The follow-up to 'ILYAYD' comes guns blazing with a cinematic approach to admire.
Few in the black metal arena excel at audiovisual synchronicity as well as Behemoth, who now ready for the arrival of their next chapter, Opvs Contra Natvram. Releasing via Nuclear Blast Records on September 16th with a symbolic cover by way of Bartek Rogalewicz, Opvs finds the band at thrilling new heights. Take the above promo photograph and the Zuzanna Plisz-directed video for their new single, Ov My Herculean Exile, for example - two staggering affairs that thrive on atmosphere.
"The album title means going against the current. It's the negative of the values and morals and ethics that I stand against. I've seriously been wrestling with destructive tendencies in pop culture — cancel culture, social media, and tools which I feel are very dangerous weapons in the hands of people who are not competent to judge others. That's something which I find very destructive and disturbing — and extremely limiting coming from an artists' perspective. This is my middle finger to that. There's a song on the record called 'Neo-Spartacvs.' Spartacus was one of the most iconic rebels in history who went against the most powerful empire of all time. In the end, it's me screaming, 'I Am Spartacus, and so are you!' I want to spark that flame of rebellion. If something seems wrong then stand up to it!"
Experience Ov My Herculean Exile below and pre-order the record HERE.