Behemoth event suspicions are raised in Colombia

During my morning routine, between black coffee and news feeds, I came across with an event that seemingly started to be promoted in September, 2014. Believing we are already in November, 2014, it made me question what kind of “promotion” has actually been executed for this live show…

Polish blackened death colossus Behemoth, will be invading Colombia on November 18th at Teatro Metropol. Disgracefully, this event has been so successfully promoted that during my walk through Bogota – one the of the major cities in the country – not once I have seen a poster announcing it, neither did I got to cognize about the event until earlier this evening, by utter coincidence. Candidly talking, the promoting agency Blackline America Corporation responsible for this event seems to be quite unknown as well.

Judging by both official Facebook Event and their Facebook Page, the reaction to the coming of the grand Behemoth appears to fall into the pits of nostalgia, where lack of proper promotion meets fewer attendance as a result. Fortunately, or unfortunately, it all depends the way you may interpret, not only I got to know that Behemoth was to perform live in Colombia only today, as my local contacts were too unaware of the event until yesterday. This eight days before they go on stage, with which supporting acts? We are yet to know.

Speaking about Adam Darski who recently followed a new side venture, not musical as one should expect, nonetheless, more at a fashionable level; he opened a barbershop called Barberian, which is situated in Warsaw, Poland. And it seems that his new venture is drawing in a bunch of bearded beasts.

To reckon is that Behemoth in October, 2014, finished touring their home country. A tour that had eight flawless dates without incidents and were massively attended; most shows were totally sold out. Just one show was subject of some controversy and ended up being called off due to religious agitations.

We are seriously worn out. Why? We gave our very fuckin’ best to deliver the highest quality performance during these 8 shows. I dare to say that this band has never been in a better shape. On every possible level we reached our top… now let us enjoy the view for a moment. All shows went absolutely brilliantly and for many reasons ‘The Satanist’ tour has already earned its place as a massive historical achievement for Behemoth! We are taking few weeks off now before flying to South America and South Africa in November/December. In the meantime, we are planning seriously thrilling surprises for you… just wait and see!

This November 1st, 2014, Behemoth released their new studio record, a 12” vinyl EP entitled ‘Xiadz’. The EP is stringently limited to 2,000 copies worldwide, hand numbered, and is delivered in three vinyl colors:

  • Black (limited to 500 copies)
  • Gold (limited to 500 copies)
  • Black-gold splatter (limited to 1,000 copies)

The EP contains previously unreleased songs from ‘The Satanist’ recording session, and also ‘Towards The Dying Sun We March’ from the ‘Evangelion’ session, this not to mention a re-recorded version of ‘Moonspell Rites’.

Behemoth announced their second European tour as backing for their latest release, ‘The Satanist’, and will be on the road starting April 11th, 2015, in Austria. In total, they will be performing live in fifteen shows across Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Greece, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Romania, and the Czech Republic on their The European Satanist Tour 2015 – Part II.

We are already eagerly awaiting our Second Coming to European shores in spring 2015! We are teaming up for this run with one of the most exciting extreme metal acts – Bolzer. A two week trek will cover places and countries we never managed to cover with the first leg of the tour. Expect the best! We’ve never been in a better shape and we’re gonna prove that once again!

‘The Satanist’ debuted at #1 during its week of release in Poland. The album also debuted at #34 on the Billboard Top 200 charts in the United States, 21 spots higher than the Behemoth’s previous album, ‘Evangelion’.

In which regards to their upcoming and badly promoted show in Colombia, it will eventually take place on November 18th, at Teatro Metropol around 04:00 pm. The current cost for the ticket is about the ridiculous sum of $110,000 COP (roughly 43 Euros, or $ 53,00 USD), if you can afford to pay to pick up what seems to be a one single band performing live and feel pleased… Thither are many incompatibilities with this event that raises my eyebrow, mostly due to lack of transparency. After some careful research I wasn’t able to get one single flyer or proper concert poster published anywhere, and whence I confronted the promoters, I was choked up and the statement I published on their wall was therefore, deleted. Likewise the lack of information regarding the entire event, I haven’t seen any mention coming from Behemoth that announces a show in Colombia. Articles online with information regarding this event is close to nothing and all merely limited to the local press.

