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Benighted (Brutal Death Metal)


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Latest news: Tue, Jun 05 2018, BENIGHTED

Latest release: "Necrobreed"

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

BENIGHTED have finished the recordings of their anniversary EP, which will be released later this year by Season of Mist. The EP will be the follow up of the highly successful album ‘Necrobreed’ . Read more about the upcoming release below.


The French death grind extremists recorded "Dogs Always Bite Harder Than Their Master" once again in Germany's Kohlekeller Studio. Not only will the EP contain three brand new tracks, but also live footage that was recorded during their Anniversary show in Lyon last month. The band invited special guests Sven de Caluwé (ABORTED) and Nikita Kamprad (DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT) to lay down their vocals on one of the new offerings!

Vocalist Julien comments: "Benighted just finished recording his Anniversary EP 'Dogs Always Bite Harder Than Their Master' at Kohlekeller Studio! It will contain 3 new devastating tracks, 1 cover and some live tracks from the Anniversary show in Lyon! One of the tracks, feature two great vocalists: Sven from Aborted and Nikita from Der Weg Einer Freiheit. The EP will be available in very special bundles, more news about that soon!"

BENIGHTED have previously announced more dates for the "Hell over Europe II" tour with headliners ABORTED and CRYPTOPSY as well as opening act CYTOTOXIN in what promises to be the ultimate death metal package of the season. See the full list of tour dates below.


BENIGHTED festival dates
23 Jun 18 Clisson (FR) Hellfest
20 Jul 18 Trutnov (CZ) Obscene Extreme Fest
26 Jul 18 Kansas City, MI (US) Riot Room
27 Jul 18 Chicago (US) Durty Nellie's (Domination Fest 5)
28 Jul 18 St. Louis, MI (US) Fubar
29 Jul 18 Peoria, IL (US) The Rail II
03 Aug 18 Saint-Maurice-De-Gourdans (FR) Sylak Open Air
10 Aug 18 Schlotheim (DE) Party San Metal Open Air

01 Nov 18 Leeuwarden (NL) Neushoorn
02 Nov 18 Mulhouse (FR) Noumatrouff
03 Nov 18 Sint Niklaas (BE) Casino
04 Nov 18 Saint-Brieuc (FR) La Citrouille
05 Nov 18 Paris (FR) Petit Bain
07 Nov 18 Nantes (FR) Le Ferrailieur
08 Nov 18 Biarritz (FR) Atabal
09 Nov 18 Madrid (ES) Caracol
10 Nov 18 Barcelona (ES) Boveda
11 Nov 18 Lyon (FR) CCO
12 Nov 18 Brescia (IT) Circolo Colony
13 Nov 18 Ljubljana (SL) Orto Bar
14 Nov 18 Fribourg (CH) Fri-Son
15 Nov 18 Wien (AT) Arena
16 Nov 18 München (DE) Feierwerk
17 Nov 18 Uherske Hradiste (CZ) Klub Mir
18 Nov 18 Praha (CZ) Futurum
19 Nov 18 Poznan (PL) Klub Y Bazyla
20 Nov 18 Berlin (DE) Cassiopeia
21 Nov 18 København (DK) Pumpehuset
22 Nov 18 Hamburg (DE) Bambi Galore
23 Nov 18 Essen (DE) Turock
24 Nov 18 Weinheim (DE) Café Central
25 Nov 18 Eindhoven (NL) Dynamo

BENIGHTED will be touring in support of their previously released record ‘Necrobreed’. The album can still 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.


Name Instrument
Julien Truchan vocals
Emmanuel Dalle guitars
Kevin Paradis drums
Pierre Arnoux bass, backing vocals
Fabien 'Fack' Desgardins guitars

Releases Season of Mist



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


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: 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
Fri, Jul 20 2018 CZ Trutnov Obscene Extreme Fest
Thu, Jul 26 2018 US Kansas City, MI Riot Room
Fri, Jul 27 2018 US Chicago Durty Nellie's Domination Fest 5
Sat, Jul 28 2018 US St. Louis, MI Fubar
Sun, Jul 29 2018 US Peoria, IL The Rail II
Fri, Aug 03 2018 FR Saint-Maurice-De-Gourdans Sylak Open Air
Fri, Aug 10 2018 DE Schlotheim Party San Metal Open Air
Thu, Nov 01 2018 NL Leeuwarden Neushoorn +Aborted +Cryptopsy +Cytotoxin
Fri, Nov 02 2018 FR Mulhouse Noumatrouff +Aborted +Cryptopsy +Cytotoxin
Sat, Nov 03 2018 BE Sint Niklaas Casino +Aborted +Cryptopsy +Cytotoxin
Sun, Nov 04 2018 FR Saint-Brieuc La Citrouille +Aborted +Cryptopsy +Cytotoxin
Mon, Nov 05 2018 FR Paris Petit Bain +Aborted +Cryptopsy +Cytotoxin
Wed, Nov 07 2018 FR Nantes Le Ferrailieur +Aborted +Cryptopsy +Cytotoxin
Thu, Nov 08 2018 FR Biarritz Atabal +Aborted +Cryptopsy +Cytotoxin
Fri, Nov 09 2018 ES Madrid Caracol +Aborted +Cryptopsy +Cytotoxin
Sat, Nov 10 2018 ES Barcelona Boveda +Aborted +Cryptopsy +Cytotoxin
Sun, Nov 11 2018 FR Lyon CCO +Aborted +Cryptopsy +Cytotoxin
Mon, Nov 12 2018 IT Brescia Circolo Colony +Aborted +Cryptopsy +Cytotoxin
Tue, Nov 13 2018 SL Ljubljana Orto Bar +Aborted +Cryptopsy +Cytotoxin
Wed, Nov 14 2018 CH Fribourg Fri-Son +Aborted +Cryptopsy +Cytotoxin
Thu, Nov 15 2018 AT Wien Arena +Aborted +Cryptopsy +Cytotoxin
Fri, Nov 16 2018 DE München Feierwerk +Aborted +Cryptopsy +Cytotoxin
Sat, Nov 17 2018 CZ Uherske Hradiste Klub Mir +Aborted +Cryptopsy +Cytotoxin
Sun, Nov 18 2018 CZ Praha Futurum +Aborted +Cryptopsy +Cytotoxin
Mon, Nov 19 2018 PL Poznan Klub Y Bazyla +Aborted +Cryptopsy +Cytotoxin
Tue, Nov 20 2018 DE Berlin Cassiopeia +Aborted +Cryptopsy +Cytotoxin
Wed, Nov 21 2018 DK København Pumpehuset +Aborted +Cryptopsy +Cytotoxin
Thu, Nov 22 2018 DE Hamburg Bambi Galore +Aborted +Cryptopsy +Cytotoxin
Fri, Nov 23 2018 DE Essen Turock +Aborted +Cryptopsy +Cytotoxin
Sat, Nov 24 2018 DE Weinheim Café Central +Aborted +Cryptopsy +Cytotoxin
Sun, Nov 25 2018 NL Eindhoven Dynamo +Aborted +Cryptopsy +Cytotoxin
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