BEHEMOTH: Another New Song Posted Online

Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH are streaming a brand new track, "Shemhamforash", on their MySpace page. The song comes off the band's ninth full-length studio album, "Evangelion", which is scheduled for release on August 7 in Europe via Nuclear Blast Records and August 11 in North America through Metal Blade. The CD was mixed at Miloco Studios in London, England by Colin Richardson, who has previously worked with MACHINE HEAD, SLIPKNOT, NAPALM DEATH and BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, among many others.

"Evangelion" track listing:

01. Daimonos
02. Shemaforash
03. Ov Fire And The Void
04. Transmigrating Beyond Realms Ov Amenti
05. He Who Breeds Pestilence
06. The Seed Ov I
07. Alas, Lord Is Upon Me
08. Defiling Morality Ov Black God
09. Lucifer

The digipack edition will include a bonus DVD with behind-the-scenes footage and expanded artwork.


(music and lyrics by Nergal)

Consumed By Tongues Ov Fire
Burning Like Phlegethon
Holy Gardens Reduced To Ash
Extinguishing Light Ov Hope
Bringing The End Ov The Days

Words Ov My Gospel Scattered
Sacrilegious Scorn Spat In Pale Creeds
Thin Is The Line Between Pure Being And Pure Nothing
My Sole Companion
Woe To Thee!

At My Command:
Let The Blood Ov The Infants Flood The Streets Ov Bethelehem!

O Ye Ov Little Faith
With Ethics Rotten In A Moral Cage
Dead Meat Thrown Down To The Worms
To Feed Religious Tumor
Corrupting Marrow Ov Repugnant Swirl

At My Command:
Let The Blood Ov The Infants Flood The Streets Ov Bethelehem!
At My Command:
Let The Heads Ov Samaritan Pave My Ways!

Shemhamforash!!! [End of lyrics]

According to BEHEMOTH: "The Shemhamphorasch is an epithet for a 216-letter name of God discovered by medieval kabbalists in the book of Exodus by reading the letters of three verses in a specific order. The name is composed of 72 groups of three letters, each of these triplets being the name of an angel or intelligence. According to the magical tradition, King Solomon evoked 72 demons, confined them in a bronze vessel sealed by magical symbols, and obliged them to work for him. These demons are catalogued in various magical grimoires, most notably in Lemegeton, which gives descriptions of their powers, appearance and manner, as well as instructions for controlling them. These demons are shadows of the 72 angels of shemhamphorasch. Using their names and sigils, we are able to call on the various demons for various favors. Regardless of our opinions on subjectivity or objectivity of such a phenomenon, despite of our interpretative model of their existence, be it ontological (magicko-religious) or epistemological (magicko-scientific), certain things do happen. Demons and angels enable us to categorize life experience and to face it more consciously. Our life and art is not about providing you with ideology and persuade different 'isms.' It is a battle field for opposite forces, pangs of childbirth whose name will be Perfection."

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of BEHEMOTH's "Ov Fire And The Void" video can be viewed below. The clip was shot in Wroclaw with director Dariusz Szermanowicz and Grupa 13.

BEHEMOTH is currently on the road as part of the second annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. The band is performing on the Hot Topic stage alongside CANNIBAL CORPSE, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, JOB FOR A COWBOY and WHITECHAPEL.


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