Next January, an ancient demon will crawl straight outta hell to gain fresh life in new shapes… But: That infernal creature won’t come alone but will be accompanied by its bat-winged twin with a soul as black as the depths from which it emerged.
Or, to make it a little more obvious: Austria’s Death Metal high-priests BELPHEGOR will release their first two albums, “The Last Supper” (1995) and “Blutsabbath” (1997), next year on vinyl and together as 2 CDs. The records will be out on January 14th and you can pre-order your little piece of extreme metal history right here.
Helmuth states: “While we are finishing up the last couple of dates of the ‘The Black Rituals’ tour, we’re proud to announce that we will unleash our earliest offerings upon the masses again! Both albums have been remastered by Andy Classen and will be available in a variety of versions featuring uncensored artwork. Enjoy the first chapters of Belphegor’s diabolical death metal signature sound!“
Better be quick and keep your eyes and ears open since BELPHEGOR already have new aces up their sleeves waiting to surprise and mesmerize their listeners in the next weeks…
BELPHEGOR was founded in 1993 and spread like a virus within the underground. Meanwhile, their “Bloodbath In Paradise” demo has become legendary and paved the baleful path into the souls of thousands of listeners. Anti-religious with nihilistic tendencies as well as provocative topics, BELPHEGOR moved on. The debut album “The Last Supper” (1995) let the community of followers and opponents grow. Inexorably, the band pushes their destructive ways forward in the following years.
BELPHEGOR become louder, more obsessed, and more dynamic, and their albums now have cult status. To think about the scene doesn’t work without thinking of BELPHEGOR. In 2008, the band sent their followers to the edge of hell with “Bondage Goat Zombie” and sparked an all-consuming death metal fire with blasting black metal influences. This masterpiece, inspired by the Marquis de Sade, is one of the most demanding works the genre has offered to this day. BELPHEGOR showed themselves equally brutal and baleful on the successors “Walpurgis Rites – Hexenwahn” (2009) and “Blood Magick Necromance” (2011). The band received a lot of great feedback for their intense live performances as well and reached out to a big and loyal fan base. Their obscure rituals full of diabolical magick have haunted the world several times – next to extensive tours through Asia and Europe, BELPHEGOR has also completed eleven tours through North America and hundreds of open airs.
Their last album “Totenritual”, internationally lauded by fans and press, dropped on September 15th, 2017, and marks the eleventh hailing from BELPHEGOR.