BEHEMOTH - New Album Art To Contain Nergal's Blood2013-09-13
Behemoth's frontman Adam "Nergal" Darski really wants to leave his own mark on the band's new record, literally. He was recently interviewed by Heavy magazine to whom he announced that the artwork for new album The Satanist will contain his own blood. Russian symbolist painter Denis Forkas was commissioned for the work, with Nergal delivering a box containing his own blood to Moscow where Forkas blended it into the painting to give it "a more organic feel." Also, producer Colin Richardson is no longer involved in the new album due to "creative differences", and has been replaced by producer Matt Hyde. His blood wasn't strong enough.
Nergal explains: "I wanted to incorporate some of my DNA into the art. This album seems to be so defining of who we are now as people and as individuals, and considering all the instances in recent years, [we wanted] to make it more 'ours' than it is usually."
Speaking of the design: "It's very arty; it's very artistic and it really has no heavy metal clichés in it. Expect something very special and spectacular, and deeper than all of the other products that are in the market."
About the producer situation, Nergal says: "We just couldn't agree on certain concepts and visions of what the record should sound like. He did a great job actually - but Matt was always supposed to be the main mixing guy for the record.
"Within a week or two weeks with Matt I had the whole record mixed and believe me, it's the best-sounding Behemoth record for sure. It's very organic, it's very different - I love it."
Maybe that explains why the album had to be postponed to 2014.