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Benighted (Brutal Death Metal)


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Latest news: Tue, Mar 20 2018, BENIGHTED

Latest release: "Necrobreed"

Release date: Fri, Feb 17 2017, US Fri, Feb 17 2017

BENIGHTED have announced a big birthday party for their band in Villeurbanne (Lyon) on May 5th. The French death grind extremists will be joined by many special guests. See below for more info.


Vocalist Julien Truchan comments: "We will celebrate 20 years of BENIGHTED with a special show at the CCO in Villeurbanne, Lyon on the 5th of May! We hope that you can make it and bring along all the craziness that you are capable of! We have prepared a very special setlist and invited many dear friends to join us on stage like Niklas from Shining, Sven from Aborted, Arno from Black Bomb A, and also former members of the band! We will record this show to be a part of our Anniversary EP, which will be released later this year by Season of Mist! Come and join us and let's make this an unforgettable party!"

24 Mar 18 Heidelberg (DE) Halle 02 (Heidelberg Deathfest)
07 Apr 18 Moita (PT) Moita Metal Fest
05 May 18 Villeurbanne (FR) CCO (20 Years Anniversary Show)
26 May 18 Lac de la Vingeanne (FR) Outch Festival
22 Jun 18 Clisson (FR) Hellfest
18 Jul 18 Trutnov (CZ) Obscene Extreme Fest
27 Jul 18 Chicago (US) Durty Nellie's (Domination Fest )
03 Aug 18 Saint-Maurice-De-Gourdans (FR) Sylak Open Air
10 Aug 18 Schlotheim (DE) Party San Metal Open Air

BENIGHTED are playing live in support of their latest full-length, 'Necrobreed'. Artwork and track-list can be viewed below.



  1. Hush Little Baby
  2. Reptilian
  3. Psychosilencer
  4. Forgive Me Father
  5. Leatherface
  6. Der Doppelgaenger
  7. Necrobreed
  8. Monsters Make Monsters
  9. Cum With Disgust
  10. Versipellis
  11. Reeks Of Darkened Zoopsia
  12. Mass Grave

'Necrobreed' can still be ordered from the Season of Mist shop

Join BENIGHTED on their official Facebook page!



Madness reigns! BENIGHTED deliver the radical soundtrack to these savage times. With their new full-length 'Necrobreed', the French sidestep the steadily growing complexity of their previous albums ‘Asylum Cave’ (2011) and 'Carnivore Sublime' (2014) by recalibrating their sound along their roots.

'Necrobreed' is the result of modern violence combined with an undercurrent of old school feeling. BENIGHTED keep their grinding influences but classic death metal clearly shows through the fabric. Those insane pig squeals are backed-up by massive growling. Crushing riffing and nuclear drumming meet subtle melodies and hidden hooks are fueling the fury.

BENIGHTED were spawned by members from French Death and Black metal bands DISHUMANIZED, DARKNESS FIRE, and OSGILIATH, who joined forces in 1998 for a more brutal, heavy and modern way of expression. When their first self-produced and self-titled full-length hit the streets in 2000, it immediately had a strong impact. This turned a side-project into a main act. A fast-growing fan base was built by a string of acclaimed albums: 'Psychose' (2002), 'Insane Cephalic Production' (2004), 'Identisick' (2006), and 'Icon' (2007) were all enthusiastically received.

On the live front, BENIGHTED quickly started to capture audiences with sweat driver performances that bulldozer any resistance mercilessly aside. This allowed the French to climb up the ladder fast and soon came invitations to all major European festivals including Neurotic Death Fest, Hellfest, Wacken, Brutal Assault, Summer Breeze, and Inferno Festival among many more.

BENIGHTED recorded 'Necrobreed' once again in Germany's Kohlekeller Studio in continuation of a very successful relationship. The other constant with these brutal death addicts is an album concept that comes based on a theme revolving around the abysmal potential of the human psyche. This time vocalist (and caretaker in a mental asylum) Julien Truchan penned lyrics dealing with a man, who is stitching dead animals to his abdomen. On feeling the warmth of his infected flesh, the schizophrenic "gives birth" to the carcass and places it in his house as the result of a severe childhood trauma involving a dead cat.

'Necrobreed' gives an extreme musical voice to the madness lurking within. Let your mind be shaken by BENIGHTED. In case of side effects, please see a doctor.


Name Instrument
Julien Truchan Vocals
Fack Guitar
Romain Goulon Drums
Pierre Arnoux Bass / Backing vocals
Emmanuel Dalle Guitar

Releases Season of Mist



General information
: Fri, Feb 17 2017
: Fri, Feb 17 2017
: Brutal Death Metal
: SOM406
: available


Brutalive The Sick

General information
: Mon, Feb 23 2015
: Tue, Feb 24 2015
: Brutal Death
: SOM351
: available


Carnivore Sublime

General information
: Fri, Feb 14 2014
: Tue, Feb 18 2014
: Brutal Death Metal
: SOM319
: available


Asylum Cave

General information
: Mon, Mar 21 2011
: Tue, Mar 29 2011
: Death Metal
: SOM233
: available

Tour dates

Date Country Town Venue Other information
Sat, Mar 24 2018 DE Heidelberg Halle 02 Heidelberg Deathfest
Sat, Apr 07 2018 PT Moita Moita Metal Fest
Sat, May 05 2018 FR Villeurbanne CCO 20 Years Anniversary Show
Sat, May 26 2018 FR Lac de la Vingeanne Outch Festival
Sat, Jun 16 2018 FR Clisson Hellfest
Wed, Jul 18 2018 CZ Trutnov Obscene Extreme Fest
Fri, Jul 27 2018 US Chicago Durty Nellie's Domination Fest
Fri, Aug 03 2018 FR Saint-Maurice-De-Gourdans Sylak Open Air
Fri, Aug 10 2018 DE Schlotheim Party San Metal Open Air
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