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Behemoth to hit the UK and Ireland in December

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 17th August 2014 by Pieni

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After the sold out gig at The Forum early this year, right before the release of the much acclaimed “The Satanist”, Behemoth will now return to British and Irish soil for a few shows. Supporting them will be Decapitated, who will release their new album “Blood Mantra” next month, Grand Magus, whose latest “Triumph & Power” has also been very well received, and also Manchester-based Winterfylleth, who will be releasing their 4th album “The Divination Of Antiquity” in October.

Quoting Nergal: » It took us years to finally put together a separate UK tour and we are eager to bring the magic of “The Satanist” to our fans over there! We are counting days. Literally. With such a strong and diverse company from our friends in Grand Magus and Decapitated we are expecting nothing but a great metal feast! «

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Behemoth posts second trailer for “The Satanist ” (part 2 of 4)

Posted in Metal, Misc., News with tags , on 15th January 2014 by izaforestspirit

Behemoth have posted the latest behind the scenes video for ‘The Satanist’. This video is the second in a series of four. Watch it here:

Tracklisting for ‘The Satanist’ will be as follows:
01. Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel
02. Furor Divinus
03. Messe Noire
04. Ora Pro Nobis Lucifer
05. Amen
06. The Satanist
07. Ben Sahar
08. In the Absence ov Light
09. O Father O Satan O Sun!

The new album will be out early next month via Nuclear Blast and Metal Blade Records.

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Behemoth unveils new video: the making of “The Satanist” part 1 of 4

Posted in Metal, Misc., News with tags , , on 8th January 2014 by izaforestspirit

Behemoth has posted a brand new behind the scenes video for “The Satanist.” This video is the first in a series of four that chronicles a selection of the creative and technical processes behind the album that Albert Mudrian of Decibel Magazine heralds as “simply the best Behemoth record ever.”
The band’s front man, Nergal, simply offers the following statement: “The Satanist is magic. It’s dangerous. It’s adventurous, and it’s organic.

Watch the first part here:

‘The Satanist’ will be out on February 3rd in the UK, February 4th in North America and Poland, February 5th in Japan, and February 7th in Europe and the rest of the world.

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Iza’s Highlights of 2013

Posted in Industrial, Live, Metal, Misc. with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on 30th December 2013 by izaforestspirit

It’s been one hell of a busy year in the world of alternative music. Lots of great new releases, memorable shows and festivals. I’ve decided to write a short summary of some of the highlights of 2013. Here are some of the albums that caught my attention this year:

1. Chthonic – Bú Tik
Genre: Melodic Black Metal/ Oriental Metal

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This is easily my favourite metal album of 2013. ‘Bú Tik’ brings together the aggression of black and death metal with the melodic oriental sounds of the erhu for that unique mix that only Chthonic are renowned for. The results of this combination are both complex and beautiful in their design. Best tracks: ‘Supreme Pain For a Tyrant’, ‘Sail into The Sunset’s Fire’ and Defenders of Bú Tik Palace’.

2. Suicide Commando – When Evil Speaks
Genre: Industrial/ Aggrotech/ Harsh Electro

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I’ve been a fan of Suicide Commando for a number of years now. ‘When Evil Speaks’ is the long-awaited follow-up to ‘Implements of Hell’. Based around the overall subject of hate and evil in today’s society; the album features dark and sinister lyrical themes, old-school EBM tunes and Aggrotech dance-floor hits. Best tracks: ‘My Blasphemy’, ‘Unterwelt’ and ‘Monster’.

3. Children of Bodom – Halo of Blood
Genre: Melodic Death/Power Metal

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I’ve been of a fan of this band since my early teens, so of course I jumped at the opportunity to review their latest album. Aside from the odd surprise such as the ballad ‘Dead Man’s Hand On You’, ‘Halo of Blood’ features the signature Bodom sound and is without a shadow of doubt their strongest release in years. Best tracks: ‘Transference’ , ‘Bodom Blue Moon’ and ‘Dead Man’s Hand On You’.

4. Psyclon Nine – [Order of the Shadow : Act I]
Genre: Aggrotech/ Industrial Metal

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This band is not an easy one to categorise into a specific genre. Some industrial and EBM fans dismiss their style by saying that their black metal influences are too strong to earn them a place in the industrial scene. Not that I give a damn since that’s precisely why I like them. ‘Order of The Shadow…” is their harshest and most aggressive release to date. After 10 tracks of intense, adrenaline fueled, blackened industrial, I was shocked to hear the sombre ballads at the end. Best tracks: ‘Shadows Unveiled’ , ‘Use Once and Destroy’ and ‘The Saint and The Valentine’.

5. Agathodaimon – In Darkness
Genre: Melodic Black Metal/ Symphonic Black Metal

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This album marks a departure from the gothic metal days of its predecessor ‘Phoenix’ and a return their older, melodic black metal sound depicted in earlier releases such as ‘Chapter III’ and ‘Higher Art of Rebellion’. Whilst not quite reaching the greatness of ‘Chapter III’ (an album which holds a special place in my heart); ‘In Darkness’ is definitely a step in the right direction, offering a mixture of agression and melancholic melodies. Best tracks: ‘In Darkness (We Shall be Reborn), ‘I’ve Risen’ and ‘Favourite Sin’.

