Behemoth Dominate Worldwide Charts

Metal Blade Records is proud to announce that Behemoth are still dominating charts worldwide with their latest release Evangelion, August 11.

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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)

USA:

#56 Billboard Top 200 #5 Billboard Hard Music Albums #6 Billboard Independent Albums

Canada:

#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.

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    Nirvanarien
    ''Netherlands: #5 (Indie Charts)'' Wait. We have Indie Charts? Also **** all those people that can't recocgnize a briliant Music Video when they see one! Ah well thats what the internets for
    justicemaster26
    "I want to thank everyone who picked up his copy of Evangelion. It means a lot!" Does Nergal think his music is too BROOTAL! for the ladies? haha. Behemoth are great regardless.
    The Black Salts
    man I can't get over how popular these guys have become over this album. I thought demigod was controversial just because of the vocals. I guess that's what dedication will get you.
    COBHC_Erick429
    SYLrules88 wrote: not a single complaint about their new album. i was wondering if they would be able to make a better song than Arcana Hereticae but i think Diamonos is it!! and now im really interested in the music video. its always much more fun when things are banned
    the video is causing "controversy" and theres nothing bad about it. theres naked people, WOW never seen that before. its used as an artform, not for pornography, so i dont see how or why its such a problem.
    EpiExplorer
    Lulz, same chart positions as triviums shogun.. Here come the the Flames of the Mainstream
    Lohnanmilitia
    Still haven't gotten this one as I was a little disappointed with apostasy as demigod was so great. I think ill have to pick it up now.
    Rocker_geek
    justicemaster26 wrote: "I want to thank everyone who picked up his copy of Evangelion. It means a lot!" Does Nergal think his music is too BROOTAL! for the ladies? haha. Behemoth are great regardless.
    well you have to admit that at least 90% of them are males.
    rjc13
    Detonation wrote: LETS SEE A HEADLINER IN THE US!
    That's what I'm waiting for as well. My guess is this winter or next spring... Wish it was sooner!
    XxDethmetalxX
    Detonation wrote: Hell yes! Behemoth's new album was amazing! LETS SEE A HEADLINER IN THE US! Behemoth totally deserves this.. dam beat out by MJ haha
    I'm hoping for one...would be amazing Incredible band, incredible album! They deserve it!
    Detonation
    Hell yes! Behemoth's new album was amazing! LETS SEE A HEADLINER IN THE US! Behemoth totally deserves this.. dam beat out by MJ haha
    Mike90t09
    Hmmmm, Behemoth is amazing and Evangelion is an amazing record. Highly recommended!!! Great tracks and sweet riffs. I remember when I gave Nergal those songs from my shit collection but looks like they turned them into silver!!! (cause I hate gold)
    MANTAJAZZ
    if he is greatful and happy that means that hes not just ****ed up black metal guy so i support him too!
    duncang
    Wow, that's great. Well done to them. The article seems to have been checked without the CC leaving a message so: Checked.
    Aidonius
    The new album is SO GOOD! They deserve this, after almost 20 years of awesome music.
    CarbonDeath
    Hell yeah!!! I wish they were higher in the US, but I am glad they got somewhere with this!
    Jondy
    OH NO can't watch a music video on MTV! What ever will I do? Oh right. I forgot about the internet, youtube, and never watching MTV ever again forever.
    sfaune92
    Not bad, and that's a word from one who do not like death metal... (beside In Flames)
    SYLrules88
    not a single complaint about their new album. i was wondering if they would be able to make a better song than Arcana Hereticae but i think Diamonos is it!! and now im really interested in the music video. its always much more fun when things are banned
    Set-Abominae
    "At The Left Hand Ov God" is an incredibly well done music video, I'd rank it up there with my favorites. That being said, "Ov Fire and the Void" should likewise be awesome.
    metalheadblues
    glad they are getting the attention and respect they deserve lol hope it doesn't go too there head..Evangelion delivers BEHEMOTH
    learningplayer
    So does this mean that the next decade will bring black metal into the mainstream? I hope not.