Austrian death/black metal act BELPHEGOR have set a February 21, 2005 European release date through Napalm Records for their fifth full-length album, "The Goatreich - Fleshcult".
The follow-up to last year's "Lucifer Incestus" was recorded at Mastersound Studio in Fellbach, Germany and will be available in the following formats: the regular CD, LP (limited to 1,000 copies, and a limited-edition digipack version (5,000 copies) featuring the instrumental track "Heresy of Fire" as a bonus. Cover artwork duties will be handled by Austrian artist Ralph Manfreda, a "specialist for morbid blasphemy/ human-machine sculptures," according to a posting on the group's web site. "His artworks radiate coldness, are extreme and sinister."
"Fleshcult" track listing:
01. The Cruzifixus – Anus Dei
02. Bleeding Salvation
03. Fornicationium et Immundus Diabolus
04. Sepulture of Hypocrisy
05. The Goatreich – Fleshcult
06. Swarm of Rats
07. Kings Shall Be Kings
08. The Crown Massacre
09. Festum Asinorum/Chapt. 2
10. Heresy of Fire (digipak/LP bonus track)
Photos from the recording sessions for the new album can be viewed at this location.
BELPHEGOR have been confirmed for this year's European X-Mass Fest alongside MARDUK, NAPALM DEATH, FINNTROLL, VADER and THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER beginning on Sunday, December 5. A South American tour is scheduled to take place in early March. A complete list of currently confirmed tour dates can be found at this location.