Polish black metal legends Behemoth have announced via their Facebook that their upcoming album The Satanist has been delayed until early 2014. No reason was given but the band did state that the release will also be accompanied by an extensive headlining tour.
Nergal describes the album: “It took us over two decades to come up with a title that…says it all. While our new songs artistically take surprisingly adventurous directions, our message stands steadfast—Proud and Radical. The Satanist stands for undying yearning for liberation and love for freedom in all aspects of life. Considering all our life experiences that often took dramatic curves I couldn’t think of more appropriate and fitting statement of who and where we are now.”
Behemoth were forced to drop off the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival when drummer Inferno was forced to undergo emergency surgery for his appendix. This was definitely a disappointment for me as they were one of the bands I was most excited to see. Ah well, c’est la vie, right?