On May 29th, the almighty Behemoth will release a new EP, titled A Forest, digitally worldwide (with additional physical copies available for purchase).
To preview the 4-track collection, the band have debuted a striking video for the title track, which is a cover of The Cure's classic "A Forest," featuring guest vocals by Shining‘s Niklas Kvarforth.
The video was directed and produced by Claudio Marino, and features cinematography by Karol Lakomiec.
Coincidentally, "A Forest" was also covered by black metal legends Carpathian Forest on their 1998 album Black Shining Leather.
"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'," says Behemoth frontman Nergal. "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.
He adds, "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 ILYAYD – 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!"
Check out the video for "A Forest" below and pre-order the EP today!