Behemoth Premiere “Ecclesia Diabolica Catholica” Music Video

Behemoth have premiered a new video for their song “Ecclesia Diabolica Catholica.” This track is from the band’s latest album, “I Loved You At Your Darkest.”

Orion commented:

“Behemoth legions! As this ‘I Loved You At Your Darkest’ adventure continues onwards, we want to share a new video with you!

Since we began the writing process, ‘Ecclesia Diabolica Catholica’ was a stand-out contender to be featured as a single and music video. As the song evolved during rehearsal and recording, it gained this lively, furious vibe… which you hear now — thus it includes live performance elements which we’ve not done in quite some time.

We are happy to work with Grupa 13 once again — and once again, they showed their super-professional approach at every step of the shooting and video production. Two separate locations, hours of preparation, but it was all worth it. In absentia dei, we evangelize! Enjoy!”

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Behemoth’s Nergal Denies Accusations Of Racist Beliefs After Being Photographed With Member Of Alleged National Socialist Black Metal Band

Behemoth’s Adam “Nergal” Darski has issued a statement to shoot down accusations of racist beliefs after being photographed with Graveland’s Rob “Rob Darken” Fudali, who allegedly has ties to the National Socialist black metal scene. Nergal’s comments, which can be read below, were in response to an email from MetalSucks, who are planning to run a story regarding the situation.

Darken has been accused of racist beliefs many times, but he claims his views are “extreme right-wing, National Socialist convictions.” These views and his apparent ties to National Socialists have led to protests in the past.

Aside from that, it was also mentioned that Nergal was seen wearing a Bölzer shirt, another band with alleged National Socialist beliefs/ties. However, Bölzer frontman KzR (Okoi Therry Jones), who has a swastika tattoo, has tried to deny these accusations.

The email also says the article will reference Nergal’s controversial Adolf Hitler quote, as well as a post he made regarding Poland losing to Senegal in the World Cup, which “seemed to tacitly endorse eugenics.” The original post was removed, but a revised one can be found HERE.

Nergal said the following about all this:

“From Nergal:

My management team today received this email below from Ben Umanov and Matt Rosenberg @ Metal Sucks.

What we have here is a media outlet trying to create a controversial story in order to get clicks by whatever means they can. In this case they are trying to interpret comments, posts, photos and even t-shirts to paint me as something I’m not. For profit. They wanted me to give them a quote for their story to tell my side of things. But, I don’t feel compelled to help them with their news business. Instead, I will address the issues that they imply with my own statement in my own words direct to those who care to read it.

First I will say this – I am my own person and am against any form of racism, fascism, discrimination or hate. As many of you know, I say a lot of crazy stuff, but I am prejudice against no human-being. I’m a controversial character, I’ll admit it…it’s part of me and sometimes I like to stir things up on purpose. When will I learn? Likely never. But, the simple fact is, I am an open-minded, loving, loyal person. I think the people that I meet in my daily life and musical travels as well as those that follow me on social media know this.

Rob Darken – I took some photos recently backstage in Poland after a Behemoth show with Rob from Graveland, a buddy and fellow Pole. I have known Rob for many years since 1992 and we hang out sometimes in Wroclaw. He did some recordings on our first and second demo tapes.

He also has a photo published in my book “Confessions Of A Heretic”. Rob and I share a love of black metal and its rich history. But aside from that, I don’t condone Rob’s personal ideals and agenda because I don’t know them. I can’t take responsibility for every person I take a photo with.

Bolzer – We’re friends and we’ve toured several times. I don’t have to say much more myself about Okoi and Bolzer other than what Okoi says himself here: https://www.facebook.com/erosatarms/posts/it-is-disgusting-totally-infuriating-and-frankly-embarassing-the-lengths-some-pe/1637456716287584/.

Eugenics – I have little knowledge and no interest in the subject. I made a comment about my countrymen not being suited to play football. It’s true, the post was removed, but I reposted moments later (still there) with an image more appropriate to the text as the previous was misconstrued. Story of my life!”

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My management team today received this email below from Ben Umanov and Matt Rosenberg @ Metal Sucks. • What we have here is a media outlet trying to create a controversial story in order to get clicks by whatever means they can. In this case they are trying to interpret comments, posts, photos and even t-shirts to paint me as something I’m not. For profit. They wanted me to give them a quote for their story to tell my side of things.  But, I don’t feel compelled to help them with their news business.  Instead, I will address the issues that they imply with my own statement in my own words direct to those who care to read it. • First I will say this – I am my own person and am against any form of racism, fascism, discrimination or hate.  As many of you know, I say a lot of crazy stuff, but I am prejudice against no human-being.  I’m a controversial character, I’ll admit it…it’s part of me and sometimes I like to stir things up on purpose. When will I learn?  Likely never.  But, the simple fact is, I am an open-minded, loving, loyal person. • Rob Darken – I took some photos recently backstage in Poland after a Behemoth show with Rob from Graveland, a buddy and fellow Pole. I have known Rob for many years since 1992 and we hang out sometimes in Wroclaw.  He did some recordings on our first and second demo tapes. He also has a photo published in my book “Confessions Of A Heretic”. Rob and I share a love of black metal and its rich history. But aside from that, I don’t condone Rob’s personal ideals and agenda because I don’t know them.  I can’t take responsibility for every person I take a photo with. • Bölzer – We’re friends and we’ve toured several times. I don’t have to say much more myself about Okoi and Bolzer other than what Okoi says himself – go to Bölzer’s page for more! • Eugenics – I have little knowledge and no interest in the subject. I made a comment about my countrymen not being suited to play football. It’s true, the post was removed, but I reposted moments later (still there) with an image more appropriate to the text as the previous was misconstrued. Story of my life!

