Behemoth Recruit Ex-Job For A Cowboy Drummer Jon Rice For Summer Tour

Inferno will be missing Behemoth’s summer tour with Slayer and Lamb Of God, due him needing to be home for the birth of his child. During his absence, Jon Rice (ex-Job For A Cowboy) will handle the drumming duties for the band.

The band commented:

“Behemoth Legions!

We must announce that our drummer, Inferno will not be taking part in the upcoming Slayer tour with Lamb of God:

“I am going to be a father for the second time in my life and it’s going to happen in July of 2017. I therefore must apologize to all our fans for not being able to participate in the 2017 Summer, North American tour. I believe that Jon Rice, an amazing drummer, a truly experienced musician, and a good friend of ours, will flawlessly take over my drum throne for this short period and will set the stage on fire!” – Inferno

As much of a disappointment it is not to have our brother with us, we completely support Inferno in this amazing chapter of his life. Rest assured, we’re still bringing one HELL of a show with us and look forward to seeing our North American, Legions in full force!”


Behemoth Announce Three Summer U.S. Headlining Dates

Behemoth have announced three U.S. headlining shows. Theses dates will take place around their tour with Slayer and Lamb Of God, and their off-dates with Lamb Of God.

Behemoth Headlining Dates:

07/13 Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
07/14 Sioux Falls, SD – Icon lounge
07/19 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom

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Lamb Of God & Behemoth Announce Off-Dates From Summer Tour With Slayer

Lamb Of God and Behemoth have announced some shows around their upcoming tour with Slayer. Here’s the dates for those:

07/17 Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
07/24 Montreal, QC – M Telus
07/31 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
08/18 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex

Behemoth Are Mixing Their New Live Release, Nergal Says He Has “A Great Hunger To Make New Music”

Behemoth are currently mixing their new live album, but they are still working on material for their new studio album as well. Nergal recently discussed the writing process for that in a new Metal Hammer interview.

He said the following:

“We’re in writing mode and I’ve been really creative lately. Once I did Me And That Man, I came back with a great hunger to make new music for Behemoth. It’s a little different. On one hand, where we stopped with ‘The Satanist‘ I take it from that place, but I’m developing. There’s new sounds and there’s new flavor I’m incorporating in these new songs.”

“It’s exciting. We’ve got a few songs started, some are finished – but we’re not rushing. We want to make sure everyone is on the same page, everyone is happy with the process and we are comfortable with everything that comes out.”

“All those people who don’t like that I’m doing a thing on the side [Me And That Man,] relax. Behemoth is going and I bet it’s going better than ever. Be patient. I’ve got to do this thing first, then I’ll come back and do something that’s spectacular again.”

Slayer, Lamb Of God, & Behemoth Summer Tour Officially Announced

Slayer, Lamb Of God, and Behemoth’s summer tour has officially been announced. You can see the dates for that below.


Tour Dates:

07/12 Bemidji, MN – Sanford Center
07/13 Cadott, WI – Rock Fest (no Behemoth)
07/15 Oshkosh, WI – Ford Festival Park (‘Rock USA‘) (no Behemoth)
07/16 Chicago, IL – Chicago Open Air Festival
07/18 Columbus, OH – Express Live!
07/20 Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater
07/21 St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheater
07/23 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory Outdoors
07/25 Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
07/27 New York, NY – Theater at Madison Square Garden
07/28 Baltimore, MD – Pier Six Pavilion
07/30 Nashville, TN – Municipal Auditorium
08/01 Bonner Springs, KS – Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
08/02 Denver, CO – 1stBank Center
08/04 Las Vegas, NV – The Joint/Hard Rock Hotel
08/05 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
08/09 San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
08/11 Eugene, OR – The Cuthbert Amphitheater
08/12 Seattle, WA – WaMu Theatre
08/14 Dawson Creek, BC – Encana Events Center
08/15 Fort McMurray, AB – SMS Equipment Stadium
08/17 Missoula, MT – KettleHouse Amphitheater
08/19 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
08/20 Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre

Slayer, Lamb Of God, & Behemoth Summer Tour Rumored

It looks like Slayer, Lamb Of God, and Behemoth will be heading out on tour together this summer. So far, an August 2 show at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, CO featuring this lineup has reportedly leaked. The three are all booked for the July 16 date of this year’s Chicago Open Air as well. Stay tuned for an official announcement.