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Following their triumphant headline slot at last weekend’s Bloodstock Festival, Behemoth have today released another slice from their forthcoming new album ‘Opvs Contra Natvram’ – check out the new single below…

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With three weeks to go before the release of BEHEMOTH’s 12th studio album, Opvs Contra Natvram, the black metal messiahs unleash one of their most menacing singles yet.

 Thy Becoming Eternal tells a story of finding strength in times of misfortune and is encapsulated in a video produced by Japanese animator, Ruben Fro.

BEHEMOTH’s frontman and visionary, Adam ‘Nergal’ Darski, comments on the track:

Legions! Our new offering from ‘Opvs Contra Natvram’…’Thy Becoming Eternal’.  As always, we’re trying to keep things fresh!  The video was produced by talented Japanese animator, Ruben Fro, who created this epic, aeonic CG landscape for our stoic warrior to journey through.  The song itself is a fast and furious beast with a bombastic ending, definitely one of the most intense songs in Behemoth’s catalogue.

Opvs Contra Natvram is the sheer embodiment of rebellion, individuality and unflinching self-expression, shaped by a literary worldview. It also reflects a musical evolution, there’s little doubt that Opvs Contra Natvram is BEHEMOTH’s strongest and most sophisticated musical collection to date.

Pre-order or pre-save the album here, and check out the video below.

BEHEMOTH are not only the creators of Poland’s extreme metal scene, but they are masters of their vision and showcasing what a band can achieve when hard work is put in. With Opvs Contra Natvram they have created 10 fresh chapters, created at a very strange time for the world. Their goal to create something new, something that doesn’t sound like anything that has gone before, is an ambitious one.

As with previous studio outings, Opvs… was produced by BEHEMOTH, with mixing by studio legend Joe Barresi (Nine Inch Nails, Tool, QOTSA, Alice in Chains).

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Renowned for his meticulous attention to detail and absolute creative control of BEHEMOTH’s world, frontman and band visionary, Adam ‘Nergal’ Darski revelled in the depressurised environment afforded by the pandemic.

It meant that for nearly the first time since the band’s inception over 30 years ago, there was no deadline to observe, allowing for a nearly unprecedented level of attention to the process of writing and recording.

Beyond any confines of genre, BEHEMOTH have grown to become nothing less than the personification of rebellion, individuality and unflinching self-expression informed by a literate worldview and worldliness that’s resulted in a locking of horns with everything from the mainstream press to the Polish Catholic church – most notably manifesting in Nergal’s trial for blasphemy in 2010 that only served to expose the deep-seated hypocrisies that his music seeks to challenge.

Stay tuned for more in the Opvs Contra Natvram story soon.

The band will kick off their European dates in Dublin on September 27th with guests, Arch Enemy, Carcass and Unto Others, before venturing through the EU and UK. See full list of dats below. Tickets for the Dublin show are close to sold out, so be sure to pick up your tickets today to avoid disappointment. You can purchase via this link.

Oran O’Beirne 2022