Polish black metal act Yfel 1710 have released a new video to the track “Zbieracz Ciał” (translates to “Body Collector”). The track comes off the band’s latest album, “Zlatują się Ćmy”, which was released via Pagan Records earlier this year.
The video includes footage from Die Pest in Florenz (1919), a German silent historical film directed by Otto Rippert.
The band explained:
“At the time of the plague epidemic of 1710 in Warmia, it was a common thing to employ the so-called “lower medical staff”.
“They usually worked at night. When people heard their bells, they were obliged to make way and walk away. The task of this “lower medical staff” was to collect corpses from the streets. Dead bodies were placed on special carriages and taken away.
“It sometimes happened that a Body Collector (English for “Zbieracz Ciał”) abused his privileges. Some of them demanded money or valuables for taking away the corpse. There were also stories about drunk body collectors who desecrated corpses, simply ignoring other people who were too afraid to do disturb them.”
The artwork to “Zlatują się Ćmy” was done by Robert A. von Ritter Illustrations. The album was recorded at Willa Wisielców Studio and Bat Studio, mixed and mastered by Michał Grabowski, blackteammedia.pl
Yfel 1710 released its debut album “Willa Wisielców” in 2020 and a split with Martwa Aura “Kali Yuga Boys” earlier in February 2022. The new album was recorded between October 2020 and March 2022 by Klimorh (also known from Non Opus Dei, Narrenwind, Alne), Góral (Non Opus Dei, ex – Gorycz), Skaven (ex – Black Altar) and Pająk (Ash Devili).
“Zlatują się Ćmy” is dedicated to the memory of the band’s drummer Paweł “Skaven” Walesiak (1980 – 2020). To the Altars in Hell!
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