Here’s Part III of Behemoth‘s four-part mini-doc, The Making of The Satanist, and once again Nergal provides the voice over. In Part I, he spoke of the album’s metaphor, in Part II he got into the creative process, and here, in Part III, Nergal speaks of The Satanist’s mantra, it’s primal beat, and the energy.
This record is, among other things, supposed to act in multiple directions. Sometimes it’s like a mantra.
The drums often play the role of an introduction to the trance, it’s like a shaman’s ritual drum that activates the dormant areas of your brain. At one point rhythm and arrangement became the consequence of musical maturity. Rhythm is just a tool and it is created in such a way, so that the ultimate reception of the track engages the listener on the primal level of feeling.
In this case music is the continuation of our stream of consciousness. And thus it’s the energy that builds the song, not the rhythm itself.
I’m really looking forward to hearing The Satanist in its entirety once it’s released on February 3rd in the UK, February 4th in North America and Poland, February 5th in Japan, and February 7th in Europe and the rest of the world. So c’mon already, put out Part IV of The Making of, and let’s get on with it!
BEHEMOTH front man, Nergal, simply offers the following statement: “The Satanist is magic. It’s dangerous. It’s adventurous, and it’s organic.”
Check out our Part I article on The Making of The Satanist for details on pre-order bundles.
The album was produced by Behemoth, Wojtek and Slawek Wieslawscy, and Daniel Bergstrand in Hertz Studio. The Satanist was mixed by Matt Hyde (Slayer) and mastered by Ted Jensen ( , AC/DC) at Sterling Sound. The cover art was painted by renowned Russian painter and occultist, Denis Forkas (denisforkas.com). The paint used included some of Nergal’s own blood! Additional art and design was completed by Metastazis (Paradise Lost, etc.) and Zbigniew Bielak (Watain, Ghost).
Behemoth is proud to announce that they will be returning to North America this spring as part of the Metal Alliance Tour 2014! This will be the band’s first North American tour in support of their new album, The Satanist. Joining Behemoth on this tour will be Metal Blade label mates, Goatwhore, along with additional support from 1349, Inquisition, and Black Crown Initiate. The Metal Alliance tour will begin April 4th in Tempe, AZ, and runs through May 3rd.
Behemoth Tour Dates:
w/ Cradle Of Filth, In Solitude, Inquisition, Svarttjern
02/07 Munich, DE Backstage
02/08 Stuttgart, DE LKA Longhorn
02/09 Amsterdam, NL Melkweg
02/10 London, UK Forum
02/11 Paris, FR Bataclan
02/13 Pratteln, CH Z7
02/14 Wiesbaden, DE Schlachthof
02/15 Bochum, DE Matrix
02/16 Antwerp, BE Trix
02/18 Tilburg, NL O13
02/19 Luxembourg, LU Atelier
02/21 Wien, AT Gasometer
02/22 Chemnitz, DE Südbahnhof
02/24 Gothenburg, SE Traedgarn
02/25 Stockholm, SE Tyrol
02/26 Copenhagen, DK Amager Bio
02/27 Aarhus, DK Voxhall
02/28 Hamburg, DE Grünspan
03/01 Berlin, DE Postbahnhof
Behemoth – Metal Alliance Tour:
1349, Goatwhore, Inquisition, Black Crown Initiate
04/04 Tempe, AZ Club Red
04/05 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
04/06 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom
04/08 Denver, CO Gothic Theater
04/11 Dallas, TX House of Blues
04/12 Austin, TX Emo’s East
04/13 Houston, TX House of Blues
04/15 Orlando, FL Beacham Theater
04/16 Charlotte, NC Tremont Music Hall
04/17 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
04/18 Worcester, MA Palladium
04/19 New York, NY Irving Plaza
04/22 Montreal, QC Club Soda
04/23 Toronto, ON Opera House
04/24 Cleveland, OH Agora Theater
04/25 Chicago, IL House of Blues
04/26 Minneapolis, MN Skyway Theater Studio B
04/27 Winnipeg, MB Garrick Center
04/29 Calgary, AB Macewan Hall
04/30 Edmonton, AB Union Hall
05/02 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theater
05/03 Seattle, WA Studio 7
Rock Hard \m/