photos by Mathieu Bredeau

Polish black/death metal greats Behemoth brought their current tour to NYC on on April 23 at Webster Hall. For this tour, they're playing 2014's The Satanist in full, which they did to open the set, and then they returned for two encores that included live staples like "Chant for Eschaton 2000," "Conquer All," "Slaves Shall Serve" and more.

The show was doubly exciting, because not only were Behemoth playing a great album in full, but it was the first NYC show ever by Myrkur. Myrkur debuted as a mysterious one-woman black metal project on Relapse in 2014, and it was later revealed that the woman was Amalie Bruun of indie pop band Ex Cops. She put out her promising debut EP that year and followed it with her solid debut album (featuring members of Mayhem and Ulver) in 2015. Her set at Webster focused mostly on the full length, and also included a cover of Bathory's "Song to Hall Up High." She sounded great, with vocals that were often gorgeous and made for a nice contrast against her crushing three-piece backing band.

Setlists for both acts and more pictures below…




Myrkur Setlist (via)
Den Lille Piges Død
Onde børn
Jeg er guden, i er tjenerne
Dybt i skoven
Skøgen skulle dø
Song to Hall Up High (Bathory cover)


Behemoth Setlist (via)
Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel
Furor Divinus
Messe Noire
Ora Pro Nobis Lucifer
The Satanist
Ben Sahar
In the Absence ov Light
O Father O Satan O Sun!

Pure Evil and Hate
Antichristian Phenomenon
Conquer All

Encore 2:
At the Left Hand ov God
Slaves Shall Serve
Chant for Eschaton 2000