Nergal: Behemoth Will ‘100 Percent’ Release New Album in 2021
Remember when Nergal thought The Satanist might be the last Behemoth record? Then came I Loved You at Your Darkest last year and now he's guaranteeing the Polish blackened death metal horde will release another new one in 2021.
"I'm inspired, and I'm going to surprise you — we're already making new music," Nergal said of Behemoth's progress toward new music in an interview with 96.7 KCAL at a California stop on the Knotfest Roadshow.
The frontman also revealed that there's leftover tracks from the previous album sessions, decrying, "We just need to find the right place, the right time, the right occasion to [release them]. It's happening eventually."
Perhaps those songs will serve as a bridge to the forthcoming record, tiding fans over with them as well as new album from his dark folk side project, Me and That Man.
"[Behemoth] start jamming and demoing later this year, and in the meantime, I'm putting the final touches to the second Me and That Man album as well. There's work on several levels simultaneously. I'm very creative and very productive lately," he said.
Nergal appeared certain about his musical future, confirming, "Me and That Man is going to be [released during] the first half of 2020, and Behemoth is going to be 2021, one hundred percent."
Nergal went on, explaining that he's striving to match the quality of I Loved You at Your Darkest without handing in a mere copy of the album.
Behemoth recently performed on Slayer's farewell tour and are currently on the road with Slipknot, Volbeat and Gojira. This has helped open the band up to a wider audience, which Nergal credits for these moments being "the most exciting moments in our career."
"You have 11 records and countless tours and almost [a] 30-year career going, and there's still people who don't know you. That's the point — to convert these kids, to push and don't get too spoiled. It's good to be [a] newcomer. It's good to be first on the bill. It's a good experience," he concluded.
Listen to the complete interview below and catch Behemoth on the Knotfest Roadshow at the stops listed below. For tickets, head here.
Nergal on 96.7 KCAL
Slipknot, Volbeat, Gojira + Behemoth Tour Dates
Sat Aug 3 - Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheater
Sun Aug 4 - Phoenix, AZ - Ak-Chin Pavilion
Tue Aug 6 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
Thu Aug 8 - Lincoln, NE - Pinnacle Bank Arena
Sat Aug 10 - Des Moines, IA - Iowa State Fairgrounds*
Sun Aug 11 - Tinley Park, IL - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Mon Aug 12 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
Wed Aug 14 - Virginia Beach, VA - Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
Fri Aug 16 - Noblesville, IN - Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Sat Aug 17 - Bonner Springs, KS - Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
Sun Aug 18 - Maryland Heights, MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Tue Aug 20 - Toronto, ON - Budweiser Stage
Wed Aug 21 - Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Fri Aug 23 - Burgettstown, PA - KeyBank Pavilion
Sat Aug 24 - Scranton, PA - The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Sun Aug 25 - Darien Center, NY - Darien Lake Amphitheater
Tue Aug 27 - Mansfield, MA – The Xfinity Center
Wed Aug 28 - Wantagh, NY - Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Fri Aug 30 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
Sat Aug 31 - Camden, NJ - BB&T Pavilion
Sun Sep 1 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
Tue Sep 3 - Alpharetta, GA - Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
Wed Sep 4 - Tampa, FL - MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Fri Sep 6 - Austin, TX - Austin360 Amphitheater at Circuit of The Americas
Sat Sep 7 - Dallas, TX - Dos Equis Pavilion
Sun Sep 8 - The Woodlands, TX - The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
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