Benighted Premiere New Song “A Personified Evil” Featuring Fleshgod Apocalypse’s Francesco Paoli

Benighted have teamed up with Fleshgod Apocalypse’s Francesco Paoli for a new song titled “A Personified Evil.” You can check that out below. Benighted’s Julien Truchan said the following about the track:

“NEW BENIGHTED SUMMER HIT! Here we go with “A Personified Evil,” our brand new single featuring none but our amazing brother Francesco Paoli from Fleshgod Apocalypse! 2’53 of pure violence available in this lyric video released by our friend Guilherme who did a great job! Tell us what you think about this new piece of insanity and please spread it everywhere you can, not only on the beach! 🤣 Thank you for your support and let’s dance!”

[via Metal Injection]

Aborted, The Acacia Strain, Benighted, Etc. Postpone European/UK Tour To 2022

The “Hell Over Europe 4 Tour” has officially been postponed to 2022. That trek will feature Aborted, The Acacia Strain, Benighted (select dates), Hideous Divinity (select dates), and Fleddy Melculy.

Tour Dates:

With Benighted:

02/17 Kortrijk, BEL – De Kreun
02/18 Eindhoven, NET – Dynamo
02/19 Utrecht, NET – Tivoli Vredenburg
02/20 Mannheim, GER – MS Connexion Complex
02/22 Manchester, UK – Academy 3
02/23 London, UK – The Dome
02/24 Paris, FRA – Trabendo
02/25 Limoges, FRA – John Lennon
02/26 Colmar, FRA – Grillen
02/27 Lyon, FRA – CCO Villeurbanne
03/01 Pamplona, SPA – Totem
03/02 Porto, POR – Hard Club
03/03 Lisbon, POR – AO Vivo
03/04 Madrid, SPA – Shoko
03/05 Barcelona, SPA – Apolo 2
03/06 Toulouse, FRA – Le Rex
03/07 Aarau, SWI – Kiff
03/08 Milano ITA – Slaughter Club
03/09 Ljubljana, SL0 – Orto Bar
03/10 Vienna, AUT – Szene
03/11 Budapest, HUN – Dürer Kert
03/12 Bratislava, SLO – Randal Club
03/13 Prague, CZE – Meet Factory
03/14 Munich, GER – Feierwerk

With Hideous Divinity:

03/16 Nuremberg, GER – ZBau
03/17 Oberhausen, GER – Kulttempel
03/18 Hanover, GER – Béi Chéz Heinz
03/19 Aarhus, DEN – Voxhall
03/20 Stockholm, SWE – Slaktkyrkan
03/21 Gothenburg, SWE – Valand
03/22 Oslo, NOR – Bla
03/23 Copenhagen, DEN – Amager Bio
03/24 Enschede, NET – Metropool
03/25 Hamburg, GER – Gruenspan
03/26 Warsaw, POL – Proxima
03/27 Berlin, GER – Columbia Theater

Aborted’s Sven de Caluwé commented:

“As we all know in this continuous phase of dingus sucking, it wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t have to move our little hell over Europe. Thanks to covid 19-21 we have to reschedule this beast of an extreme metal tour to Feb/March 22. But fear not! We will release our album before that and we have some truly amazing things set up for the tour and record. All bands are part of the line up, anyone who got tickets they remain valid and be sure not to miss out on the party! After all, it’s not a party until you’ve seen Juliens ‘one minute 24 seconds’ naked feet! See you in the pit, you rascals!”

Aborted, The Acacia Strain, Benighted, Etc. Announce European/UK Tour

Aborted and The Acacia Strain will be hitting the road on the “Hell Over Europe 4 Tour” next fall. Benighted, Fleddy Melculy, Hideous Divinity, and Cult Of Lilith will also perform on select legs of the trek.

