Behemoth's frontman Adam "Nergal" Darski really wants to leave his own mark on the band's new record, literally. He was recently interviewed by Heavy magazine to whom he announced that the artwork for new album The Satanist will contain his own blood. Russian symbolist painter Denis Forkas was commissioned for the work, with Nergal delivering a box containing his own blood to Moscow where Forkas blended it into the painting to give it "a more organic feel." Also, producer Colin Richardson is no longer involved in the new album due to "creative differences", and has been replaced by producer Matt Hyde. His blood wasn't strong enough.

Nergal explains: "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."

Speaking of the design: "It's 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."

About the producer situation, Nergal says: "We just couldn't agree on certain concepts and visions of what the record should sound like. He 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."

Maybe that explains why the album had to be postponed to 2014.

You can read the full interview here.





Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Behemoth
 
Posted: 12.09.2013 by BloodTears



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Paradox0 - 12.09.2013 at 22:06  
So their not going with the clamation human abominations for the cover art this time around?
Pazdzioch - 12.09.2013 at 22:21  
We, the 14-year-old groupies want his sperm instead of blood :/
Cynic Metalhead - 12.09.2013 at 22:23  
I'd love to see that artwork.

it gonna be amazing.
ImperialTroll - 12.09.2013 at 22:29  
Blood or Nutella in the artwork, who gives a damn really? We wanna hear MUSIC!
Rasa - 12.09.2013 at 22:35  
Written by Guest on 12.09.2013 at 22:29

Blood or Nutella in the artwork, who gives a damn really? We wanna hear MUSIC!


Nutella any day!
Apothecary - 12.09.2013 at 22:36  
Well at least it's not as silly as Metallica putting their sperm on the cover of Load
Mary N. - 12.09.2013 at 22:40  
Such foolish things they do ! Why the hell they do such stupid things !
Daniell - 12.09.2013 at 22:55  
Metallica mixed pig's blood with sperm 17 years ago. Nergal is quite late to the party.
Mattybu - 12.09.2013 at 23:00  
' Speaking of the design: "It's 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." '

ahahahaha. ahahaa. hahaha.

this little update falls well within the realms of heavy metal cliches too. namely, saying it is their best sounding album, I don't know if I have ever read an update from a band where it doesn't say "our new album is our best yet"
3rdWorld - 12.09.2013 at 23:02  
Written by Daniell on 12.09.2013 at 22:55

Metallica mixed pig's blood with sperm 17 years ago. Nergal is quite late to the party.

Exactly, and behemoth doing this now makes it look like nothing but a gimmick. So mainstream unoriginal. :|
Lit. - 12.09.2013 at 23:09  
What about the sweat and tears?
!J.O.O.E.! - 12.09.2013 at 23:16  
HOW GRITTY.

I'd expect such a lame stunt from Kvarforth but not from these guys.
3rdWorld - 12.09.2013 at 23:17  
Written by Mattybu on 12.09.2013 at 23:00

I don't know if I have ever read an update from a band where it doesn't say "our new album is our best yet"

True, that is what they might think. But acts like Botanist, Meshuggah, Mastodon and even Opeth discussed the varying sound of their latest records, at least to some extent without straight away proclaiming that metal cliche.
scapeplan - 12.09.2013 at 23:22  
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X5452 - 12.09.2013 at 23:55  
Somehow I get the feeling Behemoth is the new version of 'shock rock' but in the shape of 'shock black metal'. I hoenstly don't know, but it seems they are trying to make sales by trying to be as extreme as it can get.

Now don't get me wrong, I enjoy quite a bit of Behemoth songs but the whole act around it seems pointless to me (and slightly childish).
Mary N. - 13.09.2013 at 00:02  
Actual age of these guys : 12 ! Maximum of nativity! well no I guess stupidity !
psykometal - 13.09.2013 at 00:08  
Written by X5452 on 12.09.2013 at 23:55

Somehow I get the feeling Behemoth is the new version of 'shock rock' but in the shape of 'shock black metal'.

*'shock death metal'. They haven't been 'black metal' for about 15 years now, and they haven't had 'black metal' in their sound for about a decade.

Agreed with Daniell though, they're a bit late to the "blood-based artwork" stunt for over a decade. And also with Joe, would expect this kind of gimmick from Kvarforth long before Nergal.
Mattybu - 13.09.2013 at 00:27  
The general consensus seems this is a little gimmicky. So, what's the solution you ask?

Simple. Begin by Nergal draining all the blood from his body. This kills him - through this process he literally GIVES HIS LIFE to the album. That's dedication. Next, because there is only a limited amount of blood, limit it to a 666 vinyl release. Each record comes with a small vial containing some of Nergal's blood. At the top is a small tab with a hole in it, so you can attach the vial to your favourite necklace, and show it to the world. Also the album artwork will instead be a picture of his blood drained body crumpled on the ground.

