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Formed: 1991
From: Malta
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Beheaded News

Below is our complete Beheaded 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.

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Beheaded Streaming Full Album

"Beast Incarnate," the impending new long player from Malta-based brutal death metal merchants Beheaded, will see release tomorrow via Unique Leader. In advance of its release, today all of the infernal, eight-track offering is available for streaming below.

"Beast Incarnate" will be released on January 27th, 2017 and was recorded at MKII Recording Studio (Italy) and mixed and mastered by Ronnie Björnström (Teadeat, Bone Gnawer, Aeon, Those Who Bring The Torture etc.) at Enhanced Audio Productions Sweden. More...

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Beheaded Premieres Music Video For New Song

Maltese brutal death metal act Beheaded premiered a video clip for the new song "Beast Incarnate" over at Decibel Magazine's website at this location (also in the player below). The song is the title track from the upcoming new album which is expected for release via Unique Leader on January 27th.

The infernal, eight-track production draws upon the brutal and melodic approach to the band's 2012-issued, critically-championed "Never To Dawn" long player. Recorded at MKII Recording Studio (Italy) and mixed and mastered by Ronnie Björnström (Teadeat, Bone Gnawer, Aeon, Those Who Bring The Torture etc.) at Enhanced Audio Productions Sweden, "Beast Incarnate" comes shrouded in the cover art of Gabriel Alegria Sabogal, welcomes the addition of new recruits -- drummer Davide Billia and guitarist Simone Brigo - and truly stretches the boundaries of Beheaded's signature sound to meet new extremes.

As a precursor to its release, the visual companion to the record's title track is available now. The band commented: "When music is enriched with literature, imagery, colors, and visuals that reflect its essence, it is able to deliver a deeper, more profound immersive visual and aural experience. That is precisely what the video for the album title track 'Beast Incarnate' does. Using all these elements we have worked very closely with Very Metal Art in graphically creating and capturing the character and lifeblood of Beast Incarnate. The music video comes to outline the attributes of Mediterranean death metal - hard hitting and drilling in the psyche. Musically drawing upon the very roots of the band's earliest material and molded from a quarter of a century since Beheaded's inception. Beast Incarnate cements twenty-five years of extreme music with an imprint of the band's present signature sound."

The track list for "Beast Incarnate" is as follows:

1. Beast Incarnate
2. The Horror Breathes
3. Crossing the House of Knives
4. Reign of the Headless King
5. The Black Death
6. Cursed Mediterranean
7. Fid-dlam ta' dejjem
8. Punishment of the Grave

Check out the video here: More...

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Beheaded Releasing New Album

Malta-based brutal death metal horde Beheaded will release a fifth full-length next year via Unique Leader Records. Entitled "Beast Incarnate," the infernal, eight-track production draws upon the brutal and melodic approach to 2012's "Never To Dawn" offering.

Welcoming drummer Davide Billia and guitarist Simone Brigo to the fold, the album seethes with the band's Mediterranean brand of brutality belting out caustic vocals, punishing riff and crushing drum sequences.

Recorded at MKII Recording Studio in Italy and mixed and mastered by Ronnie Björnström (Teadeat, Bone Gnawer, Aeon, Those Who Bring The Torture etc.) at Enhanced Audio Productions in Sweden, "Beast Incarnate" comes shrouded in the cover art of Gabriel Alegria Sabogal. More...

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Beheaded Recruits New Guitarist

Beheaded has issued the following announcement about recruiting a new guitar player:

"We're happy to officially announce and give a warm welcome to Simone Brigo who fills the spot of second guitar player returning Beheaded back to a 5 piece line up.

"Simone, who some of you might know from Italian based Blasphemer has been working with us on the upcoming album and will also join us on stage during the European tour with Hour of Penance and Christ Agony." More...

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Beheaded Recording New Album

Malta-based outfit Beheaded is currently working on the follow-up to the "Never To Dawn" album. Beheaded comments:

"The Maltese Italian connection - Beheaded in Italy at work on the new album. Frank, Davide, Omar and a mysterious guitarist who will be announced later on as the band's second axeman completing the return to a 5 piece line up. The Horror Breathes!"

