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Belphegor

Formed: 1991
From: Puch, Austria
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Belphegor News

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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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Belphegor Posts Tour Trailer Online

European diabolical death/ black metal troop, Belphegor, will co-headline this year's Devastation On The Nation tour alongside Swedish black metal stalwarts, Dark Funeral. Joining them are Incantation, Hate, Vale Of Pnath, and Nightmarer. Watch a tour trailer below.

"Hail! What a lineup," commented Belphegor vocalist/guitarist Helmuth. "This will be one of the most brutal tours throughout North America in 2019. An honour - this horror!"

The tour dates are as follows:

May 17 - San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick (no Belphegor)
May 18 - Oakland, CA - Oakland Metro Operahouse
May 19 - Portland, OR - Bossanova Ballroom
May 20 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre
May 21 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
May 23 - Salt Lake City, UT - Metro Music Hall
May 24 - Denver, CO - The Roxy Theatre
May 25 - Kansas City, MO - The Riot Room
May 26 - Chicago, IL - Concord Music Hall
May 28 - Cleveland, OH - The Phantasy Nightclub
May 29 - Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace
May 30 - Ottawa, ON - Mavericks
May 31 - Quebec City, QC- Imperial Bell
June 1 - Boston, MA - Middle East
June 2 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Bazaar
June 4 - Baltimore, MD - Soundstage
June 5 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
June 6 - Atlanta, GA - The Loft at Center Stage
June 7 - Tampa, FL - The Orpheum
June 8 - Birmingham, AL - Zydeco
June 9 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
June 10 - Austin, TX - Come And Take It Live
June 11 - Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
June 13 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
June 14 - Mesa, AZ - Club Red
June 15 - Los Angeles, CA - 1720 More...

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Belphegor To Tour North America With Dark Funeral

European diabolical death/ black metal troop, Belphegor, will co-headline this year's Devastation On The Nation tour alongside Swedish black metal stalwarts, Dark Funeral. Joining them are Incantation, Hate, Vale Of Pnath, and Nightmarer.

"Hail! What a lineup," commented Belphegor vocalist/guitarist Helmuth. "This will be one of the most brutal tours throughout North America in 2019. An honour - this horror!"

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Suffocation & Belphegor European/UK Tour Announced

The initial dates for the ‘Europe Under Black Death Metal Fire Tour‘, which will find Belphegor and Suffocation co-headlining on a bill, have been announced. God Dethroned, Nordjevel and DarkRise will join them as supports. Further dates for the tour are expected to be revealed soon.

04/04 Ludwigsburg, GER – Rockfabrik
04/05 Essen, GER – Turock
04/06 Glasgow, UK – Lords Of The Land (Belphegor only)
04/07 Hamburg, GER – Kulturpalast
04/09 Osnabruck, GER – Bastard Club
04/10 Rotterdam, NET – Baroeg
04/11 Alkmaar, NET – Victorie
04/13 Hengelo, NET – Metropool
04/16 Esch-Sur-Alzette, LUX – Kulturfabrik (no Nordjevel)
04/17 Genf, SWI – L’Usine
04/18 Luzern, SWI – Schuur
04/19 Mannheim, GER – MS Connextion
04/20 Zwickau, GER – Seilerstrasse
04/21 Brno, CZE – Melodka
04/23 Bucharest, ROM – Quantic Club
04/24 Cluj Napoca, ROM – Form Space
04/25 Ostrava, CZE – Barrack Club
04/26 Budapest, HUN – Durer Kert (no God Dethroned)
04/29 Graz, AUT – Xplosiv

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Monument Of Misanthropy Looking For New Members

European brutal death metal stronghold Monument Of Misanthropy announce they are looking for new guitarists and a new bass player. European musicians with their own material are being preferred, but it is NOT mandatory. Get in touch with the band via this email: monumentofmisanthropy@yahoo.de or their official bandpage on FB: Monument Of Misanthropy Official Band Site

