Behemoth Prepare 'The Most Satanic US Tour In Years'

Frontman Nergal says the secret lineup will blow metal fans away, and talked about his role as a judge on "The Voice" in Poland.

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Polish extreme metal band Behemoth say they will soon embark on the "most satanic tour" the US has seen in years.

Frontman Adam "Nergal" Darski told the Full Metal Jackie radio show (via Blabbermouth) about the upcoming tour which will head through Europe before crossing the Atlantic on April 12.

"The lineup is still a secret, but probably within days or weeks it's going to be revealed to the world," he said. "People are dying to see this kind of bill; it's going to be super-evil. It's going to be the most satanic tour that's going to invade the U.S in a long time and there's going to be no tour like that in years. That's a promise; just wait and see. I can't wait for this to happen."

Darski also talked at length on his recovery and improving fitness after a serious illness ("A few months ago I wasn't even able to run for 200 meters now I'm doing six to eight kilometers every day") and his role as a judge on the Polish version of singing contest "The Voice":

"There's a lot of controversy here in Poland about it, because there's a group of people that's part of society that apparently find it offensive that a guy like me, a guy that fronts a black metal band All my virtues and life stands pretty much in opposition to their life, so there's a lot of controversy."

Darski doesn't mind the bad press, and says all he can do is be himself. "I pretty much speak up my mind and I don't hide behind a mask or anything like that. I'm just being myself.

"A lot of people find it really cool and very refreshing that people from the alternative scene find their place in TV."

Behemoth will re-release their album "Demonica" through Metal Blade as a 2xCD on November 22. Watch the video for their single "Lucifer" here.

Behemoth "Lucifer" (OFFICIAL VIDEO | Uncensored) from Metal Blade Records on Vimeo.

14 comments sorted by best / new / date

    piszczel
    Nergal is not a christian, he's an atheist I think. It's just shock value, think of Slayer and Venom back in the 80's.
    BigMikeBDD
    It's Marilyn Manson all over again..you are correct, shock value. You'd think people are kinda over that sorta thing. Kinda like wearing Tapout and Ed Hardy T-Shirts.
    63Dylan63
    BigMikeBDD wrote: Amazing to me that bands still claim to be "Satanic" in order to get these wannabe "satanists" out to their shows. These guys probably take their families to church on Sundays and all their fans think being "satanic" is awesome.
    piszczel wrote: Nergal is not a christian, he's an atheist I think. It's just shock value, think of Slayer and Venom back in the 80's.
    BigMikeBDD wrote: It's Marilyn Manson all over again..you are correct, shock value. You'd think people are kinda over that sorta thing. Kinda like wearing Tapout and Ed Hardy T-Shirts.
    Do any of you even know what satanism is?
    abacus!
    Not to seem juvenile but the high point of the video for me were the tits at 3:26. After that I commenced watching.
    BigMikeBDD
    Amazing to me that bands still claim to be "Satanic" in order to get these wannabe "satanists" out to their shows. These guys probably take their families to church on Sundays and all their fans think being "satanic" is awesome.
    Cheeseman Jay
    Behemoth remain one of the standout bands in extreme music and Nergal remains probably the standout man in extreme music. Genuinely don't think anything can conquer the mighty Behemoth. Now, if they'd just hurry and announce some UK tour dates, I'd be most happy
    Mulldarran
    Just saw the music video. Booooring. I'll never understand death/black metal. I'll go put on some thrash instead.
    Korgull
    Cheeseman Jay wrote: Behemoth remain one of the standout bands in extreme music and Nergal remains probably the standout man in extreme music. Genuinely don't think anything can conquer the mighty Behemoth. Now, if they'd just hurry and announce some UK tour dates, I'd be most happy
    Except for EVERY extreme metal band that isn't entry-level crap like Behemoth, you're right. No one can conquer the er... ..mighty Behemoth.
    Korgull
    Mulldarran wrote: Just saw the music video. Booooring. I'll never understand death/black metal. I'll go put on some thrash instead.
    Just listen to Blasphemy if you want Black/Death. Everyone else just sucks compared to the masters.
    mathiaes
    Was their other shows just a little bit satanic then? I don't get how you can say that this is even more satanic than before, we like Satan much better now