Diabolical Death/ Black Metal giants, BELPHEGOR, have just revealed the cover design of their forthcoming album Conjuring the Dead. The artwork was created by Greek artist, Seth Siro Anton who also painted the cover of Pestapokalypse VI in 2006. “The spectacular cover, the offensive lyrical content, the Death Musick. BELPHEGOR´s nine new sound collages are a new dimension of intensity and dynamics,” states the band’s imposing vocalist/guitarist Helmuth. ”Once you can customize the basic principles of Renaissance painting and deriving energy/data from chaotic reservoir of unconscious,…you get BELPHEGOR´s Conjuring the Dead cover art,” adds bassist and longtime partner in slime, Seth.
Conjuring the Dead was recorded at Mana Studios in Florida under the direction of Erik Rutan (CANNIBAL CORPSE, GOATWHORE, HATE ETERNAL). Three and a half years have passed since the highly praised album Blood Magick Necromance was released. BELPHEGOR are back to conquer; possessed, on fire and stronger than ever!
The tenth studio album of one of the most bizarre and authentic bands in the world of metal, will be unleashed on August 5th (North America) August 8th (EU) and August 11th (UK/FR) via Nuclear Blast. This will be band’s first recording since Helmuth’s near death experience, which caused the band to cancel several tours in 2011/2012.
BELPHEGOR’s most recent masterpiece Blood Magick Necromance was produced by the legendary Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY) at his Abyss Studios (IMMORTAL, DIMMU BORGIR, HYPOCRISY, DARK FUNERAL etc.) in Pärlby, Sweden and mastered by Jonas Kjellgren. The album was released on January 14th, 2011 in Europe and on February 8th, 2011 in North America.