Monday, May 18, 2009

BEHEMOTH reveals new album's cover art!!!

Polish juggernaut's BEHEMOTH have announced that their new album - Evangelion - will be released in the US on the eleventh of August. They also released the image that will be gracing the cover:

Behemoth frontman Nergal posted the following on the band's website:
Evangelion combines a pure art form with a direct message. It was also important for us to ensure that the graphical presentation did justice to the record. Again, we have worked with Tomasz Danilowicz who has created his best illustration yet for Behemoth. The picture is of The Great Harlot of Babylon riding the seven-headed beast. Saints bow before her in worship whilst the tablets of the Ten Commandments lie broken at her feet. It represents our vision and the interpretation of the New Testament parable where the “Whore of Babylon” is a symbol of rebellion and resistance against God. I am fascinated by stories whose source lies in the Bible and we have used biblical symbolism, coupled with my own experience and outlook, in our lyrics or on the covers of previous Behemoth records. I love to juggle with meanings and play around with symbolism which is exactly what I have done in this case. The main character of our new cover is an archetype of disobedience, individualism, self-determination and a free, unfettered will – these are universal keywords which are typical and crucial in understanding the character of our works, life as a whole and the true nature of man.
The band will be part of the Rockstar "MAYHEM FEST 2009" tour which kicks off in Sacramento, CA on July 10. Slayer and Marilyn Manson are the tour headliners. Look for tales from the final two shows of the tour in late August.

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