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Belphegor Cancels North American Tour

Due to a family emergency, Austria’s diabolical death / black metal band Belphegor has been forced to cancel the planned headlining North American “Voices From The Dark” tour with Rotting Christ, Beheaded, and Svart Crown.

The tour was scheduled to launch September 24th in New York City. Belphegor front man & guitarist Helmuth Lehner issued the following statement:

"After fighting many months now (the last 4 months have been terrible), my mother is at the end. Her body is decaying more and more and will not survive the next weeks (maybe days) or will fall in coma soon. I will not risk being away at this time."

None of the other bands have issued a statement yet, so it's unclear if they will continue the tour or if the entire trek is off with the headlining band cancelling.

Update: Rotting Christ has now confirmed the tour is fully cancelled, stating: "As Rotting Christ we have no other choice than supporting Helmuth's family situation and to express simultaneously our deep disappointment with the fact that we will not meet our Northern American Metal brothers as we promised them with this tour. We promise though that we will work our asses off to be back in your land ASAP so stay tuned for updates." More...

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Belphegor Headed To North America

The diabolical death/black metal band Belphegor will return to North American shores with a headlining tour this Fall.

Joining the raid of conquest and blasphemy, dubbed the “Voices From The Dark” tour 2014, is a cornucopia of the finest metal miscreants the world has to offer.

Greek outfit Rotting Christ as well as Beheaded from Malta and Svart Crown from France will be supporting on the trek.

“Belphegor is still brutal and consistent, rolling in worldwide like a wartime tank,” comments Belphegor frontman Helmuth Lehner. “It will be a pleasure to conquer the states again. On 'Conjuring The Dead' we celebrate diabolical death musick with one of our most brutal offerings yet. Join the Belphegor rituals and go to hell with us.”

The band's upcoming album "Conjuring The Dead" (reviewed here) is due out on August 5th (North America), August 8th (EU/Brazil/Japan), and August 11th (UK/FR) via Nuclear Blast. Catch the band live on these dates: More...

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Brutal Truth To Play Obscene Extreme Fest

The Obscene Extreme festival will be taking place from July 16th - 20th, with ticket information available at this location. Now the festival has announced several new additions to the lineup, including Brutal Truth and Morgoth. The festival organizers comment:

"Few bands represent Obscene Extreme as fully as US grind legends Brutal Truth – they've weathered break-ups and line-up changes, but never once have they halted in their mission to keep pushing the bleeding edge of grindcore.

"Never complacent, each steamroller of Brutal Truth album has furthered their sound and moved the goalposts for the whole damn genre in the process. Now bassist, founding member and extreme metal champion Dan Lilker approaches his 50th birthday, he's stepping back from music and his baby - Brutal Truth - will be no more.

"When the band returned in 2006, it was Obscene Extreme the following year that welcomed them back as very personification of the festival. Now, seven years later we'll bid them farewell with one final performance. Obscene Extreme 2014 – this promises to be unforgettable!!!

"Another band that will be stepping out onto the Obscene Extreme stage this year will be fathers of the German death metal scene, the mighty Morgoth. Originally split in 1998 after only three albums - the coffin-lid hammering of 1991's ‘Cursed,’ 1993's forward-thinking ‘Odium’ and their most divisive albums ever, 1995's post-punk ‘Feel Sorry For The Fanatic.’ More...

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Beheaded Splits With Drummer

Malta death metal band Beheaded has issued the following announcement about parting ways with the group's drummer:

"It is with a heavy heart today that we announce the departure of our brother drummer Chris Brincat from Beheaded after 23 years.

"Chris was one of the founding members of Beheaded back in 1991 and not only his drumming skills have shaped and gave an identity to the Beheaded sound throughout the years but his contribution, dedication, charisma and character brought something much more special to the band and every member that is or has formed part of it.

