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News : Premiere: Benighted unveil savage new music video, “Reptilian”

By on January 18, 2017

Photo: Morgane Khouni

It’s been a month since our last Benighted premiere, and we’re now proud to present the Australian premiere for the French band’s brand new music video for “Reptilian”. It’s quite intense!

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!”

Taken from the band’s forthcoming album, Necrobreed, the new album will be released on February 17th via Season of Mist.


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”


01. Hush Little Baby

02. Reptilian

03. Psychosilencer

04. Forgive Me Father

05. Leatherface

06. Der Doppelgaenger

07. Necrobreed

08. Monsters Make Monsters

09. Cum With Disgust

10. Versipellis

11. Reeks Of Darkened Zoopsia

12. Mass Grave

Available formats 


Jewel case CD

Vinyl LP in various colours


‘Necrobreed’, out February 17 via Season of Mist

Pre-order here!

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.


Jonathon is an aspiring fantasy/sci-fi novelist and music journalist. Thanks to the influence of the music he grew up with, he has always possessed a keen interest in metal and rock. He is also a huge fan of mythology, legend, and folklore from all across the world. You should follow him on Twitter.