Helmut was spat on by an allegedly an Orthodox fanatic at a Russian airport.
Helmut, the vocalist of the Austrian Black death metal band Belphegor was attacked and spat on at the Russian airport Pulkovo in St. Petersburg as the band arrived for two shows in Russia.
The name of the attacker as it’s circulating in media is Vitali Milonova Anatoly Artyukhov. According to some resources Mr. Artyukhov was “provoked” by Helmut which seems improbable. the fact is that Russia is no safe place for extreme bands. The ones who lose are always the Russian fans, and I’m sure that bands love Russia and it would be really sweet if fanatics stop attacking extreme metal bands in the country. See the images that are circulating. I hope that Belphegor has a really good time with Russian fans despite this sad incident. The band is going to play with Nile. The show in St. Petersburg was yesterday. According to their official page on Facebook they have more three shows in the country.
(Daniel “Roderick” Death)