Season of Mist, French independent label for Metal and Rock

Benighted (Brutal Death Metal)

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Biography

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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.

Line-up

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

Releases Season of Mist

Som406

Necrobreed

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

Som351

Brutalive The Sick

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

Som319

Carnivore Sublime

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

Som233

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, Aug 18 2017 FR Saint-Nolff Motocultor Festival
Sat, Aug 19 2017 DE Dinkelsbühl Summer Breeze
Thu, Aug 24 2017 AT Spital am Semmering Kaltenbach Open Air Festival 2017
Fri, Sep 08 2017 RU Moscow Les CLub
Sat, Sep 09 2017 RU Saint-Petersburg Mod Club
Sat, Sep 23 2017 FR Vallet Espace Culturel Le Champilambard Muscadeath Festival
Sat, Oct 28 2017 FR Saintes Théâtre Geoffroy Martel Hell'oween Festival
Wed, Nov 01 2017 SI Velenje Klub eMCe Plac
Thu, Nov 02 2017 SK Bratislava Fuga
Fri, Nov 03 2017 CZ Litomerice Baronka
Sat, Nov 04 2017 CZ Ceské Budejovice MC Fabrika
Fri, Aug 10 2018 DE Obermehler Party.San Open Air exact date tbc
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