In 2013, there are few bands that can still wear corpse paint and get away with it. Dark lords of death metal Behemoth are one of those bands, and their reign of evil will continue with upcoming album The Satanist. The album, which is due out sometime in fall of 2013, will be the Polish quartet’s tenth full length effort, and will be released by label Nuclear Blast.
Frontman Adam ‘Nergal’ Darski says:
“It took us over two decades to come up with a title that…says it all. While our new songs artistically take surprisingly adventurous directions, our message stands steadfast—Proud and Radical. The Satanist stands for undying yearning for liberation and love for freedom in all aspects of life. Considering all our life experiences that often took dramatic curves I couldn’t think of more appropriate and fitting statement of who and where we are now.”
The “dramatic curves” undoubtedly refers to Nergal’s recent battle against leukemia, and this album will be their first since his recovery. Hopefully, their “love for freedom” also means freedom them from legal troubles, such as those faced by Nergal in 2012, when the Polish Supreme Court ruled that he committed a crime for tearing up a Bible on stage in 2007. Entitling an album The Satanist might not help their cause in that regard, but if it turns out anything like 2009’s Evangelion, it will definitely help the world headbang to some demonically heavy tunes.
The band has been posting images and lyrics on their Facebook page. More info on the album is yet to come, but for now, check out the bands custom made motorcycle, which looks like it came directly from Satan’s garage. The new album title is fitting indeed.