Benighted Stream “Martyr” From Their New 20th Anniversary Release

Benighted are streaming “Martyr” off their new limited edition 20th anniversary collection, “Dogs Always Bite Harder Than Their Master,“ which is set to be released on October 12. Pre-orders for that can be found HERE.

“Dogs Always Bite Harder Than Their Master” Track Listing:

01. “Teeth And Hatred”
02. “Martyr”
03. “Dogs Always Bite Harder Than Their Master”
04. “Slaughter Of The Soul” (At The Gates cover)
05. “Reptilian” (live in Lyon 2018)
06. “Cum With Disgust” (live in Lyon 2018) (feat. Arno of Black Bomb A)
07. “Spit” (live in Lyon 2018) (feat. Niklas Kvarforth of Shining)
08. “Necrobreed” (live in Lyon 2018)
09. “Unborn Infected Children” (live in Lyon 2018) (feat. Sven “Svencho” de Caluwe of Aborted & Nikita Kamprad of Der Weg einer Freiheit)
10. “Foetus” (live in Lyon 2018) (feat. Ben Wright of Unfathomable Ruination)

Benighted Announce July U.S. Dates

Benighted have announced some July U.S. shows. Here’s the dates:

07/26 Kansas City, MI – Riot Room
07/27 Chicago, IL – Chicago Domination Fest
07/28 St. Louis, MI – FUBAR
07/29 Peoria, IL – The Rail II

Aborted To Release New Album “TerrorVision” In September, Announce European Tour With Cryptopsy, Benighted, & Cytotoxin

Aborted have announced that their new album “TerrorVision” will be released on September 21. With this news, the band have also announced a headlining European tour with Cryptopsy, Benighted, and Cytotoxin.

Sven De Caluwe commented:

“So here we are, at it again. We just spent a little over two weeks recording the follow up to Retrogore, entitled TerrorVision at the mighty Kohlekeller Studios in Germany. Tracking is coming to its end, and it’s been a record we poured a ton of work in over the last year or so. This is actually the first record we were able to do full pre-productions for and had Kohle involved in with since the beginning, and let me tell you, the result is there.

We all feel very proud and strongly about how this beast is shaping. Get ready for the most ambitious, varied and brutal Aborted record so far. Kohle has been pushing us beyond the limit of what we have ever done and stuff is sounding massive; always a pleasure to have him involved.

Next to that we can’t be more excited to announce the line-up for our Hell Over Europe II tour. Last time we had a killer package; well this time for the release of TerrorVision I think not only do we have one of the best brutal death metal packages we could put together; but it’s also the most awesome company of friends we could dream to share the road with for a month.

Get ready to have your bodies annihilated by our friends of Cryptopsy, Benighted and CYTOTOXIN next to yours truly of course. This is going to be the party you don’t wanna miss out on, we are ecstatic to share the road with our good friends and hang with you all, see you all out there, PREPARE TO GRIND!!!!!!”

Tour Dates:

11/01 Leeuwarden, NET – Neushoorn
11/02 Mulhouse, FRA – Noumatrouff
11/03 Sint Niklass, BEL – Casino
11/04 St-Brieux, FRA – La Citrouille
11/08 Biarritz, FRA – Atabal
11/09 Madrid, SPA – Caracol
11/10 Barcelona, SPA – Boveda
11/11 Lyon, FRA – CCO
11/12 Brescia, ITA – Circolo Colony
11/13 Ljubljana, SLO – Ortor Bar
11/14 Fribourg, SWI – Fri-Son
11/15 Vienna, AUT – Arena
11/16 Munich, GER – Feierwerk
11/17 Ostrava, CZE – Barak Music Club
11/18 Prague, CZE – Roxy
11/19 Poznan, POL – Klub Y Bazyla
11/20 Berlin, GER – Cassiopeia
11/21 Copenhagen, DEN – Pumpehuset
11/22 Hamburg, GER – Bambi Galore
11/23 Essen, GER – Turock
11/24 Weinheim, GER – Cafe Central
11/25 Eindhoven, NET – Dynamo

Benighted Premiere “Leatherface” Music Video

Benighted have premiered a new video for their song “Leatherface.” This track is from their latest album “Necrobreed.” The group commented:

“We are proud and stoked to unleash this new creepy episode of our ‘Necrobreed‘ story in the shape of a music video for the track ‘Leatherface‘! Kick Your Eyes Productions once again did a great job and delivered this second piece of insanity starring the gorgeous Cecylia Suicide! Enjoy!”

Exhumed, Etc. Added To 2018 70,000 Tons Of Metal Cruise

More bands have been added to the 2018 70,000 Tons Of Metal cruise. That cruise will take place on Febrary 1-5, and it will set sail from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Grand Turk Island. The updated lineup includes: Aborted, Aeternam, Alestorm, Amberian Dawn, Battle Beast, Benediction, Benighted, Beyond Creation, Cannibal Corpse, Dark Tranquillity, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter, Enslaved, Evergrey, Exciter, Exhumed, Freedom Call, Goatwhore, Gyze, In Extremo, Insomnium, Korpiklaani, Kreator, Masterplan, Metal Church, Meshuggah, Naglfar, Necrophobic, Obscura, October Tide, Primal Fear, Rhapsody, Sabaton, Samael, Septicflesh, Sepultura, Sinister, Sirenia, Sonata Arctica, Swallow The Sun, Threshold, Witchery, Wolfchant, Wolfheart, and Voivod.

Benighted Part Ways With Guitarist Oliver Gabriel

Benighted have parted ways with their co-founding guitarist Oliver Gabriel. Takings his place in the band will be Fabien “Fack” Desgardins (Carnival In Coal, etc.)

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The band posted the following:

“BENIGHTED are at the same time devastated to announce the voluntary departure of co-founding member and friend Olivier Gabriel yet also officially welcoming CARNIVAL IN COAL guitarist Fack as their newest member to the band family. All three parties involved have given a statement.

Vocalist Julien Truchan comments:
“I now have to face the most difficult episode of our BENIGHTED adventure as my brother Olivier decided to leave the band. He took his decision with all the love and respect that he is known for. I thank him for his limitless friendship and all the good times that we shared in BENIGHTED for 19 years. Olivier is and will continue to be my best friend and brother forever! We are ready to welcome Fack (CARNIVAL IN COAL, INFECTED SOCIETY) with open arms as our new guitarist. He has already been involved with the band for a year and we cannot wait to present ‘Necrobreed‘ on tour. See you all in the pit and share the sickness with us!”

Olivier Gabriel explains his decision:
“Dear friends, I have made the hard decision to close my chapter of more than 18 years with BENIGHTED. Those were pure bliss. I have made friends for life, experienced unforgettable moments with past and present members of the BENIGHTED family, and last but never least with you, the fans, label teams, producers, promoters, bookers, reporters, photographers, and many more.

Sadly, I can no longer muster the energy that it takes to keep up with the frantic rhythm of BENIGHTED. We have come a long way since our first rehearsals at the Chazelles sur Lyon youth cultural centre and the living room at the place of Julien‘s father. We have also come a long way since our corpse paint black metal days, Bontempi keyboards, and Cradle of Filth style female vocals. It has been such a long road since Julien and I rehearsed at my parents’ home with copy/pasted Cannibal Corpse lyrics and recorded demos on cassette tapes.

All those years on the road gave me so much hysterical laughter, friendship, and love. As of today, all of this is over for me, but I will never forget and always be grateful. I love you all. I want to thank my family and friends for their patience, while I was away so often. These last 30 years, I have shared everything with my brother Julien, whose positive energy I admire. I wish you all the best with the band and our kickass new album! Long live BENIGHTED! See you all somewhere soon!”

Fack comments on his joining of the band:
“I am extremely glad and proud to have been asked to join the BENIGHTED family and thank all of them for their warm welcome. It was an honour to fill in for Gab on the ‘Abysmal European Tour’ last year and I feel lucky to keep walking in his footsteps. I have nothing but respect and true friendship for him as a person and musician. Gab, I wish you all the best in the world, bro! See you all on the ‘Worship the Necrobreed Tour’!””