BEHEMOTH: Nergal Discusses “Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel” Video

Tuesday, 17th December 2013

Video footage of BEHEMOTH frontman Nergal discussing the band’s new “Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel” clip can be viewed below. The video was directed by Polish producers Grupa 13, with whom BEHEMOTH previously collaborated on the clips for “At The Left Hand Ov God” and “Ov Fire And The Void.”

The song is released as a digital single and limited-edition 12-inch EP on December 4 via Behemoth/New Aeon Musick in Europe. The gatefold EP will be limited to 2,000 copies (1,000 on white and 1,000 on black 180-gram vinyl), all of which will be hand numbered and signed by the BEHEMOTH band members. In addition to the title track, the single will include two more compositions that will not appear on BEHEMOTH’s tenth full-length album, The Satanist: “If I Were Cain” and a cover of “Ludzie Wschodu” from the influential 1980s Polish punk rock band SIEKIERA.

The Satanist is due in early 2014 via Nuclear Blast in Europe and Metal Blade in North America. The CD was recorded at Hertz studio in Bialystok, Poland with the help of the Wieslawscy brothers (Wojtek and Slawek) and Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, IN FLAMES, SOILWORK, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD). The effort was mixed by Matt Hyde (SLAYER, HATEBREED, CHILDREN OF BODOM) and was mastered by Ted Jensen (METALLICA, AC/DC) at Sterling Sound in New York City.

According to Darski, at least some of the inspiration for the new BEHEMOTH album came from his five-month bout of leukemia he overcame in January 2011, after receiving a bone-marrow transplant. “When I was in the hospital, I was collecting experiences and emotions,” he said. “I’m pretty sure that it’s coming out now. There are moments I catch myself thinking about how my state was back then. It was me versus life, me versus death. It definitely changed my thoughts a lot. It’s 100 percent being reflected in the record and songs I’m writing nowadays. I’m way more radical than I used to be.”