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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 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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Belphegor Reveals New Album Title

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.

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Belphegor Added To Metalcamp Festival 2009

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...

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Lineup Confirmed For Rock City Open Air Fest 2009

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.

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Warbringer Posts Kreator/Exodus Tour Update

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...

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Warbringer Posts Teaser for New Video Online

WARBRINGER is currently terrorizing cities across North America in support of their upcoming release, "Waking Into Nightmares." The band has taken the time to give fans another taste of the album, however, and has just posted teaser for their upcoming video “Severed Reality” on their Myspace page. The video was directed by the extraordinary David Brodsky (The Black Dahlia Murder, Suicide Silence, Hate Eternal).

Waking Into Nightmares, which was produced by the legendary Gary Holt (Exodus) at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, CA, is now available for pre-order in several forms online at the new CM Distro (click below). There are packages available for both the CD and LP versions of the album and each contain an exclusive T-Shirt and a bonus disc featuring rough mixes from the record.

Waking Into Nightmares will be released on May 19, 2009 via Century Media Records. Check out WARBRINGER on the road throughout 2009!

w/ Kreator, Exodus, Belphegor & Epicurean
05/01 House of Blues – San Diego, CA
05/02 House of Blues – Hollywood, CA
05/04 Gator’s – Farmington, NM
05/05 Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
05/06 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
05/07 Ridglea Theater – Ft. Worth, TX
05/08 Scout Bar – San Antonio, TX
05/09 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
05/11 The Garage – St. Petersburg, FL
05/12 Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
05/13 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
05/14 Headliner’s – Louisville, KY
05/15 Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
05/16 Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
05/17 Jaxx – W. Springfield, VA
05/18 Steppin’ Out – Virginia Beach, VA
05/19 Amos Southend – Charlotte, NC
05/20 Music Farm – Charleston, SC
05/21 Jack Rabbits – Jacksonville, FL
05/22 The Muse – Nashville, TN
05/23 Scout Bar – Beaumont, TX
05/24 Tequila Jungle – Lubbock, TX
05/25 War Legion Underground – Amarillo, TX

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Warbringer Reveals New Album Details

LA's WARBRINGER has completed work on their sophomore effort, entitled "Waking Into Nightmares," with producer Gary Holt (Exodus) with mixing duties being handled by Zack Ohren (Suffocation, All Shall Perish). The artwork for "Waking Into Nightmares," was created by Dan Seagrave (Morbid Angel, Entombed).

Warbringer has also announced an exclusive pre-order package that will be available with the band on the road: anyone who preorders "Waking Into Nightmares" from their merch table will be handed a strictly limited edition, hand-numbered 2-song single with exclusive advance mixes of the songs "Severed Reality" and "Prey for Death" from the new album. "Waking Into Nightmares" will be released on May 19 via Century Media Records. More...

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Unleashed, Belphegor, Devian To Tour N. Europe

The Hammer Battalion North Tour 2009 has been announced, with the line up including Unleashed, Belphegor, Devian and Diabolical. The tour dates so far are as follows:

27.02.2009 (EST) Tallin / Tapper
28.02.2009 (FIN) Tampere / Yo-Talo
01.03.2009 (FIN) Helsinki / Nosturi
03.03.2009 (FIN) Turku / Klubi
04.03.2009 (FIN) Joenasuu / Kellari
05.03.2009 (FIN) Oulu / Teatria
06.03.2009 (SWE) Umea / Midnight
07.03.2009 (SWE) Sundsvall / Pipeline
08.03.2009 (SWE) Östersund / TBA
10.03.2009 (SWE) Orebro / Kulturhuset
11.03.2009 (SWE) Malmoe / Debaser
12.03.2009 (DEN) Copenhagen / The Rock
13.03.2009 (SWE) Stockholm / Klubben
14.03.2009 (SWE) Goteborg / Sticky Fingers

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Decadence To Support Unleashed For Tour Dates

Decadence has issued the following statement about supporting Unleashed for two Swedish tour dates in 2009:

"Decadence will join in on Unleashed's two Swedish tour dates together with Belphegor and Devian the 13th-14th of March 2009. The first show will be in Stockholm at Klubben, Fryshuset and the other one will be in Gothenburg at Sticky Fingers. This was confirmed today so more information about these shows will be available shortly. We actually thought that our next show in Stockholm would be the release party but this will be an excellent warm up for that! Prepare for some brutal headbanging!"

