Belphegor's new album Totenritual is out now, and it's brutal as all hell. Speaking of hell, have you seen the band's music video for "Baphomet" yet? It's got quite a few references to hell, as well as nudity, fire, blood, and all the good stuff you've come to expect from Belphegor over the years.
The new video was shot by Grupa13 in Poland and is our best video yet, very professional and great videography. They definitely know what they are doing. The song is both a chant and a metaphorical description of the ancient Baphomet deity. The church considered it an enemy and a demonic character, so of course, we enjoy using it against them to mock their ignorance and witless fears. The sabbatic Ritual Goat, a divine androgyne, the creator. Power absolute. Goat God Dominus!!
The arrangement deals with the duality of life: Man/Woman, Death/Life, Fire/Water, Human/Demon, Love/Hate. It is also about discipline, freedom and the will to walk your own path ‘alone’ without letting someone else decide things relating to your life. Its essence is purity in solitude. When two become one, all is silent. There have been many old rituals for understanding Baphomet since it is not a deity to be summoned, but rather one to become. There are influences from these rituals in the text, which is the reason why it is written in the first person perspective. Non mortuum, Non vivit, There is only me. Ego sum!! Expect evil incarnated in audio and visual form.
Grab Totenritual here.