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26/10/2014 | 12 days to discover our concept album, Kenotic!

To celebrate the release of Kenotic, Benighted Soul invites you to discover its new album during the next 12 days! A new song will be available for streaming every night for 24 hours! 12 days from now, Kenotic won't have any secrets left for you! Enjoy!

Day 12 : Nothingness - One Last Harvest
“The madman jumped into their midst and pierced them with his eyes "Whither is God?" he cried; "I will tell you. We have killed him—you and I. All of us are his murderers. […] Do we hear nothing as yet of the noise of the gravediggers who are burying God? Do we smell nothing as yet of the divine decomposition? Gods, too, decompose. God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him."
Friedrich Nietzsche, The Gay Science

Day 11 : Sacrifice- Bound
"And yet, what am I saying? All that is to be I know full well and in advance, nor shall any affliction come upon me unforeseen. I must bear my allotted doom as lightly as I can, knowing that the might of Necessity permits no resistance. Yet I am not able to speak nor be silent about my fate. For it is because I bestowed good gifts on mortals that this miserable yoke of constraint has been bound upon me. I hunted out and stored in fennel stalk the stolen source of fire that has proved a teacher to mortals in every art and a means to mighty ends. Such is the offence for which I pay the penalty, riveted in fetters beneath the open sky."
Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound

Day 10 : Denial- Threshold Exceeded
"I dreamed I saw on a moonlit stair / Spreading his hands on the multitude there / A man who cried for a love gone stale / And ice cold hearts of charity bare./ I watch as fear took the old men's gaze / Hopes of the young in troubled graves /I see no day, I heard him say / So grey is the face of every mortal."
Brian May in Queen, The Prophet's song

Day 9 : Forgiveness- Let you win
"Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: but I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloke also. And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain. Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away."
(Matthew 5:38–5:42)

Day 8 : Temptation - The Shallow and the Deep
"Come here,' they sang, 'renowned Ulysses, honour to the Achaean name, and listen to our two voices. No one ever sailed past us without staying to hear the enchanting sweetness of our song- and he who listens will go on his way not only charmed, but wiser, for we know all the ills that the gods laid upon the Argives and Trojans before Troy, and can tell you everything that is going to happen over the whole world."
Odyssey, XII, 165-200

Day 7 : Apotheosis - Enlightenment
"When the envelopment of consciousness has been annihilated, then he becomes free of all fear, beyond the reach of change."
Heart Sutra (Prajñaparamita Hrdaya)

Day 6 : Abnegation - Pent-up
"He suffered everything that came his way so you would know that it could be done, and also know how to do it, step-by-step. He never did one thing wrong, Not once said anything amiss. They called him every name in the book and he said nothing back. He suffered in silence, content to let God set things right."
(1 Peter 2:23)

Day 5 : Doubt - Martingale
(The Levite) turned to Elijah. «Do not admire, and do not believe so much; it was a wager I made with myself. I wagered that God exists.""You’re a prophet," answered Elijah. "You too hear voices and know that there is a world beyond this world." "It could be my imagination," was the answer. "In actuality, the only concrete thing I have is my wager: I have told myself that everything comes from the Most High."
Paulo Coelho, The Fifth Mountain

Day 4 : Revelation - Only Make-Believe
"One night, however, the boy asked : "What is a prophet? - Someone who goes on listening to the same voices he heard as a child. And still believes in them. In this way, he can know the angels."
Paulo Coelho, The Fifth Mountain

Day 3 : Illusion - Si Se Non Noverit
"Do not be startled or troubled by either a spirit, a comment, or by a letter purportedly written by us, that says Christ has already returned. Don't let any man deceive you. That day won't come until there is a rebellion and the sinful man is shown for who he is, the son of destruction, who opposes and praises himself above everything worshiped or called God. He will even sit in the temple of God, calling himself God"
Second Epistle to the Thessalonians

Day 2 : Rise and Fall - Too Far Gone
"With the footprints of the Messiah, arrogance shall increase and dearth reach its height; the vine will yield its fruit but will be expensive: and the empire shall fall into heresy and there be none to utter rebuke. The council chamber shall be given to immoral practices.... children shall shame their elders, the son will dishonor the father, the daughter, the mother. The face of the generation is as the face of the dog....."
(Mishnah Sota 9:15)

Day 1 : Bliss - Halcyon Days
"The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised."
(Job 1:21)



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24/10/2014 | Kenotic Release Party in Paris!

To celebrate the release of Kenotic with you, Benighted Soul will party in Paris @Black Dog Bar on November 10th! Please note that this event is not a gig but a party where you'll be able to meet the band and share a few drinks. Join the Facebook event .



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15/10/2014 | Kenotic official teaser !

Kenotic is soon to be released and we have not yet revealed any sample… Until NOW ! We wanted to do so with a short teaser for you to have an overview of our work in studio! Feel free to share !





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