Behemoth Debut Dark + Plodding New Song ‘Ov My Herculean Exile’ at Tour Kickoff
At the North American Siege tour kickoff show in Tempe, Arizona on April 16, Behemoth debuted a new song titled "Ov My Herculean Exile."
The Polish blackened death metal group, who last released I Loved You at Your Darkest in 2018, are out on a co-headlining run alongside Arch Enemy and special guests Napalm Death and Unto Others. They had been teasing new material in the weeks leading up to their first concerts on North American soil since late 2019 and, at the first stop, played a 13-song set that touched on eight different releases in addition to the brand new track.
"Ov My Herculean Exile" takes on the dismal, plodding approach of Behemoth's last record — massive, tumbling fills create tons of tension, which is finally released toward the end amid a flurry of blast beats and a melodic solo laid over the top.
Watch fan-filmed footage of the Behemoth playing the new song below.
The North American Siege tour continues through May 15 and a list of remaining dates can be seen further down the page.
Behemoth, "Ov My Herculean Exile" (Live, April 16, 2022)
Behemoth Setlist — April 16, 2022 (via setlist.fm)
01. "Ora Pro Nobis Lucifer"
02. "Wolves ov Siberia"
03. "Ov Fire and the Void"
04. "Evoe" (First time live in front of an audience)
05. "Christians to the Lions"
07. "Conquer All"
08. "Ov My Herculean Exile" (World Premiere)
09. "Decade of Therion"
10. "Slaves Shall Serve"
11. "Chant for Eschaton 2000"
12. "Chwała mordercom Wojciecha (997-1997 dziesięć wieków hańby)"
13. "O Father O Satan O Sun!"
Behemoth, Arch Enemy, Napalm Death + Unto Others — Remaining 2022 North American Tour Dates
April 19 - Dallas, Texas @ Amplified Live
April 21 - St Petersburg, Fla. @ Jannus Live
April 22 - Atlanta, Ga. @ The Eastern
April 23 - Charlotte. N.C. @ The Fillmore Charlotte
April 25 - Toronto, Ontario @ Rebel
April 26 - Montreal, Quebec @ Mtelus
April 28 - New York, N.Y. @ Terminal 5
April 29 - Philadelphia, Pa. @ The Fillmore Philadelphia
April 30 - Worcester, Mass. @ Palladium
May 2 - Chicago, Ill. @ The Riviera Theatre
May 4 - Denver, Colo. @ Ogden Theatre
May 7 - Salt Lake City, Utah @ The Depot
May 9 - Seattle, Wash. @ Showbox SoDo
May 10 - Vancouver, British Columbia @ Vogue Theatre
May 11 - Portland, Ore. @ Roseland Theater
May 13 - Berkeley, Calif. @ The UC Theatre
May 15 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Hollywood Palladium