After social media users outside Brazil discovered Father Marcelo Rossi, the leader of the metal band Behemoth, Adam Danski, published the video in which a woman pushes the religious man from the altar and celebrates the attack. The episode happened in 2019, but only now, in 2024, did the images go viral on the foreign internet.
The metalhead, known for criticizing religion, posted the images to the sound of the song “Kill the Christian” (in free translation, “Kill the Christian”), by the band Deicide. “Watching it over and over again! This is the way to deal with priests, ladies”, he wrote in the caption.
This is not the first time that the singer has criticized the Catholic Church. In 2007, the leader of the Polish band tore up a Bible on stage and called the institution a “criminal sect”. He was sued for the statements.
The attack on Father Marcelo Rossi took place during the closing mass of the “Not for Today” camp, in the interior of São Paulo. The record gained great repercussion at the time. The religious fell from a height of two meters, but was not injured.
The scare was the turning point for Rossi to adopt an intense physical exercise routine. The images of the super muscular Brazilian priest won over foreign internet users. “To work out, he uses holy water”, jokes one of the viral videos.