The biography of Behemoth, which is called “Behemoth: Devil’s Conquistadors” and was written by Łukasz Dunaj, will be released in North America through Metal Blade Records next month.
The book, officially endorsed by the band, serves as an in-depth look at the history of the events that materially influenced Behemoth.
As Dunaj points out in the intro, this isn’t, “Poland’s response to Motley Crüe’s biography ‘The Dirt.’”
Simply put, “Behemoth: Devil’s Conquistadors” is the band’s story, and charts their rise from the underground.
A 490-page, hardcover tome, “Behemoth: Devil’s Conquistadors” includes quotes and anecdotes from current and former members that provide context and details in addition to the author’s narrative, plus interviews with Tomas Krajewski, Rob Darken, Graal, Havok, and more.
The artistically presented pages are splattered with old photos of the band, flyers, lyric sheets etc.
Preorders are available here, and include a bundle with an exclusive shirt.
Here is a passage from the book’s foreword, written by Krzysztof Azarewicz:
“If, as a cultural anthropologist, I were to point to a single cosmic force which Behemoth’s music expresses, I would name it not Satan but Dionysus. A deity that represents not only the intoxicating influence of cosmic energies and earthly benefits, but also their benevolent healing properties. A deity of strength and pride. A deity of creative might.”
Behemoth are currently on tour in North America with Cannibal Corpse, Aeon and Tribulation.
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