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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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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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Ragarok Announces Mexican Shows

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

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Darkest Hour To Tour Europe With Kataklysm

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

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Obituary Announces South American Tour

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...

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Belphegor Posts New Music Video Online

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).

BELPHEGOR - DER GEISTERTREIBER

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Kataklysm Announces European Tour Dates

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...

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Belphegor Posts New Video Trailer Online

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...

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Alestorm Added To Heathenfest Tour

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

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Belphegor Posts New Song Online

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.

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Rock City Open Air Cancelled

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.

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Belphegor Reveal Album Cover Art

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.

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Belphegor Finishes Shooting New Music Video

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.

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Belphegor Announces New Album Details

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

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