When it comes to sheer heretical metal, there are few bands that manage to make such an impact as Poland’s Behemoth. The group has released one acclaimed album after another, never shying away from controversy. In fact, they welcome it with open arms. And such is the case with their latest offering, The Satanist. Frontman Nergal comments on the title, explaining, “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.”
The Satanist ranked as one of my most anticipated albums of 2014, I’ve been eagerly eating up every bit of news I could find about it. And now, today, I get to bring you some news exclusively from the band themselves! Behemoth has been posting prologue videos describing the new album and we’re here to bring you an exclusive first look at the 3rd part!
In this clip, drummer Zbigniew “Inferno” Promiński explains how he approached his role not just as a creator of rhythm but also as an attempt to induce a trance-like state, something, “…that activates the dormant areas of your brain.” Head on below to enter this dark, hypnotic world.
Tour dates with 1349, Goatwhore, Inquisition, Black Crown Initiate
04/04 Tempe, AZ Club Red
04/05 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
04/06 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom
04/08 Denver, CO Gothic Theater
04/11 Dallas, TX House of Blues
04/12 Austin, TX Emo’s East
04/13 Houston, TX House of Blues
04/15 Orlando, FL Beacham Theater
04/16 Charlotte, NC Tremont Music Hall
04/17 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
04/18 Worcester, MA Palladium
04/19 New York, NY Irving Plaza
04/22 Montreal, QC Club Soda
04/23 Toronto, ON Opera House
04/24 Cleveland, OH Agora Theater
04/25 Chicago, IL House of Blues
04/26 Minneapolis, MN Skyway Theater Studio B
04/27 Winnipeg, MB Garrick Center
04/29 Calgary, AB Macewan Hall
04/30 Edmonton, AB Union Hall
05/02 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theater
05/03 Seattle, WA Studio 7
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