Behemoth's highly anticipate new album, their first full length since 2009, 'The Satanist', has debuted at #34 on the Billboard Top 200 charts, 21 spots higher than the band's previous album, 'Evangelion.' Every artist's goal is to continue to top their previous efforts, but rarely is it ever done in such a convincing fashion.
Behemoth front man Nergal reacts to the news: "This news just knocked us out while getting ready to hit the stage in Lyon. It's actually unheard of... I don't think that ANY Black or Death Metal artist reached a higher position on Billboard ever! We are eternally grateful to our fans worldwide for making 'The Satanist' the game changer in Behemoth's history!
"We'd like to show our deepest respect to Metal Blade and our manager, Chuck Andrews, for working their asses off for us and making this all happen. It's fuckin' surreal and we can't even describe how proud we are. With 'The Satanist' we are making history here! Hail Freedom! Hail Satan!"
Article continues below...
In other news, Nergal announced yesterday via his official Facebook page that he was finally found not guilty on blasphemy charges levelled against him in a Polish court. This brings to a close the highly publicized legal battle that has been ongoing since 2008.
Behemoth will be returning to North America this Spring as part of the Metal Alliance Tour 2014. This will be the band's first North American tour in support of their new album, 'The Satanist.'
Joining Behemoth on this tour will be Metal Blade label mates, Goatwhore, along with additional support from 1349, Inquisition, and Black Crown Initiate. The Metal Alliance tour will begin April 4th in Tempe, AZ and runs through May 3rd.
w/ Cradle Of Filth, In Solitude, Inquisition, Svarttjern
02/13 Pratteln, CH Z7
02/14 Wiesbaden, DE Schlachthof
02/15 Bochum, DE Matrix
02/16 Antwerp, BE Trix
02/18 Tilburg, NL O13
02/19 Luxembourg, LU Atelier
02/21 Wien, AT Gasometer
02/22 Chemnitz, DE Südbahnhof
02/24 Gothenburg, SE Traedgarn
02/25 Stockholm, SE Tyrol
02/26 Copenhagen, DK Amager Bio
02/27 Aarhus, DK Voxhall
02/28 Hamburg, DE Grünspan
03/01 Berlin, DE Postbahnhof
Metal Alliance Tour
1349, Goatwhore, Inquisition, Black Crown Initiate
04/04 Tempe, AZ Club Red
04/05 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
04/06 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom
04/08 Denver, CO Gothic Theater
04/11 Dallas, TX House of Blues
04/12 Austin, TX Emo's East
04/13 Houston, TX House of Blues
04/15 Orlando, FL Beacham Theater
04/16 Charlotte, NC Tremont Music Hall
04/17 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
04/18 Worcester, MA Palladium
04/19 New York, NY Irving Plaza
04/22 Montreal, QC Club Soda
04/23 Toronto, ON Opera House
04/24 Cleveland, OH Agora Theater
04/25 Chicago, IL House of Blues
04/26 Minneapolis, MN Skyway Theater Studio B
04/27 Winnipeg, MB Garrick Center
04/29 Calgary, AB Macewan Hall
04/30 Edmonton, AB Union Hall
05/02 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theater
05/03 Seattle, WA Studio 7