Explains the inventor of the Monument Of Misanthropy brand-imprint, band founder and frontman George "Misanthrope" Wilfinger:

"Neither will I be using any empty bullshit phrases like "due to artistic differences", "because of unsurmountable personal differences", nor will I be washing Monument Of Misanthropy's dirty laundry in public. Fact is that after the last very successful years, three awesome European tours and two acclaimed releases, for me it feels like I should carry on with a new team of guitarists and bass player. Artists who still have the fire inside to go beyond their limits and with an iron will to produce a brutal new death metal album for Monument Of Misanthropy with me and one of the best drummers out there in the brutal death metal world. People willing to play festivals, to go on tours, even if the fee won't buy them a Porsche. Musicians who live for the cause. Just sincere, motivated musicians willing to go the extra mile, that's all I'm asking for. Musicians from Europe and with their own material are preferred, but it's NO must."

Monument Of Misanthropy have been recording and touring with drum-gods Romain Goulon (ex-Necrophagist, ex-Benighted), Simon Schilling (ex-Belphegor) and David Diepold (ex-Benighted, Cognizance).

To give you an impression what is awaiting you being one of their new members, the band include their recent touring history below: More...

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Monument Of Misanthropy To Open Brutal Assault 23

Monument Of Misanthropy announce they will be performing with Suicidal Tendencies at the warm-up party of this year's edition of Brutal Assault Festival in Jaroměř, Czech Republic. The warm-up party will take place on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. Root, Gride and Beast Within The Sound will join them as support acts.

Time schedule for Tuesday August 7: More...

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From Satan To Sumeria: Belphegor And Melechesh

Black metal is a genre which has been debated and argued over perhaps more than other sub-genre. What is black metal? Should it be changed and expanded upon? Is it OK for black metal bands to achieve commercial success? Whatever the answers to those may be, it's a fascinating area of discussion and a style of metal in a world of its own. Last week at The Dome in Tufnell Park, London, I witnessed three bands all rooted in black metal, but with three different ideas on how to go about it.

Unfortunately, I hadn't realised that German death metal outfit Commander were performing tonight, so I missed out on them, though I did arrive in time to see Utrecht, Netherlands based blackened thrashers, Bleeding Gods. Having only released their sophomore, "Dodekathlon" a few months ago through Nuclear Blast, the band were fired up and ready to promote it, along with their debut, "Shepherd Of Souls." The Dutch sextet put on a blistering performance which will have delighted fans of Behemoth, Vader and tonight's headliners, Belphegor. Unfortunately I'm not very familiar with their music and I couldn't find a setlist but I can confidently say that Bleeding Gods are destined for headlining European tours of their own and their fan base is only going to get bigger with both music and live performances as strong as this. More...

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Ex-Belphegor Drummer Shares New Drum Cam Clips

As reported earlier this year former Belphegor drummer Simon "Bloodhammer" Schilling has quit the band this spring and has joined the brutal death metal sickos of Monument of Misanthropy. Below you can see some new live drum cam footage showcasing Simon captured during his new band's three weeks European tour together with Immolation and Full Of Hell.

Reveals Simon Schilling in a news update on Sickdrummer Magazine:

Hey sicko drummers! My name is Simon Schilling and these videos are with my band Monument of Misanthropy. I am self-taught and have been playing drums since I was 10 years old… so basically 17 years now. Learning Kiss, Metallica, Sepultura, Slayer, Deep Purple Songs by listening to the CDs. I have always been fascinated by fast and powerful drumming.

I have been a touring drummer since I was 19 and have toured the entire world with bands like Belphegor, Nervecell, Panzerchrist, Der Weg Einer Freiheit, Fleshcrawl, and Kaoteon.

My current project is called Monument of Misanthropy and we are in the writing process of a new Record.

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Belphegor Announces European Tour Dates

Belphegor will headline European territory once again with special guest and direct support from Melechesh and guests (TBC). The run includes fourteen Rituals in nine countries, kicking off at ingenious With Full Force festival [only BELPHEGOR] in Gräfenhainichen/ Deutschland on June 14th.

