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Behemoth Working On New Material

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Having recently completed the second leg of their Polish tour in support of the Demigod album, Behemoth frontman Nergal has checked in with the following update:

"It was simply a blast. Touring with such a company [ Corruption, Virgin Snatch, Hermh] and playing in front of packed venues was a perfect ending for this never ending tour. I loved the fact that we also finally played a decent crowd and a nice venue in our hometown. I'm sure that no one who saw us in action was disappointed. We gave our very fuckin' best and it feels to good to see you guys gave so much inreturn! Moreover, sharing stage with Virgin Snatch, Hermh and Corruption was an awesome experience and the whole tour turned out to be a massive success.

After few days off we are slowly moving on with the new stuff. It's all in the very early stages but the ideas are shaping up real fast. I've been thinking about this new concept for more than a year now and it's high time to get things revealed. There are some basic themes we put together before the last U.S. tour and it sounded massive. Last couple of days I've been jamming out some newest stuff and it's...just insane: heavy and epic. Some of the ideas are insanely fast and technical but we also started a slow, more epic one, which sounds amazing to me. Today we recorded one of these new tracks and...I'm blown away. There's definitely 100% Behemoth vibe in it: vital and evil but there's also something new and fresh in these tunes! I'm sure all those who loved Demigod will dig the new shit. I'll keep you posted!

My laptop is full of drafts tho no finished lyrics are ready yet. Last year I visited so many exotic places and it definitely had some strong impact on me, my views and this will be reflected in the lyrics for sure. In summer 2005 e.v. I took a trip to Kathmandu, in Nepal where I had time of my life. I went for a trek in the Himalaya mountains where my only company where books by Peter J. Carroll, Deepack Chopra and Carlos Castaneda...no music, no civilization, almost no people around (since it was a raining period in Nepal). I made lots of notes and comments. Wandering from temple to temple I got inspired by Khali cult which surprisingly is very active in this country. Khali temple is right in the centre of Kathamndu and people regularly make sacrifices and pray to this goddess of death and destruction. Among many weird places I visited, I attended a Tibetan mass in the 'temple of monkeys' which was a very cathartic experience. Some of the mantras I recorded and don't be surprised when you hear some of this crazy shit in the background of the new songs, ha ha. Pretty much every other place I've been to lately, be it Israel (Jerusalem), Mexico (the pyramids) or Haga Sophia in Turkey made a strong impact on me and there's gonna be several relations to these subjects in my lyrics. Behemoth is going even more multi-cultural. Wait and be surprised...ha ha."

Source: metalstorm

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1. psythe writes:

Khali is an interesting deity - she's been perceived as the god of so many different things over the years... there's Dark Khali, of death and destruction, Khali Ma, of fertility and that, etc etc etc...lol, ok, so I don't know everything off-hand...


hope Behemoth come play in Aus. I love 'em.

# Jun 8, 2006 @ 4:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. metalmayhem writes:

just an opinion, but i think that as far as death metal goes right now Behemoth are the undisputed kings. Demigod was great, Zos Kia Cultus was their crowning achievement thus far, and Thelma 6 and Satanica are death, death/black classics. I know it is a matter of taste, but these guys are unmatched.......in my opinion........cant wait for new sh**

# Jun 8, 2006 @ 9:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Cult Of Vengeance writes:

BEHEMOTH!!!!!!!!!

# Jun 8, 2006 @ 10:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. SPIRIT OF THE ELDER GODS writes:

f*** YEAH BEHEMOTH!!!!!!!!! TO metalmayhem YOUR POST MADE MY DAY I'VE ORDERED ZOS KIA CULTUS AND THELMA 6 ABOUT A WEEK AGO. UPS SHOULD COME THROUGH SOON.I ONLY FOUND BEHEMOTH RECENTLY AS MY LOCAL STORES ARE sh**,BUT YOU'D BE HARD PUSHED TO ARGUE THEY ARE NOT UP THERE WITH THE VERY BEST.AS FOR KHALI I AGREE psythe IT'S AN INTERESTING CULTURE.NILE HAVE ANCIENT EGYPT MAYBE BEHEMOTH HAVE FOUND THEIR LOST CIVILISATION FOR INSPIRATION.

# Jun 8, 2006 @ 11:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. killingtime420 writes:

Have you guys ever seen them live or on video?

Have you ever watched their bassist?
He uses his index, middle and ring fingers to play. No pick. Just pure 3 fingered speed. Crazy, and quite outstanding. Especially for a Polish fellow. :-P

# Jun 8, 2006 @ 11:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. rulin kmadd writes:

brutal band european death metal at it's finest!

# Jun 8, 2006 @ 2:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Sweet Majestic Darkness writes:

Yeah, I saw them live on tour with Suffocation/Cattle Decapitation and they were bad ass. Their bass player had the most metal bass that I have ever seen in my life at that show. They put on a great show. I love how they are so intense and involved in what they do on stage, it sort of adds tot he darkness of their music. Can't wait to hear where they go with the new meterial, Demigod was a great album.

