| Show @ La Belle Rouge, Tours, FR!
Benighted Soul will play live on March 14th with Wildpath and Adrana again to promote their new album, Kenotic ! More informations
| Show @ Le Divan du Monde, Paris, FR!
Benighted Soul will play live on january 17th with Wildpath and Adrana to promote their new album, Kenotic ! More informations
| 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
himyou 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
Friedrich Nietzsche, The Gay ScienceDay 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 BoundDay 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 songDay 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."
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.""Youre 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."
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