Photo credit: blood brother Mr. Barth (OSDOU).
Taken in Abtenau, Austria during a rehearsal session.
Austria's diabolical extreme metal force, Belphegor, have been working arduously throughout several rehearsal sessions in Abtenau, Salzburg on new material for their currently untitled brand new studio album - the follow up to 2014’s ‘Conjuring The Dead’ record.
Front-man Helmuth states:
"We've just finished the fourth rehearsal session. The process consisted of 13 exhausting, creative days in a row. Nine compositions took form and already sound massive. It's important to me that we get better, tighter, raise the dynamics, and have each musician develop his skills with his instruments to bring our sound to the next level. We've always done our own thing and continue to do so."
"Live ceremonies are still the essence of Belphegor, touring worldwide is our main priority after writing and releasing new musick for our loyal supporters. The new, currently untitled album will be our most obscure and brutal one. It's the first time we've tuned our guitars to H5 and #A6, which is really low, and will add a new touch to our sound. Release date will be in April 2017! We're forever on fire and ready for new challenges. Progress is experimentation and improvement. An honour - this horror."
Check out this exclusive clip of Belphegor playing 'Totenkult - Exegesis Of Deterioration' recorded live inside their "rehearsal bunker".
This scorching death/black metal track will be included on the upcoming album scheduled for an April 2017 release. Crank it to the max and go to hell with them:
Belphegor are playing several European festivals this summer, followed by some US dates across the autumn. They’ll be returning to the UK later in 2016/early2017.
More on ‘Conjuring The Dead’:
Since the release of Belphegor’s now legendary debut ‘The Last Supper’ in 1995, band founder Helmuth and his henchmen have relentlessly worked their way to the top with their technical proficiency, sophisticated song writing and truly blasphemous lyrics. Having now risen to iconic status in the art of supreme death/black metal, Belphegor continue to strengthen their craft as one of the most extreme line ups to ever come out of that scene.
The band members describing their hellride as ‘Supreme Death/ Black Metal Art‘.
Belphegor released their tenth studio album ‘Conjuring The Dead‘ in August 2014 – it is an opus that sees the band possessed, on fire and ready to conquer. Their ten latest song compositions unleashed a state of brutality that were yet unknown to mankind as soundscapes of a melodic monstrosity; forceful and fierce with razor sharp precision. The record has been described as a straight in-your-face onslaught with devastating string-slaughtering, blazing machine gun drums and the sickest vocals which exceeded even the sickness of any other Belphegor release to date.