BEHEMOTH drop ‘The Deathless Sun’, from new album, ‘Opvs Contra Natvram’

BEHEMOTH drop ‘The Deathless Sun’, from new album, ‘Opvs Contra Natvram’

27th July 2022 0 By John Deaux
Poland’s high priests of extreme, BEHEMOTH, have revealed another ferocious track from their forthcoming 12th studio album, Opvs Contra Natvram, which is set to arrive via Nuclear Blast on 16th September 2022. The Deathless Sun cements BEHEMOTH’s reputation as one of the most innovative and ground-breaking extreme bands on the planet. The track comes with not one, but two accompanying visuals; an explicit and macabre narrative video, featuring the incredible high aesthetic that BEHEMOTH are renowned for, and a performance clip of equal grand magnitude.
 
Frontman and BEHEMOTH visionary, Adam ‘Nergal’ Darski, comments:
 
“BEHEMOTH has been hating christ in different ways since 1991, and we still manage to reinvent the wheel! We’re very proud to present our latest offering to that cause, The Deathless Sun from our upcoming new record.  This track showcases aspects that many BEHEMOTH fans love about our music, plenty of aggression and melody. That contrast is the reason we decided to release TWO amazing videos to accompany this single release. One is very shocking…so shocking that we had to create a whole new video to release alongside it! Choose carefully! As always, I look forward to seeing your reaction, Legions. Enjoy the ride!”
 
Opvs Contra Natvram is the sheer embodiment of rebellion, individuality and unflinching self-expression, shaped by a literary worldview.  It also reflects a musical evolution, there’s little doubt that Opvs Contra Natvram is BEHEMOTH’s strongest and most sophisticated musical collection to date. 
 
Pre-order or pre-save the album here, and check out the narrative video for The Deathless Sun below.
The second visual, the similarly spectacular performance clip can be watched HERE.
 
BEHEMOTH are not only the creators of Poland’s extreme metal scene, but they are masters of their vision and showcasing what a band can achieve when hard work is put in. With Opvs Contra Natvram they have created 10 fresh chapters, created at a very strange time for the world. Their goal to create something new, something that doesn’t sound like anything that has gone before, is an ambitious one.
 
As with previous studio outings, Opvs… was produced by BEHEMOTH, with mixing by studio legend Joe Barresi (Nine Inch Nails, Tool, QOTSA, Alice in Chains).
 
Renowned for his meticulous attention to detail and absolute creative control of BEHEMOTH’s world, frontman and band visionary, Adam ‘Nergal’ Darski revelled in the depressurized environment afforded by the pandemic. It meant that for nearly the first time since the band’s inception over 30 years ago, there was no deadline to observe, allowing for a nearly unprecedented level of attention to the process of writing and recording. Beyond any confines of genre, BEHEMOTH have grown to become nothing less than the personification of rebellion, individuality and unflinching self-expression informed by a literate worldview and worldliness that’s resulted in a locking of horns with everything from the mainstream press to the Polish Catholic church – most notably manifesting in Nergal’s trial for blasphemy in 2010 that only served to expose the deep-seated hypocrisies that his music seeks to challenge. 
 
Stay tuned for more in the Opvs Contra Natvram story soon.

Opvs Contra Natvram tracklist:
 
