Satanica

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Satanica
Studio album by Behemoth
Released October 25, 1999
Recorded 1999, Starcraft Stimulation Studios
Genre Blackened death metal
Length 35:12
Label Avantgarde, Metal Mind, Dwell
Producer Nergal, M.A.
Behemoth chronology
Pandemonic Incantations (1998) Satanica
(1999)
Thelema.6
(2000)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Chronicles of Chaos 9/10 stars[1]
Teraz Rock 3.5/5 stars[2]

Satanica is the fourth studio album released in 1999 by Polish extreme metal band Behemoth. Much of the music in this release is death metal with influences of black metal music, also commonly known as blackened death metal. It was recorded at the Starcraft Stimulation Studios and mastered in Warsaw, Poland in 1999.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Regular CD and digipak
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Decade of Therion"   Krzysztof Azarewicz Nergal 3:19
2. "LAM"   Krzysztof Azarewicz Nergal 4:13
3. "Ceremony of Shiva"   Krzysztof Azarewicz Nergal 3:32
4. "Of Sephirotic Transformation and Carnality"   Krzysztof Azarewicz Nergal 4:30
5. "The Sermon to the Hypocrites"   Krzysztof Azarewicz Nergal 5:03
6. "Starspawn"   Nergal Nergal 3:31
7. "The Alchemist's Dream"   Krzysztof Azarewicz Nergal 5:40
8. "Chant for Eschaton 2000"   Krzysztof Azarewicz Nergal 5:22
33. "#33"   Nergal 0:57
93. "#93"   Nergal Nergal 1:37
Double CD edition (bonus disc)

It is known that a limited edition double CD was released. The jewel case contains a second bonus CD with live tracks from Strasbourg, France, February 26 1999.

Notes
  • On some copies, track 1 is entitled as "Decade of ΘΕΡΙΟΝ" (ΘΕΡΙΟΝ is Greek for Therion).
  • On some copies, track 8 is entitled as "Chant for ΕΣΧΑΤΟΝ 2000" (ΕΣΧΑΤΟΝ is Greek for Eschaton).
  • It is known that this album was released with 2 hidden tracks. The first hidden track #33 is an instrumental track, while #93 is a short non-instrumental track but containing lyrics which are nowhere to be found. The tracks 9–32, as well as tracks 34–92 are silent/blank tracks, lasting 0:04 each.

Personnel[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label
Poland August 9, 1999 Metal Mind Productions
Italy, UK October 25, 1999 Avantgarde Music, Peaceville Records
USA August 22, 2000 Dwell Records
Russia February 2002 Irond Records

References[edit]

  1. ^ Azevedo, Pedro. "Behemoth - "Satanica" review". www.chroniclesofchaos.com. Retrieved 2014-02-03. 
  2. ^ Sankowski, Robert. "Behemoth "Satanica" review" (in Polish). Teraz Rock. Retrieved 2014-02-03. 
  3. ^ "Behemoth (3) - Satanica (CD, Album) at Discogs". Retrieved 2009-08-12.