“This album opened many doors for us, but it also closed many. You can expect anything from us, things could go in any direction… there might not even be another record. Either way feels right.
We’re in a very exciting journey right now, it’s a very joyful ride, but I don’t know where it’s going to take us. We might end in a dead-end and just call it quits.
I have so many ideas about so many different things… I’m a musician, I’m way more than that. I want to write stuff, another book, play some more music that isn’t necessarily metal. I might do it and keep Behemoth going, but only as long as we find the inspiration for it; if there’s no inspiration then you won’t see us.
There are many bands that just put out records to have a reason to tour, but you won’t see us doing that, because I’m not that kind of person. I wouldn’t compromise like that; so far I have no problems with looking in the mirror, I’ve always been honest. I have a lot of respect for Emperor, who decided to end their career on a high note instead of keep on going; they made no compromises.
[…] I hope so too; but I don’t know! [laughs] There are many questions… more than ever. You might see us rise again with an inspirational and strong record, but if it doesn’t happen I’m still a happy man, just because of how happy I am with The Satanist. I honesty love this record.”
Text by Herjann