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Behemoth's "Evangelion" Holds #1 In Poland For 3 Weeks In A Row, "Ov Fire and the Void" Video Banned By MTV

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BEHEMOTH is still dominating charts worldwide with their latest full-length release, "Evangelion," which was released on August 11. "Evangelion" has now entered its fourth week in the Polish music charts coming in at the #1 spot three weeks in a row and one week at the #2 spot, just behind Michael Jackson.

Guitarist/vocalist Adam "Nergal" Darski comments; “It's unheard of. Evangelion is storming the charts in Poland and we've been three weeks in row number one selling record in our home country. How insane is that? If someone had told me this few months ago I would have never believed that this conservative country can embrace us so much. Things are changing. And it feels good. I'm grateful and happy that people dig this record so much…again, I want to thank everyone who picked up his copy of Evangelion. It means a lot!”

Evangelion's first week worldwide chart numbers were as follows:

Poland: #2
Finland: #17
Austria: #45
Germany: #59
Switzerland: #88
Netherlands: #5 (Indie Charts)

USA:
#56 Billboard Top 200
#5 Billboard Hard Music Albums
#6 Billboard Independent Albums

Canada:
#61 Top 200 Current Albums
#6 Independent Chart
#10 Hard Music Chart

In other BEHEMOTH news, the video for "Ov Fire and the Void" continues to create controversy. The band's new video has recently been banned from MTV, meaning metalers will not be able to catch the epic video on Headbangers Ball. You can still view the video online, however.

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Necrovomit's avatar

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1. Necrovomit writes:

wow i thought they got kicked out of poland for anti blasphemy laws or something

# Sep 12, 2009 @ 11:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. mv writes:

MTV are tossers anyway. Necrovomit if that`s true it goes to show the power of the people.

wonder how`s it selling in the UK....

# Sep 13, 2009 @ 3:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. RememberMetal? writes:

100% earned...like 6 years ago, but still good to see they're getting their due.

# Sep 13, 2009 @ 12:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. RememberMetal? writes:

LOL!

I marvel that an edited version even made it on Mtv. I can see far-right activists absolutely losing their sh** over that video.

# Sep 13, 2009 @ 12:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. xFiruath writes:

Of course Headbangers Ball wouldn't want to show a video from a band as un-metal as Behemoth, they're too busy playing real metal videos from that extreme band Guns N Roses. MTV is a joke.

# Sep 13, 2009 @ 4:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. n0thinghead writes:

# 4 and 5 FTW lol. and to necro, behemoth wasn't kicked out of poland for that new to the whole freedom of speach thing but they were just banned from a couple of venues but who care's, we're americans goddammit!! \m/

# Sep 14, 2009 @ 11:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. poland writes:

they are touring in poland in 2 weeks. it's gonna be faboo! mass media & christianity will be gossip all the tour :)

# Sep 14, 2009 @ 1:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Crucify_The_Whore writes:

Holy fvcking sh1t!! That video is so friggin epic, I jizzed throughout the entire thing! That sucks about it being banned, though its awesome they're getting that much coverage - which is pretty suprising at the same time. Its great to see so many metalheads storming the charts for that period of time, just as mv said, power of the people \m/

# Sep 14, 2009 @ 2:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Nihilist writes:

I still think that Demigod should have been there 5 years ago. With Evangelion they turned into another wankery band. Where is those f***ing death metal riffs for f***s sake!

# Sep 14, 2009 @ 2:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. b.bristowe writes:

Demigod rocks.

# Sep 14, 2009 @ 5:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Rubyred writes:

Wow, that's pretty "cool & heavy" news BEHEMOTH hit the Music charts "Worldwide" like a jet takeoff: their newest album Behemoth "Evangelion" (did not know I was pronouce it wrong...'unitil I heard them Adam/Nergal & Tomasz/Orion in interviews say the name correctly: now I say it both ways). Anyway, it's a real "rattle-thunder" storm album: very powerful/strong passionate heartpulse vibes & grooves, haunting & the inside photos' send a chill down one's spine. I brought the Deluxe BEHEMOTH CD/DVD package that has a documentary of how "Evangelion" came to be it's awesome to watch them/Seth, Inferno, Orion & Nergal at work/& interviews each dressed all in mystery-black & the "many" people that participated in helping them put their new alum out! That beautiful/black raven is real, so are the dogs but they seem pretty well tamed/happy & cared for, thank God. I thought that quite "brave" of Behemoth (Inferno, Orion & especially Nergal for he was the one that held the raven) to have a huge Raven/crowe around them...'it was freakin' me out! All in all "magnetic & gripping" force new album from this T-Rex Metal extreme band BEHEMOTH: all the best & Congrats to Nergal, Inferno, Orion/my personal favorite & Seth (in future have Seth included in the Promo shots, too). Peace & Rock On!

# Sep 14, 2009 @ 9:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Necrovomit writes:

but im pretty sure the same thing happened to gorgoroth though, but i'll have to look into it more. but yeah the album eats babies!

# Sep 16, 2009 @ 11:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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