Latest news: Wed, Feb 22 2017, BENIGHTED
BENIGHTED have premiered their forthcoming album 'Necrobreed' in full, which will be out in stores on February 17th.
'Necrobreed is exclusively streaming via the official media partners listed below.
Metal Obsession (AU)
Metal Hammer (DE)
Radio Metal (FR)
Rock Overdose (GR)
Metal Wani (IN)
Rock Hard (IT)
Zware Metalen (NL)
Metal Hammer (NO)
Metal Hammer (UK)
Artwork and track-list of 'Necrobreed' can be viewed below.
Vocalist Julien Truchan comments on behalf of BENIGHTED: "Finally! It was hard to remain patient while eagerly waiting to unleash our new piece of madness, 'Necrobreed'. We are so proud of this album, which contains the most intense and deranged tracks that we have ever made! Such brutal songs as 'Reptilian', 'Forgive Me Father', 'Reeks of Darkened Zoopsia'... shall set the world on fire. Be most welcome to our story of a twisted schizophrenic and his morbid way to build a family. Enjoy the sickness! Let's get contaminated and spread the disease!"
On previous news, BENIGHTED have added a European headlining tour joined by label mates WORMED as well as UNFATHOMABLE RUINATION and OMOPHAGIA. For a complete list of confirmed shows, please see below.
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
BENIGHTED + WORMED
15 Apr 17 Essen (DE) Turock
16 Apr 17 Arnhem (NL) Willemeen
17 Apr 17 Arlon (BE) L'entrepot
18 Apr 17 Weinheim (DE) Cafe Central
19 Apr 17 Praha (CZ) Modrá Vopice
21 Apr 17 Zug (CH) Industrie 45
23 Apr 17 Vienna (AT) Viper Room
24 Apr 17 Budapest (HU) Dürer Kert
25 Apr 17 Bucharest (RO) Fabrica
26 Apr 17 Cluj-Napoca (RO) Flying Circus
27 Apr 17 Ljubljana (SI) Orto Bar
28 Apr 17 Brescia (IT) Circolo Colony
29 Apr 17 Innsbruck (AT) PMK
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 Festival 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 now be ordered in various formats from the Season of Mist shop.
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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.
|Pierre Arnoux||Bass / Backing vocals|
Releases Season of Mist
|Fri, Mar 31 2017||FR||Dijon||Le Consortium|
|Sat, Apr 01 2017||FR||Limours||MJC|
|Sat, Apr 08 2017||DK||Aarhus||Royal Metalfest|
|Sat, Apr 15 2017||DE||Essen||Turock||+Wormed +Unfathomable Ruination|
|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|
|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|
|Fri, Jun 09 2017||RU||Moscow||Les Club|
|Sat, Jun 10 2017||RU||Saint Petersbourg||Mod Club|
|Thu, Jul 06 2017||ES||Viveiro||Resurrection Festival 2017||Exact date TBA|
|Fri, Jul 21 2017||DE||Bertingen||Rock Unter Den Eichen Festival|
|Sat, Jul 29 2017||NL||Steenwijk||Stonehenge Festival 2017|
|Thu, Aug 24 2017||AT||Spital Am Semmering||Kaltenbach Open Air Festival 2017|