|BEHEMOTH SHARE FINAL VIDEO FROM IN ABSENTIA DEI
RELEASE ARRIVES TODAY, DECEMBER 17
When Poland’s metal masters BEHEMOTH unleashed their livestream upon the world in 2020, they raised the bar to a new level, with one of the most ambitious, incendious, and blasphemic broadcasted shows throughout the pandemic. Never before had anyone tried to bring such a cinematic happening into one massive show that took place in an abandoned church in rural Poland, right during the darkest times of the pandemic lockdown. A year since the show’s premiere, In Absentia Dei is still as epic as it was in September 2020 and returns in a range of deluxe formats for fans to relive the heretic chef d’oeuvre that took place on that fateful night.
In Absentia Dei will is available in different formats here, including 2CD jewel case; 2CD/Blu-ray digibook; black/white melt vinyl (U.S. exclusive); gold/white melt vinyl (U.S. exclusive).
It is also 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! It is available in different formats here.
In addition, the band has unveiled another clip from the show. Watch “Slaves Shall Serve” here.
“In Absentia Dei — one of two pandemic endeavors that we managed to accomplish,” the band’s Nergal states. “We set the bar so high and you were right there with us, legions. You can now recreate the magic of that night whilst we wait to reunite in person! Get your copy and join us, the lord shall not be present…”
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.