Behemoth is now streaming their new single "Off To War!" alongside a music video directed by Påhl Sundström and Erik Sundström. The song swings between driving death metal rhythms and atmospheric verses, making for a pretty dynamic Behemoth track. Behemoth will release their new record Opvs Contra Natvram on September 16.
"The album title means going against the current," said frontman Adam "Nergal" Darski. "It's the negative of the values and morals and ethics that I stand against. I've seriously been wrestling with destructive tendencies in pop culture — cancel culture, social media, and tools which I feel are very dangerous weapons in the hands of people who are not competent to judge others. That's something which I find very destructive and disturbing — and extremely limiting coming from an artists' perspective. This is my middle finger to that.
"There's a song on the record called 'Neo-Spartacvs.' Spartacus was one of the most iconic rebels in history who went against the most powerful empire of all time. In the end, it's me screaming, 'I Am Spartacus, and so are you!' I want to spark that flame of rebellion. If something seems wrong then stand up to it!"
Opvs Contra Natvram was produced by and was mixed by Joe Barresi (Nine Inch Nails, Tool, Alice in Chains). Pre-orders are available here.