Belphegor made two surprising announcements late last week. The first reveal is a bit sad for Belphegor fans as these Austrian black/death metal masters were forced to delay their new album due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The record has been pushed from sometime this summer to early 2021. Additionally, the group has surprised us with the announcement of a Fall European tour. Dubbed Death Magick Over Europe Tour, the trek is scheduled to kick off in November. Joining them for support will be Incantation, Horna, and Necrosy. With nearly every show cancelled so far for 2020, we’re curious to see how this one will pan out.
Read both statements from the band below:
“BELPHEGOR – NEW ALBUM DELAYED UNTIL EARLY 2021!
Helmuth states: “Because of the global pandemic, we must push the release of the still-untitled LP back to early 2021.
We have been composing this new album since what feels like forever. Drums have already been recorded before the outbreak in February this year at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden.
Since mid-March. Serpenth and I have kept busy by tracking guitars and bass for the new album.”
BELPHEGOR will report to you with news on the progress of this album, so keep an eye out!
Support BELPHEGOR and spread this newsflash!”
“DEATH MAGICK OVER EUROPE 2020!
Diabolical Black Death Metal troop BELPHEGOR will headline European territory once again. Special guests on this tour will be death-monsters INCANTATION, Black Metal outfit HORNA and NECROSY.
The Totenrituals will kick off on 4th November in Oslo, Norway at Parkteatret and conclude in Graz, Austria at Explosiv Club, 29th November.
“We’ve forged an extreme Metal package to march throughout Europe,” commented BELPHEGOR vocalist/ guitarist and founding member Helmuth. “After all these unfortunate cancellations, Serpenth and I can’t wait to go out on tour again. Live Rituals are the true essence of BELPHEGOR!!”
BELPHEGOR also looks forward to recruiting new blood and will announce live line-up soon. Show your support by spreading this tour news!”
11/04 Oslo [NOR] @ Parkteatret
11/07 Aalborg [DEN] @ Aalborg Metal Fest
11/09 Copenhagen [DEN] @ Pumpehuset
11/13 Strenice [CZE] @ Culture House
11/14 Bratislava [SVK] @ Empty Hell Fest
11/15 Olomouc [CZE] @ S-Klub
11/17 Zwickau [GER] @ Club Seilerstrasse
11/18 Magdeburg [GER] @ Factory
11/20 Erfurt [GER] @ From Hell
11/21 Wavre [BEL] @ Mass Deathruction Fest
11/22 Nijmegen [NLD] @ Doornroosje
11/24 Apeldoorn [NLD] @ Gigant
11/25 Dortmund [GER] @ Junkyard
11/27 Aalen [GER] @ Rock It
11/28 Milan [ITA] @ Black Winter Fest
11/29 Graz [AUT] @ Explosiv