The Press Release:
This January/February, Behemoth will embark on a European tour with Slipknot (dates below). For this monumental trek, Behemoth will re-release 2018’s critically acclaimed I Loved You at Your Darkest as a new tour edition, featuring a documentary and bonus live tracks from the ‘Maida Vale’ BBC Radio 1 session. In addition to being available on the road, the ‘Maida Vale’ tracks will also be available digitally on January 10th; to pre-order yours now in the USA, please visit: metalblade.com/behemoth
Front-man Nergal comments: “With having just celebrated the 1-year anniversary of ‘ILYAYD’, we are very excited to offer a new lease of life to this special record and present to you our ‘ILYAYD Tour Edition’! Initially, this will be a tour exclusive during the coming Slipknot dates in January and February. The bonus material was taken during release week of ‘ILYAYD’ in London; professionally filmed performance from our previously unreleased ‘Maida Vale’ session for Radio 1 AND a full documentary covering the monumental week, including ‘Thou Art Darkest, London’! Enjoy it!” Continue reading Behemoth Announces “I Loved You At Your Darkest” Tour Edition→
Artist: Slipknot Venue: Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater (Wantaugh, NY) Opener: Behemoth, Gojira and Volbeat Date: 8/28/2019 Label: Roadrunner Records
The mega-concert event known as “The Knotfest Roadshow” was rumbling through cities of these United States and laying waste to anything that stood in its way. One could not expect anything less from a touring package that brought together bands like Behemoth, Gojira and Volbeat who lead off the day before a crushing/thrilling/energetic set by the one and only Slipknot. The weather report was on the grim side which made the long haul out to Wantaugh in Long Island a bit of a bother as the Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater venue is an outdoor space but once sufficiently prepped and packed for the adventure I girded myself properly for a sure to be fun time. The show started early, and I mean 5:30 early which was the slot held by Behemoth and there was no way that I was missing them so here is how their set and the rest of the event took place.
Behemoth: Now according to my concert playbook, I have caught Behemoth a few times over the last couple of years and I didn’t mind this at all since I absolutely love what they do on the stage. It was going to be interesting to see the Metal Blade artist in the daylight this afternoon and with their hitting the stage at this early a time if you were stuck in that Long Island traffic you were not going to catch them at all since they were only going to give us about a thirty minute set. After a brief audio playback, the incendiary might that is Behemoth were on the stage and sporting the masks one would see during a full headlining set. Though this was to be a brief performance the band was on fire and quite literally as jets of flame shot from the rear of stage while singer Nergal also brought some out and offered up some homage to the Dark Gods at one point. To say that they crushed would be an understatement and since this was really early the venue was not yet full so far too many people missed a really overpowering set. I cannot wait to catch this band when they headline or co-headline with another superpower in the future. Gojira was coming up next.
The rumblings about something big being announced by Slipknot today were being shared across the Interwebs late yesterday and now the message is clear and the news and dates are here! Behold – The Slipknot “Knotfest Roadshow” – Coming to event spaces near you this summer. Read on down below about the whole enchilada.
The Press Release:
SLIPKNOT have announced their live return, unveiling details of their massive Knotfest Roadshow headline tour set to traverse across North America this summer. Volbeat, Gojira, and Behemoth will join as special guests on all dates. Produced by Live Nation, the 29-city outing will kick off July 26th in Mountain View, CA at Shoreline Amphitheater and continue through September 8th where it will conclude with a performance at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands, TX (see itinerary below).
SLIPKNOT have also revealed that they will release their long awaited new studio album on August 9th. Each pair of tickets purchased online for Slipknot’s 2019 tour comes with a digital copy of their upcoming new album, scheduled for release August 9, 2019. Further instructions will be available upon purchase with additional album details to be revealed in the coming weeks. For more information visit the website at the close. Continue reading Slipknot Announces The “Knotfest Roadshow” For 2019→
The folks over at Metal Blade Records and Metal Injection have announced a couple of exclusive album listening events that will bring the intensely crushing sounds of the new Behemoth album “I Loved You At Your Darkest” to the lucky assembled masses. There’s even a special DJ set by Candiria’s own John Lamacchia. Check out the invite below.
Location:Vandal, 199 Bowery New York, NY 10002 (6:30PM-9:30PM 21+).
Important Update: Based on the interest in this event, the event has been MOVED from The Stanton Social to Vandal New York. There is also a time change with the new space starting earlier and ending earlier.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’ve been following the Metal happenings of Behemoth since I think around 2004 which was very early in my own journalistic adventures and also before the PiercingMetal.com website was even a thing that I was doing. They have ALWAYS managed to impress me with the intensity of the sound they had and the dramatic presentation of their shows often left me rooted to the spot I was standing in. Recently, I’ve shared the news about their upcoming National Tour (seen HERE) along with their NSFW video of “God=Dog” (discussed HERE). Interested fans of the region will want to act fast and RSVP via the information on THIS LINK and since this isn’t a huge place, you’ll want to get there as early as possible. I’ve read that a simple RSVP does NOT guarantee your entrance. I realize that the two coastal events might make some middle states fans furious and that’s where your social networking powers come into play. Perhaps if enough of you sound off, the band will add some additional events to let you listen in. You don’t know unless you try right? That’s all I have about this one, so tell me what you think about it happening. I’ll ask you to keep the comments to this particular announcement because you can chime in about the tour or video on those posts themselves. Thanks fiends. See you next time.
In the beginning of October, the mighty Behemoth will release their next album which is entitled “I Loved You At Your Darkest”. The opus will come care of their label of record for the last few years in Metal Blade Records and now that they have completed their support of “The Final Tour” by Slayer it’s time to get back to work on their own agenda. The first single for the album is “God=Dog” and the video for this profane little ditty just manifested across the darker channels of the YouTube. Let’s watch and I suggest that you leave the lights on and have some rosary beads nearby. Oh yeah, and chase the kids or younger friends out of the room since there are some violent and pseudo sexual images coming at you in this one. Definitely NSFW.
Whew. That was something else wasn’t it? Truth be told this didn’t surprise me since its Behemoth and after all, they have worn their blasphemous teachings on their sleeves for many, many years. In this one we find a few different variations on the Crucifixion and while singer Nergal is at one point one of the men hanging, we also find him playing the part of a vengeful king and then some angry demonic force of horror. Intense for sure and like I’ve mentioned just before the clip – not for all audiences. The track itself I will go into for a Single Review in the coming days. The video comes on the tail of the bands announcing their North American tour which we celebrated here on the website on a post that you can find HERE in case you missed it. Having just seen them during one of the Slayer appearances, I can only say how excited I am for a headlining tour as they truly command the stage. If you haven’t seen them yet, let this be your time.