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Bloodstock Open Air 2015
@ Catton Hall, Derbyshire
6th – 9th August 2015
Review by Demitri Levantis
Photography by Michelle Murphy
Picture the scene: a field in south Derbyshire. One moment, quaint and calm; serene, leafy and undisturbed.
But then, as the sun arises to the midday point one cloudless Thursday in august, thousands upon thousands of heavy metal fans swarmed forth out of the woodwork that is England 2015, to attend the twelfth official Bloodstock Festival (11th open air to be exact).
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Canadian hyperblasters KATAKLYSM and diabolical death / black metal giants BELPHEGOR, will co-headline an uncompromising raid on North American shores this fall! “We’ve had a very busy year preparing for the world campaign for our new album, Of Ghosts and Gods, that is currently underway in Europe for the festival season,” commented vocalist Maurizio Iacono. “This fall, we will return to the US and Canada with our crazy brothers in BELPHEGOR, to destroy your souls and cities one by one. We hope to see you guys there joining in on the madness!”
Adds BELPHEGOR guitarist/vocalist and mastermind Helmuth Lehner:
“Ave! BELPHEGOR are looking forward to returning to US shores and celebrating our 9th North American raid to promote the latest offering, Conjuring the Dead. Revel in brutal musick and join the pit with us!“ Read the rest of this entry »
Ethereal – Interview with Naut
The Underworld, London
26th February 2015
Interview by Jarod Lawley
On the back of their newly released Opus Aethereum, Ethereal get ready backstage to bombast the London crowd with their new tunes. Just before the corpse paint is applied, we manage to have a chat with singer Naut about playing Bloodstock, orchestras and the debut record. Read the rest of this entry »
MARDUK w/ BELPHEGOR
@ The Underworld, Camden
26th February 2015
Review by Jarod Lawley
Photography by Jo Blackened
On the back of their very recently released new alum, Frontschwein, Swedish black metal masters Marduk close the UK leg of their extensive tour with a sold out show in London.
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Marduk Interview w/ Morgan
26th February 2015
Interview by Jarod Lawley
Marduk guitarist Morgan is renowned for his fast riffs, but who knew he spoke at such a pace too! We were delighted to have the chance to chat to him before he went on stage and demolished The Underworld in London, UK.
Interview With Helmuth
By Peter Atkinson
Photos from https://www.facebook.com/belphegor
It takes a tough hombre to survive for more than two decades in the extreme metal underground. And Helmuth Lehner – or just Helmuth, if you please – is a tough hombre to be sure. As frontman, guitarist and driving force behind Austria’s self-described “diabolical death musick” deviants Belphegor, he’s kept the band going through myriad lineup changes, injuries that prompted the departures of bassist Barth in 2006 and co-founding guitarist Sigurd in 2007, and his own brush with death in 2011 after contracting typhoid fever during a South American tour in support of the Blood Magick Necromance album.
After a year-long struggle to get himself back in fighting shape, Helmuth and Belphegor were back at it – albeit it a bit less rigorously. In late 2012, the band slowly began working on what became their 10th album Conjuring The Dead with Hate Eternal mainman Erik Rutan at his Mana Recording Studios in Florida. The album, which finds Belphegor not losing one iota of their brutality or depravity, was issued in early August.
A few weeks prior to Conjuring’s release, in responses to e-mailed questions, Helmuth offered the following about Belphegor’s endurance, his own return from death’s door and the new album’s celebration of “Diabolical Death Metal.” The ALL CAPS and creative spellings are his own.
Diabolical death / black metal giants, BELPHEGOR, have made their entire new album Conjuring The Dead available for streaminghere. Conjuring the Dead is the tenth studio album from one of metal’s most bizarre and authentic bands; BELPHEGOR. Conjuring the Dead was unleashed on August 5th (North America), and will be out on August 8th (EU) and August 11th (UK/FR) via Nuclear Blast. The minions of death can now pre-order the album in several formats from the Nuclear Blast web shop.
Diabolical death / black metal giants, BELPHEGOR, will make their long overdue return to our North American shores with a headlining tour this Fall! Joining them on their raid of conquest and blasphemy dubbed the “Voices From The Dark” 2014 tour, is a cornucopia of the finest metal miscreants the world has to offer. The kings of atmospheric blackened avant-garde metal, ROTTING CHRIST (Greece), as well as BEHEADED from Malta and SVART CROWN from France, will all play their part in making each show a night to remember. Read the rest of this entry »
Diabolical Death/ Black Metal giants, BELPHEGOR, have uploaded the official video clip for title-track of their new upcoming album“Conjuring The Dead”! The clip was shot and edited this past May by director Walter Fanninger, and features German fetish/tattoo model Makani Terror. Check it out here: http://smarturl.it/ConjuringTheDead
Conjuring the Dead is the tenth studio album from one of metal’s most bizarre and authentic bands; BELPHEGOR. Conjuring the Deadwill be unleashed on August 5th (North America) August 8th (EU) and August 11th (UK/FR) via Nuclear Blast. Fans can pre-order the album in several formats here.
