BEHEMOTH are proud to present “In Absentia Dei” in several formats 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:
‘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!’
Produced by Grupa 13, In Absentia Dei was presented as a show of four parts within the ancient walls of an ancient and abandoned church in rural Poland. The show was woven with high-production theatrics and even a hellish flames emanating from all parts of the sacred building.
Parts of the performance may offend – you have been warned.
“Pretty Damn Metal”
“In Absentia Dei is an act of defiance”
“Behemoth have mastered a new element of their repertoire that plainly asserts that they are one of the most complete artists in any genre.”
The Polish heretics 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.
Read our review here.