Irish Councillor Calls For Behemoth To Be Banned From Performing In Limerick

Limerick Councillor Kevin Sheehan is apparently seeking to get Behemoth banned from playing in the city due to their Satanic beliefs. The band are currently set to perform with Amon Amarth at King John’s Castle in Limerick, Ireland on June 17.

Sheehan said the following on TodayFM’s “The Last Word With Matt Cooper“:

“To me, the objection is well founded and it’s quite justified. Satanism is associated with evil. And I’m a Christian. I wouldn’t be blowing my trumpet too loud about that. I’m an average Christian, if there’s such a thing. And what I am against totally is anything to do with Satanism and with evil thoughts, music or practices.”

He also added the following when asked how he would stop Behemoth from performing:

“We have laws in this country. The justice minister, Charlie Flanagan, about a month ago decided to exercise a 1999 act which allowed him to prevent a pastor from America, a guy called Steven Anderson, and he had anti-Semitic and anti-gay views, and he was prevented, because of those views, from coming to Ireland. So I was calling on the minister to give serious consideration to using the same laws to prevent these Satanic people from coming to Limerick next Monday.”

He went on to say he has “no problem” with certain concerts or music:

“I have gone to several concerts myself in my time. The last one I went to, actually, was one that you probably were there yourself. Ennio Morricone, his last tour, he played in Dublin, and I went and totally enjoyed the experience. I have gone to many concerts in my time — Michael Jackson, Neil Diamond… I have no problem with music. Music can be the soul of our lives. But not Satanic practices or thoughts or promotions. I have no facility in my life for any of that.”

Behemoth frontman Nergal has since responded:

“Nihil novi. Another attention whore which Poland’s politics is full of. But do we really need that kind of publicity? Nope. But I’m thankful regardless!”

[via Blabbermouth]

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Behemoth’s Nergal Joins Slayer Onstage In Gliwice, Poland

During Slayer’s show in Gliwice, Poland earlier tonight (June 4), the band were joined onstage by Behemoth frontman Adam “Nergal” Darski for a performance of “Evil Has No Boundaries.” You can see footage of that below:

[via Blabbermouth]

Nominees Announced For 2019 Kerrang! Awards

The nominees have been revealed for the 2019 Kerrang! Awards. You can check those out below and vote for your favorites HERE. The ceremony will be held on June 19 (location TBA).

Nominees:

Best British Breakthrough Act:

1. Yonaka
2. IDLES
3. Scarlxrd
4. Svalbard
5. Black Peaks

Best International Breakthrough Act:

1. Vein
2. The Interrupters
3. SWMRS
4. Simple Creatures
5. Angel Du$t

Best Song:

1. FEVER 333 – “Burn It”
2. Slipknot – “All Out Life”
3. Rammstein – “Deutschland”
4. While She Sleeps – “ANTI-SOCIAL”
5. Frank Iero – “Young And Doomed”

Best Album:

1. Architects – “Holy Hell”
2. Bring Me The Horizon – “amo”
3. Ghost – “Prequelle”
4. Behemoth – “I Loved You At Your Darkest”
5. Greta Van Fleet – “Anthem Of The Peaceful Army”

Best British Live Act:

1. Architects
2. Employed To Serve
3. Frank Carter And The Rattlesnakes
4. Enter Shikari
5. Don Broco

Best International Live Act:

1. FEVER 333
2. Metallica
3. Parkway Drive
4. Ghost
5. Mastodon

Best British Act:

1. Architects
2. Enter Shikari
3. Bring Me The Horizon
4. Iron Maiden
5. Biffy Clyro

Best International Act:

1. Slipknot
2. Foo Fighters
3. Metallica
4. Panic! At The Disco
5. Rammstein

Nergal (Behemoth) Shares Footage From Recent Me And That Man Studio Sessions

Nergal (Behemoth) has shared some footage from the recent studio sessions for his Me And That Man project. You can check that out below. The band’s new album is expected to be released in 2020.

[via The PRP]

Behemoth Announce European Dates With Whoredom Rife, Zeal & Ardor, And In Twilight’s Embrace

Behemoth have announced some European shows with Whoredom Rife, Zeal & Ardor, and In Twilight’s Embrace. Here’s the dates:

09/26 Wroclaw, POL – A2
09/27 Poznan, POL – MTP2
09/28 Katowice, POL – Spodek
09/29 Warszawa, POL – Expo XXI
10/02 Tallinn, EST – Helitehas
10/03 Riga, LAT – Palladium
10/04 Vilnius, LIT – Loftas
10/05 Gdansk, POL – B90
10/06 Krakow, POL – Tauron Arena

Slipknot, Rob Zombie, Disturbed, Etc. Set For 2019 Pain In The Grass

The lineup has been revealed for the 2019 Pain In The Grass. The event will take place at the White River Amphitheatre in Auburn, WA and the daily lineups can be found below:

July 30: Slipknot Volbeat, Gojira, and Behemoth.

August 2: Disturbed, In This Moment, Fever 333, Basement, and Superfekta.

August 3: Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Corrosion Of Conformity, and Butcher Babies.

Slipknot Officially Announce Summer Tour With Volbeat, Gojira, & Behemoth

Slipknot have officially announced the dates for their summer tour with Volbeat, Gojira, and Behemoth. The band will be touring in support of their new album, which is set to be released on August 9. Fans that buy tickets will get a digital copy of the effort.

Tour Dates:

07/26 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
07/27 San Bernardino, CA – San Manuel Amphitheater
08/01 West Valley City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
08/03 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
08/04 Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
08/06 Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
08/08 Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena
08/10 Des Moines, IA – Iowa State Fairgrounds (no Volbeat/Behemoth)
08/11 Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
08/12 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
08/14 Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
08/16 Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
08/17 Bonner Springs, KS – Providence Medical Center Amphitheatre
08/18 Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
08/20 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
08/21 Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
08/23 Burgettstown, PA – KeyBank Pavilion
08/24 Scranton, PA – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
08/25 Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater
08/27 Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
08/28 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
08/30 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
08/31 Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
09/01 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
09/03 Alpharetta, GA – Verizon Amphitheatre
09/04 Tampa, FL – Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
09/06 Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheatre
09/07 Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
09/08 The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion