Behemoth: First Tour Show Moved Due To 'Conflicting Religious Beliefs'

Polish extreme metal veterans Behemoth will make an in-store appearance at Scrape Records in Vancouver, Canada on "Record Store Day".

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According to Blabbermouth.net, Polish extreme metal veterans Behemoth will make an in-store appearance at Scrape Records in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on "Record Store Day" - Saturday, April 21 - between 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

For more information, visit www.scraperecords.com.

The highly anticipated inaugural "Decibel Magazine Tour" kicks off in a mere eight days in Columbus, Ohio. It wasn't too late, however, for the venue owners to prohibit the bands from appearing. Behemoth, Watain, The Devil's Blood and In Solitude were banned from playing at the original venue because of "religious conflicts with the venue owners," according to a press release from Metal Blade Records. "These bands are no strangers to this type of treatment, and a new venue has already been confirmed. The Columbus, Ohio show will now be at the Alrosa Villa."

Commented Behemoth frontman Adam "Nergal" Darski: "Wow, big motherf--kin' WOW! We are facing a legendary moment: America, the land of the free, is banning Behemoth 'cause of religious beliefs. The madness starts in Ohio, but, of course, we are playing anyway. Nothing can stop us now. God, please save me from this freedom..."

Other Behemoth in-store signing sessions during the "Decibel Magazine Tour":

April 18 at 5:00 p.m. FYE 5546 S Redwood Rd. Salt Lake City, UT 84123 www.fye.com

May 4 at 5:00 p.m. Manifest Discs & Tapes 6239 South Boulevard Charlotte, NC 28217 www.manifestdisc.com/

May 6 at 5:00 p.m. FYE 100 South Broad St Philadelphia, PA 19110 www.fye.com

In addition to Behemoth, the the inaugural Decibel Magazine Tour will also include performances by Watain, The Devil's Blood and In Solitude.

Behemoth's "Evangelia Heretika - The New Gospel Three" DVD (2010) - a three-disc set featuring two full shows ("Live In Paris 2008" and "Live In Warsaw 2009"); every Behemoth music video ever made; "Evangelion" tour documentary featuring band interviews plus tons of backstage footage; and a bonus "Live In Warsaw" audio CD - was certified platinum in the Poland for sales in excess of 10,000 copies.

Behemoth recently released a video for the song "Lucifer", off "Evangelion". The Grupa 13-directed clip features Polish singer, guitarist, and poet Maciej Malenczuk, who also contributed guest vocals to the track.

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    iommi600
    zomgguitarz1234 wrote: iommi600 wrote: I bet the owner is Dave Mustaine Because dave mustaine is the only person with religious values
    He is not. Just like you're not the only person with no sense of humour.
    BionicRooster
    chrisvasco23 wrote: they came to america, what did they expect? im christian and love their music, but american club owners have a past of doing this. hell, lamb of god changed their name because club owners didnt like burn the priest. i understand the conflict for the band as well, but thats kinda what makes america free is to do what you want with what you own. if the club owner didnt want them to play then he has every right to do such. so really he's practicing his freedom. no reason to go blast america's freedom in a witty tweet or press release for the owner to do what he wanted
    Still, the bar owners should at least take a look at the band first instead of just signing them on then kicking them out later and making a huge storm
    McLuvins92
    Zep08 wrote: He's really making himself look ignorant with the "freedom" sarcasm..... Yes land of the free, where you can own a business and tell a band to get the **** out on your own terms.....
    And it's the land of the free where people can believe in whatever religion they want in and not be prosecuted or discriminated against.
    chrisvasco23
    they came to america, what did they expect? im christian and love their music, but american club owners have a past of doing this. hell, lamb of god changed their name because club owners didnt like burn the priest. i understand the conflict for the band as well, but thats kinda what makes america free is to do what you want with what you own. if the club owner didnt want them to play then he has every right to do such. so really he's practicing his freedom. no reason to go blast america's freedom in a witty tweet or press release for the owner to do what he wanted
    zomgguitarz1234
    iommi600 wrote: I bet the owner is Dave Mustaine
    Because dave mustaine is the only person with religious values
    Zep08
    He's really making himself look ignorant with the "freedom" sarcasm..... Yes land of the free, where you can own a business and tell a band to get the **** out on your own terms.....
    darec1996
    Haha I love Behemoth, 100000 times better then sissy christain rock like Switchfoot or P.O.D XP
    nailsarecruel
    I guess it's a decently lucrative idea to own a few religious conviction-free performance venues.
    HomoSum
    HAHAHAHA and then their first signing is in SALT LAKE CITY UTAH. I will be at that show when they play later that day.