BEHEMOTH To Utilize Session Bassist On North American Tour

September 15, 2003

Polish extreme metal titans BEHEMOTH will be utilizing the services of bassist Istvan from the California black metal band RISE during their upcoming Un-Natural Born Killers tour, also featuring SIX FEET UNDER, SKINLESS and BLACK DAHLIA MURDER. The group's regular bass player, Orion, is unable to make the trek for reasons that have yet to be disclosed.

The Un-Natural Born Killers tour will kick off on October 16 in Tampa, Florida and will end in late November. BEHEMOTH developed a strong U.S. presence this past spring on tour with DEICIDE, along with appearances on the "Blackest of the Black" and "Metal Gods 2003" festivals.

Nergal (vocals/guitars) further describes his excitement over the upcoming tour: "We're extremely excited about coming back to the U.S. There's been some confusion about our touring plans, but we decided to go on with SIX FEET UNDER and make another round across the States... It's going to be our third tour in the U.S. and it feels really great to do it again. The shows we did along with DEICIDE, DANZIG, NILE and HALFORD earlier this year proved that this is a perfect territory for spreading our message and music. If everything goes fine, we'll be playing more than 30 shows this time. Thank you for all the support. You deserve the best and you will get it! Stay strong and await the divination.”

An EP titled "Conjuration" — featuring one unreleased track from sessions for their latest release "Zos Kia Cultus", two covers (NINE INCH NAILS and VENOM) and seven live tracks — is set to be released later this year. This EP will be limited to a pressing of 2,000 copies and will be available at all of their upcoming shows.


Oct. 16 - Brass Mug – Tampa, FL
Oct. 17 - The Back Booth – Orlando, FL
Oct. 18 - The Factory – Ft. Lauderdale, Fl
Oct. 20 - Groundzero – Spartanburg, SC
Oct. 22 - Rosebud – Pittsburgh, PA
Oct. 23 - Jaxx – West Springfield, VA
Oct. 24 - The Living Room – Providence, RI
Oct. 25 - Infinity – Williamsville, NY
Oct. 26 - Toad's Place – New Haven, CT
Oct. 27 - Downtown – Farmingdale, NY
Oct. 30 - Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QU
Oct. 31 - Opera House – Toronto, ON
Nov. 01 - Saratoga Winners – Albany, NY
Nov. 02 - L'amour – Brooklyn, NY
Nov. 03 - Metro – Chicago, IL
Nov. 05 - Creepy Crawl – St. Louis, MO
Nov. 06 - The Reverb – Cedar Falls, IA
Nov. 07 - El Torreon – Kansas City, MO
Nov. 08 - The Ogden – Denver, CO
Nov. 09 - DV8 – Salt Lake City, UT
Nov. 15 - Bash On Ash – Tempe, AZ

More dates will be announced soon.

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