Drummer Simon Schilling Exits Belphegor

Drummer Simon Schilling has announced his departure from Belphegor. He is leaving the group “due to different reasons.”

Schilling said the following on Facebook:

“Due to different reasons I decided to leave Belphegor. I am looking forward to perform and work with new bands. From now on I am available for studio work and live appereances. (contact via Facebook for information). I will reveal coming tours and projects soon. A big shoutout to all the people and fans I met during the last three years with Belphegor. See you again soon on the road to hell!!”

You can catch Schilling with Kaoteon on Febuary 24 at Complexity Fest in the Netherlands and on tour with Monument of Misanthropy in March/April.

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Belphegor Premiere “Baphomet” Live Video

Belphegor have premiered a new live video for their song “Baphomet.“ This song is from their latest album, “Totenritual.“ The footage for the clip, which was filmed and edited by Espen Dyngen, was captured at the Saving Christmass Festival in Nörrköping, Sweden on December 15, 2017.

Behemoth, Samael, Etc. Added To 2018 Wacken Open Air

More bands have been added to the 2018 Wacken Open Air festival. The event will take place August 2-4 in Wacken, Germany, and the updated lineup includes: Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild, Dimmu Borgir, Behemoth, In Extremo, Arch Enemy, Vince Neil, Samael, Doro, Children Of Bodom, Dirk Schneider, Amorphis, Sepultura, Amaranthe, Epica, Firewind, Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Walking Dead On Broadway, and Bannkreis.

Belphegor Add More Dates To 2017 North American Tour With Cryptopsy & Hate

Belphegor have added more dates to their North American tour with Cryptopsy and Hate. You can see the updated schedule below.

Tour Dates:

11/06 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
11/07 Manchester, NH – Jewel Music
11/08 Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge
11/09 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
11/10 Columbus, OH – Alrosa Villa
11/11 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero
11/12 Orlando, FL – The Haven
11/14 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
11/15 Fort Worth, TX – Rail Club
11/16 Austin, TX – Come and Take it Live!
11/18 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
11/19 Denver, CO – Roxy Theater
11/20 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
11/22 Phoenix, AZ – Joe’s Grotto
11/24 Los Angeles, CA – 1720
11/25 Oakland, CA – Metro Opera House
11/26 Portland, OR – Rock Hard PDX
11/27 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
11/28 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
11/29 Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
12/01 Winnipeg, MB – Pyramid Cabaret
12/03 Joliet, IL – The Forge
12/04 Detroit, MI – Harpo’s
12/05 Toronto, ON – Mod Club
12/06 Ottawa, ON – Maverick’s
12/07 Quebec City, QC – Le Cercle
12/08 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
12/09 Rouyn, QC – Scène Évolu-Son

Belphegor Premiere New Video For “Baphomet”

Belphegor have premiered a new video for their song “Baphomet.“ This song is from their new album, “Totenritual,“ which is available now.

Helmuth told Metal Hammer the following:

“The new video was shot by Grupa13 in Poland and is our best video yet, very professional and great videography. They definitely know what they are doing.

The song is both a chant and a metaphorical description of the ancient Baphomet deity. The church considered it an enemy and a demonic character, so of course, we enjoy using it against them to mock their ignorance and witless fears.

The sabbatic Ritual Goat, a divine androgyne, the creator. Power absolute. Goat God Dominus!!

The arrangement deals with the duality of life: Man/Woman, Death/Life, Fire/Water, Human/Demon, Love/Hate. It is also about discipline, freedom and the will to walk your own path ‘alone’ without letting someone else decide things relating to your life.

Its essence is purity in solitude. When two become one, all is silent. There have been many old rituals for understanding Baphomet since it is not a deity to be summoned, but rather one to become.

There are influences from these rituals in the text, which is the reason why it is written in the first person perspective. Non mortuum, Non vivit, There is only me. Ego sum!! Expect evil incarnated in audio and visual form.”

Belphegor Reveal First Set Of Dates For 2017 North American Tour With Cryptopsy & Hate

Belphegor have revealed the first set of dates for their North American tour with Cryptopsy and Hate. You can see those below.

Tour Dates:

11/07 Manchester, NH – Jewel Music
11/08 Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge
11/12 Orlando, FL – The Haven
11/14 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
11/15 Fort Worth, TX – Rail Club
11/16 Austin, TX – Come and Take it Live!
11/18 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
11/19 Denver, CO – Roxy Theater
11/22 Phoenix, AZ – Joe’s Grotto
11/25 Oakland, CA – Metro Opera House
11/27 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
11/28 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
12/03 Joliet, IL – The Forge
12/04 Detroit, MI – Harpo’s
12/05 Toronto, ON – Mod Club
12/06 Ottawa, ON – Maverick’s
12/07 Quebec City, QC – Le Cercle
12/08 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
12/09 Rouyn, QC – Scène Évolu-Son