Nergal: Vocals / Guitar
Orion: Bass / Vocals
Inferno: Drums / Percussion
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 a hellish flames emanating from all parts of the sacred building.
"I think this was by far the most challenging and rewarding project for the band and the entire crew so far." Says director Darek Szermanowicz. "We wanted to make something completely different. We wanted to create a unique, original, and spectacular experience instead of another 'live stream.'' That's why we decided to mix cinematic scenes with live performances and mindblowing location to make it feel for the viewers like they are there at the same time.
We knew we are in the middle of very struggling times, and we have to manage a massive production in the middle of the pandemic with all of the restrictions, safety rules, and regulations. We did it, we made it, and I think this show is one of the most important milestones for the whole industry."
Parts of the performance may offend - you have been warned.