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Behexen

Formed: 1994
From: Finland
Last Known Status: Active

Background

"The unattractive worm of Behexen hatched out in '94 with members Torog, Horns & Reaper. The first expression of frustrating hate "Reality is in Evil" was despaired in '95 by the ugly larva.

The worm remained but went through mutation and vomited the depression "Eternal Realm" in '97. After that worm created the dobbelganger and continued to brutalize infecting the insulting "Blessed be the Darkness" in '98, the third blasphemic desecration.

Then Reaper left the etheric fraternity, and Gargantum became the next victim for the ugly maggot and as it grew more and more hungry, Lunatic was the next sick soul soon to be devoured. "Blessed be the Darkness" brought deal from Sinister Figure and the debut illness "Rituale Satanum" was created to darken the next millenium. After this the worm started bubbling and shivering and waited 3 years for having its teeth & hunger growing...

Then the next offering joined, Veilroth, and after that the deal was made with the Finnish Woodcut Records and the desperate symphony of blasphemies "By the Blessing of Satan" was finally bred. Not so long after that it was time for larva to fart out the next stinking piece of wet shit, the split-lp with Horna.

But then it became relevant for maggot to cut out the bubbling tumour, Lunatic, in order to be able to continue more efficiently to consume the tissue and let the unholy anti-matter burst out from inside. This worm will continue spreading diseases..."

Latest Behexen News

Below is our complete Behexen 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.

Behexen And Woe Added To Incubate Fest

Behexen and Woe have been added to the already extensive lineup for the Dutch Incubate festival, which takes place this coming September. Full details and tickets can be found at this location.

Other bands playing Incubate include Immortal, Mayhem, Gehenna, Khold, Tulus, Chaos Invocation, Dragged Into Sunlight, Brutal Truth, Worship, and many more. The currently announced lineup is:

Friday September 20th

Immortal
Mayhem
Gehenna (NO)
Behexen
Khold
Woe
Chaos Invocation
Dragged into Sunlight
Brutal Truth
Sonne Adam
Terzij de Horde
Batillus
Heirs
Verbum Verus
Neige Morte
Serpent Noir
Iron Witch
Dead Existence
Grift
Downfall of Gaia
O
Link
Age Of Woe More...

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Band Lineup Announced For Darkness Rising Fest

This year's edition of the Serbian "Darkness Rising" festival will take place in Belgrade from May 30th - June 1st, 2013. The festival features 27 black metal bands from a variety of countries, with full details available at the festival's website here. The currently announced lineup is as follows:

Desaster (Germany)
Horna (Finland)
Enthroned (Belgium)
Behexen (Finland)
Infernal War (Poland)
Urfaust (Netherlands)
Sargeist (Finland)
Fides Inversa (Italy)
Inferno (Czech)
Frostmoon Eclipse (Italy)
Silva Nigra (Czech)
Arkona (Poland)
Sekhmet (Czech)
Somrak (Slovenia)
Handful Of Hate (Italy)
The One (Greece)
The True Endless (Italy)
Emptiness (Belgium)
Simargal (Serbia)
Ater Era (Slovenia)
Svartgren (Serbia)
Triumfall (Serbia)
Samrt (Serbia)
Terrörhammer (Serbia)
Prognan (Croatia)
Zloslut (Serbia) More...

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Behexen Posts "Nightside Emanations" Trailer

Behexen will be releasing new album "Nightside Emanations" this coming September 21st through Debemur Morti Productions. A teaser trailer for the release is available below, and Debemur Morti also commented:

"Ushering the dawn of a new age of darkness, Behexen stirs from its solitary slumber with 'Nightside Emanations,' invoking chaos, heralding the decay of the (self-)righteous, celebrating the ominous, all-consuming onset of Death - embracing that eternal, perpetual, unflinching reality that awaits us all. These ten new incantations to the ancient ones are imbued with an organic, evil sound; blessed / cursed / inspired by forces from the nether realm. The serpent of black fire is summoned to set the world aflame, mankind and his impetitude razed and cleansed by the unforgiving tendrils of serpentine flame. A ritual reawakening, a call to demons, 'Nightside Emanations' traverses abyssic dungeons, diffusing irresistible energies from the temple of silent curses. As all around you crumbles to dust, bow beneath the black star of Lucifer. Acknowledge the horned master in all his forms; recognise and revere his many faces." More...

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Behexen Reveals New Album Details

Behexen has issued the following announcement about releasing the new "Nightside Emanations" album:

"Behexen's 'Nightside Emanations' CD/LP release date will be September 21st by Debemur Morti Productions! More info and samples coming soon... The end of all…the end of all Flesh! Lilith the destroyer, You are the end of all flesh!"

The artwork for "Nightside Emanations" can be viewed at this location and the track listing is as follows:

1. Intro
2. Wrathfull Dragon Hau-Hra
3. Death´s Black light
4. Circle Me...
5. We burn with Serpent fire
6. Luciferian Will
7. Awaken Tiamat
8. Temple of the Silent Curses
9. Shining Death
10. Kiss of Our Dark Mother

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Behexen Signs With Debemur Morti Productions

Debemur Morti Productions has issued the following announcement about inking a deal with Behexen:

"DMP proudly announce their unholy alliance with Finnish devotees Behexen. The as-yet-untitled follow-up to My Soul For His Glory was recently recorded and nine curses are now in expert hands for mixing and mastering, while the front cover is being painted by K. Lehto from Crimson Wine. CD and vinyl layouts will be completed by Babalon Graphics. If all goes according to plan, the album will be out at the end of September."

