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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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.

Behemoth’s Nergal Offers Update On His Ongoing Court Cases

Behemoth’s Adam “Nergal” Darski has offered an update on his ongoing court cases. The first one is a case in which the frontman was accused of disrespecting Poland’s national coat of arms with a piece of merch. That was previously dismissed in 2018, but has since been reopened. The second one involves a piece of artwork that shows Jesus Christ crucified on a wooden dildo. That item was given to Darski by Triptykon’s Tom Gabriel Warrior and it apparently got him into trouble due to Poland’s blasphemy laws. Darski said the following:

“In case some of you are wondering what’s going on with my legal cases while we r on quarantine… The “Polish emblem blasphemy “ has just been reopened and we r going thru this bullshit again in June. The same month I’m confronting Polish law system with “dildo jesus” case as well… “Although the most acute judges of the witches and even the witches themselves, were convinced of the guilt of witchery, the guilt nevertheless was non-existent. It is thus with all guilt. On the photo with my attorney Gosia and my fellow “criminals” @manticore677 and @too_many_skulls 🤓🥳💩”

[via The PRP]

Watch Behemoth’s “Messe Noire: Live Satanist” Set

Behemoth‘s live set from their 2018 release “Messe Noire: Live Satanist“ has been shared online. The performance finds the band playing “The Satanist” in full during a 2016 show in Warsaw, Poland. The concert was streamed earlier today on knotfest.com. Various streams have been airing on the site every Friday and they also include live chats with the artists and exclusive merch.

Behemoth’s Nergal Calls Out Polish Government For “Using Isolation Restrictions To Enact Complete Abortion Ban”

Behemoth’s Nergal has called out Poland’s parliament for trying to move forward with a “Stop Abortion” bill as everyone is currently focused on the coronavirus pandemic. If passed, the regressive bill would restrict the reproductive rights of women in the frontman’s country. Nergal said the following:

“Polish government is using isolation restrictions to enact the complete abortion ban in my home country. I’m speechless and terrified to see how shameless they are on the way to utter victory… to turn Poland into next North Korea or Belarus. Utterly disgusting. I honestly hate the fact I breathe the same air…”

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Me And That Man (Behemoth) Premiere Video For New Song “Confession” Feat. Shining’s Niklas Kvarforth

Me And That Man, the blackened blues project featuring Behemoth’s Nergal, have premiered a new video for their new song “Confession.” This track features Shining’s Niklas Kvarforth and it will appear on the band’s new album “New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol. 1,” which is set to be released on March 27. Nergal commented:

“‘Confession‘ – an ode to gunslingers and saloon singers! The ending will surprise those who aren’t aware of my other half and I hope it will put a smile on the faces of those that do; a statement, Me And That Man is limitless and capable of anything. ‘That Man’ for this one, Niklas Kvarforth. I sent Niklas a demo; my voice and lyrics and suggested he change anything he felt he should… only two words from the original demo version remain and happy to report, his version is way better! Some people compared his performance to Peter Steele… that gives me some ideas for the afterlife! Enjoy!”