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Devian Posts 6 New Songs Online

Swedish blackened death/thrash metal band, DEVIAN, has posted 6 songs from their soon to be released second album, "God To The Illfated," at their website.

Featuring former Marduk members Legion (vocals) and Emil Dragutinovic (drums), DEVIAN’s "God To The Illfated" will be available as limited edition CD including a special O-Card packaging, two exclusive audio bonus tracks, and a free band-logo sticker. The tracklisting is as follows:

1. Mask Of Virtue (3:17)
2. Assailant (3:41)
3. The Unspoken (3:45)
4. Saintbleeder (4:41)
5. I'm The Pariah (3:34)
6. God To The Illfated (4:18)
7. Summerdeath (4:31)
8. South Of Halo (5:36)
9. Awaiting Doom (3:55)
10. When The Vultures Have Left (7:02)
11. Reap The Storm (4:01)*
12. Raison D'etre (4:19)*
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Ensiferum Bassist Checks In From Amon Amarth Tour

Ensiferum bassist Sami Hinkka has checked in with this latest road report:

"Damn I'm angry (with) myself, I was sleeping while we drove to San Francisco and I missed Alcatraz prison.

"We cant get our travel guitars to stay in tune. Damn. We change strings tomorrow and hopefully that will do the trick.

"Today's stage was very small, and we had to put drums behind me so I didn't have room to move at all. Gig was awesome! Special thanks to front row singers! Hottest show so far and of course there is no shower.

"During our gig it started to rain. C'mon! Rain in California?" More...

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Kreator And Exodus To Tour North America

Kreator has announced that they will be hitting North American shores in April next year and are bringing a host of big names with them. Joining them on the tour will be thrash metal legends Exodus aswell as Belphegor, Warbringer and Epicurean.

The tour dates are as follows:

7 - Sonar - Baltimore MD
8 - Nokia Theatre - NYC NY
9 - Trocadero - Philadelphia PA
10 - Palladium - Worcester MA
11 - Medley - Montreal QUE
13 - Imperial - Quebec QUE
14 - Opera House - Toronto ONT
15 - Peabody's - Cleveland OH
16 - Rave - Millwaukee WI
17 - House Of Blues - Chicago IL
18 - The Rock - Maplewood MN
19 - Garrick Centre - Winnipeg MB
20 - The Distrikt - Regina SK
21 - Warehouse - Calgary AL
22 - Starlite Room - Edmonton AL
24 - Plaza Club - Vancouver BC
25 - Sugar - Victoria BC
26 - El Corazon - Seattle WA
27 - Hawthorne Theatre - Portland OR
28 - Slims - San Francisco CA
30 - House Of Blues - Las Vegas NV

1 - House Of Blues - San Diego, CA
2 - House Of Blues - West Hollywood CA
4 - Gator's - Farmington, NM
5 - Bluebird Theater - Denver CO
6 - Diamond Ballroom - Oklahoma City OK
7 - Ridglea Theater - Ft Worth TX
8 - Scout Bar - San Antonio TX
9 - Scout Bar - Houston TX
11 - The Garage - St. Petersburg FL
12 - Culture Room - Ft Lauderdale, FL
13 - Masquerade - Atlanta GA
14 - Headliner - Louisville KY
15 - Orange Peel - Ashville NC
16 - Volume 11 - Raleigh NC
17 - Jaxx - West Springfield VA

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Nile Announces European Tour Dates

Nile will be heading to Europe this month along with Belphegor (on select dates) and Grave.

