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BEHEMOTH Record Delayed Until Early 2014

Behemoth had originally slated their new record, The Satanist, to come out this fall. Now that isn't happening… (insert Darth Vader "no" here)! So there's some bad news and good news.

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Obviously the bad news is that we're just going to have to wait a little bit longer for The Satanist to hit stores, though the band did announce some sweet news via their Facebook page:

The release of Polish extreme metal masters Behemoth’s upcoming tenth studio album The Satanist that has previously been announced for this fall has now been postponed to early 2014 and will be accompanied by an extensive headlining tour – further information including the exact dates to follow soon!

Alright, so at least there's a killer tour, which also makes up for them not being able to play Mayhem this year. So hooray for that, in a way. The band doesn't specify when in 2014 the album will be released, so here's to hoping it's early on (since the original date was fall 2013). The band also had this to say about the record in addition to having come out and said the album is inspired by Nergal's cancer:

It took us over two decades to come up with a title that…says it all. While our new songs artistically take surprisingly adventurous directions, our message stands steadfast—Proud and Radical. The Satanist stands for undying yearning for liberation and love for freedom in all aspects of life. Considering all our life experiences that often took dramatic curves I couldn't think of more appropriate and fitting statement of who and where we are now.

2014 will be the year of the Satanist!

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