On April 28, Turbo from RSU Radio and the Metal Meltdown conducted an interview with vocalist/guitarist Adam “Nergal” Darski of Polish extreme metal veterans BEHEMOTH in Oklahoma City during the “Decibel Magazine Tour” with WATAIN, THE DEVIL’S BLOOD and IN SOLITUDE. You can now watch the entire chat in four parts below.
When asked how long fans will have to wait for a new BEHEMOTH studio album, Nergal said, “I’ve got plenty of stuff written down — not completely finished lyrics, but a lot of ideas and verses here and there and some choruses here and there. It’s a slow process. I’m screwing around with some riffs here and there at the backstage of the venue or the back lounge [of the bus], I’m just jamming out. I think there’s plenty of ideas, but sometimes it takes me weeks to realize or to come up with something that I consider, myself, ‘Wow, this is it. This is the stuff that should be on the next BEHEMOTH record.’ It looks like, with the tenth record, it’s worse and worse for me to come up with something I will feel that is great.
“I’ve always said that… Right now we’re good musicians, and we could easily fabricate anything. Metal Blade would have the record fucking in three months — if we want that — but it wouldn’t be honest. It wouldn’t be ‘us.’ I just tear out a piece of my heart and soul and my skin and I just fucking put it into my art. Otherwise it makes no sense to me. So this process sometimes takes time and energy and experience, and I’m collecting these experiences by now. But you can be sure that the next BEHEMOTH album is coming out next year; that’s for sure. I just can’t say if it’s before or after summer, but we [will] start working [on it] intensively this summer.”
The inaugural “Decibel Magazine Tour” kicked off on April 11 at Alrosa Villa in Columbus, Ohio.
BEHEMOTH‘s “Evangelia Heretika – The New Gospel Three” DVD (2010) — a three-disc set featuring two full shows (“Live In Paris 2008” and “Live In Warsaw 2009”); every BEHEMOTH music video ever made; “Evangelion” tour documentary featuring band interviews plus tons of backstage footage; and a bonus “Live in Warsaw” audio CD — was certified platinum in the Poland for sales in excess of 10,000 copies.
BEHEMOTH released a video for the song “Lucifer”, off “Evangelion”. The Grupa 13-directed clip features Polish singer, guitarist, and poet Maciej Malenczuk, who also contributed guest vocals to the track.