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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 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

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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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Belphegor Reveals New Album Title & Release Date

"Totenritual" has been revealed as the title to Belphegor's new effort which will be be released on September 15th through Nuclear Blast Records. Explains the band’s vocalist/guitarist Helmuth Lehner:

"It is the most brutally heavy offering we have consecrated thus far. The drums are precise and very technical with loads of breaks, fills and tempo changes. The bass is like a panzer tank. Also the rhythm guitars are complete; utterly aggressive and obscure. You don’t hear guitars like that anywhere with such a massively low tuning. I’m really proud of all we have tracked so far and created for the new audial hellspawn. An honour – this horror!!"

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Belphegor Issues Recording Update

European black / death metal outfit Belphegor is back in the studio to record an 11th (and still untitled) album. The LP will act as the follow-up to d 2014 recording "Conjuring The Dead." Expect a release date Mid-September through Nuclear Blast Entertainment, followed by an intense touring cycle worldwide.

Frontman / guitarist Helmuth Lehner comments: "Drums and bass guitar have been executed masterfully by Serpenth [bass guitar, screams] and German maniac drummer Bloodhammer. A new chapter, a new challenge."

Serpenth adds: "We've once again created an LP with two different tunings in the manner in which we did 'Pestapokalypse VI' [Oct. 2006]. Added a lot of new elements and structures to our trademark sound and tuned the guitars down to get an even more brutal and obscure guitar tone. These are the most furiously heavy, fierce and superior nine sound collages we have ever written and recorded."

Keep an eye on out for news informing on details such as the album title, producer, studio trailer, as well as lyrical and artistic concepts in the next update. More...

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Possessed & Belphegor Kicking Off European Tour

The godfathers of the death metal genre Possessed and Austrian blackened death metal veterans Belphegor will be kicking off their European tour next week, supported by America's finest black metal export Absu. Co-Headliners Belphegor and Possessed will be rotating each night playing 1 hour sets, do not miss this tour of legends!

Check out all dates of the “Evil Over Europe”-Tour below:

Possessed (Rotating Headliner)
Belphegor (Rotating Headliner)
Absu
From Hell
Cold Raven (02.12-10.12)
Sariola (11.12-20.12) More...

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Cold Raven Joining Possessed / Belphegor Tour

Cold Raven will be embarking on "The Evil Over Europe" double-headliner tour featuring Possessed and Belphegor, with additional support from Absu.

Dates for the trek are available below. Cold Raven is also currently writing new material for a next album, so stay tuned for more details in the near future.

02.12 - Paris (Fra) “Glazart” (no Absu)
03.12 - Brescia (ITA) “Circolo Colony”
04.12 - Zurich (SUI) “Dynamo”
05.12 - OFF
06.12 - Kosice (SVK) “Collosseum”
07.12 - Ljubljana (SLO) “Kino Siska”
08.12 - Ostrava (CZE) “Barrack Club”
09.12 - Wroclaw (POL) “Alibi”
10.12 - Berlin (GER) “Nuke Club” More...

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Possessed, Belphegor & Absu Touring Europe

The godfathers of the death metal genre Possessed and Austrian blackened death metal veterans Belphegor will be touring Europe coming December, supported by America's finest black metal export Absu. Co-Headliners Belphegor and Possessed will be rotating each night playing 1 hour sets, do not miss this tour of legends!

Check out all dates of the “Evil Over Europe”-Tour below:

Possessed (Rotating Headliner)
Belphegor (Rotating Headliner)
Absu
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Belphegor and Origin at Reggies Rock Club

I always liked Belphegor since the first time I saw them live. So having them appear on a really solid tour package with Origin and Abigail Williams was a show which I absolutely had to see. It was my first time seeing them since I caught them with Keep of Kallessin back in 2011 as I spent 2013-2015 outside of the metal scene, first asphyxiating in absolute misery before returning to school to earn a degree.

The majority of the bands playing were black metal and while I could have worn a shirt for Immortal, Melechesh or Primordial, I chose to wear my Converge shirt. Nothing sticks it to the Wicker Park-dwelling beards and flannel crowd more than proudly wearing the shirt of the band responsible for the 2000s metalcore boom to a black metal show. I proudly felt like Homer Simpson wearing a Rastafarian hat at Lollapalooza.

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Shining Announces North American Shows

Controversial Swedish metal band Shining has announced a first-ever U.S. tour beginning on August 11th in Houston, and seeing the band performing alongside Belphegor, Origin, and Abigail Williams.

Shining is touring in support of new album, "IX - Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends" (reviewed here).

Dates for the impending late summer trek are as follows:

Aug. 11 Houston, TX - Scout Bar
Aug. 12 Austin, TX - Dirty Dog
Aug. 13 Ft. Worth, TX - The Rail Club
Aug. 15 Las Vegas, NV - LVCS
Aug. 16 Phoenix, AZ - Joe's Grotto
Aug. 17 San Diego, CA - Brick by Brick
Aug. 18 W. Hollywood, CA - The Whisky
Aug. 19 Oakland, CA - Oakland Metro
Aug. 20 Portland, OR - Star Theater
Aug. 21 Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre
Aug. 22 Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
Aug. 24 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock
Aug. 25 Kansas City, MO - The Riot Room
Aug. 26 Cave-in-Rock, IL - Full Metal Assault
Aug. 27 Dayton, OH - Oddbody's
Aug. 28 Chicago, IL - Reggie's
Aug. 30 Quebec City, QC - Salle Multi
Aug. 31 New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre More...

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