Your move Behemoth. The fans want it.
Alex Fenger - 13.09.2013 at 00:33  
Next update "Denis Forkas has AIDS". Seriously this is a pathetic cry for attention "bl00d in da cover, that's s0 m3t4l11111"....
Like Joe said, I could see Kvarforth having done something like this (I'm pretty sure he did something like this with his book or something), but not Behemoth...ohwell
Vombatus - 13.09.2013 at 00:51  
Watch out, we got a badass over here ! New album title + blood on the cover = really hardcore and evil !!!
psykometal - 13.09.2013 at 01:08  
Written by Alex Fenger on 13.09.2013 at 00:33

Like Joe said, I could see Kvarforth having done something like this (I'm pretty sure he did something like this with his book or something), but not Behemoth...ohwell

Yea, he did do something with his blood...

"he is releasing a book titled When Prozac No Longer Helps, which contains every lyric ever written by him in both its original language (Swedish) and in English in a hardcover format, individually numbered in Kvarforth's own blood"
allgutsnoglory - 13.09.2013 at 01:24  
Great, album covers laced with small traces of leukemia
X5452 - 13.09.2013 at 01:41  
Written by psykometal on 13.09.2013 at 00:08

Written by X5452 on 12.09.2013 at 23:55

Somehow I get the feeling Behemoth is the new version of 'shock rock' but in the shape of 'shock black metal'.

*'shock death metal'. They haven't been 'black metal' for about 15 years now, and they haven't had 'black metal' in their sound for about a decade.

Agreed with Daniell though, they're a bit late to the "blood-based artwork" stunt for over a decade. And also with Joe, would expect this kind of gimmick from Kvarforth long before Nergal.


I meant to type 'blackened death', this shows I can't multitask... =P
JCJen7 - 13.09.2013 at 02:20  
The idea is meh, and his quotes about the artwork are ridiculous.
LeChron James - 13.09.2013 at 03:48  
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 12.09.2013 at 23:16

HOW GRITTY.

I'd expect such a lame stunt from Kvarforth but not from these guys.

Troof!

This is right up there with the book of lyrics Kvarforth released that's numbered in his own blood. WEEEEEAAAAAK hahaha
garmling - 13.09.2013 at 04:05  
All about show business! C'mon Nergal, I know you're smarter than this! I am fine with the title "The Satanist", the deeper meaning behind that simple phrase, but this "bloody" thing is on the same level as Paris Hilton showing off her porn (at least this Paris thing is more lovely )...meaning, self proclamatory crap so usual in modern pop culture, shortly named CLICHE! Oh well, in the end, the music will be the only thing important, and I do hope it will be good, but judging by the sound of his voice after health care, I seriously doubt Nergal can pull it off the same way as before...let's wait and see....
bugsterscrow - 13.09.2013 at 04:27  
Be careful ... Nergal's blood containing 50% Black Metal and 50% Death Metal
UnknownCheese - 13.09.2013 at 08:40  
Should have went hardcore Polack and used his bone marrow instead.
AngelofDeth - 13.09.2013 at 10:29  
"It's very arty; it's very artistic"

Seriously????? the album art will be arty and very artistic, thats the most redundant statement ive ever heard.

lol anyway, I dont care what anyone says, putting his blood into the art is badass, looking forward to the new album.
Big-Al - 13.09.2013 at 10:50  
Well Metallica did similar with Load... it's a cool idea:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Load_%28album%29#Album_art
Cynic Metalhead - 13.09.2013 at 10:59  
Written by psykometal on 13.09.2013 at 01:08

Written by Alex Fenger on 13.09.2013 at 00:33

Like Joe said, I could see Kvarforth having done something like this (I'm pretty sure he did something like this with his book or something), but not Behemoth...ohwell

individually numbered in Kvarforth's own blood"


Damn, he did it, Nergal doing it. Why not me?

Man, your underline thing has enforced me to write "bloody" name on my shitter.

On a serious note, it's not cool. I've heard that "writing love letters from blood" in India is boom for guys who want to impress their gf's but individually numbering is pretty sick.

Still, i'll love to see cover art.
mz - 13.09.2013 at 11:06  
Next step: inferno hitting the drum set by his dick
Seriously, what a joke
JD - 13.09.2013 at 15:30  
Awesome, fucking awesome.
M C Vice - 14.09.2013 at 08:27  
Even Sachin Tendulkar has already done this (I think).
Thrashette - 14.09.2013 at 17:00  
"It's very arty; it's very artistic and it really has no heavy metal clichés in it."

I feel better about this comment when I read it in a sarcastic tone. This lame gimmick combined with the fact that the one new song someone linked me to was pretty boring makes me worry that an album ranging from mediocre to awful is on the way.
Ornusashas - 15.09.2013 at 18:31  
It's not silly. It is art, an expression of human emotion. If Behemoth feels like putting blood in the artwork, then by golly they are going to put blood in the artwork.
Mad Arab666 - 19.09.2013 at 22:33  
Next album, I bet nergal will use his poop for the artwork.
psykometal - 20.09.2013 at 00:02  
My money says the next album will be called The Ritualist, and will contain the blood of a sacrificed virgin.
Lord_Regnier - 20.09.2013 at 00:51  
Childish and ridiculous

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