Before unleashing their eagerly awaited new album, I Loved You At Your Darkest this Friday, Behemoth have released a video for new track, “Bartzabel”.

Behemoth mastermind 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!”

Behemoth will be in London for an in-store signing at 5.30pm on album release day, Friday 5th October, at HMV, 363 Oxford Street, W1.

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.