Polish ‘death metal’ vocalist Adam Darski was found innocent Thursday of insulting religious feelings after he shredded a Bible during a concert in 2007.

Darski, of the metal band Behemoth, had thrown ripped pages of the Bible into the audience at a concert in Gdynia, northern Poland, calling Christianity the ‘biggest criminal sect’ and the Bible an ‘untruthful book.’ Fans later burned the shreds.

The court in Gdynia cleared Darski, whose stage name is Nergal, and said his actions were a ‘form of art.’ The court added that fans who were Christians testified that they had not been offended at the concert.

Ryszard Nowak, head of the All-Polish Committee for Defence Against Sects, said he would appeal the court’s decision.

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