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Belphegor

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

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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 Reveals Album Tracklisting

Austrian blackened death metal outfit Belphegor has revealed the tracklisting for their forthcoming new studio album, "Blood Magick Necromance." You can check it out below. The album is scheduled to be released through Nuclear Blast Records on January 14th in Europe and on February 8th in North America.

The tracklisting is as follows:

"In Blood - Devour This Sanctity"
"Rise To Fall And Fall To Rise"
"Blood Magick Necromance"
"Discipline Through Punishment"
"Angeli Mortis De Profundis"
"Impaled Upon The Tongue Of Sathan"
"Possessed Burning Eyes"
"Sado Messiah"

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Belphegor Announces New Album Title

Belphegor has finished the recording for the band's upcoming full-length album, which will be titled "Blood Magick Necromance." The new album was recorded in Sweden's Abyss Studios, produced by Peter Tägtgren, and mastered by Jonas Kjellgren. "Blood Magick Necromance" will be released on January 14th in Europe and February 8th in North America via Nuclear Blast records.

"This will be the most epic and monumental Belphegor work to date," commented front man Helmuth. The track listing and cover artwork for the new album is expected to be released shortly.

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Emancer Issues Tour Report

Norway's Emancer has checked in with the following report of the band's European tour with Belphegor and Vreid:

"We're back from 16 days on the road with Belphegor and Vreid, and what a great experience it has been! This was our first tour and getting out to metal fans all over Europe was just amazing. Some places were more lively than others for sure, especially Sofia, Erfurt, Bratislava and generally all the gigs in Spain will bring good memories. And it was great to end the tour at the Metal Invasion Festival in Passau!

"Sadly there were some problems during the tour that lead to a few shows being canceled. We can only say that we're sorry about this, but it was completely out of the hands of the bands. The last thing we want when we're on tour is to cancel gigs, but sometimes we can't do anything about it. Let's hope that we'll have another chance to play in places like Krakow and Marseille at a later time!

"Special thanks goes to the crew guys and sound technician Helge who did an amazing job, and of course to all the guys in Vreid and Belphegor for a great time on the road! If you have any photos or videos from the tour, please don't hesitate to contact us. Meanwhile, external photo galleries are being posted on our website."

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Vreid Cancels Tonight's Polish Show

Norway's Vreid is currently on tour with Belphegor and Emancer. The band has now checked in with the following brief announcement about tonight's Polish show being canceled:

"We're sorry to confirm that the show in Kracow tonight is canceled. The decision of canceling was totally out of our hands. We were really looking forward to playing our first show in Poland so we feel really sorry for all of you planning to attend the show."

You can still catch Vreid live on the following dates:

10/3 2010 Randal Bratislava, SLOVAKIA (Slovak Republic)
10/4 2010 Faval Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC
10/5 2010 Blue Hell Club Budapest, HUNGARY
10/6 2010 RBF Club Sofia, BULGARIA
10/8 2010 Chanel 0 Ljubljana, SLOVENIA
10/9 2010 Dynamo Saal Zürich, SWITZERLAND
10/10 2010 ACCO Lyon, FRANCE
10/11 2010 Mephisto Barcelona, SPAIN
10/12 2010 Ritmo Y Compás Madrid, SPAIN
10/13 2010 Santana 27 Bilbao, SPAIN
10/14 2010 Le Local Metal La Penne Sur Huvaune, FRANCE
10/15 2010 Entrepot Brugge, BELGIUM
10/16 2010 X Point Halle Passau, GERMANY

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First Batch Of Bands Confirmed For Hellfest 2011

The organisers of France's biggest metal festival, Hellfest, has announced the first round of bands that will be performing at next year's version of the event. Among them include hardcore punk icons Bad Brains and The Exploited, along with many metal veterans such as Mayhem, Angel Witch, Sodom, Doro and the return of Swiss thrashers Coroner. Also on the bill will be Triptykon, Belphegor, Church Of Misery, Converge, The Haunted, The Melvins, Dodheimsgard, Grave, In Solitude, Therion, Karma To Burn, Malevolent Creation, Morne, My Sleeping Karma, Nasty, Orphaned Land, Raw Power, Septicflesh, Shai Hulud, Valient Thorr, The Young Gods and Your Demise. Over 100 other bands are expected to be confirmed for the festival, which will take place from June 17th-19th in the town of Clisson.

