After only a handful of Ozzfest performances, Polish extreme metal titans BEHEMOTH are already being hailed as this year's breakthrough artist due primarily to their unrelenting energy, savage brutality and uncompromising vision. The group go onstage at 4:15 p.m. everyday in the direct support, non-rotating slot right before second stage headliners HATEBREED, so fans can expect a lengthy set backed with their biggest stage production yet. Their much anticipated and critically acclaimed new album, "The Apostasy", is now available in stores.
Nergal (vocals, guitars) states: "Ozzfest just started and I can tell you it feels great! We got a lot of new equipment and a new road crew that I'm really happy with, so it's all working fine. The first few shows were better than I expected though it's always a struggle to go on in the sun wearing all this gear, armor and masks. I wanted to thank all the people out there who came down and spent the whole day in the heat. You seriously rock. This is the ultimate metal tour and we couldn't be happier about being a part of it."
BEHEMOTH shot a new video for the track "Prometherion" with acclaimed director Soren (ALL THAT REMAINS, UNEARTH) yesterday in Los Angeles. Look for it everywhere early next month. Soren states: "Somewhere between the ideal of heaven and reality of hell falls the new BEHEMOTH video. An expression of the fallenness of man and the will to crawl through our own painful condition towards hope. This is a painful video to make and watch."
To celebrate the fact that Ozzfest is free this year, BEHEMOTH wants to keep things free with their very own giveaway to the "Ultimate BEHEMOTH Fan." One lucky winner will take home the entire BEHEMOTH merchandise line, not to mention, they can wear all that gear while listening to the entire BEHEMOTH music catalog as they play the tunes on their very own autographed ESP guitar. That's right, ONE winner will take home the entire summer BEHEMOTH merch line in addition BEHEMOTH's music catalog as well as an autographed ESP EX 50 guitar (with case). So as to not ignore the other fans who gave it a shot, the band would like to give five additional people an autographed "Lies" poster and autographed copy of their latest release "The Apostasy". Check out Ozzfest.com for more info.