Behemoth have unleashed a haunting cover of The Cure’s “A Forest,” and it works! These Polish blackened death metallers have given this classic track a dark and ferocious spin as it also features guest vocals by Shining’s Niklas Kvarforth. The song will be part of the group’s upcoming EP, A Forest, which will be released on May 29th via Metal Blade.
Frontman Nergal comments:
“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. On top of this, the ‘A Forest’ EP contains two brand-new Behemoth songs, ‘Shadows Ov Ea Cast Upon Golgotha’ and ‘Evoe’. The tracks act as a continuation on from ‘ILYAYD’ – no more, no less. We hope this brings some respite for anyone struggling during these strange times on our planet! Stay safe, stay positive, Hail Satan!”
Check out the video below and pre-order the EP here:
01) A Forest (feat. Niklas Kvarforth)
02) A Forest (Live from Merry Christless, Warsaw, Poland, December 2018) [feat. Niklas Kvarforth]
03) Shadows ov Ea Cast Upon Golgotha