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:

Benighted Begin Recording New Album “Obscene Repressed”

Benighted have started the recording process for their new album “Obscene Repressed.” That effort will be released in 2020 via Season Of Mist. The band shared the following post regarding the album:

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BENIGHTED NEW ALBUM : "OBSCENE REPRESSED" !!!! 😍😍😍 Fellows, it’s about time to give birth to the very twisted and violent little brother that 'Necrobreed' deserves. We are back to the Kohlekeller Studio (Powerwolf, Aborted, Crematory) in Germany and if some of you thought that it would be difficult to go even further in brutality and insanity than Necrobreed, we are impatient for you to throw an ear on this new piece of our guts… Our humanoid machine Kevin Paradis started yesterday recording the drums for the upcoming album called 'Obscene Repressed' and we can’t wait to deliver you the most intense stuff we've ever made! This concept-album is about the story of a schizophrenic young man, with a cleft palate and serious oedipal issues that lead him to think and do extremely delusional things that you will discover among the songs… Hope you will enjoy this new beautiful love story! Ah ah! Stay sick, my friends! 👊👊👊 BENIGHTED Live 23 Nov 19 Strasbourg (FR) La Maison Bleue (+Inhumate) 10 Apr 20 Oslo (NO) INFERNO METAL FESTIVAL NORWAY 2020 25 Jul 20 Steenwijk (NL) Stonehenge Festival 2020 21 Aug 20 Spital am Semmering (AT) Kaltenbach Open Air (Exact date TBA) #seasonofmist #kohlekeller ##pearldrums #trickpedals #tcymbals #scorpiondrumsticks #serialdrummers #metaldrummer ##deathmetal #brutaldeathmetal #grindcore #extremedrumming #blastbeats

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More Dates Added To Aborted’s North American Tour With Cryptopsy, Benighted, & Hideous Divinity

Some more dates have been added to Aborted’s North American tour with Cryptopsy, Benighted, and Hideous Divinity. You can find the updated schedule below.

Tour Dates:

03/21 Detroit, MI – The Sanctuary
03/22 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
03/23 Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
03/24 Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
03/26 Seattle, WA – The Highline
03/27 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
03/28 Oakland, CA – Metro Opera House
03/29 Fresno, CA – Strummers
03/30 Los Angeles, CA – 1720
03/31 San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick
04/01 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
04/02 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar & Grill
04/03 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live!
04/04 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
04/05 Houston, TX – BFE Rock Club
04/06 Memphis, TN – Growlers
04/07 Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
04/08 Atlanta, GA – 529 (no Benighted)
04/09 Margate, FL – O’Malley’s (no Benighted)
04/10 Orlando, FL – The Haven (no Benighted)
04/11 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero (no Benighted)
04/12 Reading, PA – Reverb (no Benighted)
04/13 Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery (no Benighted)
04/14 Providence, RI – Alchemy (no Benighted)
04/15 Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory (no Benighted)
04/16 Quebec City, QC – Salle Multi (no Benighted)
04/17 Montreal, QC – L’Astral (no Benighted)
04/18 Rouyn-Noranda, QC – Scène Évolu-Son (no Benighted)
04/19 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace (no Benighted)
04/20 Indianapolis, IN – The Citadel (no Benighted)