Polish death/black metallers BEHEMOTH have confirmed their participation in the "Blackest of the Black" U.S. tour beginning in late September. BEHEMOTH will join headliners DANZIG alongside CHIMAIRA, HIMSA, MORTIIS and THE AGONY SCENE for what will be the group's third U.S. tour in support of their latest album, "Demigod". The tour will kick off in San Diego and end on the West Coast on Halloween.
Commented BEHEMOTH mainman Nergal: "We were honored to be a part of the first edition of 'Blackest of the Black' festivals in 2003. But back then we opened for the whole festival package and this time we will play a 30-minute set right before CHIMAIRA and DANZIG.
"This sounds just exciting to be back to U.S. again, I can tell you, but what thrills me the most is the fact that BEHEMOTH is gonna share the stage with one of my all-time favorite artists, Glenn Danzig. This tour is gonna be HUGE, I can assure you!"
BEHEMOTH will kick off the fall leg of the "Demigod" tour on September 2 in Milton Keynes, England and cover most of the European countries. A complete listing of currently confirmed tour dates can be found at this location.
In other news, Nergal has issued the following update regarding the group's plans to issue a new EP:
"We have some serious plans to put out a limited-edition tour EP, called 'Slaves Shall Serve' (although I still think it should be released in the U.S. with a different name, 'States Shall Serve', ha ha.). Just recently we filmed the professional clip for that song and I'm thinking of including that one on the disc as well as some unreleased 'Demigod' stuff plus a NEFILIM cover. I'm entering the studio again on July 8 to complete unfinished tracks and master it. Let's see what comes out and then we'll decide."