LIVE RELEASE OUT DECEMBER 17
Just ahead of their monumental 30-year anniversary worldwide stream extravaganza this Halloween, BEHEMOTH offer another taste from 2020’s ground-breaking spectacle with the hauntingly beautiful “Bartzabel,” taken from their upcoming audio-visual album, In Absentia Dei, out on December 17.
In Absentia Dei is the testimony to the band’s pioneering vision during the height of our world closure. The Polish masters of extreme metal took over an abandoned church in rural Poland to perform a worldwide display of black metal magick. Relive it now!
Pre-order the release in different formats here.
Frontman Nergal previously stated that “In Absentia Dei was a massive challenge and a huge risk, but it was a great artistic and commercial success. The response was absolutely brilliant — we made a statement with this performance and set the bar high. I hope that we can continue to raise the bar with the projects to come!”
n Absentia Dei will be available as digital album, digibook, and 3LP vinyl in various colors. All triple LPs come with a premium 20-page booklet and a cut-out, build-at-home model of the actual church in which the band performed!
The event was said to set a new standard for streaming events in the future and this was something Behemoth set out to achieve from the start. Produced by Grupa 13, In Absentia Dei was presented as a show of four parts, woven with high-production theatrics and even hellish flames emanating from all parts of the sacred building.
IN ABSENTIA DEI TRACK LISTING:
“Wolves ov Siberia” (Live)
“From the Pagan Vastlands” (Live)
“Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel” (Live)
“Antichristian Phenomenon” (Live)
“Conquer All” (Live)
“Ora Pro Nobis Lucifer” (Live)
“Satan’s Sword(I Have Become)” [Live]
“Ov Fire and the Void” (Live)
“Chwala Mordercom Wojciecha” (Live)
“As Above So Below” (Live)
“Slaves Shall Serve” (Live)
“Chant for Ezkaton 2000 e.v.” (Live)
“Sculpting the Throne ov Seth” (Live)
“Decade ov Therion” (Live)
“O Father O Satan O Sun!” (Live)
Behemoth released their latest full-length, I Loved You At Your Darkest, in 2018 to vast critical acclaim. The album marked a milestone in the history of the band, being not only their most successful album, but also an audiovisual masterpiece. From its detailed, blasphemous artwork, to the highly vicious, yet deeply emotional tracks, Behemoth once again played with fire and ignited a wildfire burning the narrow[minded bigotry of Christianity down to the ground.
Nergal — Vocals + Guitars
Orion — Bass + Vocals
Inferno — Drums + Percussion
Seth — Live Guitar