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Belphegor

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

Latest Belphegor News

Below is our complete Belphegor 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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Belphegor To Replace 1349 At Mexico Metal Fest

Austrian Black Metal gods, Belphegor, will replace 1349 in the line-up for next year's Mexico Metal Fest. 1349 was not able to honor their commitment for next year's edition. No reason was given. More...

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Belphegor Premiere New Music Video

Belphegor premiere an new video for the re-recorded version of “Necrodaemon Terrorsathan“. That new version will appear on the impending 20th anniversary edition of their 2000 release. The album “Necrodaemon Terrorsathan“ has been remastered for a November 06th release by Nuclear Blast.

Comments frontman/guitarist Helmuth Lehner: More...

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Belphegor To Re-Release "Necrodaemon Terrorsathan"

Belphegor will re-release their third studio album "Necrodaemon Terrorsathan" on November 6th via Nuclear Blast. Originally released in the year 2000, the record will be resurrected as a remastered version available as both CD and LP (also in various limited edition colours) - twenty years after it's first appearance.

Vocalist Helmuth states: "We originally composed this album around 1998-1999, recording and releasing in the year 2000. Our former guitarist Sigurd (1993-2006) who marched with me around the globe wrote three songs on this monster. Session drums were handled by Manfred “Man” Gandler (Mastic Scum) and bass by Mario Klausner (Pungent Stench, Collapse 7)"

The band have re-recorded the song "Necrodaemon Terrorsathan". This digital only single will be released on September 18th - more information to be revealed soon.

Helmuth adds: "20 years later and we´re still here, stronger than ever. I originally composed this song around 1998-1999, tracking and releasing it in 2000. This was a thrilling experiment for me, to have the horde to listen to how 'Necrodaemon Terrorsathan' would sound if we had created the track with our skills and recording capabilities in the present era."

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Belphegor Announces European Tour

Blackened death metal veterans Belphegor have announced their Death Magick Over Europe tour for November. Special guests on this tour will be death-monsters Incantation and black metal outfit Horna, along with Necrosy. The Totenrituals will kick off on November 4th in Oslo, Norway, at Park Teatret and conclude in Graz, Austria at Explosiv Club on November 29th.

Vocalist / founder Helmuth comments: "After many unfortunate cancellations, Serpenth and I can't wait to go out on tour again and will announce our new live line-up within the next few days. We are still on fire and waiting; the true essence of Belphegor is found while on stage."

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Belphegor To Tour Europe With Suffocation

Legendary bands and Nuclear Blast label mates, Belphegor and Suffocation, are teaming up once again for the second edition of Europe Under Black Death Metal Fire, brought by The Flaming Arts Agency. This time the package is strengthened by the well-known Polish blasphemers Hate. Extremely wide European geography, from the very south to the very north, over one month of touring and 30+ shows, this run simply cannot be missed by the extreme metal lovers.

Having formed over 30 years ago, Suffocation are among the world’s death metal pioneers. On this tour, they’re going to perform songs from their latest album, ...Of the Dark Light, that was mixed and mastered by world-renowned producer/engineer Chris "Zeuss" Harris (Hatebreed, Suicide Silence), as well as hits from the former albums. This is also a great opportunity to check them live with the new vocalist, Ricky Myers.

Since 1993, Belphegor have been delivering their select diabolical death musick, and one album after another has nailed down the tightest black/death performances. The band's lyrics tirelessly explore the darkest, most dismal parts of demonology, witchcraft, and the grand devil, himself. EUBDMF is the perfect timing to catch the band performing tracks from their latest piece, Totenritual, before they hit the studio to record the new album that is set to be released in 2020.

The legendary Polish blackened death gods Hate released their new work, Auric Gates Of Veles, through Metal Blade Records on June 14, 2019, and are offering the European tribes to taste the album live within a massive lineup. The 11th studio album of Hate is more blackened than ever and the tunes from it will definitely make sure the crowds are in an atmosphere as hot as hell. More...

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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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