Live release out December 17th
BEHEMOTH set the world on fire when these Polish masters of black metal took to an abandoned church in rural Poland to perform a worldwide streaming event in the heart of the pandemic lockdown.
More than a year since the show’s premiere, In Absentia Dei returns in a range of deluxe formats for fans to relive the danger and drama that took place on that fateful night in 2020.
Frontman Nergal states, “Legions! For some of you, The Apostasy is the ultimate BEHEMOTH experience. Here, we present to you a song from that record which we filmed during In Absentia Dei. Enjoy it!“
The show 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.
BEHEMOTH released their latest full-length, I Loved You At Your Darkest, in 2018 to vast critical acclaim. I Loved You At Your Darkest 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.
Behemoth are proud to present In Absentia Dei as Blu Ray, Vinyl and CD for the first time. The ground-breaking immersive livestream spectacular which first broadcast in September 2020 from Poland offered fans a much welcomed escape during the height of the pandemic. 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, Nergal explains:
Nergal: Vocals / Guitar
Orion: Bass / Vocals
Inferno: Drums / Percussion