In the recent interview with the online channel Rockhok, the leader of the Polish black metallers Behemoth, Nergal, talked about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the follow-up to 2014's "The Satanist":
"We're taking it easy — it's not tense whatsoever. But we have ten or thirteen, already, sketches of new songs."
Estimating that the next Behemoth album will arrive in the fall of 2018, Nergal said:
"I know it's [a long] time [from now], but time's flying and we're super stoked about this new stuff. I like the approach with Behemoth too, because when I went from [doing the Me and That Man folk project] to do Behemoth songs, I was super hungry — I was hungry for doing radical sounds. And I really hope that it sounds different again, that it's refreshing and it's something redefining and rejuvenating in what we do with Behemoth — again. But let's see, because maybe it's too early to talk about it."
The blues/country project Me and That Man, which pairs Nergal with the British/Polish rock musician John Porter, released its debut album, "Songs Of Love And Death", on March 24 via Cooking Vinyl. In turn, Behemoth last year completed the North American tour where the band played "The Satanist" in its entirety. In addition to the concert, fans also had the chance to view "The Congregation" exhibition at each venue. Dubbed "a symbiosis of Behemoth and Toxic Vision", the display showcased the collaboration between the two parties.