Behemoth - New Album Art To Contain Nergal's Blood

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 Also, producer Colin Richardson is no longer involved in the new album due to "creative differences", and has been replaced by producer Matt Hyde.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.

Band profile: Behemoth
Posted: 12.09.2013 by BloodTears

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13.09.2013 - 10:59
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Atrocious Virgin
Written by psykometal on 13.09.2013 at 01:08

Written by Alex F 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.
13.09.2013 - 11:06
Next step: inferno hitting the drum set by his dick
Seriously, what a joke
Giving my ears a rest from music.
13.09.2013 - 15:30
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Awesome, fucking awesome.
14.09.2013 - 08:27
M C Vice
Even Sachin Tendulkar has already done this (I think).
"Another day, another Doug."
"I'll fight you on one condition. That you lower your nipples."
"I'll put whatever I want in your mouth!"
14.09.2013 - 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.
15.09.2013 - 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.
Need to make a living somehow...
19.09.2013 - 22:33
Mad Arab666
Next album, I bet nergal will use his poop for the artwork.
Bring up the wolves head!
20.09.2013 - 00:02
A staff guy...
My money says the next album will be called The Ritualist, and will contain the blood of a sacrificed virgin.
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20.09.2013 - 00:51
Childish and ridiculous
"Why would we fear death, when life is so much more frightening?"

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