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.
Behemoth has posted a brand new track from their forthcoming album The Satanist. The track is entitled "Ora Pro Nobis Lucifer" and is accompanied by a lyric video that includes artwork and text from inside the digipak booklet. "Ora pro nobis", which is Latin for "pray for us", features lyrics penned by Nergal, along with Krzysztof Azarewicz. Waste no time and listen to the brand new song below. Are you pleased with it?
Death metallers Behemoth have released a brand new behind-the-scenes video for their upcoming album The Satanist. The video available below is the first in a series of four that chronicles a selection of the creative and technical processes behind the album.
Here it is. After four years, you can hear new music from Polish death metal band Behemoth. The new video for the highly anticipated new single Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel was revealed and you can enjoy it below. The video was produced by Grupa 13. According to the band, it is their most unsettling and unique work to date. Was it worth the wait?
Today you can hear a few seconds of new music from Polish death metal giants Behemoth as they continue to tease their new EP and video for the single "Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel". The 12" EP of Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel will be released on December 4th and so will the new video. It has also been confirmed that the new opus The Satanist will be unleashed on February 3rd in the UK and Europe, February 4th in North America, and February 7th in Germany/Austria/Switzerland/Italy.
Polish extreme metal heavyweights Behemoth just announced that they will release the first song off their new album titled The Satanist digitally and on vinyl only. The first single to be revealed will be "Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel". The Grupa 13 produced a video for the song which will be released on December 4th. You can watch a teaser now below.
There is a big European double-headlining tour coming next year in February. British extreme metallers Cradle Of Filth will embark on a 19-date European co-headlining tour with Polish death metal legion Behemoth, which will release their new album The Satanist in 2014. To complete the tour, there will be In Solitude, Inquisition and Svarttjern as support.
Behemoth's frontman Adam "Nergal" Darski really wants to leave his own mark on the band's new record, literally. He was recently interviewed by Heavy magazine to whom he announced that the artwork for new album The Satanist will contain his own blood. Russian symbolist painter Denis Forkas was commissioned for the work, with Nergal delivering a box containing his own blood to Moscow where Forkas blended it into the painting to give it "a more organic feel." Also, producer Colin Richardson is no longer involved in the new album due to "creative differences", and has been replaced by producer Matt Hyde. His blood wasn't strong enough.