behemoth single 2013

You’ll be able to ring in the holiday season in a big way when Behemoth drops the first single from their highly anticipated new album The Satanist. ‘Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel’ — which you may recognize from recent Behemoth live events — will be released on December 4th on digital download and limited gatefold vinyl.

Along with the single release, a new video of the track directed by Grupa-13 (who directed the stunning ‘Lucifer‘ video) will be made available. You can view the teaser below:

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The official press release sheds some light on The Satanist, as well as the 12″ gatefold vinyl single:

A first new sign of life from Polish Black/Death Metal legends Behemoth comes in form of the song “Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel” off their upcoming new record The Satanist. The album was produced by Behemoth, Wojtek and Slawek Wieslawscy and Daniel Bergstrand in Hertz Studio. “The Satanist” was mixed by Matt Hyde (Slayer) and mastered by Ted Jensen (Metallica, AC/DC) at Sterling Sound. The cover art, which will also be revealed on December 4th, is a painting by renowned Russian painter and occultist, Denis Forkas. For the cover, Nergal’s own blood was included in the paint. Additional artwork was handled by Metastazis and Zbigniew Bielak.

The limited edition (2,000 copies: 1,000 white and 1,000 black, 180 gram vinyl) 12″ EP of “Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel” will be released on December 4, 2013 via Behemoth/New Aeon Musick in Europe and will be released as a gatefold with each copy hand numbered and signed by the band.

The 12″ EP can be pre-ordered via Behemoth’s webstore and will contain the first single off of The Satanist, plus two non-album tracks: “If I Were Cain” and a cover from Polish Post-Punk New Wave legendary band Siekiera – Ludzie Wschodu. Pre-orders will also be available via IndieMerch and Nuclear Blast.

Keep an eye out across the internet for new Behemoth in December 4th. It’s bound to be stellar. The Satanist‘s release date has yet to be determined, but it’ll be out early 2014 through Nuclear Blast Records.

– JR

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