Hailing from the abysmal forests of the mystic North, Belzebubs has possessed a stealthy, cult status throughout their existence. Originally summoned together in 2002, the band has succeeded in creating a thrilling blend of melodic blackened death metal, guttural growls and whimsical solos, forged with progressive twists and cinematic soundscapes. Accompanied by a new drummer Samaël and a record-deal with Century Media, BELZEBUBS finally feels fit to take on the (under)world.
The monochromatic occultists debuted under Century Media Records with their 7” vinyl ”Blackened Call”, which was sold out within weeks upon its release in the summer of 2018. The matching video had secured more than 1 million clicks by the end of the year.
Their full-length album ”Pantheon of the Nightside Gods”, conjured at the notorious Hellhole Studio, and mixed & mastered by the legendary Dan Swanö (Dark Funeral, Dissection, etc.), features a well-matured band that is not afraid to explore hitherto unknown depths.
”We are immensely satisfied with this record”, comments vocalist/guitarist Sløth. ”It’s by far our most versatile work yet. I mean, our trademark death & black metal elements are there, of course—it’s not reggae, for Gaahl’s sake!—but we’ve certainly reached out to new territories here.
We’ve always felt a need to focus on our own vision and break genre boundaries, and ‘Pantheon’ does just that. There are lush synthscapes, orchestral elements, prog stuff, and some Hendrix and Dimebag vibes in the solos…it’s like skinny dipping in a pool of unspeakable mythic creations, bending time and space!”
Spanning over 53 minutes in length, the upcoming album is a true tour de force of northern darkness, featuring a fierce roster of guests such as Desibelius, ICS Vortex, Skvllcraft and more.
BELZEBUBS’ ”Pantheon of the Nightside Gods” is available in the following formats: Ltd. CD Mediabook coming with a lush 24 page illustrated booklet, Ltd. Gatefold LP+CD & LP-Booklet and Digital Album.