Black metal giants Behemoth are set to release a new four-track EP this month – the title track of which is a cover of The Cure’s atmospheric classic ‘A Forest’ . It features guest vocals from Shining’s Niklas Kvarforth. Kvarforth also appears alongside Behemoth frontman and visionary, Nergal in the accompanying video, directed by Claudio Marino.
Also included are two brand new Behemoth tracks, ‘Shadows Ov Ea Cast Upon Golgotha’ and ‘Evoe’. Nergal comments: “Covering music outside of metal is a challenge – covering legendary music is an even greater challenge…that is what drove us throughout this process.
“A lot of bands try it and a lot of bands fail; subjectively, I love the outcome and it ranks amongst my favourite Behemoth covers alongside Killing Joke’s ‘Total Invasion’ and Siekiera’s ‘Ludzie Wschodu’. For the second time in 2020, I’ve recruited Niklas Kvarforth from Shining. Niklas’ psychotic appearance, attitude and vibe was a key element to our representation of the music and the only man who could give the performance the same depth as the original.
“On top of this, the ‘A Forest’ EP contains two brand-new Behemoth songs, ‘Shadows Ov Ea Cast Upon Golgotha’ and ‘Evoe’. The tracks act as a continuation on from [current album] ‘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, Hail Satan!”
A Forest tracklisting 1. A Forest (feat. Niklas Kvarforth) 2. A Forest (Live from Merry Christless, Warsaw) 3. Shadows ov Ea Cast Upon Golgotha 4. Evoe
A Forest is available worldwide on 29 May through New Aeon Musick, via The Orchard. Pre-order A Forest digitally or physically here. You can purchase or stream I Loved You At Your Darkest right now, here.
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