Original news, posted on 11.06.2009

Black/ Death Metal titans Belphegor have set "Walpurgis Rites - Hexenwahn" as the title of their 8th full length studio album due out in October 2009. "Walpurgis Rites - Hexenwahn" marks the follow up to the groups extremely successful 2008 release "Bondage Goat Zombie".

Here's what frontman Helmuth has to say: "The title fits perfect to the whole concept, the lyrical themes. Its typical Belphegor, involving symbology and double meanings. I have always been fascinated by the idea and atmosphere surrounding witches, their magic, the insane sabbath/ ceremonies - and all the obscurity that goes with it. With the nine sound collages, the verses, artwork we continue our descent into the depths of musical hell."


UPDATED, on 21.07.2009

Belphegor will release its 8th full length album entitled "Walpurgis Rites - Hexenwahn" on October 9 in Europe (October 20 in the US and Brazil) via Nuclear Blast Records. A digipak edition will include the videoclip for the track "Der Geistertreiber" as well as "making-of" scenes.

"Walpurgis Rites - Hexenwahn" tracklist:

01. Walpurgis Rites
02. Veneratio Diaboli - I Am Sin
03. Hail The New Flesh
04. Reichswehr In Blood
05. The Crosses Made Of Bone
06. Der Geistertreiber
07. Destroyer Hekate
08. Enthralled Toxic Sabbath
09. Hexenwahn - Totenkult


UPDATE

Austrian metallers Belphegor have revealed the cover art for their forthcoming album, "Walpurgis Rites - Hexenwahn", which will be released on October 9 in Europe (October 20 in the US and Brazil) via Nuclear Blast Records.


Source: belphegor.at
Band profile: Belphegor
 
Posted: 06.08.2009 by Dr.Rock



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Galar - 11.06.2009 at 20:29  
I met him. He's the man.
Ilham - 11.06.2009 at 20:44  
I met him. He's a louse.
AbdelioR - 11.06.2009 at 21:08  
I'll wait for it!
Doc Godin - 11.06.2009 at 23:02  
Written by Ilham on 11.06.2009 at 20:44

I met him. He's a louse.

Agreed. I think I saw him hit a chick at the last show in Calgary.
Black Conundrum - 11.06.2009 at 23:45  
Written by Doc Godin on 11.06.2009 at 23:02

Written by Ilham on 11.06.2009 at 20:44

I met him. He's a louse.

Agreed. I think I saw him hit a chick at the last show in Calgary.

That's not a nice thing to hear about someone. That sure sucks.
Ilham - 11.06.2009 at 23:57  
Written by Doc Godin on 11.06.2009 at 23:02

Agreed. I think I saw him hit a chick at the last show in Calgary.


Wouldn't surprise me.
Derwood - 12.06.2009 at 03:59  
Written by Ilham on 11.06.2009 at 23:57

Written by Doc Godin on 11.06.2009 at 23:02

Agreed. I think I saw him hit a chick at the last show in Calgary.


Wouldn't surprise me.


Yeah, I met him at the Vancouver show last October. Wouldn't surprise me, either. Wasn't very impressed with their performance.
Doc Godin - 12.06.2009 at 06:26  
Written by Black Conundrum on 11.06.2009 at 23:45

Written by Doc Godin on 11.06.2009 at 23:02

Written by Ilham on 11.06.2009 at 20:44

I met him. He's a louse.

Agreed. I think I saw him hit a chick at the last show in Calgary.

That's not a nice thing to hear about someone. That sure sucks.

I couldn't tell you 100%. I remember standing next to him at the bar, some chick was talking to him, then I look away and when look back the chick was flipping out trying to kill him - it took like 4 guys to drag this chick away. I heard some people after the show tell me he like slapped her or something, but I'm not sure how much stock I put in the words of strangers.
tulkas - 12.06.2009 at 10:32  
4 dudes trying to hold back the girl? damn, that must've been one big angry girl but he deserved it, imo. they should at least had let the girl punch him a few times or something...

anyway, the album title sounds cool. though, what does 'Hexenwahn' mean?
matos - 12.06.2009 at 14:19  
'Henxen' means witches, witchcraft or witch (adverb) 'wahl' means class, option, choice, order....
So i guess it means something like... i don't know actually how to call it, something like choosing to be a witch
Lucas - 12.06.2009 at 15:11  
Written by matos on 12.06.2009 at 14:19