The tour dates are as follows:

14 June (GER) Gräfenhainichen @ With Full Force*
15 June (HOL) Groningen @ Vera
16 June (GER) Osnabruck @ Bastard
17 June (HOL) Amstelveen @ P60
18 June (UK) London @ The Dome
21June (CH) St Maurice @ Le Manoir
22 June (CH) Winterthur @ Gaswerk
23 June (ITA) San Dona di Piave @ Revolver
24 June (ITA) Rome @ Traffic
25 June (ITA) Paderno Dugnano (MI) @ Slaughter Club
27 June (HUN) Budapest @ Blue Hell
28 June (SK) Bratislava @ Randal
29 June (POL) Katowice @ Mega Club
30 June (POL) Poznan @ U Bazyla
* Belphegor only

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70000 Tons Of Metal: Day One

Back when the first 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise set sail in 2011, metal fans around the globe looked on with enormous envy at the lucky few who were able to board the ship and witness a festival unlike any other. Seven years later, my own wish was granted as I arrived in Florida, ready to take to the seas with 61 bands, 3000 other metalheads (including Metal Underground founder, Deathbringer) and the crew on this magnificent vessel. This is the story of Metal Underground at 70000 Tons Of Metal 2018.

Boarding the ship was a relatively simple affair, impressive considering the magnitude of the journey, where travellers queued up to have their bags scanned, passports checked and sort out their currency for the trip, which is done on a special card. After this, punters are invited to have their photo taken in front of the 70000 Tons Of Metal backdrop, then take a seat and wait for their area to be called. As soon as one walks on to the ship, they're greeted enthusiastically by the pool girls, who welcome them with a copy of the official programme, which must be said, is wonderfully put together with information about everything from the bands to the ship's captain.

Making our way to our cabins, it immediately resonates what an inclusive trip this will be, as fans and band members walk together to their rooms, wherein I was able to speak briefly with Derrick Green, frontman of one of my all time favourite bands, Sepultura. After settling in, it's over to the decks for safety drills, which are conducted in English and German and where more metal royalty can be spotted (Corpsegrinder of Cannibal Corpse was in the line next to mine, laughing, joking and taking pictures with fans.) Finally, at 17:15, the first bands take to the stage and metal fans begin the holiday of a lifetime. More...

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Monument Of Misanthropy Tap Ex-Belphegor Drummer

Drum wizard Simon "Bloodhammer" Schilling has recently announced his exit from Belphegor for "different reasons". Yesterday he revealed via his Facebook that he will join Austrian/French brutal death metal act Monument Of Misanthropy on their upcoming European Tour with Immolation and Full Of Hell:

Omophagia and Stortregn have also recently been added to that run. The final updated list of stops of that trek can be seen below: More...

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70000 Tons Of Metal Lineup Completed

The organisers of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise has announced the last four bands to perform at this year's event. Canadian death metal veterans Kataklysm will be performing, in addition to American power metal outfit Seven Kingdoms has been confirmed for the journey, as well as Belgian groove metal band Diablo BLVD and Colombian speed metal group Revenge. The cruise will set sail from Port Lauderdale, Florida on February 1st and head to the Grand Turk and Caicos Islands and back in a trek that will last until February 5th.

The current list of confirmed bands is as follows: More...

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Two More Confirmed For 70000 Tons Of Metal

Comedy metal act Psychostick and Mexican doom metal band Majestic Downfall are the latest groups announced to play this year's edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, which sets sail in only six days. This brings the total number of confirmed bands up to fifty six, with only four more to be confirmed. The organisers have said that the next three bands to be confirmed will all hail from different continents. The cruise will set sail from Port Lauderdale, Florida on February 1st and head to the Grand Turk and Caicos Islands and back in a trek that will last until February 5th.

