Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH will release a new EP, “A Forest”, on May 29 via Metal Blade. The EP’s title track is a cover of THE CURE classic, and it features a guest appearance by SHINING front-man Niklas Kvarforth. The “A Forest” EP also includes a live version of the title track as well as two previously unreleased BEHEMOTH songs recorded during the “I Loved You At Your Darkest” album sessions.
Says BEHEMOTH: “Legions! Our new EP ‘A Forest’ releases May 29th including the title track featuring Niklas Kvarforth of SHINING! Covering music outside of metal is a challenge — covering legendary music is an even greater challenge… that is what drove us throughout this process. The EP contains two brand-new BEHEMOTH songs, ‘Shadows Ov Ea Cast Upon Golgotha’ and ‘Evoe’. The tracks act as a continuation on from [‘I Loved You At Your Darkest’] — no more, no less. We hope this brings some respite for anyone struggling during these strange times on our planet! Stay safe, stay positive!”
“A Forest” EP track listing:
1. A Forest (THE CURE cover) (Featuring Niklas Kvarforth)
2. A Forest (THE CURE cover) (Live from “Merry Christless” in Warsaw Poland in December 2018) (Featuring Niklas Kvarforth)
3. Shadows Ov Ea Cast Upon Golgotha
You can pre-order the EP at this location.
BEHEMOTH supported SLIPKNOT on an arena tour of Europe in January and February. BEHEMOTH released their latest full-length, “I Loved You At Your Darkest”, in 2018 to critical acclaim. “I Loved You At Your Darkest” marked a milestone in the history of the band, being not only their most successful album, but also an audiovisual masterpiece: from its detailed, blasphemous artwork, to the highly vicious and at the same time deeply emotional tracks, Behemoth once again played with fire – and ignited a wildfire burning the narrow-minded bigotry of Christianity down to the ground.