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BENIGHTED release first single ‘Scars’


French brutality frontrunners BENIGHTED announce their new album Ekbom, out April 12 on Season of Mist. The album alludes to Delusional Parasitosis, a syndrome in which individuals have a persistent belief of being infested with insects & bugs right under their skin. A syndrome that is aptly represented on the album’s first single ‘Scars’ which comes with a suiting video, crafted by Kick Your Eye Productions and featuring model Elena White.

Watch ‘Scars’ below.

The album was recorded at the famous Kohlekeller Studio in GermanyKnown for recording albums by bands such as Powerwolf Aborted, the studio and its engineer Kristian Kohlmannslehner gives Ekbom a perfect sound.

Tracklist1. Prodrome (1:19)2. Scars (3:15) [WATCH]3. Morgue (3:22)4. Le Vice des Entrailles (3:06)5. Nothing Left to Fear (2:44)6. Ekbom (3:42)7. Metastasis (3:33)8. A Reason for Treason (3:18)9. Fame of the Grotesque (2:20)10. Scapegoat (2:22)11. Flesh against Flesh (3:18)12. Mother Earth, Mother Whore (4:28)Total runtime: 36:48

Available Formats:Digital DownloadCD Digipak12″ Vinyl Gatefold – Black12″ Coloured Vinyl Gatefold – Crystal Clear12″ Coloured Vinyl Gatefold – Transparent Yellow & Black Marbled12″ Coloured Vinyl Gatefold – Golden12″ Liquid Vinyl Gatefold – Blood Red Liquid-Filled

Line-upJulien Truchan – VocalsEmmanuel Dalle – GuitarsPierre Arnoux – BassKevin Paradis – Drums

Recording studioKohlekeller Studios, Germany (Powerwolf, Aborted, Crematory)

Producer, Sound, Mixing & Mastering engineerKristian KohlmannslehnerGuest musiciansOliver Peters (Archspire) on “Nothing Left to Fear”Xavier Chevalier (Blockheads) on “Fame of the Grotesque”

BENIGHTED will be heading out on the road in April for the Hellfest Warm-up Tour, bringing their signature brutal death metal sound to stages across France. They’re bringing along Ten56. on all of these dates, with support from Rise of the North StarStinky & KAMIZOL K on some dates.Hellfest Warm-Up Tour 2024:19 April: Clermont Ferrand, FR @ La Cooperative de Mai20 April: Bordeaux, FR @ Rock School Barbey21 April: Biarritz, FR @ Atabal22 April: Cahors, FR @ Les Docks23 April: Montpellier, FR @ Victorie 225 April: Nice, FR @ Stockfish26 April: Crest, FR @ Bridge to Hell27 April: Lausanne, CH @ Docks28 April: Montbeliard, FR @ L’Axone30 April: Oignies, FR @ La Metaphone2 May: Paris, FR @ Cité de la Musique3 May: Cherbourg, FR @ La Breche4 May: Nantes, FR @ Warehouse

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