Metal Blade Records is proud to announce that commanders of blackened death metal, Behemoth, are still dominating charts worldwide with their latest full-length release Evangelion, which was released on August 11. Evangelion has now entered its fourth week in the Polish music charts coming in at the #1 spot three weeks in a row and one week at the #2 spot, just behind Michael Jackson.
Guitarist/vocalist Adam "Nergal" Darski comments:
"It's unheard of. Evangelion is storming the charts in Poland and we've been three weeks in row number one selling record in our home country. How insane is that? If someone had told me this few months ago I would have never believed that this conservative country can embrace us so much. Things are changing. And it feels good. I'm grateful and happy that people dig this record so muchagain, I want to thank everyone who picked up his copy of Evangelion. It means a lot!"
Evangelion's first week worldwide chart numbers:
Poland: #2 Finland: #17 Austria: #45 Germany: #59 Switzerland: #88 Netherlands: #5 (Indie Charts)
#56 Billboard Top 200 #5 Billboard Hard Music Albums #6 Billboard Independent Albums
#61 Top 200 Current Albums #6 Independent Chart #10 Hard Music Chart
In other Behemoth news; the video for Ov Fire And The Void continues to create controversy. The band's new video has recently been banned from MTV meaning metalers will not be able to catch the epic video on Headbangers Ball. Luckily for metalheads everywhere, the irreverent and thought provoking new video filmed by Grupa 13 in Poland, the same people behind Behemoth's last video At the Left Hand Ov God, can be viewed here.
Thanks for the report to Smnnews.com.