is the sixth album by Polish Zos Kia Cultus (Here and Beyond) extreme metal band Behemoth. It was recorded at the Hendrix Studios in June–September 2002 and mastered at the High End Studio in Warsaw in September 2002.
The title refers to
Zos Kia Cultus, a form of magic developed by Austin Osman Spare. At the end of the track "Horns ov Baphomet", the person speaking is Aleister Crowley. It is from the track At Sea from the CD , which contains audio files from the only known recording of his voice. The Great Beast Speaks [ ] citation needed
The album was re-released through
Peaceville Records as a limited edition digipak. It contained an enhanced audio disc with a video of As Above So Below was included with the release.
This album marks the band's sound transition to more straightforward death metal.
Track listing [ edit ]
"Horns ov Baphomet"
"Here and Beyond (Titanic Turn ov Time)"
"As Above So Below"
"Blackest ov the Black"
(Instrumental) Krzysztof Azarewicz
"The Harlot ov the Saints"
"No Sympathy for Fools, Havoc"
"Zos Kia Cvltvs"
(Instrumental) Austin Osman Spare
Raven Moonshae, Nergal
"Typhonian Soul Zodiack"
"Heru Ra Ha: Let There Be Might"
Nergal, Krzysztof Azarewicz
Personnel [ edit ]
Marcin "Novy" Nowak – bass guitar Jerzy "U.Reck" Głód (
Lux Occulta) – synthesizers Raven Moonshae – sound effects
Piotr "Trozky" Weltrowski – sound effects
Krzysztof Azarewicz – all mantras and spells, lyrics
Sharon E. Wennekers – grammatical and poetical consultation
Arkadiusz "Malta" Malczewski – sound engineering, mixing
Maurycy Śmierzchalski – photography
Tomasz "Graal" Daniłowicz – cover design and artwork
Grzegorz Piwkowski – audio mastering
Produced at Hendrix Studios, June-September 2002.
Mastered at High End Studio, Warsaw, September 2002.
Release history [ edit ]
References [ edit ]