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Behemoth share video for their ferocious live version of A Forest

Behemoth (Image credit: Gorz Gołębiowski)

Behemoth (opens in new tab) have released a live video showing them covering The Cure (opens in new tab)’s classic track A Forest.

A video for the single was released earlier this month (opens in new tab), with the song set to appear on Behemoth’s A Forest EP, which will be released tomorrow (May 29).

The live footage was captured in Helsinki on the last night of their tour with Slipknot (opens in new tab) and features Shining (opens in new tab)’s Niklas Kvarforth, who trades vocals with Behemoth’s Nergal.

Speaking about the track, Nergal said: “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 (opens in new tab)’s Total Invasion and Siekiera’s Ludzie Wschodu.”

Along with A Forest, the new EP will include two new Behemoth songs, Shadows Ov Ea Cast Upon Golgotha and Evoe.  

Nergal explained: “The tracks act as a continuation on from 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!”

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Behemoth: A Forest EP (opens in new tab)
Behemoth return with this new four-track EP featuring the band's cover of The Cure's classic track A Forest along with two brand new tracks. Not to be missed.

Behemoth: A Forest EP
1. A Forest (feat. Niklas Kvarforth)
2. A Forest (Live from Merry Christless, Warsaw)
3. Shadows ov Ea Cast Upon Golgotha
4. Evoe

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