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Neuraxis Comments On Upcoming Deicide Tour

Canadian tech-death metallers NEURAXIS have been tapped to support the legendary DEICIDE on the “God Is Dead- To Hell With God Tour” in February and March of next year. BELPHEGOR, BLACKGUARD and PATHOLOGY will also be on the bill. The run will kick off in Atlanta, GA on February 15th and conclude in Tempe, AZ on March 10th.

Vocalist Alex Leblanc comments, “It is a real honor to tour which such legends. I've been listening to Deicide since I was 15 years old and it influenced me a lot. It's also the perfect tour to promote our new album “Asylon”, which comes out around the same time. We can't wait to hit the states once more and play our new stuff for all the fans out there. February can't come soon enough.”

NEURAXIS’ upcoming album, “Asylon” will be released in North America on February 15th, 2011. “Asylon” was recorded at Wildsound Studio with producer Chris Donaldson (Cryptopsy, The Last Felony, The Agonist.) The band is also playing Metalfest at Batisse Industrielle in Trois-Rivieres Quebec on Saturday, October 16th with Cannibal Corpse. More...

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Deicide Announces North American Tour

Florida death metal veterans Deicide will embark on the "God Is Dead – To Hell With God Tour" in February/March 2011. The Bloody Disgusting-sponsored trek, which is scheduled to kick off on February 15th, will feature support from Belphegor, Blackguard, Neuraxis, and Pathology.

2/15 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
2/16 - Charlotte, NC - Tremont Music Hall
2/17 - Raleigh, NC - Volume 11
2/18 - Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero
2/19 - Rochester, NY - Montage Music Hall
2/20 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
2/21 - New York, NY - The Gramercy Theatre
2/22 - Quebec City, QUE - Imperial de Quebec
2/23 - Montreal, QUE - Cafe Campus
2/24 - London, ONT - Music Hall
2/25 - Toronto, ONT - Opera House
2/26 - Chicago, IL - Reggie Rock Club
2/27 - Detroit, MI - Blondie's
2/28 - Louisville, KY - Headliner's Music Hall
3/01 - Tulsa, OK - Marquee
3/02 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
3/04 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
3/05 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
3/07 - Las Vegas, NV - Cheyenne Saloon
3/08 - Los Angeles, CA - Key Club
3/09 - San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick

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Vreid Updates Tour Schedule

Vreid has checked in with the following update about adding on two more tour dates alongside Belphegor and Emancer:

"2 more dates confirmed for the October tour with Belphegor & Emancer. 07.10.2010 Belgrade (SR) - Akademija & 14.10.2010 La Penne Sur Huvaune - Le Locale Metal. This will be our first ever show in Serbia, and we are thrilled to play this new territory .This means that the tour is completly booked. 16 shows in 16 days in 12 different countries. See ya all soon."

The upcoming Vreid tour dates are as follows: More...

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Vreid Comments On Upcoming Tour With Belphegor

Vreid has checked in with the following statement about the band's upcoming tour dates with Belphegor and Emancer:

"Here we go again. 2010 has been a fairly quiet live year for us. We did some amazing shows in the spring; otherwise most of the time has been spend in studio working on the upcoming album. But now we are ready to blow the dust of our uniforms and get back out into the battlefields.

"In October we will do our last run to Europe in support of the Milorg album. The Milorg release has been fantastic for us, this is our 3rd European tour after this album + we have done a full North America tour and loads of festivals. Now we are ready to enter new countries, cities & venues.

