Concert Reviews

Behemoth: Live at the Chaos Millennium Fest

Leiria, Portugal, March 11th 2000

Live Report and Behemoth Background by Sandra Gonçalves - Metal Rules!! Correspondent For Portugal

The Polish band Behemoth formed in 1991. Their career has been an uphill battle but they have gradually been achieving their goals. The first step was the demo "From the Pagan Vastlands" which sold over 4000 copies, being later released on CD in Europe and the US. Following this they put out their first mini-CD  "…And the Forest Dream Eternally" which generated good expectations for the band. These expectations were later confirmed with their first album "Sventevith (storming near the Baltic )", the sound was not very original but they showed a promising future.

In '96, allied with the German Solistitium Records, they released their second album "Grom" which took them for the first time on a European tour with the Norwegians Helheim and the also Polish group, Christ Agony.

After they recorded some old themes for the second mini-CD, "Bewitching the Pomorenia" that helped introduce their third album "Pandemonic incantations" that became their real big step into the world of Black Metal. To Nergal (guitar and vocals) and the other members, this became their real first professional work.

In 1999 appears Behemoth's fourth album "Satanica" released by the Italian Avant Gard Music. Satanica it's a brutal, powerful and devastating album that came only to reinforce the position conquered on their previous album.

On the 11th of March (2000) Behemoth participated in the second Chaos Millennium Fest that took place in Leiria - Portugal. The first part of the fest belonged to the Portuguese Devileech and Malevolence. It was not crowed but even with some technical problems the support bands were excellent on stage.

Devileech played almost for an empty room but their performance was very good. Malevolence made a very good show considering that they had recorded previously the drums and keyboards. With themes like "Brotherhood of Christ", "Insubordination", "Oceans of Fire", "Martyrialized", "Erotica" and "Dominion of Hate" they proved to be an excellent band (ed. note: Check out an MP3 of this band in the sound archive and read a review of their newest CD Martyrialized - brutal and highly recommended for fans of brutal yet melodic death metal).

At last Behemoth opened their performance by playing "Decade of Therion." All the songs played during this concert came from their two most recent albums, "Pandemonic Incantations" and "Satanica" except for the "From the Pagan Vastland", "Carnage" and "Pure Evil & Hate." The crowd were completely amazed with the live performance of this band. They were really excellent on stage during the whole night, despite some unimportant sound problems. At the end they proved to everyone that good black metal bands are not only born in Norway!


All photos ©2000 Metal Rules!! and Sandra Gonçalves
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Behemoth

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Malevolence

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Behemoth: Live at the Chaos Millennium Fest

Leiria, Portugal, March 11th 2000

Live Report and Behemoth Background by Sandra Gonçalves - Metal Rules!! Correspondent For Portugal

The Polish band Behemoth formed in 1991. Their career has been an uphill battle but they have gradually been achieving their goals. The first step was the demo "From the Pagan Vastlands" which sold over 4000 copies, being later released on CD in Europe and the US. Following this they put out their first mini-CD  "…And the Forest Dream Eternally" which generated good expectations for the band. These expectations were later confirmed with their first album "Sventevith (storming near the Baltic )", the sound was not very original but they showed a promising future.

In '96, allied with the German Solistitium Records, they released their second album "Grom" which took them for the first time on a European tour with the Norwegians Helheim and the also Polish group, Christ Agony.

After they recorded some old themes for the second mini-CD, "Bewitching the Pomorenia" that helped introduce their third album "Pandemonic incantations" that became their real big step into the world of Black Metal. To Nergal (guitar and vocals) and the other members, this became their real first professional work.

In 1999 appears Behemoth's fourth album "Satanica" released by the Italian Avant Gard Music. Satanica it's a brutal, powerful and devastating album that came only to reinforce the position conquered on their previous album.

On the 11th of March (2000) Behemoth participated in the second Chaos Millennium Fest that took place in Leiria - Portugal. The first part of the fest belonged to the Portuguese Devileech and Malevolence. It was not crowed but even with some technical problems the support bands were excellent on stage.

Devileech played almost for an empty room but their performance was very good. Malevolence made a very good show considering that they had recorded previously the drums and keyboards. With themes like "Brotherhood of Christ", "Insubordination", "Oceans of Fire", "Martyrialized", "Erotica" and "Dominion of Hate" they proved to be an excellent band (ed. note: Check out an MP3 of this band in the sound archive and read a review of their newest CD Martyrialized - brutal and highly recommended for fans of brutal yet melodic death metal).

At last Behemoth opened their performance by playing "Decade of Therion." All the songs played during this concert came from their two most recent albums, "Pandemonic Incantations" and "Satanica" except for the "From the Pagan Vastland", "Carnage" and "Pure Evil & Hate." The crowd were completely amazed with the live performance of this band. They were really excellent on stage during the whole night, despite some unimportant sound problems. At the end they proved to everyone that good black metal bands are not only born in Norway!


All photos ©2000 Metal Rules!! and Sandra Gonçalves
Click on any of the below pictures for the much larger full screen view.

Behemoth

behemoth.jpg (166791 bytes)    Behemoth1.jpg (203258 bytes)

Behemoth2.jpg (157316 bytes)    Behemoth3.jpg (166128 bytes)

Behemoth4.jpg (149908 bytes)    Behemoth5.jpg (152248 bytes)

Malevolence

Malevolence1.jpg (42989 bytes)


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All rights reserved and contents ©1995-2000.
Keeping the Metal Faith Since 1995.

This page last updated on:
Wednesday, December 26, 2001