'Henxen' means witches, witchcraft or witch (adverb) 'wahl' means class, option, choice, order....
So i guess it means something like... i don't know actually how to call it, something like choosing to be a witch


I think "witch illusion" is closer to the truth.
Black Conundrum - 12.06.2009 at 21:33  
Written by Doc Godin on 12.06.2009 at 06:26

Written by Black Conundrum on 11.06.2009 at 23:45

Written by Doc Godin on 11.06.2009 at 23:02

Written by Ilham on 11.06.2009 at 20:44

I met him. He's a louse.

Agreed. I think I saw him hit a chick at the last show in Calgary.

That's not a nice thing to hear about someone. That sure sucks.

I couldn't tell you 100%. I remember standing next to him at the bar, some chick was talking to him, then I look away and when look back the chick was flipping out trying to kill him - it took like 4 guys to drag this chick away. I heard some people after the show tell me he like slapped her or something, but I'm not sure how much stock I put in the words of strangers.

It sounds like he hit her, then, although that can't be confirmed totally. Whatever happened, she probably couldn't be blamed for being angry for whatever reason.
Varegan - 13.06.2009 at 02:04  
Why did he he hit that chick? because of "sadism unbound"!!! or what!?!
Doc Godin - 13.06.2009 at 03:24  
Written by Black Conundrum on 12.06.2009 at 21:33

Written by Doc Godin on 12.06.2009 at 06:26

Written by Black Conundrum on 11.06.2009 at 23:45

Written by Doc Godin on 11.06.2009 at 23:02

Written by Ilham on 11.06.2009 at 20:44

I met him. He's a louse.

Agreed. I think I saw him hit a chick at the last show in Calgary.

That's not a nice thing to hear about someone. That sure sucks.

I couldn't tell you 100%. I remember standing next to him at the bar, some chick was talking to him, then I look away and when look back the chick was flipping out trying to kill him - it took like 4 guys to drag this chick away. I heard some people after the show tell me he like slapped her or something, but I'm not sure how much stock I put in the words of strangers.

It sounds like he hit her, then, although that can't be confirmed totally. Whatever happened, she probably couldn't be blamed for being angry for whatever reason.

Either way, he wasn't a very pleasant person both times I met him....kind of makes it hard to get excited about a new album...
Deadmeat - 13.06.2009 at 09:16  
A decent new title... nothing more...
MetalHead74 - 13.06.2009 at 23:42  
Written by Lucas on 12.06.2009 at 15:11

Written by matos on 12.06.2009 at 14:19

'Henxen' means witches, witchcraft or witch (adverb) 'wahl' means class, option, choice, order....
So i guess it means something like... i don't know actually how to call it, something like choosing to be a witch


I think "witch illusion" is closer to the truth.



Hexenwhan actually means "To have an obssessive belief in witches"
Astorethein - 14.06.2009 at 11:17  
I have never been very impressed by the band's music, but perhaps the new album shows something special and interesting.
Mr. Doctor - 06.08.2009 at 13:49  
Written by Doc Godin on 13.06.2009 at 03:24

Either way, he wasn't a very pleasant person both times I met him....kind of makes it hard to get excited about a new album...


Mmm, even though hiting someone [no matter if it's a chick or not] is something I don't appreciate from anyone... I fail to see how that can influence someone to not checking out one album. In that case there are plenty of albums that I would never listen to because the dude went crazy and attacked 2 girls with an axe, or because this dude killed someone, went in prision and it's a nazi.
Vitriolic Hate - 06.08.2009 at 15:21  
The cover reminds me Behemoth's ''Apostasy'' it's pretty satanic
Varegan - 06.08.2009 at 21:20  
Just another baphomet-themed cover art shit
Black Conundrum - 06.08.2009 at 22:05  
Written by Mr. Doctor on 06.08.2009 at 13:49

Written by Doc Godin on 13.06.2009 at 03:24

Either way, he wasn't a very pleasant person both times I met him....kind of makes it hard to get excited about a new album...


Mmm, even though hiting someone [no matter if it's a chick or not] is something I don't appreciate from anyone... I fail to see how that can influence someone to not checking out one album. In that case there are plenty of albums that I would never listen to because the dude went crazy and attacked 2 girls with an axe, or because this dude killed someone, went in prision and it's a nazi.