"We will do a European tour in the period of 1-16 October with Belphegor & Emancer.We will do 16 shows spread on 12 countries. There are several factors that make us extremely exited about this tour: First of all we are exited to tour countries and cities we have never played before. This includes our first show in Poland, Serbia & Bulgaria ever. Also its our first shows on the Milorg tours in Spain, Slovakia, Slovenia & Hungary. More...

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Lineup Announced For OST Mountain Festival

Romania's OST Mountain Festival will take place from August 6th - 8th, 2010 in Busteni. Details on the festival can be found at this locaiton. The currently announced lineup for the festival is as follows:

August 6th
Concept Insomnia
Funebre
Grimegod
Hyperborea
Kistvaen
N.E.G.A.T.I.V
Negative Core
Negura Bunget
She's Dead

August 7th
Abigail
Ashes You Leave
Ava inferi
Eisheilig
Inopia
Omega Lithium
Tiarra More...

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Emancer Announces More Tour Dates With Belphegor

Emancer has announced additional tour dates this coming October alongside Belphegor and Vreid. The currently announced dates are as follows:

01.10.2010 Erfurt (DE) - From Hell
02.10.2010 Kracow (PL) - Kwadrat
03.10.2010 Bratislava (SK) - Randal
05.10.2010 Bucharest (RO) - Fabricia
06.10.2010 Sofia (BL) - R.B.F. Club
07.10.2010 Belgrade (SR) - tba
08.10.2010 Ljubljana (SLO) - Chanel 0
09.10.2010 Zurich (CH) - Werk 21
10.10.2010 Lyon (FR) - Ninkasi Kao
11.10.2010 Barcelona (SP) - Mephisto
12.10.2010 Madrid (SP) - Sala Live
13.10.2010 Bilbao (SP) - tba
15.10.2010 Gembloux (BL) - Maison Internationale
16.10.2010 Passau (DE) - Metal Invasion Festival

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The Foreshadowing To Play Nihil Extreme Metal Fest

Italian act The Foreshadowing has been confirmed to play at the 2010 edition of the Nihil Extreme Metal Festival, which takes place on September 4th. Additional details on the festival can be found at this location. The currently announced lineup is as follows:

Belphegor
Forgotten Tomb
Isole
Nocturnal Depression
The Foreshadowing
Mystical Fullmoon
Blind Horizon

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Emancer Announces European Shows

Norwegian metallers Emancer have issued the following announcement about several upcoming European live shows alongside Belphegor and Vreid:

"Emancer will be joining Belphegor and Vreid on a European tour in October this year! Some dates have already been confirmed. More dates will follow. We're looking forward to see you on the road!"

The currently announced dates are as follows:

05.10.2010 RO Bucharest Fabricia
06.10.2010 BL Sofia R.B.F. Club
08.10.2010 SLO Ljubjana Chanel 0
09.10.2010 CH Zürich Dynamo Saal

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Belphegor Comments On New Album

Yesterday Austrian blackened death metal act Belphegor ended the last rehearsing session for the band's upcoming studio album. Belphegor bassist Serpenth comments: "Its Belphegor to the bone, nine monumental - epic arrangements. The sound collages have a haunting - ritualistic atmosphere. Werk IX will be the longest playing Belphegor album yet."

Guitarist Helmuth also stated, "Sunday we returned form the awesome Metal Gate Open Air we shredded in Czech, and went direct back in the rehearsal bunker. Fucking wicked! The last rehearsals turned out fantastic. We practiced day and night to get every level to the highest peak."

The band is set to enter The Abyss Studios in Pärbly, Sweden on June 19th to begin recording the new album.

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Belphegor To Record New Album

Blackened death metal act Belphegor will enter The Abyss Studios in Pärbly, Sweden on June 19th, to start recording the drum segments for an upcoming album. The band has tapped Peter Tägtgren to produce the as-yet-untitled album.