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Watch Fall Out Boy’s Andy Hurley Perform “Ora Pro Nobis Lucifer” With Behemoth

During Behemoth’s meet and greet soundcheck at the Crystal Ballroom in Portland, OR last night (November 21), the band were joined by drummer Andy Hurley (Fall Out Boy, The Damned Things, etc.) for a performance of “Ora Pro Nobis Lucifer.” Nergal shared the below footage of that:

Behemoth’s Nergal: “I Bet There’s Adolf Hitler In Each One Of You”

During an appearance on the Metal Hammer podcast, Behemoth’s Adam “Nergal” Darski was talking about his admiration for hipsters and how he tries to find hipster hang outs when he’s on tour. Oddly, he then went on to say that “there’s hipster in each one of you” and that he bets “there’s Adolf Hitler in each one of you as well.” It seems he was just trying to use an extreme example to say that everyone has some sort of evil or hatred inside them, but his comments have still caused some controversy.

Nergal said the following:

“Culturally, hipsters make the world evolve. Am I hipster myself? I don’t know because I try to run away from any definitions. People love to put stickers on your forehead, and my on forehead there’s a lot of space so I always get more than one. It’s cool.

“If it makes your life easier, it’s cool with me, but trust me, if I’m a hipster then fine, I’m a hipster and a billion other things at the same time.”

“I throw the card out and I do it because that’s what the complexity of human nature is all about. We’re very complex beings and you people, you bashers and accusers, you better learn that.”

“The sooner you learn about that the happier and less frustrated you’re going to be, the less violent and aggressive you’re going to be towards other people because it’s all about yourself.”

“There’s hipster in each one of you. This is going to be very controversial for some people, but I bet there’s Adolf Hitler in each one of you as well, maybe a little percent. We are everything.”

[via Metal Injection]

Behemoth Announce “Wolf Ov Siberia” Beer

Behemoth have teamed up with Kings Country Brewers Collective to create a new double IPA called “Wolf Ov Siberia.” According to a press release, the 7.7% ABV beer “pours pale gold in the glass, with a light lupulin haze. A blistering blast of bright lemon and crushed lime greets your nose, followed by grapefruit, melon and green pine from a megaload of Citra, Motueka and Centennial hops. Balanced by soft wheat and flaked rye, with a touch of savage bitterness on the finish.”

Tony Bellis, co-founder of Kings County Brewers Collective, commented:

“We love brewing a wide variety of different beer styles at KCBC and strive to constantly challenge our drinkers’ taste buds – in the same way that Behemoth has consistently pushed the boundaries of metal into brutal, uncharted territories over the years. Having been long time Behemoth fans, we’re incredibly excited to collaborate with them on this killer Double IPA.”

Nergal added:

“Behemoth global domination is still in full effect! After partnering with our friends at Perun to give you a unique craft experience, we thought why just brew beer for the lucky ones in Europe? Kings County Brewers Collective said they could delight the palate of the Americans too! Just in time for our album release October 5th, you’ll be seeing Wolf ov Siberia at a bar near you!”

A “Wolf Ov Siberia” release party will take place at the KCBC Brewery and Taproom in Brooklyn, NY on October 15. The beverage will also be available at the band’s “Thou Art Darkest” art exhibits, which are set to take place in New York on November 3 and Los Angeles on November 25. You can find more details on those HERE.

Behemoth Premiere “Bartzabel” Music Video

Behemoth have premiered a new video for their new song “Bartzabel.” This track is from the band’s new album, “I Loved You At Your Darkest,” which will be released on October 5.

Nergal commented:

“‘Bartzabel’ is a song that came in the midst of a Behemoth rehearsal… We had no structure, no vision — but piece by piece, it came to be, and we were extremely excited by the result. To us, it’s the eye of the ‘I Loved You At Your Darkest’ storm: sonically calmer and slower than anything else on the record, but definitely one of the darkest!

“Lyrically, we (myself and Krzysztof Azarewicz) were inspired by Aleister Crowley’s conjuration of the Spirit of Mars — which the video, by our trusted friends in Grupa 13, depicts beautifully… I may even go as far to say that it’s my favorite Behemoth video of all time! I hope you all enjoy it, and we look forward to ‘I Loved You At Your Darkest”s launch this Friday!”