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The weirdest video you will see all day. To promote the new Polish comedy movie, AmbaSSada (EmbaSSy), in which Behemoth frontman Nergal has a role as a Nazi, the cast created this viral clip. Can somebody Polish explain what they’re signing about?

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Painting with blood seems to be all the rage nowadays. We've profiled the premiere blood-painter, Vincent Castiglia previously but now Behemoth is getting in on the blood art game. Frontman Nergal revealed recently that the cover of the band's forthcoming album, The Satanist will be painted with his blood.  Speaking to Australia's Heavy magazine, Nergal said of the painting: "I …

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Tennille Secomb of Australia’s Heavy magazine recently conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Adam “Nergal” Darski of Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.

On the artwork for BEHEMOTH‘s new album, “The Satanist”, which will contain Nergal‘s own blood blended into a painting by Russian symbolist painter Denis Forkas to give it “a more organic feel”:

Nergal: “I wanted to incorporate some of my DNA into the art. This album seems to be so defining of who we are now as people and as individuals, and considering all the instances in recent years, [we wanted] to make it more ‘ours’ than it is usually.

“[The cover is] very arty; it’s very artistic and it really has no heavy metal clichés in it. Expect something very special and spectacular, and deeper than all of the other products that are in the market.”

On producer Colin Richardson quitting “The Satanist” mixing process afer four weeks following creative differences and being replaced by Matt Hyde (SLAYER, HATEBREED, CHILDREN OF BODOM):

Nergal: “We just couldn’t agree [with Colin] on certain concepts and visions of what the record should sound like. [Colin] did a great job actually — but Matt was always supposed to be the main mixing guy for the record. Within a week or two weeks with Matt, I had the whole record mixed and believe me, it’s the best-sounding BEHEMOTH record for sure. It’s very organic, it’s very different — I love it.”

On being diagnosed with and overcoming leukaemia in 2010:

Nergal: “I have always been ahead of others, so to speak. I’m very much into hard work and being motivated, and I’m more than ever like that. It’s the conscience that life is just a temporary thing — it has taught me to appreciate life more than anything else, you know. I am a fucking life-worshipping motherfucker.

“All of the so-called negatives that have happened in my life recently — I turn them into positives and advantages. This album pretty much just wrote itself [because] we just went with what naturally came out from our systems — we clean out all the filth and dirt, and it just materializes in song structures. Usually we try to force ourselves to cross certain boundaries and certain limitations. But unlike all the other albums, with ‘The Satanist’, we stopped doing that.”

On “The Satanist” album title:

Nergal: “One of the reasons I thought it was the perfect title for a BEHEMOTH record is because I am tired of talking. It’s more than enough what you see and what you hear, really. Let people contemplate and come up with their own interpretations. Fuck your brain a bit and stimulate it.”

Read the entire interview at Heavy magazine.

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Sofia Metal Chick conducted an interview with Adam “Nergal” Darski of Polish extreme metal veterans BEHEMOTH on August 9 at the Getaway Rock festival in Gävle, Sweden. You can now watch the chat below. Also available is fan-filmed video footage of the band performing a brand new song, “Blow Your Trumpet, Gabriel”, at the event.

“Blow Your Trumpet, Gabriel”, which was previously described by Darski as “killer” and “a monster,” will be included on the band’s tenth full-length album, “The Satanist”, due in early 2014 via Nuclear Blast in Europe and Metal Blade in North America. The CD was recorded at Hertz studio in Bialystok, Poland with the help of the Wieslawscy brothers and Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, IN FLAMES, SOILWORK, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD). Other songtitles set to appear on the effort include “Messe Noir” (French for “The Black Mass”) and “Ora Pro Nobis, Lucifer” (Latin for “Pray For Us, Lucifer”).

In a recent interview with Revolver magazine, Darski described BEHEMOTH‘s new songs as “very atmospheric” and “very emotional.” “Think BURZUM meets NEW ORDER meets KILLING JOKE,” he added. But at the same time, fans shouldn’t expect the album to sound too far removed from BEHEMOTH‘s past efforts. “Take SLAYER, for example,” Darski said. “Whatever genre they deal with, they still end up sounding like SLAYER. Even when they were flirting with nu-metal, it was a SLAYER record. Same with BEHEMOTH.”

According to Darski, at least some of the inspiration for the new BEHEMOTH album is coming from his five-month bout of leukemia he overcame in January 2011, after receiving a bone-marrow transplant. “When I was in the hospital, I was collecting experiences and emotions,” he said. “I’m pretty sure that it’s coming out now. There are moments I catch myself thinking about how my state was back then. It was me versus life, me versus death. It definitely changed my thoughts a lot. It’s 100 percent being reflected in the record and songs I’m writing nowadays. I’m way more radical than I used to be.”