Behexen also previously commented:

"Behexen have closed themselves in the studio, and are recording their 4th album!!! The yet unnamed album will be mixed in June 2012, after which the record will be released as soon as possible.

"Hereby we can reveal that we have been signed to french label Debemur Morti, which will release the forthcoming full-length album worldwide.

"We want to raise a bloodfilled skullchalice for the new era of Behexen. May it be darker than ever and may it spread the word of our dark Gods wider. Hail Satan! Hail Lilith!"

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Moribund Oblivion To Play Kings Of Black Metal

Turkish black metal act Moribund Oblivion is the latest band to be confirmed for the upcoming 2012 Kings of Black Metal fest. The show is set to take place on April 21st, 2012 in Alsfeld, Germany. Further details are available at this location. The currently announced lineup is as follows:

Shining
Dark Funeral
Behexen
Glorior Belli
Moribund Oblivion
Tsjuder
Angantyr
Impaled Nazarene
Mor Dagor
Forgotten Tomb

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Metalhit.com Completes Free Download Series

Between October 2010 and February 2011, Metalhit.com launched a series of six free monthly music samplers showcasing various genres of extreme metal: Thrash, Death, Folk, Gothic, Doom and Black Metal.

The "Metalhit Free Download Series" was made available exclusively in the USA via Amazon.com and to eMusic subscribers worldwide. Metalhit now has the compilations posted online and available for free download worldwide.

Some select artists featured on the samplers include:

Abominable Putridity, Asphyx, Behexen, Diathra, Doom:VS, Evoken, Hirax, Inquisition, Lifelover, Manegarm, Moonspell, Nunslaughter, Obtest, Ophis, Pathology, Possessed, Sacred Reich, Sig:Ar:Tyr, Sinister, Skepticism, Skyforger, The Howling Void, Urgehal, and many more.

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MetalHit.com Releases Free Black Metal Compilation

Metalhit.com has released the sixth free compilation in their free comp series, this time featuring black metal. Here's the tracklisting:

1. Avsky "Vultures" (5:04)
2. Behexen "My Soul For His Glory" (5:52)
3. Grand Belial's Key "Shemhamforash" (3:07)
4. Horna "Orkkivuorilta" (3:40)
5. Inquisition "Command of the Dark Crown" (3:50)
6. Judas Iscariot "Journey through Visions of War" (5:41)
7. Lifelover "Brand" (4:17)
8. Profanatica "The Blood of the Lamb" (4:57)
9. Sacrilegious Impalement "March of Doom" (6:32)
10. Storhet av Morke "Field that Covered by Eternal Ice" (4:05)
11. Urgehal "Mirror Satan" (4:22)
12. Zemial "Born of the Crimson Flame" (4:29)

You can download the free black metal compilation from Amazon.com or from Metalhit.com.

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Behexen Posts Video For "Invocation of Zabulus"

Behexen recently posted the music video for "Invocation of Zabulus" online. The song is off their new album, "From The Devil's Chalice," which was released on June 12, 2009. You can watch the video below. More...

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MetalHit.com Announces Free Compilation, Releases

Metalhit.com, the first all-digital extreme metal label, has launched their extensive Mp3 download store featuring over 3,000 songs of high-fidelity, unlimited preview, DRM-free Mp3s. The store features titles from underground labels like Avantgarde, Red Stream Rec., Sevared Rec., Lacerated Enemy Rec., Crematorium Rec., Deathgasm Rec., Hammer of Hate, Negative Existence, Stygian Crypt and more.

New Exclusive Releases from Metalhit include:

ORTHRUS "Tyrants of Deception" - Debut release of dark and melodic black/thrash metal with epic guitar solos and shredding riffs.

WOLFSSCHANZE "Transcend the Flesh" - Oppressive and agonizing black/doom metal.

Visitors to Metalhit.com can also download a FREE 18 band compilation featuring artists like Mirrorthrone, Zemial, Forefather, Gortuary, Behexen, Diabolic and more.

Metalhit titles are also available worldwide through all fine digital retailers (iTunes, eMusic, Amazon Mp3, Rhapsody, Napster and more).

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Soulgrind Announce Release Date For New Album

Finnish Black/ Gothick metallers SOULGRIND have announced that their new album, "The Origins Of The Paganblood", will be released on January 21, 2005 through Holy Records. To get a taste of the new material, listen to "The Valley".

The new album will also include a bonus DVD, featuring 2 old video clips, "Tearflower" and "Song Of Mantsi", old demos, dropped unreleased songs, 7"s, pictures and some live material. "We try to fix a video from the new album as well", says the band.

On related news, SOULGRIND will be performing live alongside CARPATHIAN FOREST, BEHEXEN and HORNA at Sirkkelirock , Tavastia on January 7.

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