Behemoth To Reissue “And The Forests Dream Eternally” On CD And Vinyl

Behemoth will be reissuing their 1995 debut EP “And The Forests Dream Eternally” on vinyl and CD on September 18. The effort will feature various bonus tracks and it can be pre-ordered HERE.

The following details were provided for both formats:

Gatefold 2LP:

– Disc 1: “And The Forests Dream Eternally“
– Disc 2: bonus vintage material
– 24-page booklet includes: lyrics, old photos, old flyers, old interviews from magazines, liner notes from bands around the world, interviews with two Behemoth founding members (Nergal and Baal), interview with owner of Entropy Records (original label in 1995), J-cards of rare rehearsal from 1993 (given only to close friends at the time – features some songs from And the Forests Dream Eternally), scans of old signatures and descriptions from old photos

2-CD Mediabook:

– Disc 1: “And The Forests Dream Eternally“
– Disc 2: bonus vintage material
– 40-page booklet includes: lyrics, old photos, old flyers, old interviews from magazines, liner notes from bands around the world, interviews with two Behemoth founding members (Nergal and Baal), interview with owner of Entropy Records (original label in 1995), J-cards of rare rehearsal from 1993 (given only to close friends at the time – features some songs from And the Forests Dream Eternally), scans of old signatures and descriptions from old photos

Track Listing:

Disc 1 (“And the Forests Dream Eternally”):

01. “Transylvanian Forest”
02. “Moonspell Rites”
03. “Sventevith (Storming Near the Baltic)”
04. “Pure Evil And Hate”
05. “Forgotten Empire of Dark Witchcraft”

Disc 2 (“Artefacts)”:

01. “Transylvanian Forest” (Merry Christless Festival 2017, Poland)
02. “Moonspell Rites” (Loud Park Festival 2013, Japan)
03. “Pure Evil And Hate” (Brutal Assault Festival 2000, Czech Republic)
04. “Transylvanian Forest” (Pagan Triumph Tour 1996, Netherlands)
05. “Transylvanian Forest” (Riviera Remont Club 1996, Poland)
06. “Sventevith (Storming Near the Baltic)” (Rehearsal 1994)
07. “Moonspell Rites” (1993 Preproduction)
08. “Pure Evil And Hate” (1993 Rehearsal)
09. “Moonspell Rites” (1993 Rehearsal)

Behemoth Announce “In Absentia Dei” Livestream Concert

Behemoth will be playing a special livestream show on September 5. The virtual concert will be held at a “secret church location” and it will also feature an opening set from Imperial Triumphant.

A press release offered more information on the performance:

“The event will be streamed in high definition 4K, with an immersive experience option, allowing viewers to choose from 8 different camera angles in the multi-camera shoot or watch the ‘Director’s Cut’.”

Frontman Adam “Nergal” Darski added:

“We bring a new offering for our faithful Legions! You’ve seen Behemoth in many places across the globe, but never before in the Holy Church. This is a truly innovative event of which the likes have not been seen before. There will be ritual, there will be sacrilege and all from the comfort of your home. A worldwide streamed event for A New Aeon indeed! In Absentia Dei.”

Tickets can be found HERE.

Behemoth Frontman Nergal Back In Court Defending Himself Against Accusations Of Disrespecting Poland’s National Coat Of Arms

Behemoth frontman Adam “Nergal” Darski recently returned to court to defend himself after being accused of disrespecting Poland’s national coat of arms with a piece of merch. That case was previously dismissed in 2018, but has since been reopened. Nergal said the following:

“So some idiots still claim that “The Republic of the unfaithful” @behemothofficial logo is a sacrilege of Polish national emblem. It is NOT in fact. But they insisted to reopen the case to investigate further. They think that copyrights of white eagle is solely owned by Poland and every other interpretation of the bird is a blasphemy. My antagonists seem to be sooo desperate to nail their favorite scapegoat to their rotten moral cross that they missed all the common sense in the narrative. They accuse us of anti-Polish act. If u ask me, spending hours in the court, engaging all the people around (journalists, judges, lawyers etc etc) spending xxx tax money on another absurd case is DEEPLY anti-Polish. We all could have saved this time to do something creative, couldn’t we?”

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#blackmetallivesmatter?! So some idiots still claim that “The Republic of the unfaithful” @behemothofficial logo is a sacrilege of Polish national emblem. It is NOT in fact. But they insisted to reopen the case to investigate further. They think that copyrights of white eagle is solely owned by Poland and every other interpretation of the bird is a blasphemy. My antagonists seem to be sooo desperate to nail their favorite scapegoat to their rotten moral cross that they missed all the common sense in the narrative. They accuse us of anti-Polish act. If u ask me, spending hours in the court, engaging all the people around (journalists, judges, lawyers etc etc) spending xxx tax money on another absurd case is DEEPLY anti-Polish. We all could have saved this time to do something creative, couldn’t we? Photos by @karolina_misztal

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Nergal Says Behemoth’s New Album “Shouldn’t Be Longer Than 40 Minutes”

During a recent interview with Terry “Beez” Bezer of Knotfest.com, Nergal offered an update on the new Behemoth album. The band have yet to finish any songs for the effort, but the frontman did reveal that he is shooting for a 40 minute record.

