Ezkaton

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Ezkaton
EP by Behemoth
Released November 11, 2008 (2008-11-11)
Recorded November, 2006 – April, 2007
October 2007
Genre Death metal
Length 27:53
Label Metal Blade, Regain, Mystic Production
Producer Behemoth
Behemoth chronology
At the Arena ov Aion – Live Apostasy
(2008)
Ezkaton
(2008)
Evangelion
(2009)
Alternative cover
Limited edition box set cover.
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Chronicles of Chaos 8/10 stars[2]

Ezkaton is the sixth EP by Polish extreme metal band Behemoth. It was released in North America through Metal Blade Records on November 11, 2008, and in Europe through Regain Records on November 20, 2008. The EP features seven tracks, including one new song titled Qadosh, a live recording and new studio version to Chant for Ezkaton 2000 e.v., live versions of From the Pagan Vastlands and Decade ov Therion, along with covers of Master's Hammer's Jáma pekel and Ramones' I'm Not Jesus.

The first four tracks were recorded during the The Apostasy studio sessions at the Radio Gdańsk Studios from November 2006 till March 2007. The other three live tracks were recorded in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands in October 2007 the during the European Apostasy tour.

Ezkaton has also been released as a limited edition box set, that includes four 7-inch picture discs. The set also comes with a bonus track, Devilock (Misfits cover) on the third picture disc. Each picture disc has one track on each side.

The limited edition box set also has two manufacturing mistakes: the CD title for track 3 "Jamal Pekel" is written as "Jamal Piekiel". And the back of the box misses the "live" mention for "Decade Ov Therion".

Track listing[edit]

Regular CD and Digipak
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Chant for Ezkaton 2000 e.v."   Krzysztof Azarewicz Nergal 5:11
2. "Qadosh"   Krzysztof Azarewicz Nergal 4:58
3. "Jáma pekel" (Master's Hammer cover) Storm Fibiger, Necrocock, Storm 3:59
4. "I'm Not Jesus" (Ramones cover) Richie Ramone Richie Ramone 2:41
5. "From the Pagan Vastlands" (live) Tomasz Krajewski Nergal 3:01
6. "Decade ov Therion" (live) Krzysztof Azarewicz Nergal 2:56
7. "Chant for Ezkaton 2000 e.v." (live) Krzysztof Azarewicz Nergal 5:07

Personnel[edit]

Behemoth
Additional musicians
Production
  • Tomasz "Graal" Danilowicz – cover concept, design, and artwork direction
  • Arkadiusz "Malta" Malczewski – engineering (tracks (1-4)
  • Bjorn Engelmann – mastering (tracks 1-2)
  • Grzegorz Piwkowski – mastering (tracks 3-7)
  • Daniel Bergstrand – mixing (tracks 1-6)
  • Kuba Mankowski – recording (tracks 1-6)
  • Krzysztof Azarewicz – lyrics
Note
  • Songs 1-4 recorded during The Apostasy studio sessions at RG Studios, November 2006 -March 2007
  • Mixed in Dug Out Studio, Uppsala, March 2007 e.v. and June 2008
  • Additional vocal tracks recorded in Soundsgreat Studio, Gdynia, May 2008
  • Songs 5-7 recorded in Leeuwarden, Holland, October 2007 during "European Apostasy" tour.
  • Songs 1-2 mastered in Cutting Room Studio, Stockholm, March 2007
  • Songs 3-7 mastered in High-End Audio, Warsaw, June 2008

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label
Poland November 10, 2008 Mystic Production
USA November 11, 2008 Metal Blade Records
Sweden November 20, 2008 Regain Records

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Heatseekers 26

References[edit]

  1. ^ Prato, Greg. "Review: Ezkaton". Allmusic. Retrieved 22 August 2009. 
  2. ^ Zhu, Yulon. "Review: Ezkaton". Chronicles of Chaos. Retrieved 22 August 2009.