Video premiere: BENIGHTED – Reptilian

Video premiere: BENIGHTED – Reptilian


Proudly presents the video premiere of





From the forthcoming new album



Release date: February 17, 2017



Jewel case CD

LP in various colors



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Vocalist Julien Truchan comments on behalf of BENIGHTED: "Spread the sickness everywhere! We are finally able to present our video clip for the song ‘Reptilian’ from our upcoming new album ‘Necrobreed’! We had to wait a long time to let you see it. Welcome to the abysmal depths of schizophrenia and the blood-soaked birth! Many thanks to Kick Your Eyes for this amazing piece of insanity! Like and share!"

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.




21 Jan 17 Lisbon (PT) RCA Club (XXXapada Na Tromba)

10 Feb 17 Grenoble (FR) L’Ampérage

11 Feb 17 Puget-Sur-Argens (FR) Le Rat’s

17 Feb 17 Saint Étienne (FR) Le FIL

18 Feb 17 Montbeliard (FR) L’atelier des miles

21 Feb 17 Nantes (FR) Le Ferailleur

22 Feb 17 Joue Les Tours (FR) Le Temps Machine

23 Feb 17 Paris (FR) Le Petit Bain

24 Feb 17 Bergen (NO) Blastfest

25 Feb 17 Rouen (FR) Le 106

03 Mar 17 Toulouse (FR) Le Metronum

18 Mar 17 Nancy (FR) Le Hublot

31 Mar 17 Dijon (FR) Le Consortium

01 Apr 17 Limours (FR) MJC




15 Apr 17 Essen (DE) Turock

16 Apr 17 Arnhem (NL) Willemeen

17 Apr 17 Arlon (BE) L’entrepot

18 Apr 17 Weinheim (DE) Cafe Central

19 Apr 17 Praha (CZ) Modrá Vopice

21 Apr 17 Zug (CH) Industrie 45

23 Apr 17 Vienna (AT) Viper Room

24 Apr 17 Budapest (HU) Dürer Kert

25 Apr 17 Bucharest (RO) Fabrica

26 Apr 17 Cluj-Napoca (RO) Flying Circus

27 Apr 17 Ljubljana (SI) Orto Bar

28 Apr 17 Brescia (IT) Circolo Colony

29 Apr 17 Innsbruck (AT) PMK



11 May 17 Horní Libchava (CZ)  Zámek Horní Libchava

13 May 17 Zamek (CZ) Nice To Eat You Fest 2017

20 May 17 Saint-Omer  (FR) Dreamer Fest 2017

03 Jun 17 Saint-Riquier (FR) Abbaye Metal Fest 2017

06 Jul 17 Viveiro (ES) Resurrection Festival 2017 (Exact date TBA)

29 Jul 17 Steenwijk (NL) Stonehenge Festival 2017

24 Aug 17 Spital Am Semmering (AT) Kaltenbach Open Air Festival 2017


 (Photo: Morgane Khouni)


1. Hush Little Baby
2. Reptilian
3. Psychosilencer
4. Forgive Me Father
5. Leatherface
6. Der Doppelgaenger
7. Necrobreed
8. Monsters Make Monsters
9. Cum With Disgust
10. Versipellis
11. Reeks Of Darkened Zoopsia
12. Mass Grave


Julien Truchan: vocals
Olivier Gabriel: guitar
Romain Goulon: drums
Pierre Arnoux: bass, backing vocals
Emmanuel Dalle: 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"