Austrian Death / Black Metal commandos BELPHEGOR have released a lyric video for “Gas Mask Terror,” a track off the band’s upcoming tenth studio album Conjuring The Dead, due out in North America on August 5th, in Europe on August 8th, and in the U.K. & France on August 11th.
Conjuring The Dead was recorded at Mana Studios in Tampa, Florida with Eric Rutan (CANNABAL CORPSE, AGNOSTIC FRONT, MALEVOLENT CREATION). Artwork was created by Greek artist Seth Siro Anton, who is also responsible for the album art on 2006’s Pestapokalypse IV.
Austrian Death / Black Metal commandos BELPHEGOR have released the first studio report from their upcoming tenth studio album Conjuring The Dead. The trailer provides a glimpse into the recording process for bass & drum tracks atMana Studios in Tampa, Florida. Watch the footage on the Nuclear Blast Records YouTube channel:www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQm7MLb3f_8
Diabolical Death/ Black Metal giants, BELPHEGOR, have just revealed the cover design of their forthcoming album Conjuring the Dead. The artwork was created by Greek artist, Seth Siro Anton who also painted the cover of Pestapokalypse VI in 2006. “The spectacular cover, the offensive lyrical content, the Death Musick. BELPHEGOR´s nine new sound collages are a new dimension of intensity and dynamics,” states the band’s imposing vocalist/guitarist Helmuth. ”Once you can customize the basic principles of Renaissance painting and deriving energy/data from chaotic reservoir of unconscious,…you get BELPHEGOR´s Conjuring the Deadcover art,” adds bassist and longtime partner in slime, Seth.
Conjuring the Dead was recorded at Mana Studios in Florida under the direction of Erik Rutan (CANNIBAL CORPSE, GOATWHORE,HATE ETERNAL). Three and a half years have passed since the highly praised album Blood Magick Necromance was released. BELPHEGOR are back to conquer; possessed, on fire and stronger than ever!
Bloodstock Open Air 2013
@ Catton Park, Derbyshire, UK
8th – 11th August 2013
Review by Anna Dumpe & Ben Spencer
Photography by Michelle Murphy
Imagine a weekend of nothing but pure heavy fucking metal.
Imagine being surrounded by the friendliest 15,000 people who share the same passion for heavy metal music and lifestyle. Imagine a place where it is respectable to have beer for breakfast and drinking until you drop in an accomplishment. Imagine a festival where you can see over 100 heavy metal bands and pretty much none of them suck.
Ladies and gents, this ain’t no heavy metal fairytale!
This is Bloodstock Open Air – the greatest heavy metal music festival of our times. It’s a place where metal heads run free, headbang until their heads roll off, shout ‘SLAYEEER!’ and avoid shower for 4 days straight.
It just does not get any better than this.
Our Metal-Rules.com UK team were privileged to attend Bloodstock Open Air 2013 and see things for themselves…here’s a ‘little’ insight of what went down.
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BELPHEGOR´s highly anticipated as-of-yet-untitled album has been postponed for a worldwide release sometime in early 2014 via Nuclear Blast Records. This will be band’s first album since founding member Helmuth Lehner‘s near death experience (detailed here and here), which caused the band to cancel several tours in 2011/2012.
“Drums, bass and guitars are all tracked. It sounds brutal, more aggressive and more death than what was heard on the last LPs,” commented Lehner. “The soundwall is massive – just as expected. Thanks to Erik Rutan for the extra motivation and forcing us to nail down tight as fukk performances. Furthermore I am set to lay down the vocals in June/ July, the mix down and mastering will be done in September. A tough call, but it was the best for the record to decide to delay the release date again, to unleash the album in early 2014. Be prepared for Diabolical Death Musick!”
Song titles so far include “Gasmask Terror”, “Rex Tremendae Majestatis”, “Take Her, Lucifer!” and “The Inverted Cross”. Keep an eye-out for the in-studio trailer of the rhythm guitar tracking sometime in April!
Austria’s kings of non-repentant supreme death-black metal art, BELPHEGOR, released the first studio report for their as of yet untitled 10th studio album a while back. The trailer provides a glimpse into the recording process which took place at Mana Studios in Tampa, Florida with producer Erik Rutan (CANNIBAL CORPSE, GOATWHORE, HATE ETERNAL). Watch the band tracking the bass and drums here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?
BELPHEGOR’s most recent masterpiece Blood Magick Necromance was produced by the legendary Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY) at his Abyss Studios (IMMORTAL, DIMMU BORGIR, HYPOCRISY, DARK FUNERAL etc.) in Pärlby, Sweden and mastered by Jonas Kjellgren. The album was released on January 14th, 2011 in Europe and on February 8th, 2011 in North America.