BEHEMOTH, WATAIN and THE DEVIL’S BLOOD are rumored to be joining forces for a Decibel-magazine-sponsored North American tour in the spring.
In an October 2011 interview with Full Metal Jackie‘s nationally syndicated radio show, BEHEMOTH vocalist/guitarist Adam “Nergal” Darski stated about his band’s U.S. tour plans, “We’re putting final touches to a U.S. tour which will start on April 12. The lineup is still a secret, but probably within days or weeks it’s going to be revealed to the world. All I got to say now, because I’m not really allowed to reveal any names, but it’s like a dream team tour for me. It’s going to be very underground, very dangerous and when we go on tours, especially in the U.S., we’ve always compromised to be on a bill with bands, bigger bands, smaller bands it doesn’t matter. But sometimes it’s just politics, it’s labels involved, it’s money and stuff that we need to compromise and there’s bands that we hate, good guys, you know, but a lot of music that’s on the bill it’s shit, and this time, for the first time ever, it’s my favorite bands on the bill. Just wait and see — it’s going to be a huge surprise. It’s going to be massive. It’s very underground, but people will fucking love it. People are dying to see this kind of bill; it’s going to be super-evil. It’s going to be the most satanic tour that’s going to invade the U.S in a long time and there’s going to be no tour like that in years. That’s a promise; just wait and see. I can’t wait for this to happen.”
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 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.
WATAIN‘s fourth album, “Lawless Darkness”, entered the official chart in Sweden at position No. 26 and dropped to No. 37 the following week.
“Lawless Darkness” sold around 1,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 42 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
“Lawless Darkness” was released in Europe on June 7, 2010 in a limited three-panel digipack edition with die-cut and a cover of DEATH SS‘ “Chains of Death” as a bonus track.