BEHEMOTH | Announce 12th Studio Album Releasing First Single ‘Opvs Contra Natvram’. Via Nuclear Blast Records.

    Opvs Contra Natvram, Behemoth‘s most thought-provoking and arresting collection to date, set for release on 16th September, via Nuclear Blast. The album’s first single, ‘Ov My Herculean Exile’ arrives, alongside a cinematic official video, directed by Zuzanna Plisz.

    Chapters of fury that make up Opvs Contra Natvram were written and recorded over the course of a very strange year for the globe – a situation which only heightened the level of craft seen in these 43 minutes and 15 seconds of searing wrath. As with previous studio outings, Opvs… was produced by BEHEMOTH, with mixing by studio legend Joe Barresi (Nine Inch Nails, Tool, QOTSA, Alice in Chains).

    Pre-order or pre-save the album HERE.

    Renowned for his meticulous attention to detail and absolute creative control of BEHEMOTH’s world, frontman and band visionary, AdamNergal’ Darski revelled in the depressurised environment afforded by the pandemic. It meant that for nearly the first time since the band’s inception over 30 years ago, there was no deadline to observe, allowing for a nearly unprecedented level of attention to the process of writing and recording. Beyond any confines of genre, BEHEMOTH have grown to become nothing less than the personification of rebellion, individuality and unflinching self-expression informed by a literate worldview and worldliness that’s resulted in a locking of horns with everything from the mainstream press to the Polish Catholic church – most notably manifesting in Nergal’s trial for blasphemy in 2010 that only served to expose the deep-seated hypocrisies that his music seeks to challenge.

    “The album title means going against the current. It’s the negative of the values and morals and ethics that I stand against. I’ve seriously been wrestling with destructive tendencies in pop culture – cancel culture, social media, and tools which I feel are very dangerous weapons in the hands of people who are not competent to judge others. That’s something which I find very destructive and disturbing – and extremely limiting coming from an artists’ perspective. This is my middle finger to that. There’s a song on the record called ‘Neo-Spartacvs’. Spartacus was one of the most iconic rebels in history who went against the most powerful empire of all time. In the end, it’s me screaming, ‘I Am Spartacus, and so are you!’ I want to spark that flame of rebellion. If something seems wrong then stand up to it!” Confirms Nergal.

    BEHEMOTH‘s North American Siege tour, with touring mates Arch Enemy, Carcass, and Unto Others is currently thundering across the USA. The European leg rolls into Dublin, Ireland on September 27th, ready to set the continent ablaze and culminates at Oslo, Norway’s Sentrum Scene on November 6th. Prior to that, the band will bring their spectacular live show to a number of Summer festivals, including a Friday night headline slot at Bloodstock in the UK. Full itinerary and tour trailer below.

    Nergal informs the band’s ‘Legions’;

    BEHEMOTH are coming with new music and new stage shenanigans…a spectacle worth waiting for. We’ll see you there!”


    BEHEMOTH EU Summer Festivals

    24.06. DE Hockenheim – Hockenheimring – Download Germany

    22.07. BU Plovdiv – Hills Of Rock

    07.08. RO Rasnov – Rockstadt Extreme Fest

    12.08. UK Walton on Trent – Bloodstock Open Air

    13.08. BE Kortrijk – Alcatraz

    21.08. FR Saint Nolff – Motorcultor



    The European Siege Tour

    27.09. UK Dublin – 3 Olympia Theatre

    29.09. UK Glasgow – O2 Academy

    30.09. UK Manchester – O2 Apollo

    01.10. UK Birmingham – O2 Academy

    02.10. UK London – O2 Academy Brixton

    04.10. FR Paris – Zenith

    05.10. FR Ramonville-St-Agne, Le Bikini

    07.10. PT Lisboa – Coliseu dos Recreios

    08.10. ES Madrid – Palacio Vistalegre

    09.10. ES Barcelona – Palau Sant Jordi

    11.10. FR Caluire-Et-Cuire – Radiant-Bellevue

    12.10. IT Milan – Alcatraz

    14.10. DE Berlin – Columbiahalle

    15.10 CZ Prague – Tipsport Arena

    16.10. HU Budapest – Barba Negra

    18.10. AT Wien – Gasometer

    19.10. PL Katowice – Spodek

    21.10. DE Ludwigsburg – MHP Arena

    22.10. NL Den Bosch – Mainstage Brabanthallen

    25.10. CH Zürich – Samsung Hall

    26.10. DE Frankfurt am Main – Jahrhunderthalle

    28.10. DE Munich – Zenith

    29.10. DE Düsseldorf – Mitsubishi Electric Halle

    30.10. DE Hamburg – Arena

    31.10. SE Partille – Partille Arena

    02.11. FI Helsinki – Helsinki Ice Hall

    04.11. SE Stockholm – Annexet

    05.11. DK Frederiksberg – Forum Black Box

    06.11. NO Oslo – Sentrum Scene

    UK tour tickets are available HERE, with Dublin tickets HERE. Tickets for their Bloodstock Festival Friday night headline set are available HERE.

    BEHEMOTH are:

    Adam ‘Nergal’ Darski – Lead vocals, Guitar

    Zbigniew Robert ‘Inferno’ Promiński – Drums, Percussion

    Tomasz ‘Orion’ Wróblewski – Bass, Backing vocals

    Patryk ‘Seth’ Sztyber — Guitar, Backing Vocals

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