I would strongly advise the Colombian metalheads to search any deeper for transparent information or invest their money on Festival Del Diablo, which features headliners Carcass alongside with Brujería and Inquisition, besides a few others more. In total, Festival Del Diablo will gather on stage seven bands and the ticket pricing to the festival is near enough to Behemoth, which should be spent wisely.

In the meanwhile, I will try as always, to reach Behemoth and ask for the veracity of this event and if they have anything to add regarding such matters.

10 Comments

  • You always putting cockroaches in people’s minds, little serpent. You should come back to your country where you belong, because in here you don’t know about anything, anything at all. You seem to know “much” about colombian metal scene, but you just prejudge from what you see. I’m sorry, but this event is confirmed directly by the band and the promoters are well known in our country for their musical career, so, your words may be NOTHING. Looks like promoters from Festival del Diablo let you in anyways jajaja…they are just blind. Go ahead man, continue doing this kind of things, talking shit about our events (you always do that anyways) and I’m sure you’ll be kicked out of our country very soon…very soon…

    • Has been a while since I last heard from you, Karen Johanna, either way doesn’t seem that your attitude has changed much through the years.

      By saying to go back to my country, you are publicly admitting to be a xenophobic, not to mention that you are discriminating me as a foreign citizen currently living in your country, and investing in it. It may be besides a direct form of discrimination, a kind of racism toward the person you are trying to target, in this case, me, which is ironic since for the years I got to know you and unlike you, I always enjoyed living in a country that you for numerous times, showed total disregard and always said you wanted to leave it and go somewhere else. I presume your master plan to go to Europe also got sabotaged somehow.

      I do not seem neither did I ever claimed to “know so much about the Colombian scene” as you claim, however, I must confess that as a foreigner in your country, I have always supported the scene more than most people claim to do, this is of course, when there is no International band that comes to play in the same day a local, Colombian band is about to play as well, then most self-proclaimed press do like you always do, cover the International and neglect the local.

      Behemoth confirmation or not is something that wasn’t approached in the article at all, what was approached was the inefficient promotion that remained non-existent for the past two months since this event was scheduled for promotion. As for the promoters, I can only say that the fact that Behemoth is coming to Colombia on November 17th, 2014, not to play in Bogota but instead in Armenia, where their show kicks out in Colombia, leaves much to desire considering the prices charged per tickets, this taking into consideration that the first promoter will be paying them to enter the country, to then follow up on November 18th,2014, to Bogota, where they will be playing as the article states, carefully illustrated with the map. The ticket for the show in Armenia costs only $ 65,000 COP.

      Regarding the importance of my words, if it wasn’t so important and meant “nothing” as you so bravely stated, then it shouldn’t be causing so much chaos through the promoters to the point of them coming to me over my personal Facebook profile and threaten me in a very disrespectful, unprofessional and amateurish and childish manner, especially when I can collect all those “private messages” and spread around, in English, as wildfire. There is a major difference between the “nothing” you stated, and the “everything” it might represent, which is: I am heard, and they are not.

      Regarding Festival Del Diablo, which I might say seems to be quite of a promising event, my ticket was purchased last week, actually to be more precise, two tickets were bought for our team. As photograph with me holding the ticket is over my personal Facebook profile. As a foreigner, I do not have the need to ask for freebies when I can afford to purchase more than one ticket and support in this manner, the promoters of the event in question, as well as the local bands involved.

      You can be positively sure that I will keep publishing articles that are interesting, and most importantly, protected by Colombian laws, so please do your research as you may discover that in Colombia, it is a crime to prevent or bash a legal communication channel such as ours, which is registered under License CCB #02405402.

      As for speaking “shit about events”, I highly doubt you have read the recent articles I wrote about Festival De Festivales, articles which have been praised by both bands, metal fans, and many others that even said “it took a foreigner to finally review our band, and after 5 years in the scene, 65 shows played in the country, with international acts such as Vital Remains, we finally got our first live review, and it wasn’t thanks to a local portal!”

