Benediction Premiere “Stormcrow” Video

Benediction have premiered a new video for their new song “Stormcrow.” This track is from the band’s new album “Scriptures,” which will be released on October 16.

Singer Dave Ingram commented:

“In many cultures, the crow is seen as a harbinger of doom and a bad omen. This song deals with that”

Guitarist Darren Brookes added:

“‘Stormcrow’ was a particularly difficult but enjoyable video to shoot. As anyone who’s done one will know, it’s take after take after take, and, as you can see, it was a blisteringly hot day too. We did have passers-by, joggers, dog walkers and they were stopping to check out what was going on and that’s the closest we’ve managed to a live gig this year.”

Benediction Premiere “Rabid Carnality” Video, Reveal Details For New Album “Scriptures”

Benediction have premiered a new video for their new song “Rabid Carnality.” This track is from the band’s new album “Scriptures,” which will be released on October 16.

“Scriptures” Track Listing:

01. “Iterations Of I”
02. “Scriptures In Scarlet”
03. “The Crooked Man”
04. “Stormcrow”
05. “Progenitors Of A New Paradigm”
06. “Rabid Carnality”
07. “In Our Hands, The Scars”
08. “Tear Off These Wings”
09. “Embrace The Kill”
10. “Neverwhen”
11. “The Blight At The End”
12. “We Are Legion”

Benediction Delay New Album

Benediction’s new album has been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The effort is now expected to be released in August.

The group commented:

“It will be of no surprise to anyone in this current climate that Benediction have to announce a delay in the release of their new album.

The album was due to be released in May but there is just no way of fulfilling this obligation, due to obvious physical and logistical problems in getting the record pressed and out there. The tentative date for release will hopefully be sometime in August.

We can appreciate there will be people annoyed by this but none more so than the band. We are dying for you guys to hear this album!

We are working with Nuclear Blast at this time with the aim of putting at least one new song out on the digital platform so you can hear something and hopefully wet your appetite in anticipation of its eventual release.
We are really sorry and would like to thank you for your patience and loyalty during this period.

Please stay safe and when we come out of this nightmare we will get the BENEDICTION machine fired up and we’ll see you out on the road.

Thank you
BENEDICTION”

Benediction Cancel Latin American Tour Due To “Serious Health Problems”

Benediction have cancelled their Latin American tour. The band were forced to cancel the dates due to vocalist Dave Ingram suffering from “serious health problems.”

The group commented:

“Due to serious health problems suffered by vocalist Dave Ingram, the upcoming Benediction tour of Latin America has, unfortunately, had to be postponed.

Dave has had ongoing medical conditions including hip dysplasia and osteoporosis.

Over the Christmas period, his condition worsened and infection set into the bone. This requires treatment to reduce infection and immediate surgery. As such Dave was in no position to complete this tour. We did everything in our power to find a solution to get through this (even the possibility of a replacement vocalist) but to no avail.

I’m sure you appreciate that as friends we must put Dave’s health above all and as a band, we need to be there with you guys as Benediction, no replacements.

To this end, Dave will have the surgery and take a few months off to regain his strength, and we are at this moment rescheduling all of the shows.

We apologise to all involved in organising this and especially to our loyal fans, and we hope you understand.

Thank you for your support

Our new album release and summer shows will all go ahead as scheduled.

Keep watching for updates. We WILL be back.

BENEDICTION”

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Due to serious health problems suffered by vocalist Dave Ingram, the upcoming Benediction tour of Latin America has, unfortunately, had to be postponed. Dave has had ongoing medical conditions including hip dysplasia and osteoporosis. Over the Christmas period, his condition worsened and infection set into the bone. This requires treatment to reduce infection and immediate surgery. As such Dave was in no position to complete this tour. We did everything in our power to find a solution to get through this (even the possibility of a replacement vocalist) but to no avail. I’m sure you appreciate that as friends we must put Dave’s health above all and as a band, we need to be there with you guys as Benediction, no replacements. To this end, Dave will have the surgery and take a few months off to regain his strength, and we are at this moment rescheduling all of the shows. We apologise to all involved in organising this and especially to our loyal fans, and we hope you understand. Thank you for your support Our new album release and summer shows will all go ahead as scheduled. Keep watching for updates. We WILL be back. BENEDICTION

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Dave Ingram Rejoins Benediction

Benediction have announced the return of vocalist Dave Ingram (ex-Bolt Thrower). He will be taking over for Dave Hunt, who left the band to focus on Anaal Nathrakh and his PhD studies.

