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Behemoth announce new album 'Opvs Contra Natvram', debut first single


Sylwia Makris and Christian Martin Weiss

Extreme metal veterans Behemoth have announced their twelfth studio album, Opvs Contra Natvram. The new album is set for release on September 16 through Nuclear Blast.

The Zuzanna Plisz-directed music video for lead single "Ov My Herculean Exile" can be viewed here:

Written and recorded over the course of a "very strange year for the globe," Opvs Contra Natvram was produced by Behemoth and mixed by Joe Barresi (Nine Inch Nails, Tool).

Behemoth frontman Adam "Nergal" Darski provided the following insight: "The album title means going against the current. 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 track listing:

01. Post-God Nirvana
02. Malaria Vvlgata
03. The Deathless Sun
04. Ov My Herculean Exile
05. Neo-Spartacvs
06. Disinheritance
07. Off to War!
08. Once Upon a Pale Horse
09. Thy Becoming Eternal
10. Versvs Christvs

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