Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH have inked a European deal with Nuclear Blast Records.
Commented Nuclear Blast A&R manager Jaap Wagemaker: "BEHEMOTH have evolved into one of the best extreme technical metal bands from Europe. Last year, I saw them on stage several times and every time they came, they saw and they conquered, leaving the locations behind in smoke and ashes. This is not a band, this is a force. Nuclear Blast is looking forward to start working with BEHEMOTH and to bring the band to the next level!"
BEHEMOTH mainman Adam "Nergal" Darski added: "I have to honestly admit that we’ve never been more enthusiastic about the future. For last few years things have been moving forward for us like a storm and we decided to leave some secured territories and look for a new home for us. We needed something refreshing and challenging at the same time.
"Metal Blade [the band's new U.S. record company] and Nuclear Blast are two of the strongest and most influential labels in today's metal scene. Persistence and determination is what we have in common with both and I'm sure our future collaboration will forge a new, inspiring chapter in BEHEMOTH's history. I simply can't wait to start working with these companies.
"We are proud and honored to be partnering with such greatly forward looking people. Expect big things to happen. Now only sky is the limit.
"At the same time I'd like to show my appreciation for all the years of hard work and dedication with our past labels: Century Media and Regain Records. I'm happy that throughout all those years we were not only business partners but also friends. I wish both nothing but success in the future."
BEHEMOTH filmed a video for the track "Prometherion" this past summer. Shot by acclaimed director Soren (ALL THAT REMAINS, UNEARTH),the clip is a frenetic, savage performance based video that perfectly showcases the band's unrelenting energy and uncompromising vision. Watch the video at this location.
The 2007 "Radio Rebellion" tour afforded BEHEMOTH the opportunity to perform a longer set in more intimate settings, ultimately providing fans with "the definitive BEHEMOTH experience". This was also a chance for the band to perform an array of songs from their highly acclaimed new offering, "The Apostasy", which debuted at #149 on the Billboard Top 200 chart.
Watch fan-filmed video footage of BEHEMOTH's November 12, 2007 concert at The Opera House in Toronto, Ontario (courtesy of "ressurection9"):