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I don’t know about you, but I just turned 38. Any chance to break out of the
mundane and remember the mysterious or esoteric wonder behind the veil of
everyday life is a welcome release. When it comes in the form of explosive,
ethereal or downright menacing and theatrical metal, even better. Polish dark
legends Behemoth‘s current US tour promoting their most ambitious album to
date, The Satanist, with the much hyped Myrkur in tow on their first really
proper stateside trek certainly falls into the category of awesome excuses to
get out of the house…and it sure was.

Read more and see some killer photos in euphoria BELOW.

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I’m certainly not trying to say that Behemoth are that similar to the recently departed Master of forms David Bowie, but the Polish death metal warlords along with bold tour opener Myrkur do share a similar undeniable boldness when it comes to not giving a flaming peacock in Hell of a fuck what others think.

I think in the year 2016 it is more important than ever to not give in to the impulses that hold back freedom of expression and growth, even when it comes to exploring the transformative power of the dark.

Both groups fly in the face of expectations, from Nergal posting cute holiday photos with his mum one minute to embodying sheer terror in the most boundary negating of masked forms via the “Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel” Behemoth video to Myrkur’s insistence that black metal can evolve to be not only more feminine but choral and melodic (even in the face of rabidly idiotic hate mail from BM conservative fuckwits). In the end, both groups leave listeners feeling like the rain is starting to fall on a charred landscape so new shoots can pop up.

Now the acts are aligned to show dimwits the world over what a commanding and vital metal tour looks like in 2016.

A limited number of premium ticketing packages that include a commemorative laminate, meet and greet with the band, 18″ x 24″ poster set (3 posters), 42″ x 42″ wall flag, and general admission ticket are available now at www.showstubs.com/behemoth. Only 50 fans per show can purchase the package, so reserve yours now! See below for all dates.

In addition to the concert, fans will also have the chance to view “The Congregation” exhibition at each venue. Dubbed “a symbiosis of Behemoth and Toxic Vision”, the display showcases the collaboration between the two parties. Over the years, the artist behind Toxic Vision (Sharon Toxic) has worked closely with the band to create their stage outfits, music videos, stage/photo props and more. “The Congregation” is a new experience and built solely for this tour.

Behemoth front-man Nergal comments: “We’ve always pushed ourselves very hard trying to reach the highest peaks of artistic creativity. This time around we are not only coming back to perform ‘The Satanist’ in its entirety, but are also bringing along a collaboration that’s unheard of! Toxic Vision’s renowned and absolutely brilliant artist and designer from Canada, whom we have worked with on several projects in the past (Behemoth stage gear, video clip costumes…) will be accompanying us on this trek with a unique exhibition called ‘The Congregation’! We are beyond excited to see how these synergies co-exist! Sharon, it’s an honour to welcome you on board!”

Adds Toxic Vision CEO Sharon Toxic: “It is a real honour to work alongside Behemoth and have this opportunity to bring a vision to life! We aim to dazzle and inspire, I am inviting everyone to step into the dark world of ‘The Congregation’ – an exclusive showcase of my work with Behemoth. Nothing like this has been done before, and of course, nothing is really as it seems with Toxic Vision. This is a culmination of craft and magic…once you step inside, you might never find your way out.”

Tour dates BELOW.

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Behemoth release video for “The Satanist”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 4:46 PM (PST)

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Witness the visual accompaniment to Behemoth‘s track “The Satanist” HERE. As is often the case with the Polish group’s near limitless ambition, the video is a conceptual and aesthetic victory for all those who would run free.

Behemoth front man Nergal comments: “Behemoth has always been about breaking boundaries, taboos, leaving its comfort zone and thinking out of the box! Here we go again with the brand new video from us. It’s already a fourth official clip off “The Satanist”… The concept came from the director, Andrzej Dragan. It’s situated in modern Warsaw in the present times. It’s where the carnal world meets the unknown… it’s where the ZOS meets KIA… It’s where SACRUM is raped by PROFANUM…”

Director Andrzej Dragan adds: “This is a picture of alienation and ultimate rejection of an oversensitive character by an anonymous city.”

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Behemoth video with Zev Deans for “Messe Noire” out now

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, April 10, 2015 at 4:57 AM (PST)

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Behemoth recently joined forces with director Zev Deans (youtube.com/panoramaprogramming) to compose a video for Messe Noire from The Satanist. The Brooklyn based director brings a visually dark and surreal atmosphere to a song and album that is one of Behemoth‘s most bleak. To add to the atmosphere, costumes were provided by amazing fashion designer, Sharon Toxic (toxicvision.bigcartel.com). The combination of these visual and auditory talents could not be more ideal.

