Brutal Death Metal - France

Benighted Band

Madness reigns yet again! BENIGHTED deliver a new radical soundtrack to these savage times. ‘Obscene Repressed’ gives an extreme musical voice to the madness lurking within. Let your mind be shaken by BENIGHTED. In case of side effects, please see the surgeon…

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.

After the releases of ‘Asylum Cave’ (2011) and ‘Carnivore Sublime’ (2014), the French sidestepped from the steadily growing complexity by recalibrating their sound along their roots ‘Necrobreed’ in 2017. After their 20th anniversary, it was time for BENIGHTED to capture the live madness on ‘Dogs Always Bite Harder Than Their Master’, which was released in 2018.

Now, with ‘Obscene Repressed’, BENIGHTED are ready to continue their razor-sharp journey, again revolving around the human psyche, showcasing the story of little Michael who often battles demons on account of the unresolved oedipal issues with his mother. Sheer brutality!


  • Julien Truchan : vocals
  • Emmanuel Dalle : guitars
  • Kevin Paradis : drums
  • Pierre Arnoux : bass, backing vocals
  • Fabien 'Fack' Desgardins : guitars
Date Venue City Country Info
October 3rd, 2020 Le Champilambart Vallet France Muscadeath Fest
October 4th, 2020 Connecion Live Toulouse France
October 6th, 2020 Dropkick Bar Orléans France
October 7th, 2020 Fort 33 Leusden Netherlands
October 8th, 2020 MCP Apache Fontaine-L'évêque BE France
October 9th, 2020 MS Connexicon Complex Mannheim Germany
October 10th, 2020 Escape Metalcorner Vienna Austria
October 11th, 2020 Rockhouse Bar Salzburg Austria
October 13th, 2020 Sunset Bar Martigny Switzerland
October 14th, 2020 Ninkasi Café Lyon France
October 15th, 2020 Le Grillen Colmar France
October 16th, 2020 Le Petit Bain Paris France
October 17th, 2020 PTR Genève Switzerland
October 18th, 2020 Molotov Marseille France
October 24th, 2020 Rockstore Montpellier France
November 6th, 2020 La Souris Verte Epinal France
November 7th, 2020 Omega Festival Murs Erigné France
December 5th, 2020 Le Camji Niort France Rise
December 12th, 2020 Warehouse Nantes France Warm Up Hellfest
January 23rd, 2021 XXXAPADA na Tromba Festival Lisbon Portugal
April 2nd, 2021 Inferno Festival Oslo Norway
July 31st, 2021 Stonehenge Festival Steenwijk Netherlands
Posted on December 23, 2019

Extreme French metal outfit BENIGHTED are now unveiling the cover artwork and the track list of their long anticipated new full length “Obscene Repressed”. The new death grind offering will see the light on April 10, 2020 via Season of Mist. Please find the cover artwork and track-list below.

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Obscene Repressed
CD Digipak
Deluxe Digibox
Black Vinyl