Benighted add more European tour dates with Aborted and Cryptopsy

BENIGHTED have added more dates for the “Hell over Europe II” tour with headliners ABORTED and CRYPTOPSY as well as opening act CYTOTOXIN in what promises to be the ultimate death metal package of the season.

Vocalist Julien Truchan commented:

“Well, this is it! In November we will go go on this amazing European tour with our brothers from ABORTED, CRYPTOPSY, and CYTOTOXIN! ‘Hell over Europe II’: with so much brutality in one single billing, you really have to be there or cry!”

See below for all currently confirmed dates including festival performances.



26 May 18 Lac de la Vingeanne (FR) Outch Festival

23 Jun 18 Clisson (FR) Hellfest

20 Jul 18 Trutnov (CZ) Obscene Extreme

Jul 18 Kansas City, MI (US) Riot Room

27 Jul 18 Chicago (US) Durty Nellie’s (Domination Fest 5)

28 Jul 18 St. Louis, MI (US) Fubar

29 Jul 18 Peoria, IL (US) The Rail II

03 Aug 18 Saint-Maurice-De-Gourdans (FR) Sylak Open Air

10 Aug 18 Schlotheim (DE) Party San Metal Open Air

BENIGHTED+ Aborted + Cryptopsy +Cytotoxin

01 Nov 18 Leeuwarden (NL) Neushoorn

02 Nov 18 Mulhouse (FR) Noumatrouff

03 Nov 18 Sint Niklaas (BE) Casino

04 Nov 18 Saint-Brieuc (FR) La Citrouille

05 Nov 18 Paris (FR) Petit Bain

07 Nov 18 Nantes (FR) Le Ferrailieur

08 Nov 18 Biarritz (FR) Atabal

09 Nov 18 Madrid (ES) Caracol

10 Nov 18 Barcelona (ES) Boveda

11 Nov 18 Lyon (FR) CCO

12 Nov 18 Brescia (IT) Circolo Colony

13 Nov 18 Ljubljana (SL) Orto Bar

14 Nov 18 Fribourg (CH) Fri-Son

15 Nov 18 Wien (AT) Arena

16 Nov 18 München (DE) Feierwerk

17 Nov 18 Uherske Hradiste (CZ) Klub Mir

18 Nov 18 Praha (CZ) Futurum

19 Nov 18 Poznan (PL) Klub Y Bazyla

20 Nov 18 Berlin (DE) Cassiopeia

21 Nov 18 København (DK) Pumpehuset

22 Nov 18 Hamburg (DE) Bambi Galore

23 Nov 18 Essen (DE) Turock

24 Nov 18 Weinheim (DE) Café Central

25 Nov 18 Eindhoven (NL) Dynamo


BENIGHTED have previously announced a big birthday party for their band in Villeurbanne (Lyon) on May 5th. The French death grind extremists will be joined by many special guests including Niklas from Shining, Sven from Aborted, Arno from Black Bomb A, and also  former members of the band.

BENIGHTED will furthermore record this show to be a part of their Anniversary EP, which will be released later this year by Season of Mist.


07 Apr 18 Moita (PT) Moita Metal Fest

05 May 18 Villeurbanne (FR) CCO (20 Years Anniversary Show)

26 May 18 Lac de la Vingeanne (FR) Outch Festival

16 Jun 18 Clisson (FR) Hellfest

18 Jul 18 Trutnov (CZ) Obscene Extreme Fest

27 Jul 18 Chicago (US) Durty Nellie’s (Domination Fest )

03 Aug 18 Saint-Maurice-De-Gourdans (FR) Sylak Open Air

10 Aug 18 Schlotheim (DE) Party San Metal Open Air


BENIGHTED are playing live in support of their latest full-length, ‘Necrobreed’. Artwork and track-list can be viewed below.


01. Hush Little Baby

02. Reptilian

03. Psychosilencer

04. Forgive Me Father

05. Leatherface

06. Der Doppelgaenger

07. Necrobreed

08. Monsters Make Monsters

09. Cum With Disgust

10. Versipellis

11. Reeks Of Darkened Zoopsia

12. Mass Grave


Madness reigns! BENIGHTED deliver the radical soundtrack to these savage times. With their new full-length ‘Necrobreed’, the French sidestep the steadily growing complexity of their previous albums ‘Asylum Cave’ (2011) and ‘Carnivore Sublime’ (2014) by recalibrating their sound along their roots.’Necrobreed’ is the result of modern violence combined with an undercurrent of old school feeling. BENIGHTED keep their grinding influences but classic death metal clearly shows through the fabric. Those insane pig squeals are backed-up by massive growling. Crushing riffing and nuclear drumming meet subtle melodies and hidden hooks are fuelling the fury.

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.

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.

BENIGHTED recorded ‘Necrobreed’ once again in Germany’s Kohlekeller Studio in continuation of a very successful relationship. The other constant with these brutal death addicts is an album concept that comes based on a theme revolving around the abysmal potential of the human psyche. This time vocalist (and caretaker in a mental asylum) Julien Truchan penned lyrics dealing with a man, who is stitching dead animals to his abdomen. On feeling the warmth of his infected flesh, the schizophrenic “gives birth” to the carcass and places it in his house as the result of a severe childhood trauma involving a dead cat.

‘Necrobreed’ gives an extreme musical voice to the madness lurking within. Let your mind be shaken by BENIGHTED. In case of side effects, please see a doctor.

Recording line-up

Julien Truchan: vocals

Olivier Gabriel: guitars

Romain Goulon: drums

Pierre Arnoux: bass, backing vocals

Emmanuel Dalle: guitars

Current line-up

Julien Truchan: vocals

Emmanuel Dalle: guitars

Kevin Paradis: drums

Pierre Arnoux: bass, backing vocals

Fabien “Fack” Desgardins: guitars

Guest appearances

Asphodel (Chenille): vocals on “Hush Little Baby ”

Trevor Strnad (The Black Dahlia Murder): vocals on”Forgive Me Father”

Arno (Black Bomb A): vocals on “Cum With Disgust”

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