Behemoth Announce New Album About Cancel Culture, Share New Song

Sylwia Makris and Christian Martin Weiss
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Behemoth have officially announced their new studio album, as well as released a music video for their first single.

Opvs Contra Natvram is the band’s 12th studio album and will be released on September 16th. Prior to this upcoming release, the band’s latest album is that of 2018’s I Loved You at Your Darkest.

Speaking to the themes of the new Behemoth album, Behemoth singer Nergal shares the following:

“The album title means going against the current,” Nergal states. “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!”

Below you will find the music video for the first single off the record, “Ov My Herculean Exile.”

You can pre-order the new Behemoth album via this link here. Below you will find two album cover variations associated with the record, as well as its track list.

Are you excited for new Behemoth? What are your thoughts on the themes that Nergal is exploring on the album?


“Post-God Nirvana”
“Malaria Vvlgata”
“The Deathless Sun”
“Ov My Herculean Exile”
“Off to War!”
“Once Upon a Pale Horse”
“Thy Becoming Eternal”
“Versvs Christvs”

Bartek Rogalewicz (Lodge.Black), Nuclear Blast
Bartek Rogalewicz (Lodge.Black), Nuclear Blast


Words by: Michael Pementel