Live Eschaton

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Live Eschaton
Behemothliveschatonvhs.jpg
Video by Behemoth
Released July 2000
Recorded April 27, 2000
Studio Łęg in Kraków, Poland
Genre Blackened death metal
Length 45:41
Label Metal Mind
Producer Maria Miodunka, Tomasz Pomarański
Behemoth chronology
Live Eschaton: The Art of Rebellion
(2000)
Crush.Fukk.Create: Requiem for Generation Armageddon
(2004)
Alternative cover
Live Eschaton: The Art of Rebellion cover art
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Live Eschaton is the first live performance recording by Polish extreme metal band Behemoth.[2] While originally released on VHS in 2000, a reissue was released on DVD as Live Eschaton: The Art of Rebellion in 2002.[3] Metal Mind Productions (MMP) also released a limited edition box set of Live Eschaton: The Art of Rebellion in 2009 (limited to 2000 copies), which contains the concert on DVD with extras and a bonus CD containing the concert's audio.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Original VHS recording and CD reissue[edit]

Live performances
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Decade of ΘΕΡΙΟΝ" Krzysztof Azarewicz Nergal 3:49
2. "LAM" Krzysztof Azarewicz Nergal 4:09
3. "Satan's Sword (I Have Become)" Nergal Nergal 4:42
4. "From The Pagan Vastlands" Tomasz Krajewski Nergal 3:23
5. "Driven by the Five-Winged Star" Nergal Nergal 5:23
6. "The Entrance to the Spheres of Mars" Nergal Nergal 4:33
7. "Starspawn" Nergal Nergal 3:19
8. "Carnage" (Mayhem cover)     3:58
9. "Chant for ΕΣΧΗΑΤΟΝ 2000" Krzysztof Azarewicz Nergal 6:30
10. "Pure Evil & Hate" Nergal Nergal 4:42

DVD reissues[edit]

The DVD reissues feature the band's discography at that time with album artwork and track listings, band and individual member biographies, an interview with Nergal, a slideshow of photos while the band is performing live, four exclusive wallpapers in Satanica artwork style (which are available in the "DESKTOP" folder located on the DVD), artwork from various demos, EPs and albums, stylistic variations of the band's logo, as well as details about the band's and their label's former websites. MMP retained the legal rights to re-release the original material in the future, which included their 2002 and 2009 DVD reissues.[5] However, the band itself only lists the original VHS release in the official discography on their webpage[6] due to the inclusion of unauthorized additional material in the DVD releases.[7]

Personnel[edit]

Behemoth
Additional musicians
Production
  • Dariusz Kawka – photography
  • Metal Hammer – photography
  • Bart Kuęniak – audio mastering (5.1 Surround for the DVD)
  • Piotr Brzeziński – sound mixing
  • Bartosz Cichoński – camera
  • Dariusz Posłuszny – camera
  • Marcin Maron – camera
  • Roman Piotrowski – camera
  • Sebastian Molski – camera
  • Wojciech Kursa – camera
  • Artur Wojewoda – video editing
  • Waldemar Szwajda – video editing
  • Jeremi Grzywa – lighting supervising
  • Fotis – lights
  • Piotr Wolański – video mixing

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format
Poland July 2000 Metal Mind Productions VHS
Europe May 28, 2002 Metal Mind Productions DVD
USA June 18, 2002 MVD Visual DVD
Europe April 20, 2009 Metal Mind Productions DVD + CD
USA May 5, 2009 MVD Visual DVD + CD

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