"All of us in Beheaded would like to wish Chris all the best for his present and future endevours. We will be announcing Beheaded's new drummer tomorrow."

Chris Brincat also comments: 'Due to unforeseen circumstances I can no longer dedicate time to the band and the last thing I want is to keep Beheaded from moving to the next step. I wish my brothers in Beheaded all the best and a big horns up to all our followers for their support throughout these years." More...

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Pyrexia Announces "Castigating Europe" Tour

Pyrexia will be headed out on the "Castigating Europe" tour in March with Beheaded and Unfathomable Ruination. The tour poster is available below, and dates are as follows:

1.03: 013, Tilburg, Netherlands*
2.03: Nürnberg Death Fest, Nürnberg, Germany*
3.03: Glazart, Paris, France*
4.03: DNA, Brussel, Belgium*
5.03: La Rumeur – Lille – France*
6.03: The library pub, Leeds, UK*
7.03: The Unicorn, London, UK
8.03: Exhaus, Trier, Germany
9.03: Juzi, Göttingen, Germany
10.3: Hoodoo, Prague, Czech Republic
11.03: Collosseum Club, Košice, Slovakia
12.03: Escape, Vienna, Austria
13.03: la distilleria, bologna, Italy
14.03: Blue Rose Saloon, Milano, Italy
15.03: KW21, Sursee, Switzerland
16.03: Bahndamm, Wermelskirchen, Germany

* Without Unfathomable Ruination More...

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Beheaded To Re-Issue Debut Album

Beheaded released the new disc "Never To Dawn" earlier this month through Unique Leader Records, and the band has now issued the following announcement about also gearing up to re-issue its debut album:

"Next year our debut album 'Perpetual Mockery' will be re-issued on vinyl, digi pack CD, and limited tapes on Pathos Productions, for those who missed it when it came out in the mid to late 90's ....the horror will breathe again! This will also include the Souldead demo as a bonus."

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Beheaded Posts New Song Online

Beheaded has posted an advanced track online from the band's upcoming new album "Never To Dawn," which is due out on November 6th, 2012 via Unique Leader Records. Check out the song "Where Hours Etch Their Name" in the player available below.

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Beheaded Announces "Never To Dawn" Release

Malta's Beheaded will be releasing "Never to Dawn" this coming November 6th, 2012 on Unique Leader Records. You can check out an advance track from the album in the player below (the song starts at the 4:10 mark). For more info on Beheaded, navigate to the band's Facebook profile here.

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Insision To Appear At Gothenburg Deathfest

Swedish act Insision has announced an appearance at the upcoming Gothenburg Deathfest on November the 5th, 2011. The band commented on the show:

"Location: Henriksberg, Stigbergsliden 7, Gothenburg. Be sure to get yourself a ticket to this Festival. For more info regarding the festival head here.

"Other bands confirmed: Beheaded (Malta), Mass Infection (Greece), Carnal Decay (Switzerland),
Seed (South Korea), Godless Truth (Czech Republic), PuterAeon (Sweden), and Inhuman Deformity (Sweden)."

Insision also released the "End of All" EP earlier this year, will full details on the release available at this location.

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Mountains Of Death Running Order Revealed

The complete band lineup and running order for the Mountains of Death festival, which takes place in Switzerland from August 18th - 20th, have now been revealed. The order is as follows:

Donnerstag, 18. August
21.00 - 21.30 Oral Fistfuck (CH)
21.50 - 22.20 Absorb (DE)
22.40 - 23.20 Impure (ES)
23.45 - 00.45 Krisiun (BR)
01.05 - 01.40 Putrid Pile (US)
02.00 - 02.40 Rectal Smegma (NL)

Freitag, 19. August
13:45 - 14:15 Cremation (CH)
14:30 - 15:00 Embalming Theatre (CH)
15:15 - 15:45 Insain (FR)
16:05 - 16:35 Perverse Dependence (RU)
16:55 - 17:25 Amputated (UK)
17:45 - 18:25 Disentomb (AU)
18:45 - 19:25 Degrade (SE)
19:45 - 20:30 Defeated Sanity (DE)
20:50 - 21:35 Abysmal Torment (MT)
22:05 - 23:05 To Violently Vomit (US)
23:35 - 00:35 Decapitated (PL)
01:05 - 01:45 Viscera Trail (IL)
02:00 - 02:40 Fubar (NL) More...

