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Benediction

Formed: 1989
From: Birmingham, United Kingdom
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Benediction News

Below is our complete Benediction news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Two More Bands Confirmed For Bloodstock 2012

Finnish pagan metal outfit Moonsorrow and German power metal group Freedom Call have been confrmed as the latest two bands to take part in this years edition of the British metal festival, Bloodstock Open Air, which will take place at Catton Hall in Walton On Trent, Derbyshire from August 10th-12th.

Speaking on the confirmation, Moonsorrow stated: "We are truly excited to take part in Bloodstock Festival 2012. It's been way too long since we played on the British soil in 2008 and we know that lately there has been a huge demand for Moonsorrow to play in the UK. So, all our loyal fans in the UK, we want to see a massive crowd of insane berserks during our set. Don't let us down because we promise we don't let you down, cheers!"

Freedom Call added: "The Bloodstock Festival is the pulsating heart of Heavy Metal...a great audience, which knows exactly to revel."

The lineup for the festival is now as follows: More...

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Band Lineup Announced For Eisenwahn Festival

Germany's Eisenwahn Festival will take place from July 29th until July 30th at the motocross racetrack of Obersinn.

Legion of the Damned will perform along with bands such as Sepultura, Amagortis, Benediction, Bigball, Clitsplit, Cripper, Debauchery, Die Grauen Herren, Heretic Soul, Hour Of Penance, Jack Slater, Kraanium, Negator, Onslaught, Tankard, The Crown, The Sickening, Torture Squad, and Trinity Site.

For further information on the Eisenwahn festival navigate over to this location.

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Enthrallment To Play Obscene Extreme 2011

Bulgarian death metal band Enthrallment will be performing at the upcoming Obscene Extreme 2011 festival, which takes place in the Czech Republic from July 7th - 9th.

Other bands confirmed for the show include Brujeria, Brutal Truth, The Rotted, Rotten Sound, Benediction, Entombed, Lock Up, Inhumate, and more. Additional details on the festival can be found at this location.

Enthrallment also recently entered the recording studio to begin laying down tracks for the band's new album "The People From The Lands Of Vit." Further information is available here.

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Benediction To Play Scheduled South American Shows

U.K. based death metallers Benediction previously announced a string of South American tour dates, which were briefly put on hold due to the recent earthquakes. The band has now announced that all previously announced shows will go on as originally planned. The upcoming Benediction tour dates are as follows:

3/11 2010 SAO PAULO - BRASIL SAO PAULO
3/12 2010 SANTIAGO - CHILE SANTIAGO
3/13 2010 CORDOBA-ARGENTINA CORDOBA
3/14 2010 BUENOS AIRES - ARGENTINA BUENOS AIRES
3/17 2010 BELEM - BRAZIL BELEM
3/18 2010 SAO LUIS - BRASIL SAO LUIIS
3/19 2010 BELO HORIZONTE- BRASIL BELO HORIZONTE
3/20 2010 SALVADOR - BRASIL SALVADOR
3/21 2010 CAMPINAS - BRAZIL CAMPINAS
4/2 2010 INFERNO FESTIVAL.. NORWAY OSLO
4/28 2010 ATAK CLUB - ENSCHEDE - HOLLAND ENSCHEDE
4/30 2010 NEUROTIC DEATHFEST - HOLLAND NEUROTIC DEATHFEST
5/1 2010 LONDON ULU LONDON
5/4 2010 RIO’S LEEDS
5/5 2010 CENTRAL STATION WREXHAM
5/6 2010 ASYLUM BIRMINGHAM
5/7 2010 WALPURGIS METAL DAYS FESTIVAL GERMANY
7/30 2010 ROCK AREA FESTIVAL LORELY GERMANY

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Bolt Thrower Seeking Local Bands For Support

British death metal and grindcore legends Bolt Thrower has announced that they want a local band to open for them on their forthcoming tour of the United Kingdom. They will also be joined by Greek black metallers Rotting Christ (as well as The Rotted and British death metal legends Benediction on select dates.) For more information, head over to Terrorizer.com.

