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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.
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."
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
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.
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
Re-activated Norwegian black metal band RAGNAROK has announced a pair of live shows in Mexico. Here are the latest show dates:
Live in Monterrey, Mexico - 27th of November 2009 - Monterrey Bruality Fest w/ Monstrosity, Belphegor, and more
Live in Mexico City - 29th of November 2009 - Heavy Metal Circus w/ Monstrosity, Belphegor, Malevolent Creation, and more
Darkest Hour have announced they will be supporting Kataklysm, along with Belphegor, Suicidal Angels, and Resistance, on a European tour in 2010. Darkest Hour's currently confirmed tour dates are as follows:
1/7 2010 Batschkapp Frankfurt
1/8 2010 Roxy Saarbrücken
1/9 2010 Atak Enschede
1/10 2010 Blebob Vosselaar
1/11 2010 O2 Academy Islington London London
1/12 2010 Nouveau Casino Paris
1/13 2010 Live Music Hall Cologne
1/14 2010 Backstage Munich
1/15 2010 Arena Vienna
1/16 2010 Posthof Linz
1/17 2010 MOR Cafe Zlin
1/18 2010 Seifenfabrik Graz
1/19 2010 Estragon Bologna
1/20 2010 Matrix Bochum
1/21 2010 Z7 Pratteln
1/22 2010 LKA Longhorn Stuttgart
1/23 2010 Hellraiser Leipzig
1/24 2010 Postbahnhof Berlin
1/25 2010 Markthalle Hamburg
American death metal legends Obituary has announced that they will be heading to South America for a headlining tour in December. Some shows (where marked) will be taking place with Austrian blackened death metal outfit Belphegor.
The tour dates are as follows: More...
Belphegor has posted a new music video online for the song "Der Geistertreiber," which can be viewed below.
Belphegor's Helmuth made this statement about the track: “The song is about the celebration on the 30th of April, better known as the Walpurgis Nacht, the occult celebrations on the mountain. It’s the first time that we hired a professional camera team for a BELPHEGOR video, so the result is beyond amazing. We rented a cottage three days high in the mountains in middle of nowhere in the woods. There was nothing around. Just a lot of excess, alcohol, substances etc. Was a great intense time!”
The song was taken from the band's upcoming album "Walpurgis Rites - Hexenwahn," which is to be released via Nuclear Blast Records on October 9th (Europe) and 20th (North America).
Kataklysm frontman Maurizio Iacono has announced the following:
"As promised, we are really pleased to announce that we will finally be able to bring the Kataklysm headliner show to Europe for 'Prevail'! We decided to bring a cool and diverse line up. The direct support will come from the satanic Austrian horde and friends in Belphegor, as well as our old touring buddies in Darkest Hour who will bring the shredding melodic edge. From Greece, we got upcoming thrash metal upstarts Suicide Angels and our friends from Belgium, Resistance will open up the party.
We are really stoked for this tour! All bands will bring the agression, we will play some songs we never played before and of course, your favorite Kataklysm pit songs...
We have some big surprises in store for 2010, be ready!!!"
Here are the 2010 tour dates: More...
Austrian blackened death metal outfit Belphegor has posted a new trailer online for the music video to the song, "Der Geistertreiber." You can check it out below. The video will make it's online debut on September 30th. The song comes from the bands forthcoming new studio album, "Walpurgis rites - Hexenwahn" which will be released in North America on October 20th. More...
Alestorm has issued the following update about being added to the upcoming Heathenfest Tour:
"Haw fannies and fuddettes!
"Just to let you all know that we've been put on the the Heathenfest America tour along with ELUVEITIE, BELPHEGOR, VREID, and KIVIMETSAN DRUIDI. Which is rather nice. We're all freakin' excited about getting back across the pond to play some shows for you guys, so it's going to be an awesome party. See you all there! Here's the dates:"
11/3 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
11/4 Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
11/5 Montreal, QC @ Le National
11/6 New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theater
11/7 Cleveland, OH @ Peabodys
11/8 Detroit, MI @ Blondie's
11/9 St Paul, MN @ Station 4
11/10 Chicago, IL @ Jaguar Club
11/12 Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
11/13 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
11/14 Orlando, FL @ TBA
11/16 San Antonio, TX @ Warehouse Music Venue
11/17 Ft Worth, TX @ Ridglea Theater
11/18 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
11/19 Tempe, AZ @ The Sets
11/20 Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy Theater
11/21 San Marcos, CA @ The Jumping Turtle
11/22 San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
11/23 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
11/24 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
11/25 Vancouver, BC @ Red Room
Austrian blackened death metal group Belphegor has posted a new song online entitled, "Walpurgis Rites." You can check it out by heading over to the bands official Myspace page. The song will appear on the bands forthcoming new studio album, "Walpurgis Rites – Hexenwahn" which will be released on October 9th through Nuclear Blast Records.
