“It doesn’t get more blasphemous than this,”
declares BEHEMOTH mastermind Nergal, about the band’s upcoming album, I Loved You At Your Darkest – due out October 5th via Nuclear Blast Records (Europe) / Metal Blade Records (North America). While it certainly seems an unlikely title for a black metal band, its origin might surprise fans even more than the words themselves.
“It’s a verse from the Bible,”
“It’s actually a quote from Jesus Christ himself. For Behemoth to use it as the basis of our record, it’s sacrilege to the extreme.”
A crushing salvo of black metal majesty replete with hellish riffs, thundering drum cannonades and soaring liturgical choirs reminiscent of classic horror cinema, I Loved You At Your Darkest is the group’s most dynamic record yet: extreme and radical on one hand, but also more rock-oriented than any other BEHEMOTH release.
Produced by the band themselves, with drum co-production by Daniel Bergstrand(MESHUGGAH, IN FLAMES), mixing by Matt Hyde (SLAYER, CHILDREN OF BODOM) mastering by Tom Baker (NINE INCH NAILS, MARILYN MANSON), and a 17-piece Polish orchestra arranged by Jan Stoklosa, I Loved You At Your Darkest can be pre-ordered digitally now at: http://behemoth.lnk.to/ILYAYD.
To pre-order the album in various physical formats (see below) – and to pre-order an exclusive ‘God = Dog’ 7″ picture disc – please visit: http://nblast.de/
I Loved You at Your Darkest tracklisting
02. Wolves ov Siberia
03. God = Dog
04. Ecclesia Diabolica Catholica
06. If Crucifixion Was Not Enough…
07. Angelvs XIII
08. Sabbath Mater
09. Havohej Pantocrator
10. Rom 5:8
11. We Are the Next 1000 Years