The current list of confirmed bands is as follows:

Aborted
Aeternam
Alestorm
Amberian Dawn
Battle Beast
Belphegor
Benediction
Benighted
Beyond Creation
Cannibal Corpse
Dark Tranquility
Destruction
Enslaved
Evergrey
Evertale
Exciter
Exhumed
Freedom Call
Goatwhore
Gyze
In Extremo
In Mourning
Insomnium
Internal Bleeding
Korpiklaani
Kreator
Leaves' Eyes
Majestic Downfall
Masterplan
Meshuggah
Metal Church
Metsatöll
Naglfar
Necrophobic
Obscura
October Tide
Primal Fear
Psychostick
Rhapsody
Sabaton
Samael
Septicflesh
Sepultura
Seven Spires
Sinister
Sirenia
Sonata Arctica
Swallow The Sun
Threshold
Triosphere
Voivod
Witchery
Witherfall
Wolfchant
Wolfheart

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Belphegor Confirmed For 70000 Tons Of Metal

The organisers of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise has announced that Austrian blackened death metal veterans Belphegor will be performing at this year's edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise. This brings the total of confirmed bands to fifty four, with only six more to be revealed. The cruise will set sail from Port Lauderdale, Florida on February 1st and head to the Grand Turk and Caicos Islands and back in a trek that will last until February 5th.

The current list of confirmed bands is as follows: More...

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Belphegor Premieres New Music Video For "Baphomet"

Austrian blackened death metal giants Belphegor premiere a new music video for their track "Baphomet", taken from the band's brand new album "Totenritual", out in stores now via Nuclear Blast Records.

Check out now "Baphomet" below.

Explains frontman Helmuth: More...

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Belphegor Releases New Single "Apophis"

Austrian death/black metal giants Belphegor issued another new song from the highly anticipated new release "Totenritual." Check out the lyric video for "Apophis" in the player below. "Totenritual" will be released worldwide via Nuclear Blast on September 15th.

The track listing for the album is:

I. Baphomet (see lyric video here)
II. The Devil's Son
III. Swinefever - Regent Of Pigs
IV. Apophis - Black Dragon
V. Totenkult - Exegesis Of Deterioration
VI. Totenbeschwörer [Instrumental]
VII. Spell Of Reflection
VIII. Embracing A Star
IX. Totenritual

Check out "Apophis" here: More...

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Belphegor Issues New Single "Baphomet"

Today, Austrian death/black metal giants Belphegor dropped the mammoth new song "Baphomet" on an unsuspecting world. The song appears on the forthcoming album "Totenritual," which will be released worldwide via Nuclear Blast on September 15th.

The track listing for the album is:

I. Baphomet
II. The Devil's Son
III. Swinefever - Regent Of Pigs
IV. Apophis - Black Dragon
V. Totenkult - Exegesis Of Deterioration
VI. Totenbeschwörer [Instrumental]
VII. Spell Of Reflection
VIII. Embracing A Star
IX. Totenritual

Check out "Baphomet" here: More...

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Belphegor Reveals Album Cover

On September 15th, European diabolical death/black metal group Belphegor will unleash new full-length inferno "Totenritual." Today, the band unveils the cover design for that upcoming album.

The artwork was created by Greek artist Seth Siro Anton, who also painted the cover artwork for "Pestokalypse V"’ in 2006 and "Conjuring The Dead" in 2014.

Belphegor is also pleased to announce a return to U.K. and Irish shores. Support bands on this run will include Destroyer666, Enthroned, Nervochaos, and Nordjevel. The dates are a part of a wider European hellride which will kick off September 28th in Copenhagen, Denmark.

28.09.2017 - DEN - Copenhagen, Pumpuheset
04.10.2017 - GER - Weinheim, Café Central
05.10.2017 - GER - Oberhausen, Helvete
06.10.2017 - BEL - Bruges, Het Entrepot
07.10.2017 - BEL - Marbehan, Salle du Bois Isles
08.10.2017 - London, The Dome
10.10.2017 - Glasgow, Audio
12.10.2017 - Belfast, Limelight 2
13.10.2017 - Dublin, Voodoo Lounge
17.10.2017 - FR - Marseille, Jas' Rod
18.10.2017 - CH - Lucurne, Schuur
20.10.2017 - AUT - Graz, Xplosiv More...

