Behemoth frontman Nergal is delving into uncharted musical territory with his newest project. Nergal reveals in a new interview that he’s been hard at work on a “blues, country and folk” project, which will hopefully see the light of day later this year.

Behemoth’s 2014 The Satanist album has been hailed as a modern masterpiece. The album feels truly evil without repeating the same old extreme / black metal patterns and soundscapes. Coming off such a dark record, which Nergal calls “the strongest f—ing album we’ve ever committed,” the musician found himself fascinated with creating in a softer realm.

Nergal spoke with Czech metal outlet Spark TV about his next release. “I’ve got this other band going now, and I wanna wrap up the record in March and maybe have it out in September this year. But it's not metal,” Nergal says. “It's blues, country and folk. And I'm singing."

Nergal revealed this was a project that was deep within him and something he absolutely needed to get out of his system. As for the project’s lyrical content, it still represents Nergal’s philosophy on life. Though he describes it as “a different approach,” the lyrics are still “very dark.”

Behemoth will visit North America for a string of tour dates this spring where the band will perform The Satanist in full.

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