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Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH played a brand new song called “Blow Your Trumpet, Gabriel” during their August 9 appearance at this year’s edition of the Getaway Rock festival in Gävle, Sweden. You can now watch fan-filmed video footage of the performance below.

“Blow Your Trumpet, Gabriel”, which was previously described by BEHEMOTH frontman Adam “Nergal” Darski as “killer” and “a monster,” will be included on the band’s tenth full-length album, “The Satanist”, due in early 2014 via Nuclear Blast in Europe and Metal Blade in North America. The CD was recorded at Hertz studio in Bialystok, Poland with the help of the Wieslawscy brothers and Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, IN FLAMES, SOILWORK, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD). Other songtitles set to appear on the effort include “Messe Noir” (French for “The Black Mass”) and “Ora Pro Nobis, Lucifer” (Latin for “Pray For Us, Lucifer”).

In a recent interview with Revolver magazine, Darski described BEHEMOTH‘s new songs as “very atmospheric” and “very emotional.” “Think BURZUM meets NEW ORDER meets KILLING JOKE,” he added. But at the same time, fans shouldn’t expect the album to sound too far removed from BEHEMOTH‘s past efforts. “Take SLAYER, for example,” Darski said. “Whatever genre they deal with, they still end up sounding like SLAYER. Even when they were flirting with nu-metal, it was a SLAYER record. Same with BEHEMOTH.”

According to Darski, at least some of the inspiration for the new BEHEMOTH album is coming from his five-month bout of leukemia he overcame in January 2011, after receiving a bone-marrow transplant. “When I was in the hospital, I was collecting experiences and emotions,” he said. “I’m pretty sure that it’s coming out now. There are moments I catch myself thinking about how my state was back then. It was me versus life, me versus death. It definitely changed my thoughts a lot. It’s 100 percent being reflected in the record and songs I’m writing nowadays. I’m way more radical than I used to be.”

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Anna Dave Bertram of Sweden’s Access: Rock conducted an interview with Adam “Nergal” Darski of Polish extreme metal veterans BEHEMOTH on August 9 at the Getaway Rock festival in Gävle, Sweden.

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The nominees for the 2013 Metal As F*ck Award are…

Sea Shepherd

Nergal

Burgerkill

Jason Newsted

Pussy Riot

And the winner is…

BURGERKILL

Spearheading the incredible rise of the Indonesian metal scene, Burgerkill are the very definition of trailblazers in 2013. Well done, guys, this is hugely deserved

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Dude, the album is called The Satanist (which we talked about earlier this week) and it's inspired by kicking cancer square in the nuts. Can there be a more badass premise for a record? This sounds absolutely terrifying in the best way possible. Is Nergal about the uneash the fury of a thousand suns upon our …

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Behemoth frontman Nergal’s cancer battle inspired material for the band’s upcoming tenth album The Satanist.

Everyone’s favourite Bible-tearer and Hitler impersonator was diagnosed with leukaemia after being rushed to hospital in 2010. He successfully fought off the illness with the help of a bone-marrow transplant – but it’s no surprise that the experience was one he’ll never forget.

Nergal aka Adam Darksi tells Revolver: “When I was in the hospital I was collecting experiences and emotions. I’m pretty sure that’s coming out now.

“There are moments I catch myself thinking about how my state was back then – it was me versus life, me versus death. It definitely changed my thoughts and it’s one hundred percent reflected in the record.”

You might be a bit concerned to hear him calling The Satanist as “very emotional…” but he insists there’s nothing to worry about.

“Take Slayer,” he says. “Whatever genre they deal with, they still end up sounding like Slayer. Even when they were flirting with nu-metal it was a Slayer record. Same with Behemoth.”

The follow-up to 2009′s Evangelion is due for release via Nuclear Blast in the autumn. More details will follow…

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Behemoth played a triumphant set at Bloodstock last year

Good to see that Nergal’s recent legal troubles haven’t made him go soft, then. Polish death metal icons Behemoth have announced that their brand new album The Satanist will land this Autumn via Nuclear Blast.

“It took us over two decades to come up with a title that… says it all,” explains our Nergy Nerg. “While our new songs artistically take surprisingly adventurous directions, our message stands steadfast — proud and radical. The Satanist stands for undying yearning for liberation and love for freedom in all aspects of life. Considering all our life experiences that often took dramatic curves, I couldn’t think of more appropriate and fitting statement of who and where we are now.”

This will be the first Behemoth album since Nergal’s battle against leukaemia and, we reckon, absolutely monstrous.

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