Win Tickets ($66): Behemoth @ Crystal Ballroom | Extreme Metal Band, w/ At the Gates & Wolves in the Throne Room

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Behemoth @ Crystal Ballroom on November 21. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, November 16.



 

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From our sponsors:
Behemoth
November 21, 2018
All Ages | 6 p.m. Doors, Show 7:#0 p.m. | $28.50 advance, $33 day of show
More info: crystalballroompdx.com

Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St, Portland, Oregon 97209

The Satanist is magic. It’s dangerous. It’s adventurous, and it’s organic,” states Nergal, the driving force behind Behemoth since their inception in 1991, and brief exposure to the band’s tenth album more than supports this statement. While instantly recognizable as the work of the Polish blackened death quartet it takes their sound in previously unimagined and riveting directions. A writhing, densely layered, brutally violent and sinister record, it is quite unlike anything ever unleashed within the canon of heavy music. As such it demands attention, offering ever greater sonic and emotional depths with every listen. “You may hear the title and think it’s very primitive and one-dimensional, and yes it is, but when you look beyond that it’s as primitive as it is complex and multidimensional, and that applies to everything about the record.”

It has been a rocky road leading to the realization of the album. Having dropped 2009’s Evangelion to almost universal critical acclaim they saw it top the chart in their native country and dramatically expand their following around the world, and playing some of the best shows of their lives the band seemed truly unstoppable. But, in August 2010 Nergal was diagnosed with leukemia, stopping them in their tracks. Forced to abandon their ongoing tour in support of Evangelion Nergal was hospitalized, and both he and Behemoth faced an uncertain future. With the search for a bone marrow donor ultimately successful Nergal underwent a transplant, leaving the hospital after six months and beginning down the long road to rehabilitation. “I knew I was pretty much fucked and there was a battle to be won, and I had no fucking idea if it was going to take six months or twelve months or maybe four years, because with cancer you never know. I learned from being in the hospital that there are things in life that you can control and things that you can’t control. The sooner you realize which is which it’s going to make your life so much easier, and since then I started to focus on the right things. I could be determined, I could have discipline, I could have faith, but everything else is not under my control, and it really was a case of just crossing fingers for the best possible outcome. I was fortunate enough that that recovery period was relatively fast, and that I was really strong and very determined to get back into shape made a real difference.”

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26 Responses to Win Tickets ($66): Behemoth @ Crystal Ballroom | Extreme Metal Band, w/ At the Gates & Wolves in the Throne Room

  1. Ashley Wase November 6, 2018 at 12:09 pm #

    My husband and I love to get out and see shows but have had a series of family health situations as well as just recently the loss of our 6th friend this year. We have seen bohemeth several times and enjoy their show. I would love to be able to bring a moment of joy into a bleak year and be able to surprise him with these tickets.

    • Anna Hopkins November 8, 2018 at 2:24 pm #

      It will be my birthday weekend and I would love to rageeeee!

  2. Tyler November 6, 2018 at 12:31 pm #

    I love Satan and Satan will be at this concert so I want to go

  3. Shaun November 6, 2018 at 12:53 pm #

    This whole lineup is amazing. At the Gates are on my MUST SEE list

  4. Dillon November 6, 2018 at 1:11 pm #

    I once got asked to turn my Behemoth shirt inside out in junior high school because it depicted blasphemous acts so I want to go as a f*ck you to my principal mr. holifield. I hate you mr. holifield!

  5. David November 7, 2018 at 11:23 am #

    Fricking Behemoth!!! Nergal is a presence to behold live. This would be sick!!! Thanks for the chance, PDX Pipeline!!!

  6. Wendy Sadler November 8, 2018 at 12:52 pm #

    This would be the greatest thing ever for my Beyonce. His birthday is November 16th and what a birthday present this would be to win.He is my first love since I was 13 and he was 16. We reconnected after I move back here to take care of my mom. This would be totally fantastic

  7. Andrew November 8, 2018 at 12:53 pm #

    Satan

  8. Johanna Lovell November 8, 2018 at 5:31 pm #

    Yes please

  9. Dave G. November 8, 2018 at 9:14 pm #

    You had me at Extreme Metal…

  10. Miranda T November 8, 2018 at 10:58 pm #

    I promise to wear my goat hide pants if I win.

  11. Danielle C November 9, 2018 at 6:56 am #

    This show is SLAUGHTER OF THE SOUL. Fuck yeah! I love At The Gates and Behemoth. \m/ @[email protected] \m/

  12. Heather Railing November 11, 2018 at 7:59 pm #

    I would love to treat myself and my boyfriend to this show. We are having tough times and a catharsis is just the remedy we truly need. We are both musicians in separate metal bands and this would be a terrific outlet! We are avid supporters in the scene and a treat giving back would be a great grace.

  13. Shadow Rose November 11, 2018 at 11:37 pm #

    I WANT TO HEAD BANG!

  14. jamey billig November 13, 2018 at 12:13 pm #

    Bang the head that doesn’t bang! WIN!

  15. Angela S November 13, 2018 at 3:39 pm #

    Too excited to justify my desire to go!!

  16. Jake November 13, 2018 at 9:04 pm #

    Recently, when trying to have a romantic moment with my girlfriend, I picked her up with all my love and ran through the windy downtown streets. I had my face buried in her bosom and could not see, using her as my eyes but my heart as my guide. As we ran, I felt my feet lock up beneath me. We fell as one to hard cement, me watching her head bang on the cold hard street like a nickel thrown away by a rich man to a beggar. My knees and hands were scraped, and the homeless man we tripped over was none to pleased. Seeing this show would be great button to a weary month of mishaps and misfortunes with my desperate lover. You’re supposed to be my fucking eyes, now I shall be your ears!

  17. Cora November 13, 2018 at 10:05 pm #

    Would love to win tix so hubby and I could have a kid free night out!

  18. Michael Lefman November 14, 2018 at 7:38 am #

    I need these because I can’t afford to go otherwise and behemoth is my favorite band. The end.

  19. Shawn Reed November 14, 2018 at 6:31 pm #

    Satan wants us to win!

  20. Shawn Reed November 14, 2018 at 6:38 pm #

    Must [email protected]

  21. Rhiannon November 14, 2018 at 6:39 pm #

    I absolutely love all three bands and life has been rather fucking difficult lately. But metal therapy is much needed, and with free tickets I’d drive the 6 hour roundtrip easily and gratefully!

  22. Andrea Garcia November 15, 2018 at 9:17 am #

    This would be the perfect birthday gift for my hubby! Hes been wanting to see these guys ever since seeing their video for Left hand of God on youtube.

  23. William November 15, 2018 at 9:19 am #

    Need more death metal!

  24. William November 15, 2018 at 9:23 am #

    Need More Death Metal in my life

  25. Michael Cheaney November 15, 2018 at 6:32 pm #

    One of the greatest extreme metal bands today

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