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Behemoth Hailed 2007 Ozzfest Breakthrough Artist, New Album Now Available and Ultimate Contest Details

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According to a Century Records press release:

After only a handful of Ozzfest performances Polish extreme metal titans Behemoth are already being hailed as this year’s breakthrough artist due primarily to their unrelenting energy, savage brutality and uncompromising vision. The group go onstage at 4:15PM everyday in the direct support, non-rotating slot right before second stage headliners Hatebreed, so fans can expect a lengthy set backed with their biggest stage production yet. Their much anticipated and critically acclaimed new album, The Apostasy, is now available in stores.

Nergal (vocals, guitars) states: “Ozzfest just started and I can tell you it feels great! We got a lot of new equipment and a new road crew that I’m really happy with, so it’s all working fine. The first few shows were better than I expected though it’s always a struggle to go on in the sun wearing all this gear, armor and masks. I wanted to thank all the people out there who came down and spent the whole day in the heat. You seriously rock. This is the ultimate metal tour and we couldn’t be happier about being a part of it.”

Behemoth also shot a new video for the track, “Prometherion,” with acclaimed director Soren (All That Remains, Unearth) yesterday in Los Angeles. Look for it everywhere early next month. Soren states: “Somewhere between the ideal of heaven and reality of hell falls the new Behemoth video. An expression of the fallenness of man and the will to crawl through our own painful condition towards hope. This is a painful video to make and watch.”

To celebrate the fact that Ozzfest is free this year, Behemoth wants to keep things free with their very own giveaway to the Ultimate Behemoth fan. One lucky winner will take home the entire Behemoth merchandise line (look below for all that you can win). Not to mention, they can wear all that gear while listening to the entire Behemoth music catalog as they play the tunes on their very own autographed ESP Guitar. That's right, ONE winner will take home the entire summer Behemoth merch line in addition Behemoth’s music catalog as well as an autographed ESP EX 50 guitar (with case). So as to not ignore the other fans who gave it a shot, the band would like to give 5 additional people an autographed "Lies" poster and autographed copy of their latest release The Apostasy. Check out Ozzfest.com for more info.

Behemoth- Ozzfest - Second Stage
OFFDATES w/Lamb of God, Hatebreed and 3 Inches of Blood
07/19 Shoreline Amphitheatre - Mountain View, CA
07/20 Stramier Park (Outdoor) - Bakersfield, CA (OFFDATE)
07/21 Hyundai Pavilion - San Bernardino, CA
07/22 Soma - San Diego, CA (OFFDATE)
07/23 House of Blues - Las Vegas, NV (OFFDATE)
07/24 Cricket Pavilion - Phoenix, AZ
07/26 Journal Pavilion - Albuquerque, NM
07/27 Boulder Theater - Boulder, CO (OFFDATE)
07/28 Coors Amphitheatre - Denver, CO
07/29 The Cotillion - Wichita, KS (OFFDATE)
07/30 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater - Kansas City, MO
08/01 Verizon Wireless Theater - Houston, TX (OFFDATE)
08/02 Smirnoff Music Center - Dallas, TX
08/03 Lonestar Amphitheater - Lubbock, TX ( SOLO OFFDATE)
08/04 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre - San Antonio, TX
08/05 Clear Channel Metroplex Event Center - Little Rock, AR (OFFDATE)
08/06 Verizon Wireless Amptheater - St. Louis, MO
08/08 Germain Amphitheatre - Columbus, OH
08/10 First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre - Tinley Park, IL
08/11 Waverly Hills Sanatorium - Louisville, KY (SOLO OFFDATE)
08/12 Alpine Valley Music Theatre - East Troy, WI
08/14 Verizon Wirless Music Theatre - Indianapolis, IN
08/16 PNC Bank Arts Center - Holmdel, NJ
08/17 The Dome Theatre - Niagara Falls, NY (OFFDATE)
08/18 New England Dodge Music Theatre - Hartford, CT
08/19 Magic City Music Hall - Johnson City, NY (OFFDATE)
08/20 Tweeter Center - Boston, MA
08/22 Tweeter Center - Philadelphia, PA
08/23 Rams Head Live! - Baltimore, MD (OFFDATE)
08/24 Post Gazette Pavilion - Pittsburgh, PA
08/25 Kool Haus - Toronto, ON (OFFDATE)
08/26 DTE Energy Music Theatre - Detroit, MI
08/28 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre - Charlotte, NC
08/29 The Tabernacle - Atlanta, GA (OFFDATE)
08/30 Sound Advice Amphitheatre - West Palm Beach, FL

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1. Edhead writes:

Not the best band at this years Ozzfest but they still kick ass. Lamb Of f***in God is the best band at this years Ozzfest. 3 Inches Of Blood rules too.

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2. rk writes:

oh god no behemoth is way better imho.

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3. slayerdisciple writes:

^ as much as i love log and 3 inches of blood i 2nd
Now Playing: Behemoth- Xul

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4. zarathustra writes:

Behemoth and Nile are the only 2 bands I would go to Ozzfest for. The Unfortunate part is Ozzfest is not going to Bristow, Va.

# Jul 19, 2007 @ 10:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Edhead writes:

I agree that Nile and Behemoth are sick but I like LOG and 3IOB better. That band Lordi is pretty weak

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6. Bastard_Of_Bodom writes:

Can't f***in wait to see them on the off date in toronto

# Jul 20, 2007 @ 12:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. rk writes:

although 3iob and iced earth and nevermore are the only pm/powerthrash bands i can tolerate they still cant go up with the genius of nile and behemoth and they are def better than those WV pantera clones. But hey its a free country.

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8. slayerdisciple writes:

^WV pantera clones? r u referin to lamb of god? i actually prefiere nevermore to nile and behemoth but damn r nile and behemoth f***in brutal as hell

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9. FocusShift writes:

3iob is the best band on Ozzfest this year in my opinion. I never clicked with the vocal styles of either Nile or Behemoth, though their instrumentals are sick as hell.

Lamb of God is alright, but they've been lacking something since the As the Palace Burns days.

Chthonic is a pretty interesting band too I must say.

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10. coldiem writes:

3 Inches of Blood are pretty awesome, but their vocals drive me nuts. I would be a much bigger fan of them if they had a better singer.

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11. rk writes:

hmm maybe i was ;-)

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12. f writes:

there horrible

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