Published on June 6th, 2023 | by Adrian Gunning
BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT, HALSEY, AND SUGA OF BTS JOIN FORCES FOR “LILITH (DIABLO IV ANTHEM)”
Today, GRAMMY-nominated, multi-platinum, genre-bending artist Halsey and SUGA of 21st century pop icons BTS unleashed the official music video for “Lilith (Diablo IV Anthem)” in collaboration with Blizzard Entertainment’s Diablo IV. Directed by Henry Hobson, the video was shot in multiple locations including inside Chapelle des Jésuites (Jesuits’ Chapel) in Cambrai, France, where Blizzard had filled the ceiling with paintings and a 160-foot mural inspired by the game.
Like the High Heavens and Burning Hells, Halsey needed a counterpart to accompany them on the fiery track and help tame their commanding power. Cue SUGA, a longtime collaborator and friend, who makes his way through the haze and effortlessly spits bars at the halfway mark.
“I’m thrilled that I got to collab with SUGA of BTS on a reimagined version of “Lilith” for the Diablo IV anthem! Having spent countless hours in Sanctuary with my family, I’m here as both a fan and a collaborator, ” said Halsey. “Plus I’ve always wanted to do a concept with SUGA with this type of dark mythology, Hopefully fans of Diablo, SUGA and myself will love Lilith’s embrace.”
“Working with Halsey on a track for the Diablo universe has been an incredible joy. I hope the track resonates with many people worldwide,” said SUGA.
“This anthem for Diablo IV is a beautiful culmination of Halsey and SUGA’s passion for the world of Diablo and what it represents,” said Rod Fergusson, General Manager of Diablo at Blizzard Entertainment. “Their re-interpretation of Halsey’s ‘Lilith’ from all angles – as a sound, as a piece of art, as a narrative – takes you right into the desperate world of Sanctuary and the resolute spirit it takes to fight your demons, whatever form they may take.”
The first 20 seconds of the music video premiered at the epic Diablo IV launch event at Vibiana in Downtown Los Angeles on May 31 PDT. All hell broke loose as attendees, including fellow Diablo IV collaborators like Gottmik (RuPaul’s Drag Race) and special guests Offset (Rapper), Tinashe (Singer), David Harbour (Actor, Stranger Things), Khleo Thomas (Actor and Gamer), and others danced the night away to a DJ set by Zedd while themed visuals were cast on the walls inside the landmark cathedral.
Diablo IV is available to pre-purchase starting at $109.95 AUD on Windows® PC, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4. Deluxe packages are also available for each digital download that include additional armour, seasonal battle passes, and more. Find out more details on pricing and availability here.