rob Halford"

The Behemoth frontman recalls his encounter with the Judas Priest vocalist in this exclusive video clip.

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Behemoth frontman Nergal has revealed he was starstruck when he met Judas Priest vocalist Rob Halford, who, it turned out, was a fan of the Polish blackened metallers.

“I met Rob a couple of times,” says Nergal. “I met him at the last Slayer show [of their North America tour]. We were running from room to room, signing each other’s posters and all the memorabilia stuff. I’m rushing into Slayer’s room without even knocking on the door, because that’s how chaotic the whole day looked like.

“I entered the room and it’s just quiet, like 10 people; Kerry King is standing next to Rob Halford and they’re watching something," he continues. "I’m like, 'Sorry' and head back off. Then I was like, ‘Shit, I’m re-entering’, so I went back in and pretending it’s natural circumstances for myself. I approach them and say ‘'Hi' to Rob, and Kerry was like, ‘Yeah, we were just watching that clip of you jamming with us.’

“I was like ‘Holy fuck’," he says. "I was starstruck. So, thanks Rob, for being a Metal God and supporting small fish as well!"

Watch the interview clip below.

The pair later met up at the Wacken festival in August.

"Rob texted me earlier that day, 'Nergal, I need some new Behemoth!' so I brought him this limited, sold out on the spot, God=Dog EP," he wrote in an Instagram post.

So that's how you get cool, free limited-edition Behemoth releases: simply be one of the greatest metal vocalists of all time. Duly noted.

See what Nergal had to say about the first time he ever saw Slayer perform live.

The band's new album, I Loved You At Your Darkest, is out now on Nuclear Blast.

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