Belphegor Bio

Belphegor
Band members
Helmuth: heretic grunts, chainsaw Sigurd: six -string flagellation Barth: 4 - string overdrive Nefastus: blast-machine

Genres

BELPHEGOR emerges as one of the most extreme line ups to ever come out of the death black metal scene. The band members themselves describe their diabolical hell ride as "Supreme Death/Black Metal Art".

Since 1992, these Austrians have established a committed fan base thanks to three excellent full length releases, The Last Supper (1995 on Lethal Records), Blutsabbath (1997 on Last Episode Records) and the highly acclaimed Necrodaemon Terrorsathan (2000 on Last Episode Records). BELPHEGOR's debut strike The Last Supper had not been available for years when the band decided to re-release it, due to popular demand, in 1999. This re-issue contains three bonus tracks plus three original tracks from the legendary EP Obscure and Deep, originally released in 1994.

BELPHEGOR's following release, Necrodaemon Terrorsathan, featured nine tracks and presented a fast and brutal attack, technical prowess, and a most brutal sound, neatly packaged in blasphemous art.

In 2002, the hyperblast war machine, a.k.a. BELPHEGOR, returned with a release that marked their 10th anniversary. Infernal Live Orgasm (on the band's own Phallelujah Productions) includes a full color 24-page booklet featuring photo collages that document the band's first decade, as well as two new studio tracks: the hate spawning, high-speed, monstrous hymns "Swarm of rats" and "Der Untergang pt. II", eight live recordings of a murderous sound quality and played even faster than on the original studio recordings, two bonus tracks from the legendary demos "Kruzifixion" (1991) and "Bloodbath in Paradise" (1992), and two blasphemous video clips.

In 2003, BELPHEGOR returned with their fourth diabolical masterpiece to once again prove that they indeed belong at the pinnacle of the infernal death metal genre. Lucifer Incestus took no prisoners in its high-speed and astoundingly precise execution. Like a tank plundering out of the loudspeakers, it offered a colossal production, track for track, at the hands of Alexander Krull. The 8-track sound extravaganza received abundant praise from both press and fans alike for its infernal brutality and the unique mix of black and death metal. In May of the following year, BELPHEGOR toured through Europe in support of the album.

With September came time to once again enter the studio. The band chose to return to Mastersound to record their fifth album, Goatreich-Fleshcult, under the guidance of Alex Krull. With the album complete in November, BELPHEGOR hit the road for 15 shows with the infamous X-Mass Festival Tour.

Goatreich-Fleshcult will be released on Napalm Records on 28 Feb 2005 as both a regular jewel case and a limited 6-page digipack including bonus track. It boasts of an amazing production and presents a further developed BELPHEGOR. Along with the typical aggressive blasts, one can also find a monstrous Death Metal Doom masterpiece, entitled "Sepulture of Hypocrisy", that climaxes to an unimaginable intensity.

Goatreich-Fleshcult may be describe as the most varied Belphegor opus to date, in which both its lyrics and layout are even more morbid than in the past. BELPHEGOR have gathered their experience and know-how of the last ten years and packed them into Goatreich-Fleshcult...