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Polish hellraisers Behemoth have announced details of a new EP.
Titled A Forest, it will be released on May 29 and contains four tracks – including two brand new songs.
It also features a cover of The Cure's 1980 hit, A Forest, with Shining's Niklas Kvarforth on guest vocals alongside Behemoth bandleader Nergal.
“Covering music outside of metal is a challenge, covering legendary music is an even greater challenge: that is what drove us throughout this process," says Nergal. "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."
"[His] psychotic appearance, attitude and vibe was a key element to our representation of the music," says Nergal of Niklas' vocals on A Forest, "and the only man who could give the performance the same depth as the original."
Alongside a live version of A Forest, the EP contains two new Behemoth tracks – Shadows Ov Ea Cast Upon Golgotha and Evoe.
"The tracks act as a continuation on from [2018 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!”
Watch the video for A Forest below.
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