Behemoth Premiere “Versvs Christvs” Music Video

Behemoth have premiered a new video for their song “Versvs Christvs.” This track is from the band’s latest album “Opvs Contra Natvram.” Nergal commented:

“Legions! Thank you for the amazing response to the new record! Wow! It feels extremely validating and liberating to have you with us. And now we present the crown jewel ‘Versvs Christvs.’ This video was our first time working the amazing director Agata Alexander, an L.A.-dwelling Pole whose vision and execution created this spectacular result. A special shout-out to our friends at Grupa 13 who assisted on the production. Feast your eyes on this, Legions!”

Behemoth Almost Filmed Their Recent Livestream In Ukraine

During an interview with Rock Sound, Behemoth frontman Adam “Nergal” Darski revealed that the band almost filmed their recent livestream set in Ukraine to “make a very important political statement” amid the Russian invasion of the country. However, the band ended up filming the set on top of the Palace Of Culture & Science in Warsaw, Poland for logistical and economical reasons.

Nergal said the following:

“We were trying to do something big around the release [of ‘Opvs Contra Natvram’]. And I’ve been talking about that for months and months, [throwing around] different ideas. We even had an idea to go and perform somewhere in Kyiv, Ukraine. Yeah, we were actually making contacts with some productions out there. We were thinking, not only we can just make an artistic statement but we can also make a very important political statement.

I use my platforms. I use the stage and in interviews [I take the opportunity] to mention things that I consider very relevant and righteous. So we were thinking, ‘Maybe we should fucking go to Kyiv and do it on top of some building. Maybe if there’s a bombing, we should fucking go underground, like U2 did’ — Bono and Edge, they performed in a metro, underground. And we were just bouncing back all those ideas. But eventually we ended up [deciding to do it in Warsaw because it made more sense] logistically, economically… even though it was still fucking pricey.

I really hope that people will pay attention and will click on that and people will appreciate all the effort that we put and invested. And, of course, it’s free of charge; we’re just giving you something extra around the record, just to build hype about the record and also hype for the upcoming European and South American tours.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Watch Behemoth Perform On Top Of Warsaw’s Palace Of Culture & Science

Behemoth have shared footage of themselves performing “The Deathless Sun,” “Off To War!,” “Ov My Herculean Exile,” and “Thy Becoming Eternal” on top of the Palace Of Culture & Science in Warsaw, Poland. You can check that out below. Frontman Adam “Nergal” Darski commented:

“Legions! We have gathered atop Poland’s infamous Palace of Culture to perform four brand new tracks from our record ‘Opvs Contra Natvram‘, released this Friday [September 16]! For a long time, Behemoth have been censored and pursued by the Catholic Church at the behest of our fascist government. This performance, with the backdrop of this building, represents a monumentous middle finger to those pigs and another for Joseph Stalin and his Soviet circle-jerk. Viva Freedom!”

Behemoth To Stream Live Set They Filmed On Top Of Warsaw’s Palace Of Culture & Science

Behemoth will be streaming a four-song set that they filmed on top of the Palace Of Culture & Science in Warsaw, Poland. Fans will be able to watch the performance at 9:00am PDT / 12:00pm EDT on September 15 via YouTube. Adam “Nergal” Darski commented:

“Legions! We have gathered atop Poland’s infamous Palace of Culture to perform four brand new tracks from our record ‘Opvs Contra Natvram‘, released this Friday [September 16]! For a long time, Behemoth have been censored and pursued by the Catholic Church at the behest of our fascist government. This performance, with the backdrop of this building, represents a monumentous middle finger to those pigs and another for Joseph Stalin and his Soviet circle-jerk. Viva Freedom!”

Behemoth Premiere “Thy Becoming Eternal” Music Video

Behemoth have premiered a new video for their new song “Thy Becoming Eternal.” This track is from the band’s new album “Opvs Contra Natvram,” which will be released on September 16. Nergal commented:

“Legions! Our new offering from ‘Opvs Contra Natvram’ — ‘Thy Becoming Eternal’. As always, we’re trying to keep things fresh! The video was produced by talented Japanese animator Ruben Fro, who created this epic, aeonic CG landscape for our stoic warrior to journey through. The song itself is a fast and furious beast with a bombastic ending, definitely one of the most intense songs in Behemoth’s catalog. Let us know if you agree!”