Tour Dates:

Aborted, The Acacia Strain, Benighted, and Fleddy Melculy:

09/24 Eindhoven, NET – Dynamo
09/25 Kotrijk, BEL – De Kreun
09/26 Mannheim, GER – MS Connexion Complex
09/28 Utrecht, NET – Tivoli
09/29 London, UK – The Dome
09/30 Paris, FRA – Trabendo
10/01 Nantes, FRA – Muscadeath Festival Vallet
10/02 Limoges, FRA – John Lennon
10/03 Toulouse, FRA – Le Rex
10/05 Pamplona, SPA – Totem
10/06 Porto, POR – Hard Club
10/07 Lisbon, POR – RCA Club
10/08 Madrid, SPA – Shoko
10/09 Barcelona, SPA – Salamandra
10/10 Lyon, FRA – CCO Villeurbanne
10/11 Aarau, SWI – Kiff
10/12 Milano, ITA – Slaughter Club
10/13 Ljubljana, SLO – Orto Bar
10/14 Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra
10/15 Vienna, AUT – Szene
10/16 Munich, GER – Feierwerk
10/17 Prague, CZE – Meet Factory
10/18 Bratislava, SLO – Randal Club
10/20 Nuremberg, GER – Zbau
10/21 Oberhausen, GER – Kulttempel

Aborted, The Acacia Strain, Hideous Divinity, and Cult Of Lilith:

10/23 Aarhus, DEN – Train
10/24 Stockholm, SWE – Slaktkyrkan
10/25 Gothenburg, SWE – Valand
10/26 Oslo, NOR – Bla
10/27 Copenhagen, DEN – Amager Bio
10/28 Hamburg, GER – Gruenspan
10/29 Leipzig, GER – Werk2
10/30 Berlin, GER – Columbia
10/31 Hengelo, NET – Metropool

Aborted commented:

“Ok you dirty ghouls and terror maniacs! The time has come, we’ve all had enough time sitting at home, eating thousands of pizzas and gaining tremendous amounts of weight… and well, eventually, we wrote an album! So here is some good news to make your 2021 hopefully slightly less of a giant smelly turd than 2020:

1. We will be entering the studio, for said album; the writing is done and we are beyond stoked about it. More on that later.
2. HELL OVER EUROPE TIME! That’s right!! Your favorite and most infamous extreme metal tour returns (or well, at least we hope it’s either of those).

Added to the mix to spice up your life are: The Acacia Strain (they hate stuff maybe as much as we do, so we are looking forward to bitch like a bunch of old farts on a daily basis). Once again, we team up with our brothers from (possibly) other mothers Benighted (No promises if Julien will wear footwear, good thing we all have masks, right?). Stefano clearly has some fat to burn, so we figured he should play twice a night and thus our good friends Hideous Divinity have been added as well for a good dose of Mario blasts!”

Benighted Premiere New Song “Stab The Weakest”

Benighted have premiered a new song titled “Stab The Weakest.“ The track is inspired by Michael Myers and it can be streamed below:

Julien Truchan commented:

“We all agree to say that these times we are living in really suck, so everything we can do to cheer us up is welcome! We, Benighted, decided to prepare something special for you and do it the HALLOWEEN way! That’s why we’ve released a new track today called ‘Stab The Weakest,’ a brutal track where you might recognize one of your favorite horror movies theme’s….

With this track, we also have released a very cool shirt designed by our brother Gary Ronaldson, who did a fantastic job again! You can order it and other items on our brand-new Big Cartel shop!”

Benighted Release New Benefit Single “Serve To Deserve”

Benighted have released a new single titled “Serve To Deserve.” The song can be purchased on Bandcamp with proceeds set to go towards Rock N’Eat in Lyon, France.

Julien Truchan commented:

“We are very proud to unleash this very special track that we recorded to support our dear friends from the Rock N’Eat venue in Lyon! The owners of the venue are brothers who are part of the underground scene for more than 20 years and they have put all of their guts in this great venue where so many amazing bands already played like Aborted, Suffocation, Entombed, Der Weg Einer Freiheit, and many others!

Of course because of Covid 19, things are very difficult for them and we want to do everything we can to help them because they FUCKING DESERVE IT! So pls, my friends, we invite you to download this new brutal track and donate what you can to keep the underground alive !!! Thank you for this ! Love you all!”

Benighted Vocalist Julien Truchan Tests Positive For COVID-19, Band Stream New Album “Obscene Repressed”

Benighted’s Julien Truchan has tested positive for COVID-19. The singer contracted the disease while volunteering at a medical facility.