Belphegor's main man Helmuth said: "A new challenge. We're high on fire and totally motivated. I´m stoked to work together with a dude that needs no instruction, an excellent musician/producer. I´m sure that Peter will create a massive sound wall for our ninth long player. We are absolutely focused on the new album. That's the only reason why we play only a few open airs this summer. The master plan is to record again in 4/5 sessions til middle of September. Once again letting the tracks slowly take form, with the songwriting and production reaching a new level of intensity."

Peter Tägtgren also commented: "I am really looking forward to producing/mixing the new Belphegor album. It's going to be a blast, you better be prepared." More...

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Sonic Syndicate To Play Rock The Lake Fest

Swedish band Sonic Syndicate has now been confirmed to play at this year's edition of the Rock The Lake Festival, which occurs in Carinthia, Austria. The festival will take place from September 2nd - 4th, 2010. More information on the festival and tickets can be found at this location. Other confirmed bands for the festival include Belphegor, Neaera, Deadlock, Illdisposed, Before the Dawn, Hackneyed, Forever it Shall Be, Dioramic, Lost Vital Spark, Fiddler's Green, Rage, End of Green, Crucified Barbara, Lacrimas Profundere, and more.

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For Ruin Cancels U.K. Shows With Belphegor

Ireland's For Ruin has issued the following update about canceling the band's previously announced U.K. tour dates with Belphegor:

"We are extremely sorry to say that we could not risk traveling to the UK today for our 4 originally scheduled shows with Belphegor. These shows were, it seems, far from being a priority for the booking agent and the Peterborough show was the first to be canceled. Last night we packed the gear and were at rehearsals only to get word that Leeds had been pulled leaving the Thurs (Camden) and Sunday (Plymouth) shows remaining, 4 days apart. The advice to us was that these are unlikely to go ahead and so much traveling would not be justified for such a short set in Camden so we decided to to travel and take the hit on what we had already invested in traveling to these shows.

"Its no understatement to say that we are very disappointed that we couldn't play these shows - a lot of work had to be done to get them arranged and to have everyone available to play them. But these things happen all the time and there's not much we can do about it. Playing other shows in the UK before the end of year will be difficult due to scheduling but we'll try to swing something. There was a lot of people coming to see the shows, review the shows, conduct interviews etc. and all that stuff - apologies to you."

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Belphegor Updates Tour Schedule

Austrian metal act Belphegor has announced the following string of upcoming European tour dates:

4/1 2010 Inferno Festival Oslo (Norway)
4/8 2010 Underworld Camden London (UK)
4/10 2010 Rios Leeds (UK)
4/11 2010 White Rabbit Plymouth (UK)
4/15 2010 Royal Metal Fest 2010 Århus (Denmark)
4/16 2010 Pitch Black Niederkrüchten (Germany)
4/17 2010 Event Stage Zizers (Switzerland)
4/29 2010 Ragnarök Festival Rieden/ Kreuth (Germany)
6/12 2010 Metal Gate Open Air Vostrov (Czechia)
7/2 2010 Unirock Fest Istanbul (Turkey)
7/3 2010 Unirock Fest Istanbul (Turkey)
8/6 2010 OST Mountain Fest Prahova (Romania)
9/3 2010 Rock The Lake Ossiac

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Belphegor Begins Work on New Album

BELPHEGOR has issued the following update:

"Yeah its great to return to Norway and play the Inferno Festival again. We start the rehearsals on Monday. Expect an intense blood-convent and blasting hellfire...".

"Time for the next chapter. We just finished the second rehearsing session for the new album. Currently we're working on six brachial sound-collages. We will be recording, mixing, and mastering the as of yet untitled album in Sweden this time around", commented Helmuth.

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For Ruin To Support Belphegor On U.K. Tour

Ireland's For Ruin have announced they will be supporting Belphegor on four upcoming U.K. tour dates. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

4/8 2010 Camden Underworld London, London and South East
4/9 2010 The Met Lounge Peterborough
4/10 2010 Rios, Leeds Leeds
4/11 2010 The White Rabbit Plymouth

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