Ingram issued the following statement:

“Dan Bate (Benediction Bass player) and myself were already in contact via social media and he had mentioned a few months ago that Daz was looking to contact me.

After the surprise revelation I began to wonder what he’d wanna talk to me about, old contract discussion maybe, back catalogue?

Who knows, could be all sorts. But obviously as most of you do, I keep up to date with goings on in the metal world and keep a close eye on Benediction and was aware of the situation regarding Dave Hunts departure from the band.

Soon enough my phone lit up with Darren’s number and after initial baby steps things escalated at lightning speed. Both ends of the phone were clearly getting excited and at this point both my wife and my son said simultaneously that ‘if he is asking you to return to the fold, you had better do it!!!!!’

F@#YEAH!!!!!!! YES I’M IN!!!!!!

So here we are, already deep into writing the new album, which at this time is going spectacularly well. The new material is gonna blow you people away!!!!!! We are planning to begin recording in September so not long now.

And to all my followers on social media I hope you understand that myself and the guys had decided to keep my return under wraps until Dave Hunt had completed his time with the band, a simple and necessary courtesy.

I can’t wait to see you people on the forthcoming BENEDICTION live shows.

We ARE legion! Return to Rubicon! Hail old school!

Dave Ingram”

Benediction To Part Ways With Dave Hunt

Benediction have announced that vocalist Dave Hunt will be exiting the group after their July shows in Germany and the Czech Republic. He is leaving the band to focus on Anaal Nathrakh and his PhD studies.

The following statement was issued:

“Benediction would like to formally announce that after much agonising and deliberation, it has been mutually agreed that vocalist Dave Hunt will leave the band after the shows in Germany and the Czech Republic this coming July.

Dave’s schedule has become increasingly congested with his commitments with both Benediction and Anaal Nathrakh as well as his relentless studies for his PhD. Therefore Dave will vacate the role in Benediction he has commanded with such strength for over 20 years. As Dave says, ‘With the writing for the new Benediction album almost complete, it sadly became clear that it would be impossible for me to give Benediction the full commitment it so richly deserves, for the album, the release and the inevitable shows and other events around it in the future. To me, Benediction is more than a band, more than a bunch of brothers I never had, more than one of the most important things in my life for half the time I’ve been on the planet. It is an institution. And I genuinely believe it’s in an incredibly strong place, especially with the new material. There are great things ahead for Benediction, and although I’m gutted I can’t be part of them, the guys have my total respect, affection and support’.

Benediction have begun working with his replacement and have already completed writing for a number of vocal tracks for the new album, but his identity will remain private for the time being. Dave will still complete the shows booked between now and July, and we would like to make it clear that all shows currently booked will happen, both before and after the changeover. A further announcement regarding the identity of the new singer will be made nearer to July.

Benediction would like to take this opportunity to thank Dave for his superb performance and his loyal service over his time with the band and wish him every success in the future and will remain close friends with him long into the future.

Much respect and many thanks mate.”

Dismember’s Original Lineup To Reunite For 2019 Scandinavia Deathfest

Dismember’s original lineup, vocalist Matti Kärki, guitarist David Blomqvist, guitarist Robert Sennebäck, bassist Richard Cabeza and drummer Fred Estby, will be reuniting for the first time in 20 years during the 2019 Scandinavia Deathfest. That event will be held at the Kraken Sthlm and Slaktkyrkan in Stockholm, SWE on October 11-12 and it will also feature: Benediction, Birdflesh, Centinex, Death Toll 80k, Demilich, Demonical, Entrails, General Surgery, Interment, Iron Lamb, Martyrdöd, Massgrav, Nuclear Assault, Purtenance, Putrid Vision, Rippikoulu, Rotten Sound, Sarcasm, Soils of Fate, Sorcery, Toxaemia, Unanimated, Undergang, and Wombbath.

Deicide & Tormentor Added To 2019 Maryland Deathfest

Deicide and Tormentor have been added to the 2019 Maryland Deathfest. The event will take place at the Rams Head Live and Baltimore Soundstage in Baltimore, MD on May 23-26 and the updated daily lineups can be seen below.

May 23 (Rams Head Live): Voivod, Church of Misery, Rippikoulu, Spectral Voice, and Churchburn.

May 23 (Soundstage): Immolation, Guttural Secrete, Regurgitation, Malignancy, Outre-Tombe, Hideous, and Inhumation.

