Ahead of their second monumental ‘XXX Years Ov Blasphemy’ livestream extravaganza this Halloween, BEHEMOTH offer another taste from 2020’s ground-breaking ‘In Absentia Dei’ livestream spectacular with the hauntingly beautiful ‘Bartzabel’, taken from their upcoming audio-visual album of the event, set for release on 17th December via Nuclear Blast Records.
The spectacle that is ‘In Absentia Dei’ is testimony to the band’s pioneering vision at the height of our global closure. The Polish masters of extreme metal took over an abandoned church in rural Poland to perform a sumptuous display of black metal magick. You can listen to the track and pre-order the release in a range of different formats here: https://bfan.link/bartzabel
BEHEMOTH’s frontman and visionary, Nergal states, “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!”
Watch the video for ‘Bartzabel’ below.
Last month the band announced the ‘In Absentia Dei’ album release with a clip of the opening track, ‘Evoe’. Watch that video here.
‘In Absentia Dei’ will be available as digital album, digi-book and 3LP Vinyl in various colours. All Nuclear Blast triple LPs come with a premium 20-page booklet AND a cut-out, build-at-home model of the actual church that BEHEMOTH performed in. Burn it down at your discretion! Pre-order/pre-save your choice of format here. Please note the video element of the show comes with the digi-book format only. The digital album and 3 x vinyl formats feature the live audio.
The event was said to set the bar for streaming events moving forward, which 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 flames emanating from all parts of the formerly sacred building.
BEHEMOTH released their most recent studio album, ‘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 to date, but also an audiovisual masterpiece: from its incredibly detailed, blasphemous artwork, to the highly vicious, yet deeply emotional tracks, BEHEMOTH once again played with fire. igniting an inferno to burn the narrow minded bigotry of Christianity down to the ground.
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