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.

Shining (NOR) Announce Livestreamed “Blackjazz” 10th Anniversary Show

Shining (NOR) will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of “Blackjazz” by performing it in full during a virtual show on June 6. The event will be streamed live from the Machine Hall at Vemork at 2pm PDT / 5pm EDT and tickets can be found HERE. Jørgen Munkeby commented:

“I’m so excited to play this Blackjazz show at the Heavy Water Plant! Not only is it the first time since 2013 that we’re playing this very special album from start to finish, but the insane story about what happened at this factory during the last world is like a proper Star Wars legend! It’s the freedom rebels against the big evil empire, and puts a perfect backdrop to our industrial music. We’ll get to be Blackjazz Rebels for a night!”

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.

Shining (NOR) Release 10th Anniversary Vinyl Edition Of “Blackjazz”, Stream Bonus Track Featuring Ihsahn

Shining (Norway) are celebrating the 10th anniversary of “Blackjazz“ with a new vinyl pressing. This version of the effort comes with a previously unreleased version of “The Madness And The Damage Done” featuring Emperor’s Ihsahn. The band said the following about that track:

“Check out our new single featuring Ihsahn! It’s awesome! The vocals were recorded back in 2010, just after the release of Blackjazz, but Jørgen Munkeby never got his jazzy ass around to finalizing this special version of the song. Until this year, 10 freakin’ years later!”

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!”

Slipknot, Mastodon, Trivium, Etc. Members To Guest On New Me And That Man (Behemoth) Album “New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol. 1”

Behemoth frontman Adam “Nergal” Darski has revealed the details for his new Me And That Man album “New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol. 1.” The effort, which will be released on March 27, features a number of guests including Slipknot’s Corey Taylor, Mastodon’s Brent Hinds, Trivium’s Matt Heafy, and more.

“New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol. 1” Track Listing:

01. “Run With The Devil” (feat. Jørgen Munkeby of Shining)
02. “Coming Home” (feat. Siver Høyem of Madrugada)
03. “Burning Churches” (feat. Mat McNerney of Grave Pleasures)
04. “By The River” (feat. Ihsahn of Emperor)
05. “Męstwo”
06. “Surrender” (feat. Anders Landelius of Dead Soul / Rob Caggiano of Volbeat)
07. “Deep Down South” (feat. Nicke Anderson of Entombed / Johanna Sadonis of Lucifer)
08. “Man Of The Cross” (feat. Jerome Reuter of Rome)
09. “You Will Be Mine” (feat. Matt Heafy of Trivium)
10. “How Come?” (feat. Corey Taylor of Slipknot and Stone Sour / Brent Hinds of Mastodon)
11. “Confession” (feat. Niklas Kvarforth of Shining)

Nergal commented:

“With the utmost pride and… kind of relief;,I present to you, the second ME AND THAT MAN album — ‘New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol. 1′. This time ’round, I wanted to take on a different challenge and curated an album of 11 songs — each with their own character and vibe, alongside the most talented and important individuals across the whole scene. Together, we take trips to the lands of blues, folk, country and even spaghetti western. Only time will tell if we hit the mark, but I deeply believe so. I’m very proud of this piece of work and it has been a monumental task to achieve.

I would like to thank EACH one of our guests for being part of this project: Mat and Matt, Niklas and Jørgen, Corey, Alan, Addi, Brent, Vegard, Sivert, Anders, Rob, Jerome, Johanna and Nicke. I LOVE you all from here to the moon and back! Without the passion and heart you granted us, this wouldn’t have been possible!”

Two songs from the album, Run With The Devil” (feat. Jørgen Munkeby) and “Burning Churches” (feat. Mat McNerney), have already been released and a video for the third single, “Surrender” (feat. Anders Landelius and Rob Caggiano), can be found below:

Me And That Man (Behemoth) Premiere “Run With The Devil” Music Video

Me And That Man have premiered a new song titled “Run With The Devil.“ This track features Jørgen Munkeby (Shining) and an official video for it can be found below:

Nergal (Behemoth) commented:

“This one was a lot of fun! When I first started thinking of the imagery to the track, I wanted to create something more than a music video, I wanted a music movie which carries on from where ‘Nightride‘ left off. Don’t take it too seriously, we’re metaphorically burying the past and bringing in a new! A great way to introduce the next incarnation of Me And That Man… but what next? Stick around, there is plenty of rather splendid things to see soon!”

In other news, the group also have the following dates booked:

04/02 Wroclaw, POL – Zaklete Rewiry (with Frank The Baptist & Mulk)
04/03 Szczecin, POL – Kosmos (with Frank The Baptist & Mulk)
04/04 Gdasnk, POL – Stary Manez (with Frank The Baptist & Mulk)
04/05 Torun, POL – Lizard King (with Frank The Baptist & Mulk)
04/15 Warszawa, POL – Palladium (with Frank The Baptist & Mulk)
04/16 Krakow, POL – Ze Pe Te (with Frank The Baptist & Mulk)
04/17 Poznan, POL – Tama (with Frank The Baptist & Mulk)
04/18 Gostyn, POL – Hutnik (with Frank The Baptist & Mulk)
04/19 Katowice, POL – P23 (with Frank The Baptist & Mulk)
06/20 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest
06/21 Dessel, BEL – Graspop
06/25 Rivas-Vaciamadrid, SPA – Auditorio Miguel Rios
06/26 Madrid, SPA – Rock The Night Festival
07/09 Gavle, SWE – Gefle Metal Festival
08/05 Jaromer, CZE – Brutal Assault

Shining Premiere “Fight Song” Music Video

Shining have premiered a new video for their track “Fight Song.” This song is from the band’s latest album “Animal.”

Jørgen Munkeby said the following about the track:

“[This is] a special song on our new album ‘Animal‘. It is more synth-driven than any other songs we’ve ever made, and it manages to both be vulnerable, beautiful, desperate and full-on rock at the same time! I also love the fact that it’s a very different song than our previous single ‘Animal.’”

He also added the following about the video:

“It was an amazing week in Iceland shooting on all of these out-of-this-world locations! Also, no CGI has been used whatsoever. So if you’re wondering if the perfectly-placed rainbow is real, yes, it’s real AF. The weather gods were unusually helpful that week!”

Shining (NOR) To Release New Album “Animal” In October, Stream Title Track

Shining (NOR) have announced that their new album “Animal” will be released on October 19. With this news, the band have also released the title track, which you can stream below:

Jørgen Munkeby said this album marks a departure from the group’s ‘blackjazz’ phase:

“I was tired of doing the same thing. I was done with ‘blackjazz’ and wanted to create something new and exciting. I needed a change. I’m finally at the point where I have nothing to lose and everything to win. We had 360 degrees to play with so we could’ve gone in any direction. This new record is more Muse than Meshuggah, more Ghost than Gojira, and more Biffy Clyro than Burzum!”

He also added the following about the title track:

“When we wrote ‘Animal,’ we knew that we would want to announce the album with that song! It’s just such a fun and rocking number, and I also can’t wait to open our live shows with it! Wolf howl, and GO!”. The previously released track “Everything Dies” will also appear on “Animal“.

If you missed it, the band previously released “Everything Dies” from the effort awhile back.

[via The PRP]