BEHEMOTH: First Show Of 'Decibel Magazine Tour' Moved Due To 'Conflicting Religious Beliefs'

Polish extreme metal veterans BEHEMOTH will make an in-store appearance at Scrape Records in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on "Record Store Day" — Saturday, April 21 — between 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

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The highly anticipated inaugural "Decibel Magazine Tour" kicks off in a mere eight days in Columbus, Ohio. It wasn't too late, however, for the venue owners to prohibit the bands from appearing. BEHEMOTH, WATAIN, THE DEVIL'S BLOOD and IN SOLITUDE were banned from playing at the original venue because of "religious conflicts with the venue owners," according to a press release from Metal Blade Records. "These bands are no strangers to this type of treatment, and a new venue has already been confirmed. The Columbus, Ohio show will now be at the Alrosa Villa.

Commented BEHEMOTH frontman Adam "Nergal" Darski: "Wow, big motherfuckin' WOW! We are facing a legendary moment: America, the land of the free, is banning BEHEMOTH 'cause of religious beliefs. The madness starts in Ohio, but, of course, we are playing anyway. Nothing can stop us now. God, please save me from this freedom…"

Other BEHEMOTH in-store signing sessions during the "Decibel Magazine Tour":

April 18 at 5:00 p.m.
5546 S Redwood Rd.
Salt Lake City, UT 84123

May 4 at 5:00 p.m.
Manifest Discs & Tapes
6239 South Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28217

May 6 at 5:00 p.m.
100 South Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19110

In addition to BEHEMOTH, the the inaugural Decibel Magazine Tour will also include performances by WATAIN, THE DEVIL'S BLOOD and IN SOLITUDE.

BEHEMOTH's "Evangelia Heretika - The New Gospel Three" DVD (2010) — a three-disc set featuring two full shows ("Live In Paris 2008" and "Live In Warsaw 2009"); every BEHEMOTH music video ever made; "Evangelion" tour documentary featuring band interviews plus tons of backstage footage; and a bonus "Live in Warsaw" audio CD — was certified platinum in the Poland for sales in excess of 10,000 copies.

BEHEMOTH recently released a video for the song "Lucifer", off "Evangelion". The Grupa 13-directed clip features Polish singer, guitarist, and poet Maciej Malenczuk, who also contributed guest vocals to the track.


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