26 Years Ago: BEHEMOTH complete The Return of the Northern Moon

Daily Noise - 30 December 2018

26 Years Ago: BEHEMOTH complete The Return of the Northern Moon

26 Years Ago: BEHEMOTH complete The Return of the Northern Moon


Aaaarrrrrgggghhhh! This is a great Polish band that have chosen to play Northern Black Metal in the vein of BURZUM, EMPEROR, and ILDJARN! Four tracks pure unholy chants, dark voices, and whispers... The two members NERGAL, and BAAL have created a true masterpiece...
- Review from Petrified #2, 1993

Recorded and mixed at Studio "8", , northern Poland; BEHEMOTH completed their second demo on this day in 1992. It was first released, on cassette, by Pagan Records in June 1993.

'The Return of the northern moon' is our first real stuff, it's only a proclaim of Behemoth's acts. Our newest stuff is more into pure evil black metal. 'True horned sodomy', our next demo, will be recorded in pro-studio and it will contain seven trax of pure unholiness. Pagan Rec. will be publisher again.
- Nergal / Behemoth interview, Tales of the Macabe #1, 1993

HELLHAMMER is a special band for me, the same goes out for BATHORY and VENOM. On rehearsals we play a lot of covers like MAYHEM, ROTTING CHRIST, BATHORY, VENOM. Why we recorded a HELLHAMMER cover? It is pure cult and we worship old tradition.
- Nergal / Behemoth interview, Tales of the Macabe #1, 1993