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!”

Behemoth’s Nergal Acquitted Once Again In Polish Coat Of Arms Case

Behemoth frontman Adam “Nergal” Darski has been acquitted once again after previously being charged with disrespecting Poland’s national coat of arms with a piece of merch. That case was dismissed in 2018, but was later reopened in 2020.

Nergal commented:

“Fuck yeah! Acquitted again !!

This has begun over 3 years ago, when one of the PIS politicians felt that Behemoth has offended Polish National Emblem with a design which was used to promote Polish leg of a Behemoth‘s tour.

Obviously, nothing of such was happening. And it’s been sooo clear for everyone except for the right wing politicians and their fans. Yet the the politicized prosecutor’s office launched an investigation and accused us of insulting the Polish emblem.

3 years ago the first court hearing was held. Eventually we won and were all acquitted. Then, the prosecutor appealed and the appellate court recalled the case to the 1st instance for reconsideration.

And now we have been acquitted again! But the story continues, have your fingers crossed. Still, it’s the second battle won in a row!

ANOTHER battle won! Thank you all who made that happen, thank the Judge for being fair, open minded and reasonable. And brave in such strange times…

ART & logic vs. religious fanatics 3 : 0

***** *** i KK”

Arch Enemy, Behemoth, Napalm Death, & Unto Others Announce North American Tour

Arch Enemy and Behemoth have announced a co-headlining North American tour. Napalm Death and Unto Others will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

04/16 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
04/18 San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theatre
04/19 Dallas, TX – Amplified Live
04/21 St Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
04/22 Atlanta, GA – The Eastern
04/23 Charlotte. NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
04/25 Toronto, ON – Rebel
04/26 Montreal, QC – Mtelus
04/28 New York, NY – Terminal 5
04/29 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore Philadelphia
04/30 Worcester, MA – Palladium
05/02 Chicago, IL – The Riviera Theatre
05/04 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
05/07 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
05/09 Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
05/10 Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
05/11 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
05/13 Berkeley, CA – The UC Theatre
05/15 Los Angeles, CA – The Hollywood Palladium

Arch Enemy guitarist Michael Amott commented:

“I honestly couldn’t be more excited about having Arch Enemy join forces with Behemoth, Napalm Death and Unto Others for a run of dates through North America in 2022! A killer package of quality mayhem right there – can’t fckn wait!”

Behemoth frontman Nergal added:

“To say that we are dying to return on the road would be an understatement! In fact we’ve never been more hungry to reunite with our legions… not only to bring young of the hottest EXTREME METAL touring line-ups in a long time but also to bring you NEW Behemoth’s music! Rejoice!!!”

Behemoth Premiere “Slaves Shall Serve” Live Video

Behemoth have premiered a new live video for their song “Slaves Shall Serve.” The footage is taken from the band’s September 5, 2020 livestream show. That set is also now available as a new live album titled “In Absentia Dei.“

Behemoth Premiere “Prometherion” Live Video

Behemoth have premiered a new live video for their song “Prometherion.” The footage is taken from the band’s September 5, 2020 livestream show. That set will be released as a live album, titled “In Absentia Dei,“ on December 17. Nergal commented:

“Legions! For some of you, The Apostasy is the ultimate Behemoth experience. Here, we present to you a song from that record which we filmed during In Absentia Dei. Enjoy it!”

Behemoth Share Footage Of “Christians To The Lions” From 30th Anniversary Livestream Show

Behemoth have shared footage of “Christians To The Lions” from their “XXX Years Ov Blasphemy” livestream concert. That virtual event found the group celebrating their 30th anniversary by playing three different sets in three different locations. Each performance focused on a different decade of the band.

Behemoth Premiere “Bartzabel” Live Video

Behemoth have premiered a new live video for their song “Bartzabel.” The footage is taken from the band’s September 5, 2020 livestream show. That set will be released as a live album, titled “In Absentia Dei,“ on December 17. Frontman Adam “Nergal” Darski commented:

“‘In Absentia Dei‘ was a massive challenge and a huge risk, but it was a great artistic and commercial success. The response was absolutely brilliant — we made a statement with this performance and set the bar high. I hope that we can continue to raise the bar with the projects to come!”

Behemoth Announce 30th Anniversary Livestream Concert

Behemoth have announced a 30th anniversary livestream concert, which they are calling “XXX Years Ov Blasphemy.” The virtual event will take place on Halloween (October 31) and it will feature three different performances recorded in three different locations. Each set will focus on a different decade of the band. Tickets can be found HERE. Frontman Adam “Nergal” Darski commented:

“30 years of blasphemy and bring on 30 more! What better night than All Saint’s Eve to celebrate this most unholy Anniversary than with us, as we present the most ambitious project of our career to date, ‘XXX Years Ov Blasphemy‘. Legions, when I say this is the ultimate cinematic Behemoth experience, I cannot express how much I mean that. Another huge risk for us, but as always, we go feet first and push our limits. The result will be a sight to behold. We’ll see you in The Forest…and more!”