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Mountains Of Death Festival Lineup Announced

The organizers of the upcoming Mountains of Death festival have checked in with the following update about the band lineup:

"The following bands are completing the line-up of Mountains of Death 2011: Incinerate (US), Modus Delicti (IT), To Violently Vomit (US), and Putrid Pile (US).

"All those who are giving themselves the trouble to check out the links on the billing list might wonder about the myspace address of To Violently Vomit... behind this name stands nobody less than the singular, legendary and since 1992 acitve Disgorge from San Diego... or at least the greater part of them! All the rest about disturbances and stories about the band you can read at another place and would go beyond the scope of this note.

"Almost unavoidable, there are some line-up changes. The following bands are not able to play: Ancient Necropsy (CO) and Ingurgitating Oblivion (DE)"

The festival takes place from August 18th - 20th in Switzerland, with full details available here. The complete lineup for Mountains of Death is now as follows: More...

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Malevolent Creation To Play Death Feast Open Air

Malevolent Creation has issued the following announcement about performing at the upcoming 2011 edition of the Death Feast Open Air in Germany:

"The festival season starts in a couple of months. Malevolent Creation were now confirmed for Germany's Death Feast Open Air! The festival, which will celebrate its 5th anniversary this year, will take place from June 23-25, 2011 at Airport Schwarze Heide in Hünxe, Germany. A 3-day-ticket incl. camping costs 49€ w/o fees. A 1-day-ticket costs 25€ w/o fees (for June 23rd und June 24th) and 30€ w/o fees (for June 25th). You can also order a shower/toilet flat-rate for 10€. For further information visit here."

The currently announced billing is as follows:

Decaying Purity
Grave *special 20th Anniversary set*
Misery Index
Nuclear Vomit
Septycal Gorge
The Rotted

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Enemy Reign Confirmed For Neurotic Deathfest 2010

Colorado extreme metallers ENEMY REIGN were recently added to the illustrious Neurotic Deathfest 2010 lineup! The Neurotic Deathfest is Europe's premier indoor death metal event. Originally known as the Rotterdam Deathfest (2004 and 2005), the organizers changed the name to Neurotic Deathfest in 2006 when they decided to move the festivities to a new venue and city.

Other confirmed bands are as follows (in alphabetical order) :
Beneath The Massacre
Bolt Thrower
Defeated Sanity
Dying Fetus
Dr. Doom
Enemy Reign
Insidious Decrepancy
Human Mincer
Lock Up
Napalm Death
Six Feet Under
Viral Load More...

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Beheaded and Inveracity Team Up For European Tour

This August, BEHEADED, INVERACITY, INHERIT DISEASE, and SUFFOCATE BASTARD will team up for the “Gutting Europe Tour 2008.” More information and tour dates are expected to be released shortly.

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Beheaded Announce New Guitarist

Malta-based brutal death metallers BEHEADED have issued the following update:

"Two years have passed and expect more brutality than ever.

"We welcome aboard Nick on guitars from TENDENCY CHARGE who replaced Omar.

"BEHEADED will be performing on the 2nd February 2008 live at Poxx Bar, Paceville supported by PUTRID BIRTH.

"This year BEHEADED will be taking part in the Death Feast Open Air alongside CRYPTOPSY, DYING FETUS, DECREPIT BIRTH, ORIGIN, DECAPITATED and MALEVOLENT CREATION, to name a few.

"Later on this year BEHEADED will be embarking on the Gutting Europe V Tour together with INVERACITY, INHERIT DISEASE and SUFFOCATE BASTARD from the 8th August till 30th August 2008. Get in touch with Blast Corpse Promotion for more details."

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