The band commented:

“…This morning we got the sad news that our vocalist Julien Truchan has been tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. Unfortunately he contracted the virus during his volunteer work in a Covid medical department. We wish him strength and good recovery !”

In other news, the group are also streaming their new album “Obscene Repressed” in full. That effort will be released tomorrow (April 10). Drummer Kevin Paradis said the following about that:

“It’s with a lot of pride and excitement that we share this album with you! We can’t wait to have some feedback on our work, and I hope our music will bring you some brutal hours during these difficult times! As drummer of the band since their last EP, I have tried to bring some lightening fast blast beat and double bass drum, some groovy beats, intricate fills and polyrythms, but all of this with a punk spirit mandatory to Benighted Brutal Death Metal/Grindcore spirit!

Anyway, I’ve found in these new songs some of the best guitars riffs I ever had to drum on, and I hope you will like them as much as I do, not to mention the unique vocals of our dear Julien. Let’s wish him a good recovery!”

Benighted Premiere “Nails” Music Video

Benighted have premiered a NSFW video for their new song “Nails.” This track is from the band’s new album “Obscene Repressed,“ which will be released April 10.

The group commented:

“We are very proud to unleash our third track, taken from ‘Obscene Repressed,’ in the most disturbing video we have ever made! With ‘Nails,’ discover what happens when a psychotic boy faces oedipal issues with his mother and gets paranoid about his dad being responsible for his facial deformity…

Kick Your Eyes did a great job again with this new creepy music video about the story of Michael. We want to thank all the amazing people who worked for this video, especially Ni colas Delpierre, François Le Goazigo and Roswell! Of course also this incredible casting:

Young Michael : Jorick
Adult Michael : Cyril Van Zandijcke
Dad : Abdé Maziane
Mom : Cecile Rossi

Special thanks to Laurie Muah (special effects) and Pauline Dissais (make-up)
Enjoy it, sickos! And please share it everywhere!”

Benighted Premiere New Song “Implore The Negative” Feat. Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta

Benighted have premiered a lyric video for their new song “Implore The Negative.” This track features Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta and it will appear on the band’s new album “Obscene Repressed,“ which is set to be released April 10. The group said the following:

“Massive brutality unleashed, here we go! We are so happy and proud to deliver the second track of our new album ‘Obscene Repressed‘ with the mighty Jamey Jasta from Hatebreed, who is featured as guest vocalist. We really thank him for being such a passionate guy and for being a part of our new baby! Here it is sickos, we hope you enjoy ‘Implore The Negative.’ This neck-breaking track is about the very moment Michael‘s mind is running away from reality, and lets him fall into a psychosis to keep him alive!”

Benighted Premiere New Song “Brutus”

Benighted have premiered a new song titled “Brutus.” This track is from the band’s new album “Obscene Repressed,“ which will be released April 10. The group commented:

“Here we go, my friends, we are proud to unleash our first new track, ‘Brutus!’ It’s a song written in French about the pure hate from the album’s main character Michael, and his story against his father and the disgusting things he does to his mother… Enjoy and spread it like a plague!!!”

Benighted Reveal Details For New Album “Obscene Repressed”

Benighted have revealed the details for their new album “Obscene Repressed.“ The effort will be released on April 10 and the cover art and track listing can be seen below. The band commented:

“We are so happy and proud to show you the official cover of our new album “Obscene Repressed” released by the amazing Grindesign!!! Insane piece of art representing the beautiful oedipal love story you will discover within this album!”

“Obscene Repressed” Track Listing:

01. “Obscene Repressed”
02. “Nails”
03. “Brutus”
04. “The Starving Beast”
05. “Smoke Through The Skull”
06. “Implore The Negative”
07. “Muzzle”
08. “Casual Piece Of Meat”
09. “Scarecrow”
10. “Mom, I Love You The Wrong Way”
11. “Undivided Dismemberment”
12. “Bound To Facial Plague”
13. “The Rope” (bonus track)
14. “Get This” (Slipknot cover) (bonus track)

With this news, Benighted have also shared a new teaser/Christmas poem: