Dutch progressive technical metallers TEXTURES have released a quick video update recapping their experience at the Tuska Open Air Metal Festival in Helsinki, Finland earlier this month, where the band appeared alongside MEGADETH, BEHEMOTH, EXODUS and more. The newsflash video features live footage from the show, backstage shots of the band, clips from around Helsinki and more.
Watch the video above.
Guitarist/vocalist Adam “Nergal” Darski of Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH is putting the finishing touches on his autobiography, “Sacrum Profanum“, for an October release. The book, whicih was previously described by Nergal as “a really long in-depth interview,” will initially only be made available in Polish, but “depending on interest, we might be translating this into English,” he says.
The “Sacrum Profanum” cover photo was taken by Ivo Ledwozyw, with post-production by Seth Siro Anton (PARADISE LOST, KAMELOT, MOONSPELL, SOILWORK, EXODUS, JOB FOR A COWBOY, DECAPITATED, VADER).
In addition to publishing the book, Nergal will be working with Polish producers Grupa 13, with whom he had previously collaborated on the BEHEMOTH videos “At The Left Hand Ov God” and “Ov Fire And The Void“, on several promotional clips.
German thrash titans KREATOR have released the single “Phantom Antichrist” coming off the forthcoming album of the same title.
The single also includes the non-album cover version of the IRON MAIDEN classic “The Number Of The Beast”. The 7” vinyl version of the single is already completely sold out – so grab your digital copy at iTunes, Amazon and various other download shops.
The entire album, “Phantom Antichrist”, will be released June 1, 2012 on CD, vinyl and digital download.
Furthermore KREATOR have announced to have shot a video clip for the song – produced by Grupa13 (BEHEMOTH, ELUVEITIE, AMON AMARTH etc). It is set to be released May 3, 2012.
Parisian Deathsters LIVARKAHIL has released their first video for the track “Above All Hatred”. Check it out below.
This song is taken off the band’s new album “Signs Of Decay” that is set to be released on September 26th, 2011, through Listenable Records (GOJIRA, TEXTURES, ADAGIO, THE RED SHORE, THE ORDER OF APOLLYON, IMMOLATION, HEAVENWOOD), and is a concept album based on religious autocracy with production handled by Hk & BST (AOSOTH, THE ORDER OF APOLLYON) and mixed and mastered at notorious Hertz Studio (BEHEMOTH, DECAPITATED, VADER).
LIVARKAHIL’s second album will please any fans of BEHEMOTH, DEVILDRIVER and ABORTED and will feature the following tracklisting: ‘In Nomine Patris…’; ‘When Hell Is Near‘; ‘Quiet Heresy‘; ‘The End Of Everything ‘; ‘Art Of Bleeding ‘; ‘… We Hail The Victory‘; ‘Above All Hatred‘; ‘The Flesh Of All Damned‘; ‘In Light We die‘; ‘Heaven Shall Fall‘ and ‘Signs Of Decay‘.
Audio samples from the entire album are available at Amazon.fr.
“SIGNS OF DECAY” with exclusive T-Shirt can be now order at the LISTENABLE RECORDS SHOP.
You can now check below to watch “Affliction XXVII II MMIX”, the new video from BLINDEAD. The band is ex-BEHEMOTH’s guitarist Mateusz “Havoc” Smierzchalski project and the clip was directed by Roman Przylipiak who created the film “My Little Bees”, based on the story told within BLINDEAD‘s album. “Affliction XXIX II MXMVI” was released in April via Mystic Production and it’s a concept album telling the story of an autistic girl.
The “Affliction XXIX II MXMVI” tracks:
01. Self-Consciouness Is Desire And
02. After 38 Weeks
03. My New Playground Bacame
04. Dark And Gray
05. So It Feels Like Misunderstanding When
06. All My Hopes And Dreams Turn In To
07. Affliction XXVII II MMIX
According to the Polish web site Fakt.pl, Adam “Nergal” Darski, the 33-year-old leukemia-stricken guitarist/vocalist of the Polish extreme metal act BEHEMOTH, has been readmitted to the hematology division of Uniwersyteckie Centrum Kliniczne (UCK) in Gdansk after he developed an infection six weeks after he underwent a bone marrow transplant procedure.
“The patient was taken to hospital again because he did not care proper care of himself,” Dr. Maria Bieniaszewska, assistant professor in the Department of Hematology, was quoted as saying.
It is not presently clear if the infection will affect Nergal‘s adoption of the bone marrow transplant and how long he will have to remain in hospital. In his condition, when the immune system is weakened, such infections could even be life-threatening.
In an exclusive interview with Gazeta.pl, Nergal, leader of BEHEMOTH says that he is taking his illness at face value.
Gazeta Wyborcza: Are you that strong or pretend to be?
“Let’s just say that the shit inflicted a very strong mother-fucker (laughs).Most serious illnesses like mine are healed by positive thinking. I don’t rely on faith, but on strong belief in myself. I take my sickness at face value thanks to which I understand and learn more.
People ask themselves, what’s next? What’s the goal or reference? When they realize that it is the vermin in the ground, suddenly they’re overcome with emptiness. I deal with this since the beginning. I don’t care about the ideologies guaranteeing salvation and happiness after death. I live according to my own aspirations and needs. You can call it self-righteousness, I feel I am fair to myself and people around me. I try not to hurt anybody.”
The entire interview will be published in Friday’s edition of Polish national newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza.
A previous update from Nergal reads:
I’d like to announce that Behemoth won’t be able to tour for the forseeable future. I don’t wanna bore you with details here, but I’m sick and am receiving some serious medical treatment.
It’s gonna take another few weeks or more for full recovery, and so we have been forced to cancel all the Behemoth shows in August, planned dates in Russia and Baltic States for September and October and our American tour in November.
I know how much it sucks but health comes first. I can assure all of you that when we return, I’ll be stronger than death, and we’ll reschedule every tour as soon as logistics allow.
I feel good and strong, my mind is focused, I’ve got my loving woman by my side, my band mates, friends (never thought there are so many, haha), management, agents and label people are giving me massive support. I can’t ask for more but a little patience now.
The fact that we won’t be touring for the next few months doesn’t mean we’ll hibernate. Behemoth will be active on several other levels. In upcoming days you can expect the premiere of our newest video, ‘Alas, Lord Is Upon Me’ which is by far the sickest fuckin’ thing we’ve ever done!
Evangelia Heretika DVD is coming out as scheduled in November this year. Also, check out our Webstore that opens for international markets in upcoming weeks. This is it for now. Stay tuned!”
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By Filipe Marta & Bruno Marques