Brutal Death Metal - France

Benighted Band

Madness reigns yet again! BENIGHTED deliver a new radical soundtrack to these savage times. ‘Obscene Repressed’ gives an extreme musical voice to the madness lurking within. Let your mind be shaken by BENIGHTED. In case of side effects, please see the surgeon…

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.

After the releases of ‘Asylum Cave’ (2011) and ‘Carnivore Sublime’ (2014), the French sidestepped from the steadily growing complexity by recalibrating their sound along their roots ‘Necrobreed’ in 2017. After their 20th anniversary, it was time for BENIGHTED to capture the live madness on ‘Dogs Always Bite Harder Than Their Master’, which was released in 2018.

Now, with ‘Obscene Repressed’, BENIGHTED are ready to continue their razor-sharp journey, again revolving around the human psyche, showcasing the story of little Michael who often battles demons on account of the unresolved oedipal issues with his mother. Sheer brutality!


  • Julien Truchan : vocals
  • Emmanuel Dalle : guitars
  • Kevin Paradis : drums
  • Pierre Arnoux : bass, backing vocals
  • Fabien 'Fack' Desgardins : guitars
Date Venue City Country Info Ticket
October 6th, 2022 Trillians Rock Bar Newcastle United Kingdom  
October 7th, 2022 Audio Glasgow United Kingdom  
October 8th, 2022 Fuel Rock Club Cardiff United Kingdom  
October 14th, 2022 Omega Sound Fest Angers/Mûrs-Erigné France  
October 29th, 2022 l'Usine Genève Switzerland  
November 5th, 2022 Mass Deathtruction Festival Louvain-La-Neuve Belgium  
November 6th, 2022 Freihafen Göttingen Germany + Teethgrinder
November 7th, 2022 Fort 33 Leusden Netherlands + Teethgrinder
November 8th, 2022 Turock Essen Germany + Teethgrinder
November 11th, 2022 Le Triolet Tignieu Jameyzieu France + Teethgrinder
November 12th, 2022 Haus der Jugend Aaalen Germany + Teethgrinder
November 13th, 2022 PMK Innsbruck Austria + Teethgrinder
November 14th, 2022 MC Pekarna Maribor Slovenia + Teethgrinder
November 15th, 2022 Viper Room Vienna Austria + Teethgrinder
November 16th, 2022 Frankie Rock Club Nitra Slovakia + Teethgrinder
November 17th, 2022 Barrak Music Club Ostrava Czech Republic + Teethgrinder
November 18th, 2022 Rock Cafe Praha Czech Republic + Teethgrinder
November 19th, 2022 Volkxhaus Klagenfurt Austria + Teethgrinder
December 3rd, 2022 Le Fil Saint-Etienne France  
December 10th, 2022 Bocapole Bressuire France  
Posted on June 1, 2022

BENIGHTED is back with a brand new video for ‘Casual Piece of Meat’, the next chapter in the story of little Michael who often battles demons on account of the unresolved oedipal issues with his mother. The track is taken from the band’s latest album ‘Obscene Repressed’ which was released on April 10, 2020.

Posted on July 15, 2021

BENIGHTED is back with a brand new track ‘A Personified Evil’, containing special guest Francesco Paoli from FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE. The track can now be viewed via the official Season of Mist YouTube channel HERE and will be available tomorrow on all other digital platforms HERE.

Posted on December 15, 2020

BENIGHTED are now announcing new European tourdates for September and October 2021! The band will be supporting ABORTED during the first run of the ‘Hell Over Europe 4’ tour. A full list of confirmed shows can be found below.

Posted on August 19, 2020

Extreme French band BENIGHTED are now releasing a brand new track and video as part of a fundraiser campaign. The track ‘Serve to Deserve’ is now available for purchase on the band’s special bandcamp page HERE!

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