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” is returning in a range of deluxe formats for fans to relive the danger and drama that took place on that fateful night in 2020.
The live release will hit the shelves on Dec. 17, 2021. Pre-order the release in different formats here.
“In 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.
Now fans can witness another excerpt from the show: Behemoth’s classic 2007 anthem “Prometherion.” Stream or download the song here, and watch the video below.
Frontman Nergal said: “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 a 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)