“Evangelion”, the 2009 album from Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH, was certified gold by the Polish Society Of The Phonographic Industry (ZPAV) for sales in excess of 15,000 copies.
As previously reported, 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.
Commented BEHEMOTH guitarist/vocalist Adam “Nergal” Darski: “We are proud as fuck! Thank you for all the faith and trust in the band. It can only give us an extra kick to rise higher and brighter in the upcoming years!”
In a 2010 interview with The Metal Forge, Darski stated about how “Evangelion” has been received by the fans and critics alike, “I’m extremely happy. To be honest, I couldn’t be happier. The feedback from both media and fans has been nothing but great. It’s been awesome. We’ve fucking storming the charts in Europe, we’ve dominated some of the polls in some of the biggest magazines. We’re like number one in Metal Hammer, in Kerrang!, and some other big magazines… so it’s amazing.”
When asked if he was satisfied to reach this level of success at this point in BEHEMOTH‘s’s career, Darski said, “Oh yeah, totally. We’ve worked on that for years, right? I’m really happy to see that it’s finally happening. And you know what? To be honest, I’m happy that it’s happening now with the ninth record and not with the second or third album, you know what I mean? Because it kinda gives us a new life; it’s like a new exciting chapter for us. We’ve been around for [almost 20] years and sometimes, band’s with this much history, they basically repeat themselves, repeat their formula and they don’t do anything exciting anymore. We still manage to put out new and exciting music and having new labels and new contracts behind us and the fact that there are so many new people coming into the music and supporting us, it helps out. It’s very inspirational. It’s awesome!”
BEHEMOTH recently 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.