Nergal said the following:

“The next BEHEMOTH album, for some reason, my mindset and the way I see that in my vision here, shouldn’t be longer than 40 minutes. I just don’t want it. And I feel it. It’s hard for me to explain.

We’ve just got bits of music here and there — no finished songs yet — but I don’t wanna go that direction. I don’t wanna deliver a 50- or 60-minute-long record. I don’t wanna do that. I don’t want an overkill of music and people being confused.”

He also added the following about wanting to make a short album:

“We recorded 17 pieces altogether for [the ‘I Loved You At Your Darkest’] session, and even though the album is only 47 minutes, which is semi-long — not very long, but not very short — it feels longer, because of the way it builds up, the dynamics. So it’s not very much longer than [2014’s] ‘The Satanist’, but it feels like it’s longer. I don’t know how to explain it otherwise, but I hope it makes sense.

When some of the bands — I don’t wanna mention their names, because I’m a fan of those bands — I listen to their records, and I’m, like, ‘Why is it so long, man?’ I mean it. Enough is enough. I don’t wanna say that, because they are one of my favorite bands, but some of the big bands… I don’t know if it’s an ego thing: ‘We’ve got 13 songs. They’re all on the record.’ Sometimes, trust me, from an outsider point of view and from a producer point of view, I feel like, ‘Guys, if you get rid of three songs in between, somewhere from the very center of the record, it would be way better balanced out, it would be way more interesting as a whole.’ And then, of course, you get into arguments and people tell you, ‘Yeah, but these days it’s not album the albums anymore.’ Well, I don’t understand that we don’t have time anymore… But the fact that the global tendency is that we think [in terms of] singles [and not in terms of albums] is not gonna change my way of viewing the record as a whole. And there’s some of the bands that I don’t wanna mention names — they start with ‘I’, they start with ‘M’ — they’re amazing and I love them, but they should do shorter records.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Me And That Man (Behemoth) Are In The Studio

Me And That Man, the blackened blues project featuring Behemoth’s Nergal, have been in the studio as of late. The following photos were shared:

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Office. @meandthatman @satanicaudio

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Watch Teaser For “Adam The Apostate” Documentary On Behemoth’s Nergal

A teaser has been shared for “Adam The Apostate,” the new documentary on Behemoth frontman Adam “Nergal” Darski. The film is being directed by Claudio Marino and it is expected to be released this fall.

Behemoth Premiere Live Video For Their Cover Of The Cure’s “A Forest”

Behemoth have premiered a new live video for their cover of The Cure‘s “A Forest.“ The clip was filmed during the band’s February 24, 2020 show at the Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, FIN. The song, which features Shining’s Niklas Kvarforth, will serve as the title track of the band’s new EP. That effort will be released on May 29 and it will include a studio version of the cover, a live version, and two previously unreleased songs from the “Loved You At Your Darkest” sessions.

Watch Original Venom Guitarist Mantas Perform “Satanachist” With Behemoth Frontman Nergal

Original Venom guitarist Jeff “Mantas” Dunn recently joined forces with Behemoth frontman Adam “Nergal” Darski for a quarantine performance of Venom’s “Satanachist.” You can see footage of that below:

Behemoth Premiere Video For Cover Of The Cure’s “A Forest”

Behemoth have premiered a new video for their cover of The Cure‘s “A Forest.“ This track features Shining’s Niklas Kvarforth and it will serve as the title track of the band’s new EP. That effort will be released on May 29 and it will also include a live version of the cover and two previously unreleased songs from the “I Loved You At Your Darkest” sessions.

“A Forest” Track Listing:

01. “A Forest” (The Cure cover) (feat. Niklas Kvarforth)
02. “A Forest” (The Cure cover) (live from ‘Merry Christless‘, Warsaw Poland, December 2018) (feat. Niklas Kvarforth)
03. “Shadows Ov Ea Cast Upon Golgotha”
04. “Evoe”

Behemoth commented:

“Legions! Our new EP “A Forest” releases May 29th including the title track featuring Niklas Kvarforth of Shining! Covering music outside of metal is a challenge – covering legendary music is an even greater challenge…that is what drove us throughout this process.

The EP contains two brand-new Behemoth songs, “Shadows Ov Ea Cast Upon Golgotha” and “Evoe”. The tracks act as a continuation on from ILYAYD – no more, no less. We hope this brings some respite for anyone struggling during these strange times on our planet! Stay safe, stay positive, Hail Satan!”

Pre-orders can be found HERE.