Europe will be able to witness soon another Behemoth tour. The Polish death metal heavyweights have announced that they will be touring Europe in early 2016 still supporting their latest effort, The Satanist. This tour happening in January/February will feature as well Abbath, Inquisition and Entombed A.D. Get ready for one of the hottest extreme metal packages of 2016, Europa Blasphemia Tour.
Behemoth are starting their European tour this week and now they have graced us with a new video for the track "Messe Noire". The death metallers recently joined forces with director Zev Deans for the video. The Brooklyn based director brings a visually dark and surreal atmosphere to the song from their latest album The Satanist. To add to the atmosphere, costumes were provided by fashion designer, Sharon Toxic. You can see it for yourself now here.
Behemoth's infamous frontman Nergal was recently interviewed by the New Times Broward Palm Beach and he had a few interesting things to share. While the Polish death metallers are currently touring in North America, Nergal has also been working on a "very stripped down and simple" solo project with acoustic-based stuff. The guitarist/vocalist also confirmed that he doesn't know when Behemoth will work on a new album or if that will happen at all.
As Behemoth's frontman Nergal prepares to release his autobiography Confessions Of A Heretic in English, the band just announced the release of their official biography on Metal Blade Records. Behemoth: Devil's Conquistadors by Łukasz Dunaj serves as an in depth look at the history of the events that materially influenced the band and a definitive Behemoth biography. If you want to get your hands on this book, you can already pre-order it.
Behemoth have something new to share today, their first ever official live video. The Polish death metallers have been touring a lot in support of their newest record The Satanist and they spared no expense for this video that was shot by long time Behemoth video collaborators, Grupa 13 for the track "Ora Pro Nobis Lucifer". You can watch the final result now here. It is available for your viewing pleasure below.
Cannibal Corpse and Behemoth have joined forces and are set to co-headline a tour in the U.S. and Canada in early 2015. The American and Polish death metal giants will be supported by two Swedish bands: Aeon and Tribulation. This should be a death metal rampage. Both bands are touring in support of their most recent albums.
Polish extremers Behemoth are touring hard all over the globe this year, where they present their latest product The Satanist, released back in February. To proceed this journey, the band confirmed another set of dates for the European Satanist Tour - Part II, to be executed in April 2015. This time, the main support on all dates will come from Swiss black/death metal duo Bölzer. The tour will mainly cover the Central and Balkan part of Europe.
And now for something a little bit different! Adam "Nergal" Darski, the frontman of Polish death metal band Behemoth, is pursuing a new venture outside of music and opened a barbershop called "Barberian" in Warsaw (Poland). And it seems like it is attracting a lot of bearded beasts.
Behemoth just finished touring their home country of Poland. Eight of the nine shows went flawlessly but one show in Poznan was cancelled due to political reasons, according to the band. Well, now the band will be releasing a 12" vinyl EP entitled Xiadz which contains the previously unreleased tracks "Xiadz" from The Satanist recording session, "Towards The Dying Sun We March" from the Evangelion recording session, and also the re-recorded song "Moonspell Rites". Check out the video teaser of the EP below.
After being booted out of Russia, Behemoth now face a show cancellation in their home country of Poland, in Poznan. The death metal group was originally set to perform on October 2nd at Poznan's Eskulap venue, which also serves as a student dormitory at Poznan University Of Medical Sciences, but the concert was moved to October 6th after the university authorities decided that the original date coincided with the start of the academic year. Their promoter received a letter from Jacek Wysocki, president of Poznan University Of Medical Sciences, stating the event would not go ahead due to "a concern for the safety of students and campus workers." But Behemoth claims it was for political reasons.
Behemoth is one of many bands who uses their image to boost their live set, but what can you do if your gear is lost in transition? This happened to the band before their performance at Motocultor 2014 in France, but it didn't stop them from performing. They went on stage and did a "completely 'naked' performance," as the band described it.
Behemoth have revealed that Sacrum Profanum, the autobiography of frontman Nergal, will likely receive an English language release in 2015. They are negotiating the deal with English book publisher Jawbone (Cliff Burton, Randy Rhoads, Max Cavalera) for Nergal's autobiography Sacrum Profanum: The Confession Of The Heretic. According to the death metallers' frontman, the translation is going through the editing process right now.
There are new developments today about Behemoth's detention in Russia. The band has been fined and ordered to leave Russia. "It seemed like we actually got a really nice judge. And wise, because this was a humane decision... it felt like she sympathised with us," Darski told the Polish TV channel Polsat News. You can expect more comments from the band on this situation as soon as they land safely in Poland.