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Behemoth Frontman, Nergal Posts Tour Recap

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Nergal, frontman of Polish black metal band Behemoth has posted the following message online:

"I’m writing this while sitting and waiting for our flight back to Poland from Amsterdam. I’m slowly “digesting” this experience from past few days and even though it was quite a struggle, big smile comes up on my face... I can honestly say that we’re happy and satisfied.

"The tour kicked off in Japan and it went great. We waited for ages to come down there but for some reason there was never enough interest from either the labels or promoters to organize Behemoth show or even license any of our previous records. I seriously started thinking that we suck, ha ha.

"But things changed a lot with our last album The Apostasy that was picked up by JVC. Creative Man Agency from Tokyo along with The Flames Arts from Belarus joined forces to made the impossible possible: we finally landed in Japan! First impression was seriously striking, it’s such an exotic place…everything, cultural differences to architecture were vast, and I’m sure none of us have ever seen anything like that before. Our stay was planned and organized with every detail and most importantly the show itself went really smooth…we gathered around 400 kids and the feedback couldn’t be disappointing at all. Japanese are fuckin’ sick and can seriously kick ass! I’m happy to finally see some following we’re finally gaining in this part of the world and it can only keep us motivated.

"After Japan we flew to China, Beijing…we all were moved by this weird vibe that was surrounding us all the time. Eventhough the next day was beautiful and sunny we could literally feel there was something heavy and abusing in the air. Before the sound check started we spent some time sightseeing: forbidden city and Tiananmen square were overwhelming…these places simply left us breathless. After traditional Chinese lunch we left to the club. The show took place in a 300 capacity venue called “Mao Live hall” (what a name!ha!). This half legal concert was probably one of the most intense performances during this trek. Despise being completely worn out and jetlagged we spent few hours talking to local fans and signing out their merchandise. Our stay in China was completed. It was definitely worth goin’ to places where metal music is still considered dangerous and almost illegal.

"Next step was Taipei, Taiwan. Very colorful and stimulating place. The show took place in a small bar right in the heart of downtown. Despise million technical problems we managed to pull out hell of a show. And even though we gathered the smallest crowd from the whole tour (apprx. 200 people) they acted like fuckin animals thrashing the stage during every song! Our guitar pedals and effects were torn to pieces…I was pissed off…and happy at the same time. Insane!

"Our friends from CHTHONIC opened up for us that night and were great tourist guides the next day. Thank u for all the hospitality! Hopefully we can do the whole tour together!

"Indonesia welcomed us with a very humid weather…once we packed our equipment in two vans we were escorted by the local police (!!!) to the hotel and then to the venue. Jakarta was the biggest show, 800 people. Great reaction from the crowd and impressive hospitality couldn’t eclipse bad impression we got from notorious technical difficulties on stage. This made it impossible to play well and we all thought our performance was far from solid. Anyway, after what we’ve seen and experienced we are definitely coming back to Indonesia coz there’s still so much more potential to be explored.

"Unfortunately our last show in Bangkok was cancelled. Organizers still managed to made our schedule both busy and enjoyable. We spent the whole day at press conference and signing session…while the rest of the evening enjoying the entertaining side of Thailand, but this I’m gonna keep confident ha ha..."

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1. SHREDDER13 writes:


NP - Behemoth - "I don't listen to Behemoth"

# Dec 1, 2008 @ 2:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. That_One_Guy writes:

You don't listen to Behemoth? That surprises me, actually. What about Vader or Decapitated? Other fine Polish bands.

# Dec 1, 2008 @ 2:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Mutated Faith writes:

Man Behemoth is amazing they are not like any other Black Metal band out there

# Dec 1, 2008 @ 11:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Fuck_A_Name writes:

^that's because they are now pretty much considered Death Metal. Listen to "Storms..." and then listen to Demigod and tell me you don't hear a drastic difference in both instrumentation and vocals...

# Dec 2, 2008 @ 12:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. SHREDDER13 writes:

TOG - Vader = Great Brutality, Decapitated = Hmm?...i'm not a huge fan

# Dec 2, 2008 @ 2:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. That_One_Guy writes:

FAN - Yeah, there's a big difference between old and new Behemoth, but that's not a bad thing, in my opinion (not saying you think it is, either). Personally, I love both eras of Behemoth.

# Dec 3, 2008 @ 11:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Ruby Red writes:

Sounds intrique, grilling & thrilling all at the same time: all that traveling Tour Scheduling since forever! I bet ASIA was breathtaking & vice of versa when they saw BEHEMOTH! It's surprising that this War Machine Black/Death Metal band BEHEMOTH are still quite sane..'with all that extensive touring they do. I think their a very intense/extreme mega band with master skills abundance talents: howbeit at times I'm at whims with their Anti-religious message (we all have a right to our beliefs & opinions) yet still they fascinate and also at moments frighten me all in one. I "like" & admire each them to heart because they have plenty deep treasure hearts within their being core Spirits: founder/leader Nergal-guitars, vocals and his bandmates Inferno-drums, Orion-bass & Seth-guitars are certainly a ball of fiery flames & hard working musicians. My goodness they tour forever & finally it's nice to see them at a "relaxing" moment pace but I'm sure that won't last for long...'cause a War Machine Mammoth band like the fame BEHEMOTH from Poland maybe resting a little bit yet the fiery wheels are always turning. All the best to them/Nergal, Seth, Orionmy favorite & Inferno BEHEMOTH with their new Record Label/Metal Blade: I have the Behemoth "Ezkaton" Ep as well as "The Apostasy & DemiGodthat painful sorrow looking album/which was the 1st I bought when it came out. All of them are quite a thunderous master soundworks of excellence. Cheers & a very groovin' New Year 2009! Oh, yeah those BEHEMOTH Touring/Concert photos Asia/Japan-China 2008 were quite "heavy & haunting" as well as the breathtaking pix of them in the misc sections on their Website a very "handsome bunch" of young adults men they are. Wow, I'm in bliss!!!!

# Dec 16, 2008 @ 10:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Rubyred writes:

I'm "pleased" to see that my reply BEHEMOTH post comment #7 officially came/went through, thank you! I was worried there for a moment since I'm a new member and did not know I had to sign/join into the Metalunderground 'site after all these months I have posted comments here through google (thinking that's the way I should go through...'that was the wrong way "sorry" silly me now I know better). Thanks for letting me join & keeping my name of Rubyred (above & other comments it has been Ruby Red/two words but now it's "Rubyred" one word.) Anyway, thanks again for letting me join & wish the members of the mammoth BEHEMOTH Nergal, Inferno, Orion & Seth continue success in their music Career. Peace!

# Dec 23, 2008 @ 7:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. BrunoHockalugie writes:

RubyRed- Hey what's up man (or woman) and welcome! I have only been here a couple months but I have to say this website is the sh**!

BEHEMOTH Rules! Can't wait to see them open for Slayer this summer! It will be my 6th time seeing the Polish Metal Masters.

# Dec 23, 2008 @ 10:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Dark_Funeral writes:

did behemoth's live cd come out yet i've been looking for it i want to know if im just being stupid looking for something that isnt out yet or otherwise lol

# Dec 24, 2008 @ 11:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Blindgreed1 writes:

Ruby Red: Welcome to the mighty MU! I was just talking to a friend of mine last night about how Behemoth have somewhat become American wh0res as of late. They have spent more time stateside lately than ever before.

Bruno: I'm looking forward to this event as well. I'll see you there brother. Of that I am sure.

# Dec 24, 2008 @ 2:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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