Video: Behemoth Debut New Track “Ov My Herculean Exile” Live


Last night saw Behemoth‘s current tour with Arch Enemy and Napalm Death kick off in Tempe, Arizona. The Polish death metallers celebrated this event by performing a brand new track, titled “Ov My Herculean Exile,” to the audiences at the show. You can catch video of the performance below.

As you’ll hear via the live footage, the track is definitely more New Behemoth than Old Behemoth. The band are doing a lot more of that mid-paced, old-world chanting thing that they’re now known for than they are their traditional death-metal steamroller. That makes sense, given the progression from 2009’s Evangelion to 2014’s massive The Satanist to 2018’s goth-ish I Loved You At Your Darkest, which has marked a notable evolution towards more atmospheric and dramatic sounds than fans of old-school albums like Zos Kia Cultus and The Apostasy are used to.

So there you go — Behemoth’s upcoming new album, which is rumored to be due out later this year, is going to try and be even more approachable than their last one. It’s almost like they’re trying to sell records or something. After all, tattoo-leaning mens’ hairstyling shops don’t pay for their own rent!

Check out the track below, and get tickets to see the band at one of their remaining dates:

4/18 – San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec Theatre [tickets]
4/19 – Dallas, TX @ Amplified Live [tickets]
4/21 – St Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live [tickets]
4/22 – Atlanta, GA @ The Eastern [tickets]
4/23 – Charlotte. NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte [tickets]
4/25 – Toronto, ON @ Rebel [tickets]
4/26 – Montreal, QC @ Mtelus [tickets]
4/28 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5 [tickets]
4/29 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore Philadelphia [tickets]
4/30 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium [tickets]
5/2 – Chicago, IL @ The Riviera Theatre [tickets]
5/4 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre [tickets]
5/7 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot [tickets]
5/9 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo [tickets]
5/10 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre [tickets]
5/11 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater [tickets]
5/13 – Berkeley, CA @ The UC Theatre [tickets]
5/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Hollywood Palladium [tickets]

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