Director Zev Deans adds: “The story of Lucifer’s fall, followed by his defiant rebirth, reminds me of Nergal’s own personal struggles of recent years. Like Lucifer, Behemoth has recovered from hardship, and they are stronger than ever. With Messe Noire, I was lucky enough to work with some of the most talented people in the genre. I owe the success of this project to the intense SACRIFICE that Sharon and the rest of team gave to this work.”

Behemoth front man Nergal comments: “It was actually our drummer Inferno’s idea to use Zev Deans. He showed me a PORTAL video that literally blew my fuckin’ mind! For a long time we’ve attempted to reach a new ground and artistically leave the comfort zone. “The Satanist” is THE record that challenges us on so many levels… and here we are, exploring new grounds with a video producer who is a genuine visionary! “Messe Noire” video surely adds new quality to our art and makes it even more transcendental… I am proud!”

Experience Messe Noire now HERE.

Along with the video, Behemoth has made a “Messe Noire” t-shirt available in their official web shop. Check out the design at behemoth-store.com.

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Behemoth premiere triumphant “Ora Pro Nobis Lucifer” new live video

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 2:37 PM (PST)

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Behemoth have released a scary and boldly dignified new live video for The Satanist track “Ora Pro Nobis Lucifer”. This clip is a compelling visual example of why the Polish juggernaut are reviled and protested in many places, their sheer charisma and devilution a sight to behold. The Satanist was my pick for Top Death Metal Album of 2014, ahead of even great releases this year from the likes of Black Crown Initiate, Cannibal Corpse, Revocation and Vampire (to name a few recent must hear contenders).

Click HERE to go back to inverted Sunday school with Behemoth. Or as Axl once said ,”Get in the ring.”

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“It takes courage to confront the weaknesses we share” – Mina Caputo 

Go buy music. I’m doing my year end list early this year instead of butted right up against New Year’s Eve on the pretext that some of you might actually want to purchase albums and support bands as well as share and trade and be hippies. It is great we can share and be exposed to more music these days, which also gives us the choice to choose what succeeds, directly interfacing with our heroes and/or peers in the “scene”.

Black Friday is pure “Mob Rules” insanity at the chain stores, so why don’t you order any of the albums on my list online (or at least stream them)? This year instead of 5 best records I chose one for each of Metal Riot’s sub-genre catagories, though all are basically one form or another of heavy or edgy rock. Best music video is also included.

This year was a stunning series of highs and lows, from triumphs of death metal to huge tours to  Oderus, Wayne Static and Athon leaving us too soon (also R.I.P. Johnny Winter)!

This list is a sample of some of the best albums (or certain songs) that moved me in 2014. Songs about unity needed in this Fergusson-tense environment , songs for self growth or songs that just kicked ass.

Click HERE to read the top picks.

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Aeon to return to North America w/ Cannibal, Behemoth, Tribulation

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 5:07 AM (PST)

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Listening to ball ripper “The Glowing Hate” from 2013 death metal masterpiece Aeons Black, I couldn’t think of a more deserving band than Östersund bad boys  Aeon to serve as support on the huge Cannibal Corpse/Behemoth tour just announced (dates below). The disgusting guitar tones, conceptual art and unique arrangements set Aeon way ahead of most of the pack and they are sure to give every crowd their money’s worth. Tommy Dahlström’s growl is pretty much unmatched. “Fiiiire walk with meeeeee!”

Click HERE for the dates and try not to bleed out of every orifice with excitement.

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Why Poland rules death metal in 2014 (hint: Behemoth, Vader)

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, August 11, 2014 at 8:17 PM (PST)

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Sometimes I wonder if people heard the same records or saw the same films I saw. Sepultura’s The Mediator Between Head and Hands Must Be The Heart was a Metropolis referencing winning meld of the band’s nu tribal styles with their thrash roots, full of nasty drum attack, thrashing riffs and a feral performance from the politically fired up Derrick Green on songs like “Trauma Of War” and “The Vatican”. It even had Ross Robinson producing, but it wasn’t as praised as it should have been. Can you seriously go to Brazil’s finest’s Wikipedia page, look at their discography and not see as many good albums as the Max Cavalera led version? The band continues to do great and meaningful work even with a smaller fan base. But we’re here to talk about two records most metalheads won’t be divided over.

It is hard to fuck with Poland when it comes to death metal. Is that even an issue?

Behemoth‘s The Satanist is widely being praised by critics as their finest hour to date, while Nuclear Blast’s 2014 release of Vader‘s Tibi Et Igni is nothing less than a total victory, a shot of hellfire in the arm of death metal for fans worldwide to covet. Bombast and utter chaos executed with deadly accuracy by metal masters is an earmark of both records. Symphonic and tempo experimentation add shade and contrast to plunging depths, careening solos and sick fucking drum sounds/performances. But the reason they are heads and devil tails above the pack is not what you might think. Pride. It isn’t that these are the most evil, the “best” thing they’ve ever recorded or even that they are really clever records full of ambition.

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Metal Alliance Tour 2014 kicks off Friday!

