Behemoth, a Polish extreme black metal band, has made its presence known throughout the first leg of the Slayer Farewell Tour and that continued into Orlando. The band’s sound defined by appealing death metal riffs, Nergal’s powerful vocals that brings to life those poetic lyrics, topped off by some riveting drumming seemed to invigorate and send the crowd into a frenzy.
Earlier this year Behemoth released a brand new live DVD/Blu-ray entitled ‘Messe Noire’, which captured the true intensity and energy that the band shares with their fans. ‘Messe Noire’ includes the band’s shows in Warsaw, Poland in 2016 and Brutal Assault 2016 as well as The Satanist cinematic archive featuring all official videos associated with the band’s globally successful record.
Since the band’s inception in 1991, they have produced 10 albums with the most recent work The Satanist finding immediate success in the US as well as abroad. In addition to the band’s success, they continue to fight through adversity and overcome obstacles.
Earlier this year, charges were dismissed against Nergal levied by the Polish authorities in a case involving the band’s “Republic Of The Unfaithful” tour artwork and merchandise, that was said to be “insulting” to the national coat of arms of Poland.
In August of 2010, Nergal was diagnosed with leukemia, hospitalized for 6 months after a successful transplant. In 2011, Nergal was acquitted in Poland on charges he insulted religious sentiment when he called the Catholic Church “the most murderous cult on the planet” during the band’s September 2007 performance in Gdynia and tore up a copy of the Bible, calling it “a book of lies.”
If you did not catch Behemoth on the Slayer Farewell Tour you will need to breakout that passport as they head overseas.
- Ov Fire and the Void
- Ora Pro Nobis Lucifer
- Wolves ov Siberia
- Chant for Eschaton 2000
- O Father O Satan O Sun!
Behemoth is: Nergal – vocals & guitars | Inferno – drums | Orion – bass | Seth – guitars
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