Earlier this week, Polish death metallers Behemoth had the blasphemy conviction against its frontman overturned on an appeal. But a lack of religious shit-stirring is unacceptable for Nergal and Co., and so the band have announced a new live album — that comes with a cardboard church you can burn.
The band’s live album will be titled In Absentia Dei (‘In the absence of God’), and will contain recordings of the band’s 2020 concert from inside a Polish church. The record will drop December 17th as a digital album, a digibook, and an LP; the second option contains a complete concert film of the night, while the third contains a build-it-yourself cardboard church which fans are encouraged to burn to the ground.
Check out the LP layout, complete with your itty-bitty church, below:
Behemoth’s In Absentia Dei is available for preorder.
When Adam “Nergal” Darski contested the charges against him, a judge ruled that the photo in question was posted on Nergal’s social media accounts, and was therefore only made available to a specific group, who were given the following disclaimer by the artist: “The content presented on this profile may offend your religious and other feelings. If you don’t want that to happen, stop following me.”
Darski wrote on his Instagram, “Case DISMISSED. There’s NOTHING controversial about the jury’s verdict so fuckin’ DEAL with it. AFTER ALL we live in civilized and democratic country… still. Common sense beats the shit out of fundamentalist agenda which means on more step towards Poland remaining a secular state! Moreover, I know it’s like talking to the wall but to all my adversaries: dont’t give me that ‘do the same with Koran’ bullshit coz it’s old and irrelevant. I keep on spamming here coz I simply LOVE polarization between half of u dear followers congratulating me for the battle won and the other half… that would love see me crucifucked.
“Let the game continue! NON SERVIAM and FTW!!”
Words by Chris Krovatin