BEHEMOTH - North American Release Date For New Album Confirmed

Life in Black

Posted on Monday, May 18, 2009 at 15:54:19 EST

Polish black metallers BEHEMOTH will release their newest album Evangelion on August 11th in North America via Metal Blade Records. As reported earlier today, Nuclear Blast will issue the album in Europe on August 7th.

Commented leader Nergal: “Evangelion combines a pure art form with a direct message. It was also important for us to ensure that the graphical presentation did justice to the record. Again, we have worked with Tomasz Danilowicz who has created his best illustration yet for Behemoth. The picture is of The Great Harlot of Babylon riding the seven-headed beast. Saints bow before her in worship whilst the tablets of the Ten Commandments lie broken at her feet. It represents our vision and the interpretation of the New Testament parable where the “Whore of Babylon” is a symbol of rebellion and resistance against God. I am fascinated by stories whose source lies in the Bible and we have used biblical symbolism, coupled with my own experience and outlook, in our lyrics or on the covers of previous Behemoth records. I love to juggle with meanings and play around with symbolism which is exactly what I have done in this case. The main character of our new cover is an archetype of disobedience, individualism, self-determination and a free, unfettered will – these are universal keywords which are typical and crucial in understanding the character of our works, life as a whole and the true nature of man.”

Behemoth are headlining Neckbreakers Ball European Tour which will run from late September until late October. Dates are below.

27 - Paris, France - La Locomotive
28 - Köln, Germany - Essigfabrik
29 - Frankfurt, Germany - Batschkapp
30 - Bochum, Germany - Matrix
31 - Stuttgart, Germany - LKA Longhorn
01 - Antwerpen, Belgium - Hof Ter Loo
03 - Enschede, Netherlands - Atak
04 - Leeuwarden, Netherlands - Romein
05 - Saarbrücken, Germany - Garage
06 - Linz, Austria - Posthof
07 - Munich, Germany - Backstage
08 - Prague, Czech Republic - Abaton
09 - Nürnberg, Germany - Hirsch
10 - Graz, Austria - Seifenfabrik
11 - Innsbruck, Austria - Hafen
12 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
13 - Vienna, Austria - Arena
14 - Leipzig, Germany - Hellraiser
15 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle
17 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Traedgarn
18 - Malmoe, Sweden - KB
19 - Stockholm, Sweden - Klubben
20 - Aarhus, Denmark - Voxhall
21 - Berlin, Germany - Columbia Club