Avantasia - The Metal Opera Pt. I
BEHEMOTH are proud to present ‘In Absentia Dei’ as Blu Ray, Vinyl and CD 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 hellish flames emanating from all parts of the sacred building.
Parts of the performance may offend – you have been warned.
“Pretty Damn Metal” - Decibel
“In Absentia Dei is an act of defiance” - Kerrang
“Behemoth have mastered a new element of their repertoire that plainly asserts that they are one of the most complete artists in any genre.” - Knotfest
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.
1 - Prelude
2 - Reach Out for the Light
3 - Serpents in Paradise
4 - Malleus Maleficarum
5 - Breaking Away
6 - Farewell
7 - The Glory of Rome
8 - In Nomine Patris
9 - Avantasia
10 - A New Dimension
11 - Inside
12 - Sign of the Cross
13 - The Tower