Lords of Metal
Arrow Lords of Metal

BEHEMOTH releases video and single 'Thy Becoming Eternal'

12TH studio album OPVS CONTRA NATVRAM out on September 16 via Nuclear Blast

Photo: Oskar Szramka

18-08-2022

BEHEMOTH will release their 12th studio album, “Opvs Contra Natvram”, on September 16 via Nuclear Blast. The official music video for the LP’s fourth single, “Thy Becoming Eternal”, produced by animator Ruben Fro, is now released.

Watch “Thy Becoming Eternal” below.

BEHEMOTH frontman Adam “Nergal” Darski comments: “Legions! Our new offering from ‘Opvs Contra Natvram’ — ‘Thy Becoming Eternal’. As always, we’re trying to keep things fresh! The video was produced by talented Japanese animator Ruben Fro, who created this epic, aeonic CG landscape for our stoic warrior to journey through. The song itself is a fast and furious beast with a bombastic ending, definitely one of the most intense songs in BEHEMOTH’s catalog. Let us know if you agree!”

Also watch “The Deathless Sun” official video and the performance video below.

Also watch the previously released video for ‘Off To War!’ and “Ov My Herculean Exile” below.

Pre-order or pre-save the album AT THIS LOCATION.

As with previous studio outings, Opvs… was produced by BEHEMOTH, with mixing handled by acclaimed studio legend Joe Barresi (Nine Inch Nails, Tool, QOTSA, Alice in Chains).

“The album title means going against the current,” BEHEMOTH frontman Nergal states. “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 features twin cover art available in both black and white and will be released in the following array of physical formats designed by Bartek Rogalewicz (Lodge.Black), certain to thrill collectors of limited editions:

Jewelcase CD (Black Cover)
Digibook (Black Cover) (limited to 8500 pieces)
Digibook (White Cover) (limited to 8500 pieces)
Earbook Black/Gold Inkspot Vinyl (White Cover) (limited to 500 pieces)
Earbook Gold/Black Corona Vinyl (White Cover) (limited to 500 pieces)
Black Vinyl (Black Cover) 
Picture Vinyl (Black Cover) (limited to 3500 pieces)
White/Gold Split Vinyl (White Cover) (limited to 650 pieces)
Vinylbox Mailorder Edition (White Cover) (limited to 1000 pieces)
Earbook (Black Cover) (band exclusive, limited to 1167 pieces)
Gold Vinyl (Black Cover) (US Indie exclusive, limited to 350 pieces)
Crystal Clear/Silver/Gold Inkspot Vinyl (White Cover) (band exclusive, limited to 666 pieces)
White/Black/Gold Splatter Vinyl (White Cover) (band exclusive, limited to 1167 pieces)
Transparent Red Vinyl (Black Cover) (EMP exclusive, limited to 300 pieces)
White Vinyl (White Cover) (Nordics exclusive, limited to 300 pieces)
Clear/Black Splatter Vinyl (Black Cover) (Kings Road Management exclusive, limited to 500 pieces)
Gold/Black Marbled Vinyl (Black Cover) (UK Eyesore exclusive, limited to 300 pieces)
White/Gold Marbled Vinyl (White Cover) (UK Recordstore exclusive, limited to 300 pieces)
Clear/Black Marbled Vinyl (Black Cover) (HMV exclusive, limited to 450 exclusive)

The tracklist reads as follows:
Post-God Nirvana
Malaria Vvlgata
The Deathless Sun
Ov My Herculean Exile
Neo-Spartacvs
Disinheritance
Off To War!
Once Upon A Pale Horse
Thy Becoming Eternal
Versvs Christvs
 
BEHEMOTH EU Summer Festivals
 
24.06. DE Hockenheim – Hockenheimring – Download Germany
22.07. BU Plovdiv – Hills Of Rock
07.08. RO Rasnov – Rockstadt Extreme Fest
12.08. UK Walton on Trent – Bloodstock Open Air
13.08. BE Kortrijk – Alcatraz 
21.08. FR Saint Nolff – Motorcultor
 
BEHEMOTH, ARCH ENEMY + CARCASS + UNTO OTHERS
The European Siege Tour

27.09. UK Dublin – 3Olympia Theatre 
29.09. UK Glasgow – O2 Academy 
30.09. UK Manchester – O2 Apollo  
01.10. UK Birmingham – O2 Academy 
02.10. UK London – O2 Academy Brixton 
04.10. FR Paris – Zenith 
05.10. FR Ramonville-st-agne, Le Bikini 
07.10. PT Lisboa – Coliseu dos Recreios 
08.10. ES Madrid – Palacio Vistalegre 
09.10. ES Barcelona – Palau Sant Jordi 
11.10. FR Caluire-et-cuire – Radiant-Bellevue 
12.10. IT Milan – Alcatraz 
14.10. DE Berlin – Columbiahalle 
15.10 CZ Pardubice – Tipsport Arena 
16.10. HU Budapest – Barba Negra 

Social media