Romania's forthcoming metal festival, Rock City Open Air, appears to have either cancelled or postponed. A message from black metal legends Mayhem reads as follows:
"Unfortunately, Mayhem will not perform in Romania next week as the whole festival has been canceled (or apparently postponed). We are deeply sorry for the fans who wanted to see us performing there. This is of course totally out of our control.
"A statement regarding the reason of the cancellation should be posted on the festival's MySpace page soon."
This news come after the recent news that Immortal, Blood Red Throne, Macbeth and Trail Of Tears have all pulled out of the event. The festival was scheduled to be held from August 20-23rd in Fetesti, Romania.
Austrian black metal band Belphegor released the art work for their new album "Walpurgis rites - Hexenwahn." You can view that artwork here. "Walpurgis rites - Hexenwahn" is scheduled to release in the USA on Oct 20.
Austrian blackened death metal outfit Belphegor has announced that they have completed work on their new music video for the song, "Der Geistertreiber." The song comes from the bands forthcoming new studio album, "Walpurgis Rites – Hexenwahn" which will be released on October 20th. The video is expected to premire sometime in September.
Belphegor will release its 8th full length album entitled "Walpurgis Rites - Hexenwahn" on 9th October in Europe and 20th October in USA/ Brazil, via Nuclear Blast records. A digipak edition will include the video clip for the track "Der Geistertreiber" as well as "making-of" scenes.
The track listing will be as follows:
1. Walpurgis Rites
2. Hail The New Flesh
3. The Crosses Made Of Bone
4. Reichswehr In Blood
5. Der Geistertreiber
6. Veneratio Diaboli - I Am Sin
7. Destroyer Hekate
8. Enthralled Toxic Sabbath
9. Hexenwahn - Totenkult
Austrian extreme metal outfit Belphegor has announced that they will be naming their forthcoming new studio album, "Walpurgis Rites - Hexenwahn." This will be the bands eighth studio record. It is currently scheduled to hit the shelves in October through Nuclear Blast Records.
The Metalcamp Festival 2009 will take place in Tolmin, Slovenia from July 2nd-8th. Austrian metallers Belphegor have issued the following brief announcement about playing at the festival:
"BELPHEGOR are proud to announce that they are confirmed to appear at the METALCAMP open air in Tolmin, Slovenia on July 4, 2009."
The currently confirmed line up for the festival is as follows: More...
The Romanian Rock City Open Air Festival 2009 will take place August 20 - 23 in Fetesti. The currently confirmed bands for the festival include:
Agathodaimon, Amon Amarth, Ancient Rites, Belphegor, Betrayer, Blaze Bayley, Blood Red Throne, Brainstorm, Candlemass, Mayhem, Solitude Aeturnus, Dew Scented, Snapjaw, Euphobia, The Cold Existence, Crossover, Dawn of Destiny, De Profundis, Eastern Front, Paul Dianno, Einherjer, Ghamorean, Hollenthon, Immortal, Infected Rain, Lacrimas Profundere, Lake of Tears, Moribund Oblivion, Onslaught, Overgarven, Primal Fear, The Revenge Project, Sinner, Sirenia, Stormlord, Theatres des Vampires, Trail of Tears, and Vendetta.
Warbringer's John Laux has posted the following update from the Kreator and Exodus tour:
"First off i want to thank everyone who has and plans on coming out to our gigs on this tour. The clubs have been packed and the response has been amazing!
"I wanted to let you guys know that Nic Ritter wont be returning to the drum throne until our Headline dates on the west cost this June. The Doctors in LA told us his bone has healed but the tendons in his arm need special attention. We decided to leave him in LA so he could get some proper rest and recive physical therapy on a regular basis. Weve been informed he should make a complete recovery within the next 3 weeks.
"Special thanks and mention to John Gensmur from Epicurean for stepping into the ring for us on this Tour. He has been giving us, his kit, and the crowd his hell everynight so we can in turn rage and put on a hell of show for you guys! Accidents happen, but this tour woudln't have been possible with out his help.
"Our CD release date is just 2 weeks away and we are very excited. If any of you guys are definatly planning on buying our record, making an order by presale or purchasing it within the first week of release would be a huge favor to our camp. We are very grateful for your support! See you guys around the chopping block."
Remaining tour dates on the Kreator, Exodus, Belphegor, Epicurean and Warbringer tour are: More...