May 24 (Rams Head Live): Tormentor, Vomitory, Pestilence, Anaal Nathrakh, Naglfar, Disharmonic Orchestra, Zemial, Obliteration, Skaphe, and Daeva.

May 24 (Soundstage): Cro-Mags, Carnivore A.D., Indian, Full of Hell, Primitive Man, Tomb Mold, Disassociate, Ampallang Infection, and Asylum.

May 25 (Rams Head Live): Deicide, Borknagar, Revenge, Benediction, Scour, Brutality, Blood, True Black Dawn, Dead In The Manger, and Deletere.

May 25 (Soundstage): Mortician, Devourment, Frightmare, Squash Bowels, G.O.D., Sulaco, TFD, Neckbeard Deathcamp, Drogheda, Sorrower, and Endorphins Lost.

May 26 (Rams Head Live): Unleashed, Messiah, Violator, Unanimated, Bethlehem, The Chasm, Fleshcrawl, Mortuary, Majestic Downfall, and Merrimack.

May 26 (Soundstage): D.R.I., Lowlife (Cryptic Slaughter tribute), Accused A.D., Hummingbird Of Death, Hell Bent, Beton, Theories, Ordeals, Hard Charger, and Vault Dweller.

Borknagar, Unleashed, Voivod, Etc. Added To 2019 Maryland Deathfest

More bands have been added to the 2019 Maryland Deathfest. The event will take place at the Rams Head Live and Baltimore Soundstage in Baltimore, MD on May 23-26 and the newly announced acts include: Borknagar, Unleashed, Voivod, Benediction, Revenge, Anaal Nathrakh, Accused A.D., Primitive Man, True Black Dawn, Spectral Voice, Merrimack, Churchburn, Délétère, Hummingbird Of Death, Majestic Downfall, Neckbeard Deathcamp, Ordeals, Inhumation, Theories, Endorphins Lost, and Asylum. Previously announced acts include: Ampallang Infection, Bethlehem, Beton, Blood, Brutality, Carnivore A.D., The Chasm, Cro-Mags, Cryptic Slaughter, Daeva, Dead in the Manger, Devourment, Disassociate, Disharmonic Orchestra, D.R.I., Drogheda, Fleshcrawl, Frightmare, Full of Hell, Grotesque Organ Defilement, Guttural Secrete, Hard Charger, Hell Bent, Hideous, Immolation, Indian, Malignancy, Messiah, Mortician, Mortuary, Naglfar, Obliteration, Outre-Tom, Pestilence, Regurgitation, Rippikoulu, Scour, Skaphe, Sorrower, Squash Bowels, Sulaco, Tomb Mold, TFD, Unanimated, Vault Dweller, Violator, and Vomitory.

Decapitated, Kataklysm, Hypocrisy, Etc. To Be Featured On Nuclear Blast’s “Death…Is Just The Beginning MMXVIII“ Compilation

Nuclear Blast have announced the return of their “Death…Is Just The Beginning” compilations. A new volume, titled “Death…Is Just The Beginning MMXVIII,“ will be released on October 19 and it can be pre-ordered HERE.

Track Listing:

01. Benediction – “Tear Off These Fucking Wings” (demo) (previously unreleased)
02. Kataklysm – “The Awakener” (Re-Recorded)
03. Hypocrisy – “They Lie” (The Exploited cover)
04. The Spirit – “Illuminate The Night Sky”
05. Memoriam – “The War Rages On” (demo)
06. Insidious Disease – “Soul Excavation” (previously unreleased)
07. Possessed – “Abandoned” (demo) (previously unreleased)
08. Thy Art Is Murder – “The Son Of Misery”
09. Immolation – “Morbid Visions” (feat. Max Cavalera) (Sepultura cover)
10. Nailed To Obscurity – “King Delusion” (previously unreleased)
11. Bleeding Gods – “Beloved By Artemis”
12. Decapitated – “Sane” (feat. Jeff Loomis & Jakub Zytecki) (Meshuggah cover)
13. Aenimus – “Before The Eons” (previously unreleased)
14. Paradise Lost – “Frozen Illusion”
15. Carcass – “A Wraith In The Apparatus”
16. Brujeria – “Viva Presidente Trump!”

The compilation is being released around the same time as the “Death…Is Just The Beginning” European tour, which is set to feature Kataklysm, Hypocrisy, and The Spirit.