Benighted have entered the studio to record a new album!

Extreme French metal outfit  Benighted  have entered the studio for the recordings of their brand new album “Obscene Repressed” which will be released via Season of Mist  Records in 2020. Drummer Kevin Paradis has kicked off the drum recordings last weekend at the Kohlekeller Sudio in Germany.

Vocalist Julien Truchan states this about the upcoming new release:

“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, Cremator) 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!”


The new album is scheduled for release in 2020 via Season of Mist Records. For more news and info about the new album, follow the bands’ Facebook page here!


1. Teeth And Hatred (2:27)
2. Martyr (3:03)
3. Dogs Always Bite Harder Than Their Master (4:11)
4. Slaughter Of The Soul (At The Gates cover) (3:00)
5. Reptilian (Live in Lyon 2018) (4:26)
6. Cum With Disgust (Live in Lyon ft. Arno, Black Bomb A) (3:10)
7. Spit (Live in Lyon 2018 ft. Niklas, Shining)  (4:52)
8. Necrobreed (Live in Lyon 2018) (1:30)
9. Unborn Infected Children (Live in Lyon 2018 ft. Sven, Aborted) (3:56)
10. Foetus (Live in Lyon 2018 ft. Ben, Unfathomable Ruination) (3:20)
Total playing time: 33:55

Guest Musicians:

3. Dogs Always Bite Harder than Their Master

Sven Decaluwé (Aborted) and Nikita Kamprad (Der Weg Einer Freiheit)

6. Cum With Disgust (Live in Lyon 2018)
Arno (Black Bomb A)

7. Spit (Live in Lyon 2018)
Niklas Kvarforth (Shining)

9. Unborn Infected Children (Live in Lyon 2018)
Sven Decaluwé (Aborted)

10. Foetus (Live in Lyon 2018)
Ben Wright (Ufathomable Ruination)

Madness reigns! Benighted deliver the radical soundtrack to these savage times.

BENIGHTED (2018) by Sven De Caluwe

Benighted were spawned by members from French Death and Black metal bands Dishumanized, Darkness Fire, and Osgiliath, who joined forces in 1998 for a more brutal, heavy and modern way of expression. When their first self-produced and self-titled full-length hit the streets in 2000, it immediately had a strong impact. This turned a side-project into a main act. A fast-growing fan base was built by a string of acclaimed albums: ”Psychose” (2002), ‘Insane Cephalic Production’ (2004), ‘Identisick’ (2006) and ‘Icon’ (2007) were all enthusiastically received. With their latest full-length ”Necrobreed”, the French sidestepped the steadily growing complexity of their previous albums ”Asylum Cave” (2011) and ”Carnivore Sublime” (2014) by re-calibrating their sound along their roots. ”Necrobreed” came based on a theme revolving around the abysmal potential of the human psyche.

Available formats:
CD Digipak
Black 12″ vinyl (33 rpm) in jacket with printed inner sleeve
Glow In The Dark 12″ vinyl (33 rpm) in jacket with printed inner sleeve

Festival dates:
23 Nov 19 Strasbourg (FR) La Maison Bleue (+Inhumane)
10 Apr 20 Oslo (NO) Inferno Festival 2020
25 Jul 20 Steenwijk (NL) Stonehenge Festival 2020
21 Aug 20 Spital am Semmering (AT) Kaltenbach Open Air 2020 (Exact date TBA)


On the live front, Benighted quickly started to capture audiences with sweat driver performances that bulldozer any resistance mercilessly aside. This allowed the French to climb up the ladder fast and soon came invitations to all major European festivals including Neurotic Death Fest, Hellfest, Wacken, Brutal Assault, Summer Breeze, and Inferno Festival among many more.

After their 20th anniversary, it was time for Benighted to capture the live madness on ”Dogs Always Bite Harder Than Their Master” which not only contains three brand new tracks and the brutal At The Gates cover of ”Slaughter Of The Soul”, but also live recordings with guest musicians such as Sven Decaluwé (Aborted), Nikita Kamprad (Der Weg Einer Freiheit), Arno (Black Bomb A), Niklas Kvarforth (Shining) and Ben Wright (Ufathomable Ruination).

”Dogs Always Bite Harder Than Their Master” gives yet another extreme musical voice to the madness lurking within!


Julien Truchan – vocals
Emmanuel Dalle – guitars
Fabien Desgardins – guitars
Pierre Arnoux – bass
Kévin Paradis – drums

Recording: Kohlekeller Studios (DE)
Producer / sound engineer: Kristian Kohlmannslehner
Mixing / mastering Kristian Kohlmannslehner

Cover art: Gary Ronaldson (Bite Radius Design)

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Available formats:
CD Digipak
Black 12″ vinyl (33 rpm) in jacket with printed inner sleeve
Glow In The Dark 12″ vinyl (33 rpm) in jacket with printed inner sleeve



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