Tomorrow, Polish extreme metal titans Behemoth will finally be unleashing their eagerly-awaited eleventh studio album, ‘I Loved You At Your Darkest’, their first LP in over four years.
But, before then, the heavy-hitting trio have unleashed a NSFW video to accompany ‘Bartzabel’, which sees the band conducting some dark religious ritual which gets a little horrific at times.
Speaking about the song and its video, frontman Nergal commented with the following.
“‘Bartzabel’ is a song that came in the midst of a Behemoth rehearsal… we had no structure, no vision – but piece by piece, it came to be, and we were extremely excited by the result. To us, it’s the eye of the ‘ILYAYD’ storm: sonically calmer and slower than anything else on the record, but definitely one of the darkest!
Lyrically, we (myself and Krzysztof Azarewicz) were inspired by Aleister Crowley’s conjuration of the Spirit of Mars – which the video, by our trusted friends in Grupa 13, depicts beautifully… I may even go as far to say that it’s my favourite Behemoth video of all time!”
You can stream and watch the video for ‘Batrzabel’ below.
The band’s eleventh album, ‘I Loved You At Your Darkest’, is scheduled for release on October 5th 2018 through Nuclear Blast Records/Metal Blade Records.