Niclas Müller-Hansen of RockSverige lately carried out an interview with BEHEMOTH frontman Adam “Nergal” Darski. A few excerpts from the chat observe under.
Tell me concerning the [new BEHEMOTH] album. I like the title “I Loved You At Your Darkest”. What’s behind it?
Nergal: “It got here straight from the Bible, a quote from Jesus Christ. It began with me considering that there was no means I might prime ‘The Satanist’ and the genius of it. I imply, talking of the title. It was this one-word, super-strong and a strong assertion and nothing can actually compete with that. In order to observe that, I have to provide you with one thing utterly totally different, so we stated we’d deliver one thing revolutionary inside our personal subgenre. This title is refreshing and new and redefining and that is what it is meant to be. I am tremendous blissful that it grew on me as a result of I’ve had it in my head for a yr and I wasn’t totally certain. I used to be, like, ‘Hmmm, possibly it is dangerous.’ But then I used to be additionally, like, ‘It’s dangerous. Let’s go for it!’ You know, we have a saying in Poland, ‘If you do not threat it, you by no means drink champagne.’ So let’s hope for a minimum of a bit glass afterwards. I simply thought that… let’s make an extended story brief… let’s go to the supply of all evil and steal this sentence and twist it round and redefine it and provides it our personal that means after which simply throw it again at our opponents and see how they react. Or possibly they do not. I do not give a fuck. By doing that, it is a very refined blasphemy, so to say, as a result of, clearly, I am fairly the other to your common Catholic good friend or no matter. I am anti this and I am not following their guidelines; I observe my very own guidelines. I’ve at all times been about this and performed with it, these black-and-white, yin-and-yang type of meanings and symbols and these contradictions and opposites poles and extremes and if you confront them collectively, that is what triggers probably the most fascinating impact. To me, if you undergo the album and also you hearken to ‘God = Dog’, you get these children versus this excessive heavy music and the children are singing fairly controversial verses for many individuals. To me, that is the purpose. You confront the innocence of a kid with a grown-up’s conscious assertion, an anti-religious assertion and that is what I discover fascinating.”
One of my favourite tracks on the album is “Ecclesia Diabolica Catholica”. Tell me about that it.
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Nergal: It’s gonna be the third single or fourth single. Potentially it was meant to be the primary single. It has a sure drive and it’s extremely groovy. It’s gonna be a fantastic stay track. I keep in mind it was our apparent alternative for our first single, however then we had been, like, ‘No, let’s begin with one of the vital intense songs on the album. Not launch one thing that’s extra radio or fan pleasant.’ It’s simply a track that heavy steel followers will dig. That’s what we’re within the first place — we’re an excessive radical band. A really numerous band, however that is it — it is excessive, so take it or depart it. It was cool that we went all the way in which and we’re gonna reveal different points of the report in a while. This track was meant to be like a center finger to everybody and say, ‘Hey, we’re not gonna compromise on this report.’ and that is, like, the head of not taking any compromises in our profession. It’s very conscious and self-conscious and a really rebellious assertion, however I additionally hope it isn’t performed in a typical cliché heavy steel means. It’s very difficult, mental and deep.”
Read the complete interview at RockSverige.