By: Michael Christopher Via Loudwire
Behemoth have released the first official single from their upcoming LP, I Loved You at Your Darkest. The brutal new track, “God = Dog,” and can be heard below, where the album artwork can also be viewed along with the record’s track listing.
Behemoth have also launched a “church” website, where fans can hear another piece of the new album by physically reciting an anti-religious prayer. A countdown in roman numerals also appears on the page, which seems to run out at 9PM ET today (Aug. 2).
I Loved You at Your Darkest will be released Oct. 5. Also available for pre-order at the band’s official website is a Deluxe Digibook CD Edition, with a 40-page booklet and ‘Trivmviratvs’ woven patch, limited to just 3,000 items.
The Polish blackened death metal outfit has been playing another new song, “Wolves ov Siberia,” in concert since May. Frontman Nergal told Full Metal Jackie recently that the record is “One of a kind and it’s something that we’ve never done before.” He also said it would be different from their last record, 2014’s The Satanist.
“Again, to capture the true spirit and nature of the band, and as much you were happy with The Satanist because we are still super happy with that album. But then again, obviously, we are the last band on earth to repeat ourselves,” Nergal said. “This is the first place. If you put any record next to each other everyone is different. There’s a lot of diversity. And The Satanist was recorded four years ago.”
Behemoth recently wrapped up support on the first North American leg of Slayer‘s farewell tour, celebrating its conclusion by announcing a North American headlining run which kicks off in October. The “Ecclesia Diabolica America 2018 e.v.” tour pairs Behemoth, Swedish melodic death metal pioneers At the Gates and Cascadian black metal unit Wolves in the Throne Room for a month-long trek. The full list of dates can be found here.
I Loved You at Your Darkest Cover Art
I Loved You at Your Darkest Tracklisting
2. Wolves ov Siberia
3. God = Dog
4. Ecclesia Diabolica Catholica
6. If Crucifixion Was Not Enough…
7. Angelvs XIII
8. Sabbath Mater
9. Havohej Pantocrator
10. Rom 5:8
11. We Are the Next 1000 Years