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Belphegor Unveils New Album Details

The diabolical death/black metal giants from Belphegor just released the track listing of forthcoming album "Totenritual." The record will be released worldwide via Nuclear Blast on September 15th, 2017.

"Totenritual" was recorded at Stage One Studios, Germany and Studio Mischmaschine, Austria. More than three years have passed since previous record, "Conjuring The Dead," was released. The new album will be mixed by Jason Suecof with mastering done by Mark Lewis at Audiohammer Studios, Florida.

The artwork will once again be created by Greek artist Seth Siro Anton, who also painted the cover artwork for "Pestokalypse VI" in 2006 and "Conjuring The Dead" in 2014.

I. Baphomet
II. The Devil's Son
III. Swinefever - Regent Of Pigs
IV. Apophis - Black Dragon
V. Totenkult - Exegesis Of Deterioration
VI. Totenbeschwörer [Instrumental]
VII. Spell Of Reflection
VIII. Embracing A Star
IX. Totenritual More...

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Belphegor Posts Bass Recording Video

The diabolical death/black metal commandos from Belphegor just released another album trailer, this time showing insight into the bass guitar recording at Stage One Studios, Germany with Andy Classen. Watch Serpenth crushing through the recordings below.

Serpenth states: "This is my strongest bass performance so far, it sounds obscure and utterly brutal. Belphegor is back to conquer - possessed, on fire and stronger than ever!"

The eleventh Belphegor album, entitled "Totenritual," will act as the follow-up to 2014 recording "Conjuring The Dead" (reviewed here). Expect its worldwide release on September 15th through Nuclear Blast. You can also catch these upcoming Belphegor 2017 tour dates:

13.05. NL Veghel - Veghel Deathfest
14.05. NL Leiden - Gebr. De Nobel
26.05. E Barcelona - Knights of Metal Festival
16.06. F Clisson - Hellfest
17.06. D Uttenhofen - Aaargh Festival
07.07. D Ballenstedt - Rockharz Open Air
23.07. I Brescia - Colony Open Air
02.08. A Vienna - Jolly Roger Festival
18.08. D Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze
24.08. D Crispendorf - Wolfszeit Festival
15./16.12. S Norrköping - Black Christmas More...

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Blackest Of The Black 2017 Lineup Revealed

This year marks the first Blackest Of The Black destination festival. The brainchild of Glenn Danzig, the event not only serves as a music festival, but as a cultural experience.

Coming to Oak Canyon Park in Silverado, CA in Orange County on Memorial Day Weekend, Friday, May 26th and Saturday, May 27th, Blackest Of The Black will host two music stages curated by Danzig, with performances by Danzig, Ministry, Suicidal Tendencies, Atreyu, Vamps, and many more.

The festival will be hosted by Full Metal Jackie and will feature camping, along with a number of sinister attractions including Castle Danzig -- a fully immersive walkthrough experience of agony, ecstasy and more, all based on the music and graphic novels of Glenn Danzig. Information on tickets, VIP packages, camping and more can be found at this location.

Glenn Danzig comments: “I first started Blackest in the early 2000s and finally my full vision is being realized. Get ready for sensory overload, from films to comics to Castle Danzig. This is going to be the real Blackest Of The Black."

The music lineup for Blackest Of The Black is as follows:

Friday, May 26: Suicidal Tendencies, Corrosion of Conformity, Suicide Silence, Discharge, Belphegor, Butcher Babies, 3 Teeth, and more to be announced!

Saturday, May 27: Danzig, Ministry, Vamps, Atreyu, Venom Inc, DevilDriver, Fear Factory, Marduk, Combichrist, Ghoul, Ritual, and more to be announced! More...

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