After a long wait, Behemoth have announced their return to North America for the first time since frontman Adam “Nergal” Darski was treated for leukemia.  The band will appear on a package bill, the first ever Decibel Magazine Tour, which will also feature Watain, The Devil’s Blood, and In Solitude.


The tour (also sponsored by Metal Blade Records,, FYE, ESP Guitars and Good Fight Entertainment) will begin in April and be 26 dates long.  “Considering the fact that we’ll be sharing the stage with the most evil and uncompromising bands around—Watain, the Devil’s Blood and In Solitude—this already makes it a legendary bill that you can’t miss out on!” states Nergal. “Watch out. We won’t show up—we will ARRIVE with all the strength and might!”


“It is a joint force of artistic adversity and sinister creativity,” adds Watain frontman Erik Danielsson, “which makes me think of the glorious days when bands like Venom, Metallica, Exodus and Slayer toured together like a great middle finger raised towards their sheep-minded contemporaries.”


To add to the concert-going experience, available for each stop on the tour will be a premium package (only 15 available per show) that includes a ticket, a tour shirt, poster, and ‘skip the line’ pass ensuring your spot at the front of the line when the doors open.  Official dates will be announced January 24th at


Behemoth formed in Poland in 1991 by guitarist/vocalist Nergal and made their presence known in the Polish death metal scene along with acts like Vader and Hate, and were rather successful in Europe.  Their first American appearance was in 2003 for the album “Zos Kia Cultus (Here and Beyond)” and has since made numerous appearances in North America, until 2010 when Nergal was diagnosed with leukemia.  Following a bone marrow transplant, Nergal was released from a Polish hospital in mid January of 2011 and recovered at his home.  He expressed his gratitude to family and friends for helping during his recovery and stated that he was eager to resume playing and touring.

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