# Jun 8, 2006 @ 6:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. madmetalman writes:

posts 2 and 7 are right on the money! i fuching love this band--brutal epic death metal!!!!!!!!!!!
i cant wait to hear the new stuff!!!!!!!1

# Jun 9, 2006 @ 12:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. psythe writes:

lol, soteg - lost civilisation??! it's Hindu, dude. not really all that lost... in fact, if you go to India any time in the near to distant future, you'll probly be able to find major remnants of the religion...unless you happen to be blind AND deaf...

# Jun 9, 2006 @ 7:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. psythe writes:

now that i think about it, being blind and deaf would be insane! i cant even really imagine it. how would you learn??!

# Jun 9, 2006 @ 8:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. metalmayhem writes:

hey post 4, pick up Satanica also...it is another great behemoth record (just my opinion cause i think that they are the best band in the world right now) they are also, as a few of the other posts insinuated the best live band out there...no band has their stage presence

# Jun 9, 2006 @ 9:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. SPIRIT OF THE ELDER GODS writes:

TO metalmyhem:-THANKS FOR THE TIP I WILL !!

# Jun 9, 2006 @ 11:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. SPIRIT OF THE ELDER GODS writes:

TO psythe-TRUE WHAT WAS I THINKING DOH!! STUPID CHOICE OF WORDS SOMETHING LIKE RELIGIOUS FOLKLORE/MYTHS TO EXPLORE WAS WHAT I MEANT.I GUESS I AM NOT BLIND AND DEAF JUST THICK LOL!!!! I HAVE BEEN MEANING TO ASK YOU WHAT BLACK METAL YOU WOULD SUGGEST TO SOMEONE WHO IS BIG ENOUGH TO ADMIT HE DOESN'T KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT EVERY BAND OUT THERE.I HAVE STUFF LIKE NILE/BEHEMOTH/DARKTHRONE/MAYHEM/AKERCOCKE(C.O.F/DIMMU I KNOW p***y WHIPPED AND NOT BLACKMETAL ANYMORE) ETC I WOULD APPRECIATE SOME TIPS.WHERE I LIVE IN ENGLAND IT'S QUITE RURAL AND DIFFICULT TO BUY OBSCURER BANDS ALBUMS UNLESS OVER THE INTERNET.TO ANYBODY ELSE PLEASE ADD YOUR SUGGESTIONS...........

# Jun 9, 2006 @ 6:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. psythe writes:

lol, no biggy, I was just amused at the idea of Hinduism being a 'lost civilisation'. sorry if i came across as angry/overly serious etc.

Emperor, Dark Tranquility, Opeth, Norther, Vinterriket, etc etc are good places to start. I don't mind black metal, but I dont listen to it that often, so I'm not quite so schooled in that genre - so direct those tips at me, too, anyone who answers soteg! :P

# Jun 9, 2006 @ 10:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Khalifa writes:

Psythe, Behemoth toured Aus in January this year mate - so you kinda missed that one. Unless of course you are refering to austria...

Either way, Nergal named the Australian tour as his favourite (a perfect tour) out of the 225+ shows played in support of Demigod, so there is no doubt that Behemoth will be back in full force for support of their new album - and a bit f***ing earlier on in the touring scheme of things!
We are number one after all!
:P

IMO best live gig I've ever being to - don't have time to elaborate how truley conquored I felt afterwards.

# Jun 14, 2006 @ 10:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. The Omen writes:

f***ig! Awesome band. I own Zos Kia Cultus and Demigod, two kick a$$ albums. I Behemoth in November in the smallest club ever. I was right in front of them, The concert was f***ing awesome. Can't wait for the new stuff.

# Jun 14, 2006 @ 11:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. KORNFAN writes:

I would consider myself a death metal fan and so far what I've heard by these guys is f***ing insane and they definatly have major talent but when it comes to death metal i prefer cannibal corpse simply because they are the band that introduced this genre to me

# Jun 20, 2006 @ 1:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Spirit of the elder gods writes:

To metalmayhem:-Many thanks dude Zos Kia Cultus is better than Demigod.To The Omen:-Thelema 6 is also worth picking up as metalmayhem suggests you won't be dissapointed.This IS the album on the horizon I am most looking forward to.Behemoth number one Death/Blackmetal band around at the moment ?

# Jun 23, 2006 @ 5:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. deathmetalrules420 writes:

new cd is gonna kick ass...cant wait to see this guys @ sounds of the underground

# Jun 23, 2006 @ 5:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. slayerdisciple writes:

Zos Kias Cultus was better? all ive heard from them is demigod it was f***in insane, made me wanna get all of there cds but havent gotten to it yet im guessin i should go for Zos first then

# Jun 23, 2006 @ 11:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. psythe writes:

Khalifa - yeah, I heard they were coming, but back in Jan I was starting uni, and had a sum total of five gold coins in my bank account, so concerting was basically right out of the question, unfortunately. Good to know they'll be back, though, I see Aussie did a good job impressing them w/o me; good on yuz, what I like to hear.

slayerdisciple - Zos Kias Cultus is f***ing amazing. Demigod has sh** on it. Pretty much go sell your mother for that sh**... I did...

# Jun 24, 2006 @ 1:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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