Behemoth has finally announced their new record Opvs Contra Natvram to be out on September 16. The band is now streaming their new single “Ov My Herculean Exile” alongside a pretty graphic music video written and directed by Zuzanna Plisz. The video includes a guy murdering someone and eating their still-warm corpse, killing an old woman, and then breaking his own neck. So yeah – graphic. As for the song, it’s a driving Behemoth track that goes from massive grooves to pure black metal fury at the end.
“The album title means going against the current,” said frontman Adam “Nergal” Darski. “It’s the negative of the values and morals and ethics that I stand against. I’ve seriously been wrestling with destructive tendencies in pop culture — cancel culture, social media, and tools which I feel are very dangerous weapons in the hands of people who are not competent to judge others. That’s something which I find very destructive and disturbing — and extremely limiting coming from an artists’ perspective. This is my middle finger to that.
“There’s a song on the record called ‘Neo-Spartacvs.’ Spartacus was one of the most iconic rebels in history who went against the most powerful empire of all time. In the end, it’s me screaming, ‘I Am Spartacus, and so are you!’ I want to spark that flame of rebellion. If something seems wrong then stand up to it!”
Opvs Contra Natvram was produced by and was mixed by Joe Barresi (Nine Inch Nails, Tool, Alice in Chains). Pre-orders are available here.