With the band getting ready to head over to UK shores for a 5 date almost sold out tour, Behemoth’s Nergal sat down with us to talk about one of his favourite musical discoveries of 2018. Monstrous duo and labelmates MANTAR made an impression on the frontman with their latest album The Modern Art Of Setting Ablaze and in the video to follow, Nergal explains why they made an impact on him and how he would like to tour with them in the future:

Behemoth are hitting the road in support of their new album I Loved You At Your Darkest in January and February 2019. The Ecclesia Diabolica Evropa 2019 e.v. tour features special guests, At the Gates and Wolves in the Throne Room. Full dates rack up as follows:

BEHEMOTH Ecclesia Diabolica Evropa 2019 e.v. tour dates
With At the Gates and Wolves in the Throne Room

Jan 10 – Frankfurt, Germany – Batschkapp
Jan 11 – Munich, Germany – Tonhalle
Jan 13 – Vienna, Austria – Arena
Jan 15 – Zurich, Switzerland – Komplex 457
Jan 16 – Milano, Italy – Alcatraz
Jan 17 – Lyon, France – Le Transbordeur
Jan 18 – Barcelona, Spain – Razzmatazz
Jan 19 – Madrid, Spain – La Riviera
Jan 21 – Toulouse, France – Le Bikini
Jan 22 – Paris, France – Bataclan
Jan 23 – Oberhausen, Germany – Turbinenhalle
Jan 24 – Berlin, Germany – Huxleys
Jan 25 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega
Jan 26 – Stockholm, Sweden – Annexet
Jan 29 – Helsinki, Finland – The Circus
Jan 30 – Tampere, Finland – Pakkahuone
Feb 1 – Hamburg, Germany – Grosse Freiheit 36
Feb 4 – Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg – Rockhal
Feb 6 – Bristol, UK – Motion
Feb 7 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute
Feb 8 – London, UK – O2 Forum Kentish Town
Feb 9 – Manchester, UK – O2 Ritz
Feb 10 – Dublin, Ireland – Vicar Street
Feb 11 – Glasgow, UK – QM Union

Talking about returning to UK venues in February, Nergal comments; “Albion!
 It is with the utmost thrill we are announcing our triumphant return to your shores with the new music, new production and new strength!  We hope to see our UK legions to join those libations and celebrate MAGICK and MUSICK with us! Hail Satan!”

Tickets for the UK/EU dates can be purchased here:

Behemoth’s new album I Loved You At Your Darkest was released back in October. Produced by the band themselves, with drum co-production by Daniel Bergstrand (Meshuggah, In Flames), mixing by Matt Hyde (Slayer, Children Of Bodom) mastering by Tom Baker (Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson) and a 17-piece Polish orchestra arranged by Jan Stoklosa. I Loved You At Your Darkest can be ordered here:

Watch the official video for ‘God=Dog’
Watch Nergal reading comments about the band’s latest videos on YouTube:

I Loved You at Your Darkest track list:

1. Solve
2. Wolves ov Siberia
3. God = Dog
4. Ecclesia Diabolica Catholica
5. Bartzabel
6. If Crucifixion Was Not Enough…
7. Angelvs XIII
8. Sabbath Mater
9. Havohej Pantocrator
10. Rom 5:8
11. We Are the Next 1000 Years
12. Coagvla


Episode 1 (‘God=Dog’):
Episode 2 (Cover/Artwork):
Episode 3 (‘Wolves Ov Siberia’):
Episode 4 (Provocation):
Episode 5 (Darkness):
Episode 6 (100% Danzig):
‘God=Dog’ music video:
‘Wolves Ov Siberia’ music video:
‘Bartzabel’ music video:

After a highly successful live run this winter, German two-headed black/death/punk/doom chimera, MANTAR, have announced a tour across Europe in spring 2019 in support of their globally acclaimed third album, The Modern Art Of Setting Ablaze

Presented by: Metal Hammer, Nuclear Blast, Visions,, Legacy, SLAM, Cobra Agency
27.3.2019        Musa – Göttingen, Germany
28.3.2019        Kantine – Augsburg, Germany
29.3.2019        LA – Cham, Germany
30.3.2019        Alte Brauerei – Annaberg-Buchholz, Germany
5.4.2019          KFZ – Marburg, Germany (* with DOWNFALL OF GAIA)
12.4.2019        Junkyard – Dortmund, Germany (* with DOWNFALL OF GAIA)
13.4.2019        Pumpe – Kiel, Germany (* with DOWNFALL OF GAIA)
18.4.2019        Tower – Bremen, Germany
20.4.2019        Essigfabrik – Köln, Germany (* with DOWNFALL OF GAIA)
21.4.2019        Zwischenbau – Rostock, Germany (* with DOWNFALL OF GAIA)
26.4.2019        Stockrock – Hagen a.T.W, Germany
27.4.2019        Dudefest @ Jubez – Karlsruhe, Germany (* with DOWNFALL OF GAIA)
28.4.2019        Garage – Saarbrücken, Germany (* with DOWNFALL OF GAIA)
29.4.2019        Colos-Saal – Aschaffenburg, Germany (* with DOWNFALL OF GAIA)
30.4.2019        F-Haus – Jena, Germany (* with DOWNFALL OF GAIA)

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