This past Tuesday (my birthday… woo hoo!), Polish metal superstars Behemoth gave us a brand new official video for the title track of their epic masterpiece album The Satanist. Watch the video here below!
The album was released in May of 2014 to widespread critical acclaim. It received a 92 out of 100 from Metacritic, making it one of the highest scoring metal albums of all time. It topped many a critic’s year end list, landing in the second place slot on my own best of list.
Polish blackened death metal legends Behemoth have just released a Hellish and surreal clip for the third single from their critically-acclaimed masterpiece The Satanist.
The video is for the track “Messe Noire” and is a tribute to the art of the late, great H.R, Giger who passed away last year. Giger’s ties to the metal community were deep rooted and Behemoth offer a tip of the hat to his Hellish visions in the new clip.
“Christians To The Lions” is the sixth track off of Thelema 6, the fifth studio album by Polish juggernauts Behemoth. Check out the clip here below of Behemoth performing “Christians to the Lions” live somewhere around 2004.
Ever since the release of the album Thelema 6 in the year 2000, the aforementioned track has been the central manifesto of nearly every live performance that the band has done. The song’s anti-religion message is a perfect summary of the philosophical stance that has, at times, gotten Behemoth leader Adam “Nergal” Darski into hot water. Darski was charged with causing offense to religion when he ripped the pages out of a bible at a live show in Poland. He was later acquitted of the charges.
Behemoth is the biggest rock band to ever emerge from Poland. Over the course of 23 years and ten albums they have established themselves as one of the most important and continually vital blackened death metal bands in the world. Behemoth leader Adam ‘Nergal’ Darski is a huge celebrity in his homeland, having successfully fought charges of blasphemy for ripping up a bible at a concert, recovered from leukemia, wrote a best-selling autobiography, and dated supermodels along the way.
Earlier this year, Behemoth issued their tenth studio album, The Satanist. It has been widely hailed as a masterpiece and the band’s magnum opus. It is sure to be sitting very high up on many critics’ year-end “best of” lists (including mine).
Here with the uncensored video for the first single from The Satanist is Behemoth with “Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel.”