"It doesn't get more blasphemous than this," declares BEHEMOTH mastermind Nergal, about the band's upcoming album, »I Loved You At Your Darkest« - due out October 5th via Nuclear Blast (Europe) / Metal Blade Records (North America). While it certainly seems an unlikely title for a black metal band, its origin might surprise fans even more than the words themselves. "It's a verse from the Bible," Nergal reveals. "It's actually a quote from Jesus Christ himself. For BEHEMOTH to use it as the basis of our record, it's sacrilege to the extreme." A crushing salvo of black metal majesty replete with hellish riffs, thundering drum cannonades and soaring liturgical choirs reminiscent of classic horror cinema, »I Loved You At Your Darkest« is the group's most dynamic record yet: extreme and radical on one hand, but also more rock-oriented than any other BEHEMOTH release. Produced by the band themselves, with drum co-production by Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, IN FLAMES), mixing by Matt Hyde (SLAYER, CHILDREN OF BODOM) mastering by Tom Baker (NINE INCH NAILS, MARILYN MANSON), and a 17-piece Polish orchestra arranged by Jan Stoklosa, »I Loved You At Your Darkest« can be pre-ordered digitally now at: http://behemoth.lnk.to/ILYAYD - where the video for the first single, 'God = Dog' (directed by Grupa 13 / http://www.grupa13.com ), can also be viewed. To pre-order the album in various physical formats (see below) - and to pre-order an exclusive 'God = Dog' 7" picture disc - please visit: http://nblast.de/BehemothILYAYD »I Loved You at Your Darkest« tracklisting 01. Solve 02. Wolves ov Siberia 03. God = Dog 04. Ecclesia Diabolica Catholica 05. Bartzabel 06. If Crucifixion Was Not Enough... 07. Angelvs XIII 08. Sabbath Mater 09. Havohej Pantocrator 10. Rom 5:8 11. We Are the Next 1000 Years 12. Coagvla This October/November, BEHEMOTH will hit the road across North America to headline the "Ecclesia Diabolica America 2018 e.v." tour, featuring special guests AT THE GATES and WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM. This must-see show will also make its way to Europe in January/February 2019, to follow-up the band's festival appearances this month. See below for all dates! Tickets will be available from August 6 at www.nuclearblast.de BEHEMOTH tour dates Aug. 2 - Wacken, Germany - Wacken Open Air Aug. 9 - Grunerlokka, Norway - Oya Festivalen Aug. 10 - Prazske Predmesti, Czech Republic - Brutal Assault Festival Aug. 11 - Leeuwarden, Netherlands - Into the Grave Festival Aug. 12 - Kortrijk, Belgium - Alcatraz Metal Festival Aug. 15 - Dinkelsbuhl, Germany - Summer Breeze Aug. 18 - Sene, France - Motocultor Festival Sept. 9 - Lodz, Poland - Summer Dying Loud BEHEMOTH "Ecclesia Diabolica America 2018 e.v." tour dates w/ AT THE GATES, WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM Oct. 20 - Phoenix, AZ - Van Buren Oct. 22 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues Oct. 23 - San Antonio, TX - The Aztec Theatre Oct. 24 - Houston, TX - House of Blues Oct. 26 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade Oct. 27 - Tampa, FL - Jannus Landing Oct. 29 - Charlotte, NC - The Underground Oct. 30 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore Nov. 1 - Boston, MA - House of Blues Nov. 2 - Silver Spring, MD - The Fillmore Nov. 3 - New York, NY - Playstation Theater Nov. 4 - Montreal, QC - M-Telus Nov. 6 - Toronto, ON - The Danforth Music Hall Nov. 7 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrews Hall Nov. 9 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues Nov. 10 - Minneapolis, MN - Cabooze Nov. 11 - Kansas City, MO - The Truman Nov. 13 - Denver, CO - The Ogden Theatre Nov. 14 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot Nov. 16 - Calgary, AB - MacEwan Ballroom Nov. 17 - Edmonton, AB - Union Hall Nov. 19