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 5:21 PM (PST)

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The Metal Alliance Tour is hitting the road for it’s fourth annual bout of extreme metal.

The most exciting part of the Metal Alliance Tour here on North American soil will be the presence of Behemoth!

Also smashing faces, melting brains and generally causing mayhem will be the relentless Goatwhore, 1349, Inquisition and Black Crown Initiate.

Check out the tour dates here.

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Album Review: Behemoth – The Satanist

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 10:07 PM (PST)

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Believe the hype. Behemoth have made their best album. This shit will scare people in a world where nothing’s shocking (though it is shocking no metal band named their record this yet). They are Poland’s kings of apotheosis.

Sometimes you just know a major work when you see/hear it. It comes down to focus. let me make an analogy. The first Die Hard film was tightly wound and thrilling, while sequels became progressively sloppy and harder to believe. A newer, focused film Dead Man Down I just saw was far better than the last Die Hard due to focus, despite not being a mega franchise. Behemoth, like Watain on their recent victorius LP The Wild Hunt, have managed to distill what they do to a fine, jet black diamond while still expanding. This is the ideal type of “Jet Black Art” Tom Lindberg shrieked about on The Great Deceiver’s cathartic and criminally underrated song/EP of the same name. Tear apart convention and rebuild a darker phoenix. It’s not that classic death metal or black metal don’t hold a thrill (the latest Autopsy, Coffins and Aosoth ruled, for example) but the disregard for genre here is stunning and in keeping with the modern clusterfuck world. This is a brilliant crest of a fiery wave. Every “risk” pays off in alchemical spades.

To read more click HERE.

Behemoth release prologue video number two for upcoming album “The Satanist”

Posted by SeanB on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 1:54 PM (PST)

Behemoth-The-Satanist-620x619Polish extreme metallers Behemoth have released the second in a series of four prologue videos for their upcoming album titled The Satanist.  The video sheds some light into the creative process involved in the album’s recording.

To check out the first and newly released second videos in the series you can click right here.  You can also find the video for the album’s first single called “Blow Your Trumpet Gabriel” by clicking right here.

In a recent interview Nergal was quoted as saying about the album and its themes:

“The Satanist is a very simple title, but it is also very complex and multi-dimensional. On the surface it appears to be very primitive and raw but it is also very meaningful and complex. In a sense, I don’t want or need to explain it because everyone can find their own interpretation. I think the music on The Satanist is enough. In a way, I have no need to talk about it. I wanted to make an honest statement about who I am and what life means to me, through this music. Satan is the most misunderstood figure in the world. He represents the truth and spirit of man, the freedom and honesty of who we are. I was raised as a Catholic and so I was told a lot about Satan, but it wasn’t the truth. Satanism is about life and liberation and love for freedom. I have Satan in me, flowing through my veins and through my music.”

The Satanist is set to be released on February 3 in the U.K., February 4 in North America and Poland, February 5 in Japan, and February 7th everywhere else via Metal Blade in North America and Nuclear Blast in Europe.

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Behemoth release video for “Blow Your Trumpet Gabriel”

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 6:55 AM (PST)

BehemothPolish blackened death metal band Behemoth have released a video for the song “Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel.” The song is off of the bands upcoming album The Satanist which will be released on February 3 in the U.K., February 4 in North America and Poland, February 5 in Japan, and February 7th everywhere else via Metal Blade in North America and Nuclear Blast in Europe.

You can listen to the song here.

Behemoth frontman Adam “Nergal” Darski commented: “Yes, we took all the time in the world to complete this project. And we did everything that was humanely possible to accurately express our vision. We crossed the Rubicon. ‘Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel’ is an ecstatic manifest of our unrestrained artistic will, where we dare to reach out beyond the limitations of the heavy metal genre. And it’s only the beginning.”

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Behemoth launch final teaser for “Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 2:27 PM (PST)

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Polish blackened death metallers Behemoth have released the third and final teaser video for the music video for their song “Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel”.

“Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel” is the first single off of Behemoth’s upcoming album The Satanist.

The single will be released on December 4 and The Satanist will be available on February 4.

Check out the third teaser video here.

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Behemoth release second teaser for “Blow Your Trumpet Gabriel”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 1:11 PM (PST)

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Polish deathened black metallers Behemoth have released the second teaser for their newest song “Blow Your Trumpet Gabriel” which will come off the upcoming album The Satanist.

The Satanist will be released on December 4 in the US, on December 6 in Europe and on December 8 in the UK!

Check out the second teaser for “Blow Your Trumpet Gabriel” here.

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Behemoth announce new video

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 12:28 PM (PST)

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Polish blackened death metallers Behemoth have announced that they are preparing to release a video for their song “Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel” off of their upcoming album The Satanist.

In addition to the video, they will release a limited edition 12″ EP.

The video will be officially released on December 4, but until then, check out the teaser here.

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