According to Riot Act, Behemoth main man Nergal and ESP have teamed up to create the LTD HEX-7, a thoroughly bitchen 7-string V.

Nergal says “When ESP approached me about building my signature model, I was stoked! I’ve always been a fan of their instruments and I’m very grateful for giving me an opportunity to envision my idea of what a perfect 7 string guitar for extreme metal should look like! I already can’t wait to test this beast on our upcoming US summer tour with SLAYER and MARILYN MANSON!”

Nergal recently auctioned his very first Ibanez 7-string, a very beaten-up and well-loved RG7620, on eBay.

Behemoth has selected Colin Richardson (Machine Head, Slipknot, Napalm Death, Carcass) to mix their new album which is due later in the year. The CD is being now recorded in Radio Gdansk in Poland with Behemoth, Daniel Bergstrand and Woytek, and Slawek Wieslawscy as producers. Nergal says “I’m beyond excited about this new album. It’s not just the finest piece of music we’ve ever made, but it’s also the most mature tunes we’ve created without compromising our sound. I’m stoked about Colin Richardson involvement in the mix of the record. We’ve tried to book him for our last album, ‘The Apostasy’, but due to busy schedule he wasn’t available then. His name needs no introduction. I have absolutely no doubts that Colin will deliver and I’m expecting the new album to have the sound that’s bigger than life!”