BELZEBUBS Enter Studio To Record Century Media Debut
October 8, 2018, 12 days ago
Monochromatic occultists Belzebubs have entered the notorious Hellhole Studio to forge their yet-untitled Century Media studio album. Scheduled for a spring 2019 release, the album will be mixed and mastered by the legendary Dan Swanö (Dissection, Dark Funeral), who already conjured some arcane black magic on the band’s 7” single ”Blackened Call” earlier this year.
”We are truly thrilled about the epic scale of these songs. Our trademark blackened death metal is crabwalking towards progressive and symphonic dimensions”, comments vocalist/guitarist Sløth. ”I’m pretty sure many of our fans will be left awestruck!”
Vocalist/bassist Hubbath agrees:
”Quite right! Black metal with death metal aesthetics has never sounded this multifaceted. Samaël just wrapped up the drums this week, and the rest of us will definitely need to bring our A-game if we want to keep up. The man’s a beast.”
Check back with Belzebubs and follow their production diary via their social media accounts and follow this link to get a 360-degree view from inside the studio here .
"Blackened Call" is available on all streaming and download platforms both as a digital single and a strictly limited 7" vinyl (500 copies worldwide), available at cmdistro.de and BackstageRockShop.com.
Obesyx – lead guitars
Hubbath – vocals, bass
Sløth – guitars, vocals
Samaël – drums
BraveWords stumbled upon the cult hit online comic Belzebubs a few weeks prior to the video release thanks to Linsday Schoolcraft from Cradle Of Filth. Author JP Ahonen has checked in with the following update:
"I promised you some behind-the-scenes material of how "Blackened Call" came into being, so let's begin.
P.S. The vinyl leaped straight to third place on the Finnish album charts last week, which is pretty #€%& EPIC! We can't thank you enough for your amazing support! You made this happen!"
Penguin Random House will be releasing the first hardcover edition of the Belzebubs comic in February 2019. Following is the official press release:
Juggling work and family can be… hell. Calvin & Hobbes meets Call of Cthulhu as the sensationally popular heavy metal webcomic Belzebubs comes to print in a grim, goofy, and gorgeous hardcover.
Belzebubs is a “trve kvlt mockumentary” focusing on the everyday challenges of family life: raising kids, running a small business, and making time for worship. Except the kids are named Lilith and Leviathan, the business is a black-metal band, and the worship… isn’t exactly aimed upstairs.
In a few short years, what started out as improvised social-media doodles has now become a wildly successful webcomic with hundreds of thousands of fans. The irresistible cartooning of JP Ahonen (Sing No Evil) combines relatable slice-of-life humor with over-the-top occult antics and references from metal music to Lovecraftian horror, making Belzebubs a devil of a good time.
For updates go to the official Belzebubs Facebook page here.