  1. POST-GOD NIRVANA
  2. MALARIA VVLGATA
  3. THE DEATHLESS SUN
  4. OV MY HERCULEAN EXILE
  5. NEO-SPARTACVS
  6. DISINHERITANCE
  7. OFF TO WAR!
  8. ONCE UPON A PALE HORSE
  9. THY BECOMING ETERNAL
  10. VERSVS CHRISTVS
  • Jewelcase CD (Black Cover)
  • Digibook (Black Cover) [limited to 8500 pieces]
  • Digibook (White Cover) [limited to 8500 pieces]
  • Earbook Black/Gold Inkspot Vinyl (White Cover) [limited to 500 pieces]
  • Earbook Gold/Black Corona Vinyl (White Cover) [limited to 500 pieces]
  • Black Vinyl (Black Cover) 
  • Picture Vinyl (Black Cover) [limited to 3500 pieces]
  • White/Gold Split Vinyl (White Cover) [limited to 650 pieces]
  • Vinylbox Mailorder Edition (White Cover) [limited to 1000 pieces]
  • Earbook (Black Cover) [band exclusive, limited to 1167 pieces]
  • Gold Vinyl (Black Cover) [US Indie exclusive, limited to 350 pieces]
  • Crystal Clear/Silver/Gold Inkspot Vinyl (White Cover) [band exclusive, limited to 666 pieces]
  • White/Black/Gold Splatter Vinyl (White Cover) [band exclusive, limited to 1167 pieces]
  • Transparent Red Vinyl (Black Cover) [EMP exclusive, limited to 300 pieces]
  • White Vinyl (White Cover) [Nordics exclusive, limited to 300 pieces]
  • Clear/Black Splatter Vinyl (Black Cover) [Kings Road Management exclusive, limited to 500 pieces]
  • Gold/Black Marbled Vinyl (Black Cover) [UK Eyesore exclusive, limited to 300 pieces]
  • White/Gold Marbled Vinyl (White Cover) [UK Recordstore exclusive, limited to 300 pieces]
  • Clear/Black Marbled Vinyl (Black Cover) [HMV exclusive, limited to 450 exclusive]
    BEHEMOTH EU Summer Festivals
     
    24.06. DE Hockenheim – Hockenheimring – Download Germany
    22.07. BU Plovdiv – Hills Of Rock
    05.08. DE Wacken – Wacken Open Air – SOLD OUT!
    07.08. RO Rasnov – Rockstadt Extreme Fest
    12.08. UK Walton on Trent – Bloodstock Open Air
    13.08. BE Kortrijk – Alcatraz
    21.08. FR Saint Nolff – Motorcultor
     
    BEHEMOTH, ARCH ENEMY + CARCASS + UNTO OTHERS
    The European Siege Tour
     
    27.09. UK Dublin – 3 Olympia Theatre – LAST FEW TICKETS
    29.09. UK Glasgow – O2 Academy 
    30.09. UK Manchester – O2 Apollo  
    01.10. UK Birmingham – O2 Academy 
    02.10. UK London – O2 Academy Brixton 
    04.10. FR Paris – Zenith 
    05.10. FR Ramonville-St-Agne, Le Bikini 
    07.10. PT Lisboa – Coliseu dos Recreios 
    08.10. ES Madrid – Palacio Vistalegre 
    09.10. ES Barcelona – Palau Sant Jordi 
    11.10. FR Caluire-Et-Cuire – Radiant-Bellevue 
    12.10. IT Milan – Alcatraz 
    14.10. DE Berlin – Columbiahalle 
    15.10 CZ Prague – Tipsport Arena 
    16.10. HU Budapest – Barba Negra 
    18.10. AT Wien – Gasometer 
    19.10. PL Katowice – Spodek 
    21.10. DE Ludwigsburg – MHP Arena 
    22.10. NL Den Bosch – Mainstage Brabanthallen 
    24.10. DE Saarbrücken – Saarlandhalle
    25.10. CH Zürich – Samsung Hall 
    26.10. DE Frankfurt am Main – Jahrhunderthalle 
    28.10. DE Munich – Zenith 
    29.10. DE Düsseldorf – Mitsubishi Electric Halle 
    30.10. DE Hamburg – edel-optics.de Arena 
    31.10. SE Partille – Partille Arena 
    02.11. FI Helsinki – Helsinki Ice Hall 
    04.11. SE Stockholm – Annexet 
    05.11. DK Frederiksberg – Forum Black Box 
    06.11. NO Oslo – Sentrum Scene 
     
    UK tour tickets are available here, with Dublin tickets here. Tickets for their Bloodstock Festival Friday night headline set are available here.
 
 

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