      As for “getting kicked out of the country”, I supposed you “left” Metal Messiah Radio and began working to the Foreigner Affairs in Colombia? If so, send them my regards, really nice people to meet and greet.

          • Well, having no more than 10 visitors per day in your website it’s nothing, Carlos Alexandre.Some words from me represents also nothing, so…my visit to this awful article makes no difference, but helps me to instruct myself in “how not to believe in big liers” and “how to REALLY support unsigned metal bands”. Ciao!

    • Has been a while since I last heard from you, Karen Johanna, either way doesn’t seem that your attitude has changed much through the years.

      By saying to go back to my country, you are publicly admitting to be a xenophobic, not to mention that you are discriminating me as a foreign citizen currently living in your country, and investing on it. It may be besides a direct form of discrimination, a kind of racism toward the person you are trying to target, in this case, me, which is ironic since for the years I got to know you and unlike you, I always enjoyed living in a country that you for numerous times, showed total disregard and always said you wanted to leave it and go somewhere else. I presume your masterplan to go to Europe also got sabotaged somehow.

      I do not seem neither did I ever claimed to “know so much about the Colombian scene” as you claim, however, I must confess that as a foreigner in your country, I have always supported the scene more than most people claim to do, this is of course, when there is no International band that comes to play in the same day a local, Colombian band is about to play as well, then most self-proclaimed press do like you always do, cover the International and neglect the local.

      Behemoth confirmation or not is something that wasn’t approached in the article at all, what was approached was the unificient promotion that remained non-existent for the past two months since this event was scheduled for promotion. As for the promoters, I can only say that the fact that Behemoth is coming to Colombia on November 17th, 2014, not to play in Bogota but instead in Armenia, where their show kicks out in Colombia, leaves much to desire considering the prices charged per tickets, this taking into consideration that the first promoter will be paying them to enter the country, to then follow up on November 18th,2014, to Bogota, where they will be playing as the article states, carefully illustrated with the map. The ticket for the show in Armenia costs $ 65,000 COP only.

      Regarding the importance of my words, if it wasn’t so important and meant “nothing” as you so bravely stated, then it shouldn’t be causing so much chaos through the promoters to the point of them coming to me over my personal Facebook profile and threaten me in a very disrespectful, unprofessional and amateurish manner, especially when I can collectively collect all those “private messages” and spread around, in English, as wildfire. There is a major difference between the “nothing” you stated, and the “everything” it might represent, which is: I am heard, and they are not.

      Regarding Festival Del Diablo, which I might say seems to be quite of a promising event, my ticket was purchased last week, actually to be more precise, two tickets were bought for our team. As photograph with me holding the ticket is over my personal Facebook profile. As a foreigner, I do not have the need to ask for freebies when I can afford to purchase more than one ticket and support in this manner, the promoters of the event in question, as well as the local bands involved.

      You can be positively sure that I will keep publishing articles that are interesting, and most importantly, protected by Colombian laws, so please do our research. As for speaking “shit about events”, I highly doubt you have read the recent articles I wrote about Festival De Festivales, articles which have been praised by both bands, metal fans, and many others that even said “it took a foreigner to finally review our band, and after 5 years in the scene, 65 shows played in the country, with international acts such as Vital Remains, we finally got our first live review, and it wasn’t thank to a local portal!”

      As for “getting kicking out of the country”, I supposed you “left” Metal Messiah Radio and began working for the Foreigner Affairs in Colombia? If so, send them my regards, really nice people to meet and greet.

    • Unfortunately, what I only “pity” is your use of Google Translator…

      Please be kind to request assistance from an adult and re-read my article in a way you may soon realize, that your comment just backlashed at you.

    • Your understatement has no foundation, especially when in Colombia a show is often “sold out” and then the promoters vanish in thin air with the money leaving everyone hanging.

      It wouldn’t be the first time an International band is announced, and then, they cancel due to lack of transparency. Or should I remind you what happened to Exodus, Tankard, Deicide, Hecate Enthroned, Enthroned, and many others?

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