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Benediction Recruits Nicholas Barker For Tour

Benediction has issued the following update about recruiting Nicholas Barker as their touring drummer:

"Well, we start gigging again soon but there will be a slight change in line up for this years dates. Neil Hutton will not be drumming with us this year (except for Saturday may 1st show in London with Bolt Thrower where he will be behind the kit). As personal reasons dictate that he is unable to do so. So as usual we have dragged in our good friend Nicholas Barker to smash the kit up behind us. Nick has been a close friend for years and has shared the stage with us on numerous occasions over the last decade. Nicholas will be banned from doing blast beats with us though !!!!! So turn up and enjoy the shows this year."

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Bolt Thrower Announces First Shows In Greece

British grindcore legends Bolt Thrower has announced that they will be performing in Greece for the first time in their careers at the end of this May. A message from the band reads as follows:

"Not only do we have the pleasure of taking the Greek giants Rotting Christ on tour with us, but we can soon say that we have played in their homeland too. As for the first time ever, Bolt Thrower are coming to Greece!

"We were so fed up with being harassed by the crazy Greek maniacs who have been following us all over the world, and being stalked for many years by the most persistent of promoters, Harry Katinakis, that we have finally given in to their pleas to come over."

The bands European tour schedule is as follows: More...

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Initial Bands Confirmed for Rockarea Fest 2010

SACRED REICH, BENEDICTION and ENSIFERUM are among the first confirmed bands for next year's edition of the Rockarea festival, set to take place July 29-31, 2010 in Loreley, Germany. The lineup so far includes:

BENEDICTION
ENSIFERUM
EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS
GORILLA MONSOON
MEGAERA
SACRED REICH

Check out ACHERON's latest music video for "I am heathen" below.

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Benediction Confirmed For Inferno Festival

Benediction have announced their first Norwegian show will take place at the 2010 edition of the Inferno Festival. The festival will take place from March 31st to April 3rd, 2010 in Oslo. The other confirmed bands include Mayhem, Taake, Finntroll, The Kovenant, Natchtmystium, and Jarboe.

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Benediction Postpones South American Tour

U.K. death metallers Benediction have issued the following update about postponing their South American tour:

"Due to visa problems Benediction will not be in South America this December. Dates will be rescheduled. Please note that the band will DEFINITELY still be playing there but just need to sort the red tape bollocks out first. Shit happens,don't worry about it!"

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Obituary Announces South American Tour

American death metal legends Obituary has announced that they will be heading to South America for a headlining tour in December. Some shows (where marked) will be taking place with Austrian blackened death metal outfit Belphegor.

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Ex-Cradle Of Filth Drummer Joins Benediction

Veteran metal drummer Nick Barker, who has previously been a part of Cradle Of Filth, Testament, Dimmu Borgir, Exodus, Lock Up and Brujeria, will be joining British death metal veterans Benediction on their upcoming tour of South America which is scheduled to kick off in December. A message from the band reads as follows:

"Venues and cities are still coming through but this is what is shaping up so far. Our good friend, Nick Barker, will be on the drums for Benediction on this tour so it should be a full on holocaust!"

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Benediction Comments On Evile Bassist's Passing

British death metal veterans Benediction has posted a brief but sincere message online regarding Evile bass player Mike Alexander, who passed away while the band were on tour in Sweden two days ago. The message reads as follows:

"We lost another friend in the metal family. 32 is no age for anyone to go. We suggest you all go to the Evile site and show your support for the rest of the band who must be going through hell at losing their brother at the beginning of their biggest tour they had done." More...

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Five More Bands Added To Hellfire II Festival

The organizers of Britain's Hellfire festival has announced that Evile, Sylosis, Xerath, The Plight and Blakfish have all been added to the lineup. The event will be taking place at the Birmingham NEC from August 6-8.

The lineup is as follows:

Saxon
Anvil
Fields of Nephilim
Benediction
Bury Tomorrow
Cinders Fall
Malefice
My Dying Bride
Evile
Sylosis
No Made Sense
Trigger The Bloodshed
Tesseract
Viking Skull
Rise To Remain
Spit Like This
Sacred Mother Tongue
October File
Xerath
The Plight
Blakfish

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More Bands Confirmed For Hellfire Festival 2009

Several more bands have been announced this years edition of the Hellfire Festival, which is being held at the Birmingham NEC from November 6th until November 8th. The latest bands to be confirmed are Benediction, Trigger The Bloodshed, My Dying Bride, Cinders Fall, Malefice, Bury Tomorrow and No Made Sense.

