Behemoth has released another single and video, “Bartzabel” from its upcoming album “I Loved You At Your Darkest” – due out October 5th via Metal Blade Records (North America) / Nuclear Blast (Europe). The song itself is a departure from past Behemoth material and reminds me of Danzig “How the Gods Kill” material. Watch the NSFW sacrificial video below.
Nergal comments: “‘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! I hope you all enjoy it, and we look forward to ‘ILYAYD”s launch this Friday!”