It’s quite perfect timing for this Visions of Hell. First off, a majority of the Nine Circles crew was at Behemoth in NY (and a few people spilled over to Behemoth in Boston, MA the following night). Both shows (and there will be full reviews of them) included Behemoth playing their masterpiece The Satanist straight through. During that performance, aside from some visual effects, the video for “Messe Noire” was unveiled as the band tore through the track. So follow the jump for details and the video itself.
The video was directed and produced by Brooklyn’s own Zev Deans (yes, the guy that made that amazing Ghost video) and is perhaps the most dark and foreboding video of Behemoth’s career. Something about the organic atmosphere that Deans is able to create renders his music videos bleaker than a Dickens novel. Dedicated to the Swedish surrealist Hans Rudolf “Ruedi” Giger (aka H. R. Giger) and, as such, creates a surrealist atmosphere for Behemoth to spew their excessively literal lyrics.
There’s still time to catch Behemoth on their world tour. And if you miss them, I’m sure they will be back shortly.