The Serpentine Offering

The Serpentine Offering

Infobox Single
Name = The Serpentine Offering
format = Single
Artist = Dimmu Borgir
from Album = In Sorte Diaboli


Released = March 30, 2007
Recorded = June-November 2006
Genre = Symphonic extreme metal
Symphonic black metal
Length = 13:53
Label = Nuclear Blast Records

Producer = Dimmu Borgir and Fredrik Nordström
Last single = "Vredesbyrd"
(2004) | This single = "The Serpentine Offering""
(2007) | Next single = "The Sacrilegious Scorn"
(2007)

"The Serpentine Offering" is a single by Dimmu Borgir from their 2007 album "In Sorte Diaboli". The European version of the single features an instrumental version of "TheSerpentine Offering" and the North American version, instead, features aninstrumental version of "The Heretic Hammer".

Music video

The video for "The Serpentine Offering" was directed by Patric Ullaeus and famed Iranian music video director Tony Petrossian.

On beginning of the music video, the following lines appear:: "What you believe to be true is false": "What you thought right, wrong"

The music video begins with Christian crusaders (Teutonic Knights) raiding the village and slaughtering innocent people. Here, a priest's assistant is shown to dislike killing people just because of faith. When crusaders find a woman, who had just given birth, hiding in the barn and set it afire to incinerate her, the priest's assistant leaves to the forest where he pulls off and throws to the ground the Christian cross he was wearing, symbolizing his rejection of Christianity. Later a group of other people against Christianity are shown in a cave in the forest, and later around a fire. In the end of the video they attack and win the battle against the Christian crusaders.

In the end of the music video following lines appear:: "The battle will never end": "In Sorte Diaboli - Antichristus Spiritualis"

Track listing

European version

#"The Serpentine Offering" (Album Version) – 5:09
#"The Serpentine Offering" (Video Edit) – 4:42
#"The Serpentine Offering" (Instrumental Version) - 4:04

North American Version

#"The Serpentine Offering" (Album Version) – 5:09
#"The Serpentine Offering" (Video Edit) – 4:42
#"The Heretic Hammer" (Instrumental Version) - 4:37

External links

* [http://dimmu-borgir.com/video/the-serpentine-offering.mpg The Serpentine Offering on the official Dimmu Borgir website]


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