Poland's premier diabolical metallers Behemoth have revealed more demonic details about their forthcoming ninth studio album on their website. Now officially titled Evangelion, the new record is scheduled for release this summer, through Nuclear Blast in Europe and Metal Blade in North America. Many sinister rumblings lie below the jump – so click on, seekers of darkness!
"I've had this title in my head for almost a year now, and it grew on me,” explained frontman Adam “Nergal” Darski on the band's most recent blog entry. He states that although the original Greek origin of Evangelion means “Spreading the word of God,” the Satanic-themed group would be... well, kinda flipping the meaning a little. “We're here to show you our interpretation of what Evangelion really is,” he added.
Last month the band stated the album would be mixed by UK producer Colin Richardson, whose distinguished record includes bands like Napalm Death, Cannibal Corpse, Cradle of Filth and Slipknot. Darski is quite enthusiastic about the overall sound, considering it a big step forward from their 2007 release The Apostasy. "It's definitely 100% Behemoth,” he says. “Most of the songs are really fast, technical and intense, at the same time there's a lot of diversity. There's even a very slow, massive song that's probably the most epic tracks in Behemoth's history. Everything sounds more serious and… dangerous."
Studio updates (most with video), track listings and album art are coming soon to their MySpace... but while you're here, viddy some kick-ass footage of the band in the studio: