Madness reigns! BENIGHTED deliver the radical soundtrack to these savage times.
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. With their latest full-length ‘Necrobreed’, the French sidestepped the steadily growing complexity of their previous albums ‘Asylum Cave’ (2011) and ‘Carnivore Sublime’ (2014) by recalibrating their sound along their roots. ‘Necrobreed’ came based on a theme revolving around the abysmal potential of the human psyche.
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.
After their 20th anniversary, it was time for BENIGHTED to capture the live madness on ‘Dogs Always Bite Harder Than Their Master’ which not only contains three brand new tracks and the brutal AT THE GATES cover of ‘Slaughter Of The Soul’, but also live recordings with guest musicians such as Sven Decaluwé (ABORTED), Nikita Kamprad (DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT), Arno (BLACK BOMB A), Niklas Kvarforth (SHINING) and Ben Wright (UFATHOMABLE RUINATION).
‘Dogs Always Bite Harder Than Their Master’ gives yet another extreme musical voice to the madness lurking within!
Julien Truchan – vocals
Emmanuel Dalle – guitars
Fabien Desgardins – guitars
Pierre Arnoux – bass
Kévin Paradis – drums
3. Dogs Always Bite Harder than Their Master
Sven Decaluwé (ABORTED) and Nikita Kamprad (DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT)
6. Cum With Disgust (Live in Lyon 2018)
Arno (BLACK BOMB A)
7. Spit (Live in Lyon 2018)
Niklas Kvarforth (SHINING)
9. Unborn Infected Children (Live in Lyon 2018)
Sven Decaluwé (ABORTED)
10. Foetus (Live in Lyon 2018)
Ben Wright (UFATHOMABLE RUINATION)
Style: Brutal Death Grind
Recording: Kohlekeller Studios (DE)
Producer / sound engineer: Kristian Kohlmannslehner
Mixing / mastering Kristian Kohlmannslehner
Cover art: Gary Ronaldson (Bite Radius Design)
Black 12″ vinyl (33 rpm) in jacket with printed inner sleeve
Glow In The Dark 12″ vinyl (33 rpm) in jacket with printed inner sleeve