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Latest news: Tue, Dec 20 2016, BENIGHTED

Upcoming release: "Necrobreed"

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

BENIGHTED have released another grinding track taken from their forthcoming album 'Necrobreed' (out in stores on February 17th). "Forgive Me Father" features vocalist Trevor Strnad from THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER and is streaming via the official media partners below, where you can also find hot new tour-dates.

Metal Obsession (AU)
Spark (CZ)
Rock Hard (DE)
Friedhof Magazine (ES)
Kaaoszine (FI)
Thrashocore (FR)
Rock Overdose (GR)
Kronos Mortus (HU)
Metal Jesus Magazine (IN)
Hardkjarni (IS)
Rock Hard (IT)
Zware Metalen (NL)
Kvlt (PL)
Loud (PT)
Crank It Up (SE)
Antichrist Magazine (UA)
Zero Tolerance (UK)

BENIGHTED have previously revealed artwork and track-list of 'Necrobreed', which can both 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

Singer Julien Truchan comments on behalf of BENIGHTED: "Hey fellows! Born from the depths of Kohlekeller Studio in Germany, we now present 'Forgive Me Father', the second fragment of insanity ripped from our forthcoming album 'Necrobreed'. This track features the mighty Trevor Strnad from The Black Dahlia Murder! Stay sick!"

BENIGHTED furthermore release the first live dates for 2017. The French brutal death maniacs announced a string of festival dates and an early tour in their home country. This is of course only the start of the band's activities next year. More shows will be announced in due time. Please see below for a list of all currently confirmed dates.

Vocalist Julien Truchan comments on behalf of BENIGHTED: "We can hardly wait to hit the road again and play our brutal new tracks from 'Necrobreed' on stage! Prepare yourself for war! We already have a bunch of dates for you, but will confirm many more soon! Spread the sickness!"


BENIGHTED French tour
10 Feb 17 Grenoble (FR) L’Ampérage
11 Feb 17 Puget-Sur-Argens (FR) Le Rat’s
17 Feb 17 Saint Étienne (FR) Le FIL
21 Feb 17 Nantes (FR) Le Ferailleur
22 Feb 17 Joue Les Tours (FR) Le Temps Machine
23 Feb 17 Paris (FR) Le Petit Bain
25 Feb 17 Rouen (FR) Le 106
03 Mar 17 Toulouse (FR) Le Metronum
18 Mar 17 Nancy (FR) Le Hublot
31 Mar 17 Dijon (FR) Le Consortium
01 Apr 17 Limours (FR) MJC

21 Jan 17 Lisbon (PT) RCA Club (XXXapada Na Tromba)
24 Feb 17 Bergen (NO) Blastfest
11 May 17 Horní Libchava (CZ) Zámek Horní Libchava
13 May 17 Zamek (CZ) Nice To Eat You Fest 2017
20 May 17 Saint-Omer (FR) Dreamer Fest 2017
03 Jun 17 Saint-Riquier (FR) Abbaye Metal Fest 2017
06 Jul 17 Viveiro (ES) Resurrection Fest 2017 (exact date tba)
29 Jul 17 Steenwijk (NL) Stonehenge Festival 2017
24 Aug 17 Spital Am Semmering (AT) Kaltenbach Open Air Festival 2017

'Necrobreed', can be pre-ordered in various formats from the Season of Mist shop.

Follow 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
Olivier Gabriel 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


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: Mon, Feb 23 2015
: Tue, Feb 24 2015
: Brutal Death
: SOM351
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Carnivore Sublime

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


Asylum Cave

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

Tour dates

Date Country Town Venue Other information
Sat, Jan 21 2017 PT Lisbon RCA Club XXXapada Na Tromba
Fri, Feb 10 2017 FR Grenoble L’Ampérage
Sat, Feb 11 2017 FR Puget-Sur-Argens Le Rat’s
Fri, Feb 17 2017 FR Saint Étienne Le FIL
Sat, Feb 18 2017 FR Montbeliard L'atelier des miles
Tue, Feb 21 2017 FR Nantes Le Ferailleur
Wed, Feb 22 2017 FR Joue Les Tours Le Temps Machine
Thu, Feb 23 2017 FR Paris Le Petit Bain
Fri, Feb 24 2017 NO Bergen Blastfest
Sat, Feb 25 2017 FR Rouen Le 106
Fri, Mar 03 2017 FR Toulouse Le Metronum
Sat, Mar 18 2017 FR Nancy Le Hublot
Fri, Mar 31 2017 FR Dijon Le Consortium
Sat, Apr 01 2017 FR Limours MJC
Sat, Apr 15 2017 DE Essen Turock +Wormed
Sun, Apr 16 2017 NL Arnhem Willemeen +Wormed
Mon, Apr 17 2017 BE Arlon L'entrepot +Wormed
Tue, Apr 18 2017 DE Weinheim Cafe Central +Wormed
Wed, Apr 19 2017 CZ Praha Modrá Vopice +Wormed
Fri, Apr 21 2017 CH Zug Industrie 45 +Wormed
Sun, Apr 23 2017 AT Vienna Viper Room +Wormed
Mon, Apr 24 2017 HU Budapest Dürer Kert +Wormed
Tue, Apr 25 2017 RO Bucharest Fabrica +Wormed
Wed, Apr 26 2017 RO Cluj-Napoca Flying Circus +Wormed
Thu, Apr 27 2017 SI Ljubljana Orto Bar +Wormed
Fri, Apr 28 2017 IT Brescia Circolo Colony +Wormed
Sat, Apr 29 2017 AT Innsbruck PMK +Wormed
Thu, May 11 2017 CZ Horní Libchava Zámek Horní Libchava
Sat, May 13 2017 CZ Zamek Nice To Eat You Fest 2017
Sat, May 20 2017 FR Saint-Omer Dreamer Fest 2017
Sat, Jun 03 2017 FR Saint-Riquier Abbaye Metal Fest 2017
Thu, Jul 06 2017 ES Viveiro Resurrection Festival 2017 Exact date TBA
Sat, Jul 29 2017 NL Steenwijk Stonehenge Festival 2017
Thu, Aug 24 2017 AT Spital Am Semmering Kaltenbach Open Air Festival 2017
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