BEHEMOTH Frontman Reflects on Successful Year, Future Plans

BEHEMOTH frontman, Nergal, issued an announcement reflecting upon the band’s successful year and upcoming plans:

“It feels great to finally be back in Poland especially after spending the last eight months intensely touring across almost every corner of the globe. I’m very proud and satisfied at the same time: our live activities have never been so splendorous and prestigious. Now we’re going to enjoy a well deserved two week vacation before we hit the shores of Australia and New Zealand.

“We just completed our first co-headlining tour in the U.S. The Radio Rebellion tour was nothing but massive success. It was a real honor to share the stage with one of the best extreme metal acts in the scene now. Canada’s BENEATH THE MASSACRE, France’s GOJIRA and America’s JOB FOR A COWBOY were not just awesome bands but also the nicest people to hang out and work with. It made this tour so much better. I’d never guessed this bill could pull so many people pretty much everywhere. It’s a great reward for all these crazy years of working our asses off and pushing so hard. I’m so happy we finally managed to bring bigger production, all the new stage gear, lights, backdrops so finally people could get a taste of what the definitive BEHEMOTH performance should look like. Seeing big smiles on those people’s faces every night they were leaving the venue assured me we did a good fuckin’ job. I’ve also noticed that a big part of the crowd coming to the shows have been younger. Seems like there’s whole new generation of people discovering extreme metal and it feels very refreshing. We wanna thank everyone who came down to the show. You made this tour one of the brightest moments of both, our career and life.

“This past year was probably the craziest year in my life. All the things would be happening at the same time: making of the record, all the technical and logistic problems, moving in to the new apartment, politicians trying to ban us in Poland and all the touring that started before the record was even finished. We’ve been working so fuckin’ hard, there was more stress and nerves involved that ever. But at the same time I can’t say we didn’t have fun. We did. Sometimes maybe even too much, ha ha…in the end of the day, it was all worth it.

“It’s also extremely satisfying to see The Apostasy outselling Demigod only a few months after its release. I’m still so fuckin’ stoked that people loved the record that was even more extreme, diverse and technical than anything we’ve done before. Seems like everyone (fans, media, critics) really took notice and appreciate all the giant work we invested. All I can say is that it only encourages us to work even harder in the future. We have a very demanding schedule for next year and I advice you to sit tight and wait for some very exciting news coming early next year. There are some major plans in the works to create a perfect set up for our future activities.

“There’s definitely going to be more touring next year. We’ll be doing second European leg with KATAKLYSM and we’ll visit all the markets we didn’t make last time. We are also coming back to U.S. for another big tour around March. We’ll be touring South America and possibly Japan (cross fingers!) in the spring. From there on we should take a long break, doing only off shows and occasional festivals. Next year we’re going to focus on the next DVD, EP and new album. We already have some sick ideas but its way to early to reveal any details yet. You just have to wait and be surprised!”

The band recently posted a video documenting their recent touring mayhem here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UD_I4kzsN_g

Additionally, BEHEMOTH, recently completed a new video for the track “Prometherion” from The Apostasy, which was directed by Soren (ALL THAT REMAINS, UNEARTH).  Watch the clip here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGsP2E8N2CQ

Listen to the New DIMMU BORGIR in its Entirety

DIMMU BORGIR‘s new album In Sorte Diaboli (set to hit stores next Teusday, April 24th) has been posted for streaming in its entirety on Mp3.com: http://www.mp3.com/DIMMUBORGIR

The band recently announced their headlining tour of the U.S. and Canada with UNEARTH from Massachusetts, California’s DEVILDRIVER, and Canada’s KATAKLYSM, which begins Friday, April 20th in Cleveland, Ohio. Pre-sale tickets for The Invaluable Darkness Tour are available at: https://tixx1.artistarena.com/dimmuborgir/. A complete listing of tour dates can be viewed here: http://www.nuclearblastusa.com/nb/v2/tours/tours.php.

First DIMMU BORGIR Single Available March 30th on iTunes; Announce Tour

The Serpentine Offering,” the lead-off track from DIMMU BORGIR‘s upcoming album, In Sorte Diaboli, will be available for digital download at iTunes.com beginning March 30th.

The three-track North American version of the iTunes single will include an additional two songs NOT included on the album:

The Serpentine Offering” – Video Edit
The Heretic Hammer” – Instrumental Version, NORTH AMERICAN EXCLUSIVE

The European version of the three-track iTunes single will feature an exclusive instrumental version of “The Serpentine Offering” in place of the instrumental version of “The Heretic Hammer.”

DIMMU BORGIR‘s new full-length album, In Sorte Diaboli, will be released on April 24 in North America. The first concept album in the band’s history, In Sorte Diaboli is set in medieval Europe. A short synopsis of the story and its characters will accompany the lyrics in the CD booklet.

The album was mixed at Studio Fredman by producers Fredrik Nordström and Patrik J. Sten. DIMMU BORGIR recorded the effort with Hellhammer on drums.

In related news, the band will head out for a U.S. tour with UNEARTH, KATAKLYSM, and DEVILDRIVER.

Songwriter/guitarist Silenoz writes in from Norway to comment on the tour: “It’s been too long… The wait is over – FINALLY! It is with great anticipation we look forward to start, for once, a World Tour on North American soil! We’re excited to have UNEARTH, DEVILDRIVER and KATAKLYSM on this diabolic ride and can’t wait to meet all our loyal fans and friends old and new once again. Come join us in The Invaluable Darkness!”

Tour dates:
04/20/07 Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH
04/21/07 Harpo’s Concert Theatre – Detroit, MI
04/22/07 Kool Haus – Toronto, ON – CANADA
04/23/07 Metropolis – Montreal, QC – CANADA
04/24/07 Theatre Capitole – Quebec City, QC – CANADA
04/26/07 Nokia Theatre – New York, NY
04/27/07 The Palladium – Worcester, MA (New England Metal & Hardcore Festival)
04/28/07 Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
04/29/07 Sonar – Baltimore, MD
04/30/07 Amos Southend – Charlotte, NC
05/02/07 House of Blues – Chicago, IL
05/03/07 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
05/04/07 Myth – St. Paul (Minneapolis), MN
05/05/07 Burton Cummings Theatre – Winnipeg, MB – CANADA
05/07/07 MacEwan Hall Ballroom – Calgary, AB – CANADA
05/08/07 Edmonton Events Centre – Edmonton, AB – CANADA
05/10/07 The Fenix (formerly The Premier) – Seattle, WA
05/11/07 Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC – CANADA
05/12/07 Roseland Theatre – Portland, OR
05/13/07 The Warfield – San Francisco, CA
05/15/07 The Great Salt Air Pavilion – Magna (Salt Lake City), UT
05/16/07 House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
05/17/06 Wiltern Theatre – Los Angles, CA
05/18/07 Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
05/19/07 SOMA – San Diego, CA
05/21/07 The Fillmore – Denver, CO
05/22/07 The Beaumont Club – Kansas City, MO
05/23/07 Pop’s – Sauget, IL
05/25/07 House Of Blues – Dallas, TX
05/26/07 Club V @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Houston, TX
05/27/07 Graham Central Station – San Antonio, TX
05/29/07 Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
05/30/07 House of Blues – Lake Buena Vista, FL