Posted by Zach Shaw on Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 11:02 am
Behemoth made their return to the stage last month after Nergal’s long road to recovery following his bone marrow transplant (and in the midst of some unusual press coverage). And it looks like fans in the U.S. will only have to wait till the Spring to see Behemoth live once again.
This past weekend, Nergal was interviewed by syndicated radio host Full Metal Jackie. And while he talked about his battle with leukemia and his judging gig on ‘The Voice Of Poland’ (which apparently won’t be lasting much longer), Nergal revealed that Behemoth will be touring North America tentatively starting on April 12 with a “top secret” bill. You can read a transcript of the entire interview over at LoudWire, but here’s what Nergal had to say in regards to Behemoth’s upcoming tour plans:
“We’re doing Poland now, it’s a warm up tour and then we’re starting with Cannibal Corpse in February in Europe and actually we’re putting final touches to a U.S. tour which will start on April. 12, the lineup is still a secret but probably within days or weeks it’s going to be revealed to the world. All I got to say now because I’m not really allowed to reveal any names but it’s like a dream team tour for me. It’s going to be very underground, very dangerous and when we go on tours especially in the U.S. we’ve always compromised to be on a bill with bands, bigger bands, smaller bands it doesn’t matter.
But sometimes it’s just policy, it’s labels involved, it’s money and stuff that we need to compromise and there’s bands that we hate, good guys you know but a lot of music that’s on the bill it’s s–t and this time for the first time ever it’s my favorite bands on the bill and just wait and see it’s going to be a huge surprise. It’s going to be massive, it’s very underground but people will f—ing love it, people are dying to see this kind of bill, it’s going to be super evil. It’s going to be the most satanic tour that’s going to invade the U.S in a long time and there’s going to be no tour like that in years. That’s a promise just wait and see, I can’t wait for this to happen.”
“Super evil” and underground, eh? It will indeed be interesting to see who Behemoth will bring out on the road with them. Then again, it’ll be cool just to see Behemoth live once again after so long. And the fan filmed footage we’ve seen of the shows in Poland show that Nergal hasn’t lost his edge on stage (despite illness and national TV singing competitions).