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Latest news: Tue, Aug 28 2018, BENIGHTED

Upcoming release: "Dogs Always Bite Harder Than Their Master"

Release date: Fri, Oct 12 2018, US Fri, Oct 12 2018

BENIGHTED are now premiering the first crushing new track of their forthcoming EP 'Dogs Always Bite Harder Than Their Master', which is slated for release on October 12th, 2018. Listen to the new song at the link below.

The French masters of brutal death metal are streaming "Martyr" via the official Season of Mist YouTube channel at the link here, which can be freely published.

Vocalist Julien Truchan comments: "We are very excited to unleash the first track of our new EP 'Dogs Always Bite Harder Than Their Master', to celebrate our 20 years anniversary! This EP, with killer artwork made by Gary Ronaldson/Bite Radius Design, has been recorded at Kohlekeller Studios by Master Kohle, and contains lots of surprises. It includes new tracks, a cover track and live stuff from our 20th anniversary show in Lyon last May. Today, we deliver the first piece of bloody self-destructive sickness. Enjoy 'Martyr'!"

BENIGHTED have furthermore revealed the artwork for 'Dogs Always Bite Harder Than Their Master', which can be viewed together with the album details below.



  1. Teeth And Hatred
  2. Martyr
  3. Dogs Always Bite Harder Than Their Master
  4. Slaughter Of The Soul (At The Gates cover)
  5. Reptilian (Live in Lyon 2018)
  6. Cum With Disgust (Live in Lyon ft. Arno, Black Bomb A)
  7. Spit (Live in Lyon 2018 ft. Niklas, Shining)
  8. Necrobreed (Live in Lyon 2018)
  9. Unborn Infected Children (Live in Lyon 2018 ft. Sven, Aborted)
  10. Foetus (Live in Lyon 2018 ft. Ben, Unfathomable Ruination)

EP 'Dogs Always Bite Harder Than Their Master', is available for pre-ordering in the Season of Mist shop.

Join BENIGHTED on their official Facebook page.



Madness reigns! BENIGHTED deliver the radical soundtrack to these savage times.

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.

With their latest full-length 'Necrobreed', the French sidestepped the steadily growing complexity of their previous albums 'Asylum Cave' (2011) and 'Carnivore Sublime' (2014) by recalibrating their sound along their roots. 'Necrobreed' came based on a theme revolving around the abysmal potential of the human psyche.

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.

After their 20th anniversary, it was time for BENIGHTED to capture the live madness on 'Dogs Always Bite Harder Than Their Master' which not only contains three brand new tracks and the brutal AT THE GATES cover of 'Slaughter Of The Soul', but also live recordings with guest musicians such as Sven Decaluwé (ABORTED), Nikita Kamprad (DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT), Arno (BLACK BOMB A), Niklas Kvarforth (SHINING) and Ben Wright (UFATHOMABLE RUINATION).

'Dogs Always Bite Harder Than Their Master' gives yet another extreme musical voice to the madness lurking within!


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

Releases Season of Mist


Dogs Always Bite Harder Than Their Master

General information
: Fri, Oct 12 2018
: Fri, Oct 12 2018
: Brutal Death Grind
: SOM499



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
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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