Behemoth announce 12th album Opvs Contra Natvram, share desolately heavy first single, Ov My Herculean Exile

Adam “Nergal” Darski of Behemoth
(Image credit: Francesco Prandoni/Getty Images)

Polish extreme metallers Behemoth have announced their 12th studio album, Opvs Contra Natvram, sharing its destructively bleak first single, Ov My Herculean Exile.

Set for release on September 16 via Nuclear Blast, the album consists of “10 chapters of fury” written over the course of the pandemic. Having no deadline to observe for the first time in their 30-plus-year career allowed for a “nearly unprecedented level of attention to the process of writing and recording”, the band say.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.