Guitarist/vocalist Adam “Nergal” Darski of Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH is putting the finishing touches on the debut album from his new project. He told Spark TV, which is part of the Czech monthly magazine Spark: “I 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. It’s blues, country and folk. And I’m singing.”
Nergal added that he “needed to get [the music] out of [his] system” and describes the album’s lyrical direction as “a different approach” but still “very dark.”
BEHEMOTH has announced its return to North America this spring with a special tour, featuring MYRKUR as support. BEHEMOTH will play its latest album, “The Satanist”, in its entirety. In addition to the concert, fans will also have the chance to view “The Congregation” exhibition at each venue. Dubbed “a symbiosis of BEHEMOTH and Toxic Vision,” the display showcases the collaboration between the two parties.
Darski recently told the video question-and-answer site asQme that he has been inspired by the “avant-garde” when writing BEHEMOTH’s upcoming album. He also revealed that he listens to classic rock bands and artists from other genres, admitting that he is “really keen on the primitive, primal kind of tempos.”
Nergal said: “There’s some rigid strength in the punk scene in general. The classics, they have this thing that makes you come back to the origins like a boomerang. That’s how I work. I just drift somewhere and then, eventually, I come back and listen to classics, like heavy metal, punk, goth. I’m not really a big gothic fan, a fan of goth music, but FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM is a classic.”
He continued: “Once in a while, I just come back and rediscover them for myself. Same goes for BAUHAUS and SIEKIERA… Plenty of bands… It can be whatever…. [BLACK] SABBATH… You name it… David Bowie just coming back with a new record. It is very inspirational, even for radical music that we make, it’s still very inspirational. Sometimes it’s not really direct inspiration, that you will hear me singing some avant-garde stuff… Not necessarily; I’m not that kind of singer. But I wouldn’t be surprised if on the next BEHEMOTH album, you will hear some post-punk influences, the beats especially. I’m really keen on the primitive, primal kind of tempos lately. So you never know.”