One of the rock world’s most sinister acts, Poland’s Behemoth has released a new EP, A Forest, digitally worldwide (with additional physical copies available for purchase). For a preview of this 4-track collection, the new single, “Evoe”, can be heard at: https://behemoth.lnk.to/Evoe
Front-man Nergal comments: “‘Evoe’ and ‘Shadows Ov Ea Cast Upon Golgotha’ are two brand-new, unheard songs that continue on from ‘ILYAYD’ left off. We’re fortunate enough to have had more than enough music for the record which afforded us this transitional EP release as we move towards our new offerings. These songs may be B-Sides, but they’re really strong and fresh! At the very least, we hope it gives you Legions something to distract yourself from the monotony of our collective situation. Enjoy!”
Purchase and stream A Forest in full now at: behemoth.lnk.to/AForest
A video for “A Forest (Live from Merry Christless, Warsaw, Poland, December 2018)” – a cover version of The Cure’s classic – was also posted yesterday. Featuring Shining’s Niklas Kvarforth, and directed and produced by Volca Media (www.volcamedia.co.uk), the clip can be seen at: https://youtu.be/ylkN0gY_lBU
Nergal adds: “Covering music outside of metal is a challenge – covering legendary music is an even greater challenge…that is what drove us throughout this process. A lot of bands try it and a lot of bands fail; subjectively, I love the outcome and it ranks amongst my favourite Behemoth covers alongside Killing Joke’s ‘Total Invasion’ and Siekiera’s ‘Ludzie Wschodu’.
For the second time in 2020, I’ve recruited Niklas Kvarforth from Shining. Niklas’ psychotic appearance, attitude and vibe was a key element to our representation of the music and the only man who could give the performance the same depth as the original.”
A Forest track-listing
1. A Forest (feat. Niklas Kvarforth)
2. A Forest (Live from Merry Christless, Warsaw, Poland, December 2018) [feat. Niklas Kvarforth]
3. Shadows ov Ea Cast Upon Golgotha
Behemoth released their latest full-length, I Loved You At Your Darkest, in 2018 to critical acclaim. I Loved You At Your Darkest marked a milestone in the history of the band, being not only their most successful album, but also an audiovisual masterpiece: from its detailed, blasphemous artwork, to the highly vicious and at the same time deeply emotional tracks, Behemoth once again played with fire – and ignited a wildfire burning the narrowminded bigotry of Christianity down to the ground.
Stream and purchase I Loved You At Your Darkest now at: https://behemoth.lnk.to/ILYAYD
Posted by Sarah Lutz – Metal Blade Records