The lineup so far is as follows:

Saxon
Anvil
Fields of Nephilim
Benediction
Bury Tomorrow
Cinders Fall
Malefice
My Dying Bride
No Made Sense
Trigger The Bloodshed
Tesseract
Viking Skull
Rise To Remain
Spit Like This
Sacred Mother Tongue
October File

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UK Death Fest Announces Final Line Up

The first-ever UK Deathfest, happening on May 3rd in Leeds, UK has hammered out their final line up. It looks like it will be a fantastic show. The line up for the UK Deathfest is:

Vader (Headlining)
Repulsion
Origin
Akercocke
Benediction
The Rotted
Desecration
Leng Tch'e
Dam
Lazarus Blackstar
Reth
Ingested
Black Sun
Infected Disarray
Esclavage

Tickets run £19.50; priced low in light of our current economic situation. If you haven't heard some of the bands, you can go to the UK Deathfest Myspace to hear some sample songs.

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Benediction Posts Damnation Festival Report

British death metal act Benediction has posted the following message online:

"Damnation... Fucking Hell!

"What else can we say?

"We had a fucking great day. Met up with a lot of old friends in the other bands and made a few new ones too. Without a single doubt though the top honours have to go to the crowds who made every band that played feel like the headline act. A credit to the metal scene, well chuffed. We did not expect the reaction we got when we walked on stage and it will stay with us for a long time. Thanks for the carnage. It was a fitting end to our tour to watch the mayhem unfold as we played. The world now knows that The UK has an extreme metal fest to match and better any other one about. Finally a big thank you to Gav and the rest of the Damnation organisers for keeping their promise and getting Benediction and our crew completely drunk. A job well done!"

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Benediction To Enter The Studio Next Year

British extreme metallers Benediction has posted the following message online:


"First off, a big thank you to everybody that turned up to the shows on the tour.also apologies to the few shows that got cancelled, this was beyond our control due to tour bus issues,fire,breaking down etc etc!!! A special mention has to go out to HOLY MOSES and NOMINON, who we are privileged to know and stuck together when all manner of shit was happening to us all on tour. In particular we would like to thank holy moses guitarist Michael who managed to fix just about everything that we broke on the tour!!! We love you matey.

"Now then, our plans for 2009.benediction will be going into the studio again in January/February to record the follow up to Killing Music. It is now written and its down to the fine tuning and choosing what tracks to be on the final recording. To promote this release the band will only be doing festivals and one off shows worldwide except for a Balkans tour which was missed out on the No Reunion Required tour. It will be our 20th anniversary as a band in 2009 and we intend to make some sort of event for ourselves for it. More...

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Benediction Posts Unreleased Song Online

U.K. death metal legends have posted the following message online:

"We have decided to add 'Dissembler' to our site simply because we want to hear something new again!!!

"This track was recorded on the Killing Music sessions. It is not being released on the album either and is exclusive to this site (for now!!!).

"We have more unreleased tracks from the Killing Music recordings and will put them up on here for you to have a listen to over the next few months.

"I dunno, you wait for ages for something and then loads all come at once, just like buses!!!"

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Onslaught Guitarist Speaks On Damnation Festival

Guitarist Nige Rockett of British thrash metallers Onslaught has posted the following message regarding the bands appearance at the festival:

"This is gonna be a fucking killer show and definitely the best UK festival for 2008. The line-up is truly awesome, boasting the Premier, most Extreme Metal bands from all genres this country (UK) has had to offer over the past 25 years...Hats off to the promoters for getting this one together. This could well be our last UK appearance before we wind up the Killing Peace' promotion, so hope to see you all there.......... for what I guarantee will be one insane fucking day."

The lineup for Damnation festival is as follows:

CARCASS
PITCHSHIFTER
NAPALM DEATH
SIGH
THE BERZERKER
TAINT
DESECRATION
RAMESSES
LATITUDES
MY DYING BRIDE
BENEDICTION
ONSLAUGHT

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