Benighted

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This article is about the French death metal band. For the English adjective meaning "plunged into darkness", see wikt:benighted. For other uses, see Benighted (disambiguation).
Benighted
Benighted Coolness'tival 2007 01.jpg
Benighted live at Coolness'Tival 2007
Background information
Origin Saint-Étienne, France
Genres Deathgrind, technical death metal
Years active 1998–present
Labels Season of Mist, Osmose Productions, Adipocère Records
Website Benighted on Myspace
Members Julien Truchan
Olivier Gabriel
Adrien Guérin
Eric Lombard
Kevin Foley (drummer)
Past members Rémi Aubrespin
Chart
Fred Fayolle
Liem N'Guyen

Benighted is a death metal band formed in Saint-Étienne, France, in 1998. The band comprises vocalist Julien Truchan, guitarists Adrien Guérin and Olivier Gabriel, bassist Eric Lombard and drummer Kevin Foley. They have released seven albums.

History[edit]

Benighted was formed in Saint-Étienne, Rhône-Alpes, France, in May 1998 by vocalist Julien Truchan, guitarists Liem N'Guyen and Olivier Gabriel, drummer Fred Fayolle and bassist Chart. Their self-titled first album was self-released in 2000 and was a combination of death metal, black metal and grindcore. The following positive response earned the band a record deal with Adipocère Records in early 2001. During the 2001 recording sessions, Benighted moved towards a more technical form of death metal and released their second album, Psychose, in 2003. For the subsequent touring, Remy Aubrespin took over on bass.[1]

The band entered studio in late 2004, without a bassist. After the 2004 release of Insane Cephalic Production, bassist Eric Lombard joined as a new member. Benighted subsequently toured throughout Europe with Morbid Angel, Deicide and Fear Factory among others.[1]

Benighted released their fourth album Identisick in 2006 and Fayolle was replaced by Kevin "Kikou" Foley on drums. The band signed a new deal with Osmose Productions in 2007 and released Icon in October that year.[1] In late 2009, Benighted signed to Season of Mist and released Asylum Cave in 2011.[2] Truchan contributed guest vocals to 2011 album Global Flatline by Aborted.[3] A music video for the song "Let The Blood Spill Between My Broken Teeth" was released in February 2012.[4]

Members[edit]

Current members
  • Julien Truchan – vocals (1998–present)
  • Adrien Guérin – guitar (2012-present)
  • Olivier Gabriel – guitar (1998–present)
  • Eric Lombard – bass (2004–present)
  • Kevin Foleydrums (2006–present)
Former members
  • Liem N'Guyen – guitar (1998–2012)
  • Fred Fayolle – drums (1998–2006)
  • Rémi Aubrespin – bass (2002)
  • Chart – bass (1998–2002)
Benighted members
Man singing
Julien Truchan 
Man playing an electric guitar
Liem N'Guyen 
Man playing an electric guitar
Olivier Gabriel 
Man playing a bass guitar
Eric Lombard 

Discography[edit]

  • Benighted (2000)
  • Psychose (2002)
  • Insane Cephalic Production (2004)
  • Identisick (2006)
  • Icon (2007)
  • Asylum Cave (2011)
  • Carnivore Sublime (2014)

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