Who is it you're referring to that attacked two girls with an axe? Or were you just giving a scenario example not really based on facts?




Also, I think I will leave it up to other people to buy this.
TheBigRossowski - 06.08.2009 at 22:31  
It seems like more than half the people have written about other stuff, not regarding the Belphegor album news... just Belphegor incidents.

Anyways, I expect it will be boring, probably won't even bother.
Mr. Doctor - 06.08.2009 at 23:08  
Written by Black Conundrum on 06.08.2009 at 22:05

Who is it you're referring to that attacked two girls with an axe? Or were you just giving a scenario example not really based on facts?


Silencer
Doc Godin - 06.08.2009 at 23:43  
Written by Mr. Doctor on 06.08.2009 at 13:49

Written by Doc Godin on 13.06.2009 at 03:24

Either way, he wasn't a very pleasant person both times I met him....kind of makes it hard to get excited about a new album...


Mmm, even though hiting someone [no matter if it's a chick or not] is something I don't appreciate from anyone... I fail to see how that can influence someone to not checking out one album. In that case there are plenty of albums that I would never listen to because the dude went crazy and attacked 2 girls with an axe, or because this dude killed someone, went in prision and it's a nazi.

Its not exactly a mindset I can control. Lots of famous musicians are assholes, but when you experience it first hand its hard not to associate that with the music, its kind of a subconscious thing. I'll probably end up getting this album either way, I'm just saying its hard for me to get enthusiastic about this one.
Mr. Doctor - 06.08.2009 at 23:53  
Written by Doc Godin on 06.08.2009 at 23:43

Its not exactly a mindset I can control. Lots of famous musicians are assholes, but when you experience it first hand its hard not to associate that with the music, its kind of a subconscious thing. I'll probably end up getting this album either way, I'm just saying its hard for me to get enthusiastic about this one.


Oh... In that case I can agree with you. A lot of music goes through our eyes just like the food
I mean... I knew about Musicians being assholes [like Kvarforth from Shining] way after I heard the music, that's why I never really cared.
Black Conundrum - 07.08.2009 at 00:26  
Written by Mr. Doctor on 06.08.2009 at 23:08

Written by Black Conundrum on 06.08.2009 at 22:05

Who is it you're referring to that attacked two girls with an axe? Or were you just giving a scenario example not really based on facts?


Silencer


Do you mean someone, maybe the vocalist, from the Swedish black metal band of that name?
Mr. Doctor - 07.08.2009 at 02:11  
Written by Black Conundrum on 07.08.2009 at 00:26

Do you mean someone, maybe the vocalist, from the Swedish black metal band of that name?


Yup... But they are pretty much rumours. But the dude is fucked up anyway.
Black Conundrum - 07.08.2009 at 08:04  
Written by Mr. Doctor on 07.08.2009 at 02:11

Written by Black Conundrum on 07.08.2009 at 00:26

Do you mean someone, maybe the vocalist, from the Swedish black metal band of that name?


Yup... But they are pretty much rumours. But the dude is fucked up anyway.


Your mentioning of the band was the first time I had heaerd of them. I did research, and I agree; the guy is messed up.
Mr. Doctor - 07.08.2009 at 19:12  
Written by Black Conundrum on 07.08.2009 at 08:04

Your mentioning of the band was the first time I had heaerd of them. I did research, and I agree; the guy is messed up.


Well, The point I wanted to make clear in the previous post was: I couldn't care less of his fucked up mind. Here's pretty much the same, if the music is good, then I don't care if he hit a chick. Then again... I'm not fan of the band so I don't care about the album anyway
Black Conundrum - 07.08.2009 at 19:41  
Written by Mr. Doctor on 07.08.2009 at 19:12

Written by Black Conundrum on 07.08.2009 at 08:04

Your mentioning of the band was the first time I had heaerd of them. I did research, and I agree; the guy is messed up.


Well, The point I wanted to make clear in the previous post was: I couldn't care less of his fucked up mind. Here's pretty much the same, if the music is good, then I don't care if he hit a chick. Then again... I'm not fan of the band so I don't care about the album anyway


Oh, okay. Your point is understood.

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