The tour dates are as follows:

September (Nile, Grave, Belphegor)
3 - Budapest, Hungary - A38
4 - Ljubljana, Slovenia - Media Park
5 - Belgrade, Serbia - SKC
6 - Bucarest, Romania - Studio Martin
7 - Sofia, Bulgaria - Black Box
9 - Zagreb, Croatia - Boogaloo
10 - Bologna, Italy - Estragon
11 - Marseille, France - Venue TBA
12 - Vitoria, Spain - Azkena
13 - Porto, Portugal - Caos Emergente Festival
14 - Sevilla, Spain - Sala Q
16 - Madrid, Spain - Caracol
17 - Barcelona, Spain - Salamandra 1
18 - Strasbourg, France - La Laiterie
19 - London, England - Underworld
20 - Peterborough, England - The Park
21 - Leeds, England - Rio's
22 - Wolverhampton, England - Wolves Civic
23 - Dublin, Ireland - Whelans

September (Nile, Grave)
25 - Haarlem, Holland - Patronaat
26 - Vosselaar, Belgium - Biebob
27 - Essen, Germany - Turock
28 - Eindhoven, Holland - Effenaar
29 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle
30 - Aalborg, Denmark - Studenterhuset

October (Nile, Grave)
1 - Orebro, Sweden - Satin
2 - Oslo, Norway - Maiden
3 - Goteborg, Sweden - Musikens Hus
4 - Malmoe, Sweden - KB
5 - Berlin, Germany - K17

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Belphegor Annouces Additional Tour Dates

Belphegor recently added 19 additional shows to their 2008 North American tour in support of their latest album, "Bondage Goat Zombie." Alonside Belphegor will be bands Amon Amarth, Ensiferum, and The Absence. The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Amon Amarth Announces More Tour Dates

Amon Amarth have announced more tour dates for their North American run. Support on the trek will come from Ensiferum, Belphegor and The Absence.

October 1 - Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
October 2 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Avalon
October 3 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
October 4 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
October 5 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
October 6 - Vancouver, BC @ Croatian Culture Centre
October 8 - Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room
October 9 - Calgary, AB @ The Warehouse
October 10 - Regina, SK @ Ridell Centre
October 11 - Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick Centre
October 12 - St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
October 13 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
October 15 - Toronto, ON @ The Phoenix
October 16 - Montreal, QC @ Le Medley
October 17 - Quebec City, QC @ Theatre Imperial
October 18 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
October 19 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
October 20 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
October 21 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx

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Onheil Confirmed For Stonehenge Festival

Onheil has been confirmed to play the highly acclaimed open air festival Stonehenge in the Netherlands. Other bands that will be attending are Austrian black/death metallers Belphegor, Italian Thrashers Sadist and German Melodic Death Metallers Burden Of Grief. This will be the only live show Onheil is going to do the coming months. At the Stonehengefestival a recordlabel/concertpromoter-only promo CD will be on sale, especially for the die-hard fans who can't wait for the next album to be recorded later this year. This will be a one-time only sale, which means the promo CD won't be available anywhere else.

The promo CD, called "Razor," features four totally new songs and a re-recorded version of "As Hope Dies," Onheil's 2007 single and videoclip. According to singer/guitarist Amok: "The new material will probably surprise a lot of people as it's quite different from our older stuff. Diversity is what we are aiming for with our next album. The songs are faster, more furious and more agressive than even before. Yet we have mixed this with more melodies and slower parts. Also the fact that we now have 2 lead vocalists and 3 guitarists gives us more possibilities to create something original."

Please feel free to publish this information on your website, in your magazine or in any other media. A pressphoto and the promocd cover can be found on our mediapage( http://www.onheil.nl/media/ ).

You can check out the titletrack of "Razor" on the Onheil MySpace and watch their video for "As Hope Dies" below: More...

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