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Behemoth may not follow Satanist

Behemoth frontman Nergal says the band are so blown away by the response to 10th album The Satanist that they’re still not sure whether they should try to make a follow-up.

It won Metal Hammer’s album of the year in 2014 and continues to be praised by fans and critics alike.

Last month drummer Inferno called the reaction “a motivation to work harder” but added their live commitments meant they wouldn’t even think about their 11th album until well into 2016.

Now Nergal tells Inferno TV: “I’m overwhelmed, honestly. It’s suspicious when all the people like a record, but that’s what’s happening.

“I had this feeling – this is definitely our magnum opus. I’m not sure if it should be continued.

“I’m just being honest. It’s been a year now, and I haven’t really done any extreme metal ever since, because I’m so happy with what’s happening now.”

He adds: “We’re just going to give it some time. Let’s talk one or two years down the road and see what happens then.”

Nergal – who recently launched his autobiography in English – last month said he was working on a “stripped down and simple” musical project, and that it was more important to him than another Behemoth record.

Not only is one-time online news editor Martin an established rock journalist and drummer, but he’s also penned several books on music history. He’s appeared on TV and when not delving intro all things music, can be found travelling along the UK’s vast canal network.