The haunting intro to “Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel” pays the way for a Nergal and crew to rip the stage and crush the non believers
We released probably the most important record in our career. And it feels weird after two decades of being around and struggling and touring and releasing albums. That was the tenth record in our career. And both fans and media claim The Satanist is the best Behemoth album ever
While tracks from The Satanist unsurprisingly feature prominently in the setlist, accompanied mostly by others from the last decade, they do make time for older tracks including their debut album opener, ‘Chant of the Eastern Lands’ before posing for a group photo and exiting the stage. Encouraging chants of “Be-he-moth” summon the foursome back to their ranks for a finale of ‘O Father O Satan O Sun!’, dressed in the eerie hooded robes and horns seen in the graphic ‘Blow Your Trumpets’ video. Thus ended a show that is surely the favourite for the title of “Best Irish Metal Event of 2014”, and massive appreciation is due to all who made it happen.