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Behemoth Release Disturbing, NSFW New Video

In their latest music video, Behemoth indulge in some delicious satanic nightmare fuel.

Polish satanic death metal crew Behemoth have always gone in on some jarring imagery and intense metaphors when it comes to spirituality. With every album, the band further strengthens and poeticizes their bone-deep hatred for Christianity. But with the video they’ve released today, Behemoth has coupled that symbolism with some truly horrific horror scenes, merging both their religious contempt and the blood-drenched soul of death metal.

The video, for the track Sabbath Mater off of the band’s 2018 album I Loved You At Your Darkest, begins with what we’ve all grown to love and expect from Behemoth — the band, dressed like wanderers in the wasteland of the soul, turning nail-studded crosses upside-down and waving black banners. But then, it takes a brutal and fleshy turn, introducing a pillar of human torment being fed by a mutilated cleric. With every shot, the camera pulls further back, revealing more and more of the shudder-inducing monument, until the viewer is treated to the full NSFW image of…well, you’ll just have to watch it.

Behold Sabbath Mater below:

Jesus! Or not.

Speaking to Kerrang! about his role as a spiritual iconoclast, Behemoth frontman Nergal said, “It feels like that Luciferian, Promethean [identity] is in my DNA. I can try to reject that. But, as the Greeks say: ‘Know thyself!’ I would rather die than deny my nature. [My creativity comes from that same place as poets John] Milton and [Percy Bysshe] Shelley, [occultist Aleister] Crowley, [poet] William Blake and the Bible itself.

“I will always remember my little tipsy father coming back from work with an acoustic guitar when I was seven or eight,” he remembered fondly. “I still don’t know where the fuck he got it. He was probably playing cards with some drunken friends and won it. As soon as I saw it, I was sold to the Devil! That was the moment I signed my pact…”

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Posted on July 24th 2019, 3:28pm
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