Behemoth, Poland’s overlords of extreme metal have revealed another track taken from their forthcoming 12th studio album, “Opvs Contra Natvram”, which is set to arrive via Nuclear Blast on 16th September 2022. Latest single, “Off To War!” is a mission statement, accompanied by yet another evocative official video, the type that Behemoth excel at, directed by Påhl Sundström & Erik Sundström.
Behemoth are non-conformists through and through, swimming against the tide. The new collection reflects this attitude: “Opvs Contra Natvram” is the sheer embodiment of rebellion, individuality and unflinching self-expression, shaped by a literary worldview. It also reflects a musical evolution, there’s little doubt that “Opvs Contra Natvram” is Behemoth’s strongest and most sophisticated project to date.
Frontman and Behemoth visionary, Adam ‘Nergal’ Darski, comments:
“Militant times bring militant music… we’re increasing the tempo with our new single, ‘Off To War!’ – one of my personal favourites from the new record. This song has a killer punk section, one of the greatest Behemoth leads of all time, and a nice extreme metal twist at the end. A true sonic tornado in times of confrontation, enjoy it legions!!”
Behemoth are not only the creators of Poland’s extreme metal scene, but they are masters of their vision and showcasing what a band can achieve when hard work is put in. With “Opvs Contra Natvram” they have created 10 fresh chapters, created at a very strange time for the world. Their goal to create something new, something that doesn’t sound like anything that has gone before, is an ambitious one.
As with previous studio outings, “Opvs…” was produced by Behemoth, with mixing by studio legend Joe Barresi (Nine Inch Nails, Tool, QOTSA, Alice in Chains).