‘In Absentia Dei’ was broadcast as an immersive livestream event last year
The behemoth is set to release a live album of its 2020 ‘In Absentia Dei’ livestream, which showcased a cut-out, build-at-home model of the actual church.
“Burn it at your discretion,” read the accompanying statement.
The behemoth performs from within the ancient walls of an abandoned church in rural Poland in a four-part show and the 19-song set is now being released as a digital album as well as on triple vinyl.
A Digi-Book will also have videos of the entire show. ‘In Absentia Dei’ is scheduled to release on December 17 via Nuclear Blast.
You can pre-order the record Here And watch ‘Ivo’, the first song from the 2020 EP ‘A Forest,’ below.
Frontman Nergel said, “‘In absentia dei’ was a big challenge and a big risk, but it was a great artistic and commercial success.” “The response was absolutely fantastic – we made a statement with this performance and set the bar high. I hope we can continue to raise the bar with more projects to come!”
“I think it was the most challenging and rewarding project I’ve ever done for the band and the entire crew,” said director Derek Szermanowicz.
“We wanted to create something completely different. We wanted to create a unique, original and immersive experience rather than just another ‘live stream’. So we decided to combine cinematic visuals with live performances and mind-blowing space So that the audience can feel that they are there at the same time. ”
Viewers were warned that parts of the two-hour show may be hurtful and that it is only recommended for fans 18 years of age or older.
There are also rumors that Behemoth is set to release their new album later this year.
Following his signing with Nuclear Blast, it was hinted that a follow-up to 2018’s “I Loved You at Your Darkest” would arrive in late 2021.
“Their 30-year journey has yet to reach its pinnacle, and we are proud to have helped them on their way to being not only the biggest extreme metal band but one of the most exciting rock acts of the next decade.” Blast Europe’s A&R chief Jens Prueter said at the time.
“There are only a few bands that have the vision and will to dominate the music scene.”