Behemoth will kick off their summer European tour on July 11 without drummer Inferno, who’s staying home due to health reasons. Filling in for Inferno is once again Jon Rice (Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, ex-Job For A Cowboy), who has intermittently filled in with Behemoth live between 2017 and 2022.

“With the deepest regret in our hearts I must inform you that due to health issues Inferno was forced to stay home and take care of his well being and we are enforced by Jon Rice on drums!” wrote Behemoth frontman Nergal. “Please wish Godspeed recovery to Inferno and cross fingers for Jon to outdo himself and make us sound as powerful as possible!”

Behemoth is celebrating 33 years as a band this summer with the tour, fetauring a handful of festival stops alongside shows with bands like Testament, Gaerea, Pestilence, and more!

“Wow! What a summer we have planned!” wrote Nergal at the time. “We cannot wait to get back out into Europe, and celebrate our 33 years of Behemoth. There will be surprises and spoils galore!”

Why celebrate 33 years? Simple – Behemoth has officially outlived their best friend Jesus Christ. Check out the full list of dates below and get your tickets here.

11/7 DE Neukirchen-Vluyn – Dong Open Air
13/7 AT Leoben – Area 53 Festival
15/7 SE Malmö – Slagthuset (w/ Testament)
16/7 SE Uppsala – Parksnäckan (w/ Testament)
18/7 FI Laukaa – John Smith Rock Festival
19/7 ET Tallinn, Noblessner Foundry (w/ Testament)
21/7 PL Warsaw – Progresja Summer Stage (w/ Testament & Gaerea)
23/7 SK Kosice – Kulturpark (w/ Testament & Gaerea)
25/7 SI Tolmin – Tolminator Festival
27/7 BG Sofia – Arena Sofia (w/ Testament & Pestilence)
28/7 GR Athens – Release Festival (w/ Testament)
30/7 RO Rasnov – Rockstadt Extreme Fest
1/8 NO Bergen – Beyond The Gates
3/8 DE Wacken – Wacken Open Air
4/8 FR Saint-Maurice-de-Gourdans – Sylak Open Air
7/8 ES Villena – Leyendas Del Rock
9/8 DE Schlotheim – Party San Open Air
10/8 CZ Jaromer – Brutal Assault
11/8 DE Heidelberg – Halle 2 (w/ Uada & Imperial Triumphant)
13/8 IT Fontaneta D’Agogna – Phenomen (w/ Unto Others & Imperial Triumphant)
15/8 DE Dinkelsbühl – Summer Breeze
16/8 CH Vallamand – Rock The Lakes
17/8 DE Sulingen – Reload Festival

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