Behemoth: 'Evangelion' Track Listing

Polish extreme metallers Behemoth will release their ninth full-length studio album, "Evangelion", on August 11 in North America.

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Polish extreme metallers Behemoth will release their ninth full-length studio album, "Evangelion", on August 7 in Europe via Nuclear Blast Records and August 11 in North America through Metal Blade. The CD was mixed at Miloco Studios in London, England by Colin Richardson, who has previously worked with Machine Head, Slipknot, Napalm Death and Bullet For My Valentine, among many others.

"Evangelion" track listing:

01. Daimonos 02. Shemaforash 03. Ov Fire And The Void 04. Transmigrating Beyond Realms Ov Amenti 05. He Who Breeds Pestilence 06. The Seed Ov I 07. Alas, Lord Is Upon Me 08. Defiling Morality Ov Black God 09. Lucifer

The digipack edition will include a bonus DVD with behind-the-scenes footage and expanded artwork.

Check out the cover artwork here.

Commented Nergal (guitar, vocals): "'Evangelion' combines a pure art form with a direct message. It was also important for us to ensure that the graphical presentation did justice to the record. Again, we have worked with Tomasz Danilowicz, who has created his best illustration yet for Behemoth. The picture is of The Great Harlot of Babylon riding the seven-headed beast. Saints bow before her in worship whilst the tablets of the Ten Commandments lie broken at her feet. It represents our vision and the interpretation of the New Testament parable where the 'Whore of Babylon' is a symbol of rebellion and resistance against God. I am fascinated by stories whose source lies in the Bible and we have used biblical symbolism, coupled with my own experience and outlook, in our lyrics or on the covers of previous Behemoth records. I love to juggle with meanings and play around with symbolism which is exactly what I have done in this case. The main character of our new cover is an archetype of disobedience, individualism, self-determination and a free, unfettered will these are universal keywords which are typical and crucial in understanding the character of our works, life as a whole and the true nature of man."

Nergal previously stated about the new material, "I must confess that I'm way more excited about this record than I was for [2007's] 'The Apostasy'. It's probably the whole label situation that we had to deal back then, Inferno's injury that caused crazy deadlines that completely drained the energy out of my system I even started treating that album as unwanted child. Weird, because from time perspective, it's a great one. This time though everything was planned much in advanced. I found time to live my life, get some energy back, get inspired and so on When we met in October it was obvious that all of us were really hungry for making new music. It's definitely 100% Behemoth. I would risk saying that we do have our own style but it's still improving, evolving in different directions every time we approach new project. Most of the songs are the really fast, technical and intense, at the same time there's a lot of diversity. There's even a very slow, massive song that's probably the most epic tracks in Behemoth's history. Everything sounds more serious anddangerous (I love that word, ha ha). There's probably more sinister vibe in our music this time too."

Behemoth has been confirmed for the second annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, set to take place this summer. The band will perform on the Hot Topic stage alongside Cannibal Corpse, The Black Dahlia Murder, Job For A Cowboy and Whitechapel on over 25 dates.

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    Really looking forward to this album. The last album from Behemoth was superb. Hope they keep the high level.
    dumb arse album name "Christian message of forgiveness and new life through Jesus" for a dumb arse band
    Great Artwork... Great Album... Great Band... Great Live Performance... BROOOOOTAAL MUSIC.. Do they need anything else ?
    TheTortured wrote: i love behemoth, but it saddens me that such an extreme band has such a mallcore fanbase
    It's a pesky side effect of breaking through into the mainstream of metal. as long as they don't pull a cryptopsy I think it'll be fine though
    Duality Ninja
    Damn. Love all the ov's in the song title. This will be the best album ov the year, I bet. I love the artwork, and the best song title I think is either "He Who BReeds Pestilence" or "The Seed Ov I"
    Strangely, the fact that this album has 9 songs makes me think it's going to be truly awesome.
    i love behemoth, but it saddens me that such an extreme band has such a mallcore fanbase
    If you watch there videos of production then you can hear some pieces of the songs and its not really like any of their other albums, once again behemoth goes in a new direction and conquers all once again(no pun intended)
    Excellent, there's a good number of "Ov"'s in the song titles. I would be dissapointed otherwise.
    Jester InFlames wrote: ...has crucial chances to be my album ov the year.
    Haha, I laughed.
    They're improving with each album so I can't wait to hear this one. Love the cover artwork and the explanation of it
    Jester InFlames
    Behemoth is my favourite band with opeth (since my arms your hearse vor opeth and satanica vor mehemoth ) so this regarding the capacities ov behemoth has crutial chances to be my album ov the year. LVF the ov
    The 'very slow, massive' song sounds intriguing and as mentioned above they seem to improve every album so this should be real good. The artwork is really cool too.
    I want to hear a kind of Demigod/Apostasy hybrid, I think it would be heavier than hell. And I want a song on this one to be as awesome and memorable as The Reign ov Shemsu-Hor from Demigod. The Apostasy was solid, but none of the songs really kicked me in the face and dragged me around the room as much as Shemsu-Hor did.
    So excited. The stuff from the studio diaries is sounding awesome. Then again, when has Behemoth ever disappointed?
    [quote]im not mental wrote: nile, behemoth, and vader are releasing new albums soon... life is very good.[/quote Same with Necrophagist and Morbid Angel. Looking forward to this. I hope it's different to the latest ones, not that they were bad, just not the same style. (Like Bolt Thrower and Obituary did)
    RUSTDOGG666 wrote: Yeah this is real true black metal. Cant wait for this.
    not black metal, but still completely br00tal I cant wait either