Behemoth’s Nergal On Abortion Bans: “Women Deserve Their Rights, Same As Men”

During a recent appearance on the “Hardcore Humanism With Dr. Mike” podcast, Behemoth’s Adam “Nergal” Darski shared his thoughts on the appalling attacks on women’s rights in places like the U.S. and his homeland of Poland. The frontman says “women deserve their rights, same as men” and that everyone should discuss these issues “because it’s very important.”

Nergal said the following:

“Hardly anyone in the metal scene talks about women’s rights. I know it’s a chauvinistic genre, and even talented and beautiful women that are very successful, they get a lot of shit from men, or are not being treated equal, which is absolutely wrong, because some of those women… Like for example, Alissa [White-Gluz] from Arch Enemy that we’ve just toured with, she’s got bigger balls than most of metalheads that I know and I’ve met and she’s probably even stronger and braver than I am, being a man.

Women’s rights, what just happened in the U.S. a few weeks ago, and Poland, and abortion laws and stuff… If you are open-minded and if you’re about equality — you don’t need to be socialist to think that way — but women deserve their rights, same as men. And it still feels like there’s a massive imbalance in between.

We need women. We love women. I love women. And I appreciate them. I appreciate my mom and everyone’s mom and I appreciate my lovers and my fan females.

Yeah, we should really speak up and talk about it and be vocal about it, because it’s very important.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Behemoth Share Two Music Videos For New Song “The Deathless Sun”

Behemoth have shared two new videos for their new song “The Deathless Sun.” That track is from the band’s new album “Opvs Contra Natvram,” which will be released on September 16. Nergal commented:

“Behemoth has been hating Christ in different ways since 1991, and we still manage to reinvent the wheel! We’re very proud to present our latest offering to that cause, ‘The Deathless Sun,’ from our upcoming new record. This track showcases aspects that many Behemoth fans love about our music, plenty of aggression and melody. That contrast is the reason we decided to release TWO amazing videos to accompany this single release. One is very shocking…so shocking that we had to create a whole new video to release alongside it! Choose carefully! As always, I look forward to seeing your reaction, Legions. Enjoy the ride!”

Behemoth Premiere “Off To War!” Music Video

Behemoth have premiered a new video for their new song “Off To War!.” This track is from the band’s new album “Opvs Contra Natvram,” which will be released on September 16. Nergal commented:

“Militant times bring militant music… we’re increasing the tempo with our new single, ‘Off To War!‘ — one of my personal favorites from the new record. This song has a killer punk section, one of the greatest Behemoth leads of all time, and a nice extreme metal twist at the end. A true sonic tornado in times of confrontation — enjoy it, legions!!”

Behemoth Auctioning Off “Ov My Herculean Exile” Painting To Benefit Ukraine

Behemoth are auctioning off the painting from their “Ov My Herculean Exile” music video and signed copies of their new album “Opvs Contra Natvram” (out September 16) in an effort to raise money for Ukraine amid the ongoing Russian invasion. You can place your bids HERE. Proceeds will go towards Polish Humanitarian Action.

Behemoth To Release New Album “Opvs Contra Natvram” In September, Premiere “Ov My Herculean Exile” Music Video

Behemoth will be releasing a new album, titled “Opvs Contra Natvram,” on September 16. You can find a video for the effort’s first single, “Ov My Herculean Exile,” below:

“Opvs Contra Natvram” Track Listing:

01. “Post-God Nirvana”
02. “Malaria Vvlgata”
03. “The Deathless Sun”
04. “Ov My Herculean Exile”
05. “Neo-Spartacvs”
06. “Disinheritance”
07. “Off To War!”
08. “Once Upon A Pale Horse”
09. “Thy Becoming Eternal”
10. “Versvs Christvs”

Frontman Adam “Nergal” Darski commented:

“The album title means going against the current. It’s the negative of the values and morals and ethics that I stand against. I’ve seriously been wrestling with destructive tendencies in pop culture — cancel culture, social media, and tools which I feel are very dangerous weapons in the hands of people who are not competent to judge others. That’s something which I find very destructive and disturbing — and extremely limiting coming from an artists’ perspective. This is my middle finger to that.

There’s a song on the record called ‘Neo-Spartacvs.’ Spartacus was one of the most iconic rebels in history who went against the most powerful empire of all time. In the end, it’s me screaming, ‘I Am Spartacus, and so are you!’ I want to spark that flame of rebellion. If something seems wrong then stand up to it!”