Best Live Shows of 2013

1. Sabaton live at Sauna Open Air, Tampere, Finland.

2. Children of Bodom live at Sauna Open Air, Tampere, Finland.

3. Chthonic live at Klubi, Tampere, Finland.

4. Suicide Commando live in London, the U.K.

5. Heimataerde live at KOMA festival, Oslo, Norway.

Best New Discovery of 2013: ErilaZ
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This Finnish band caught my attention during their performance at this year’s Lumous festival in Tampere, Finland. What do they sound like? Imagine a mixture of Fear Factory, Front Line Assembly with the combined lyrical themes of Amon Amarth. Impossible, you say? Go on, I dare you to give them a try!

To finish off I’d like to list some of the releases that I’m looking forward to in 2014:

Most Anticipated Albums of 2014:

1. Behemoth – The Satanist
Genre: Blackened Death Metal
Release Date: 3rd February 2014

2. Vader – TIBI ET IGNI “For You (and only You) and Fire
Genre: Death Metal
Release Date: Spring 2014

3. Kampfar – Djevelmakt
Genre: Pagan Black Metal

Release Date: 27th January, 2014

4. Combichrist – We Love You
Genre: Industrial/ Aggrotech
Release Date: 15th March 2014

5. Nachtmahr – Feindbild
Genre: Industrial/ Aggrotech
Release Date: 14th February 2014

That’s all for now. Happy New Year!

Behemoth’s Nergal discusses imagery and concept behind video for Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on 18th December 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Polish extreme metal legends Behemoth recently unveiled their video for Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel and it’s one of the most visual displays released by the band, as well as their most unique and startling masterpiece. The song is taken form the band’s upcoming album The Satanist, which was produced by Behemoth, Wojtek and Slawek Wieslawscy and Daniel Bergstrand in Hertz Studio. It was then mixed by Matt Hyde (Slayer) and mastered by Ted Jensen (Metallica, AC/DC) at Sterling Sound. The cover art, which is also being revealed today, is a painting by renowned Russian painter and occultist, Denis Forkas. Nergal‘s own blood was used in the paint when creating the cover artwork and additional artwork was created by Metastazis and Zbigniew Bielak.

Nuclear Blast, whom the band are currently signed to, recently had a chat with Behemoth’s frontman Nergal. The video below Nergal explains the concept behind the video and how Grupa 13 were able to make the band’s masterpiece a reality. The uncensored video for Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel can be viewed at this location.

The Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel digital single is available to buy on iTunes on and can be ordered here. Fans can also pre-order the Limited Edition CD + Bonus DVD version of the album over on Amazon at this location.

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Behemoth release new video for ‘Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel’

Posted in Metal, Misc., News with tags , on 4th December 2013 by izaforestspirit

The Polish blackened death metallers Behemoth have just released the new video for the new single ‘Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel’.

The single is available now on 12″ gatefold vinyl and digital download from iTunes.

The song is taken from up-coming album ‘The Satanist’ which will be out in early February 2014 via Nuclear Blast and Metal Blade. The release dates are as follows:

3rd February 2014 ( The U.K. and Europe)
4th February 2014 (North America)
7th February 2014 (rest of the world)

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Behemoth post third video teaser online

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on 21st November 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

The legendary Polish extreme metallers Behemoth recently announced that they will release their long-awaited new album The Satanist in February 2014. The first official taste of the album will manifest in the form of the official single and video Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel. The video was produced by Grupa 13 and will be released 4th December. But a series of teaser videos can be seen online, including the new third teaser, which can be viewed below. The first and second teasers can be found at these locations: Teaser OneTeaser Two.

The Satanist was produced by Behemoth, Wojtek and Slawek Wieslawscy and Daniel Bergstrand in Hertz Studio. It was then mixed by Matt Hyde (Slayer) and mastered by Ted Jensen (Metallica, AC/DC) at Sterling Sound. The cover art, which will also be revealed on 4th December, is a painting by renowned Russian painter and occultist, Denis Forkas. Nergal‘s own blood was used in the paint when creating the cover artwork and additional artwork was created by Metastazis and Zbigniew Bielak.

The limited edition 12″ EP of Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel will be released on 4th December 2013 via Behemoth/New Aeon Musick in Europe and will be released as a gatefold with each copy hand numbered and signed by the band. There will be only 2,000 copies of the EP available: 1000 white and 1000 black.

The 12″ EP can be pre-ordered via Behemoth‘s webstore (white vinyl and black vinyl) and will contain the first single off of The Satanist, plus two non-album tracks: If I Were Cain and a cover from Polish Post-Punk New Wave legendary band SiekieraLudzie Wschodu. Pre-orders will also be available at indiemerch.com/metalbladerecords and nuclearblast.de.

The Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel digital single will be available to buy on iTunes on the 12th December.

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