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There are two artists known as Beneath:

1. An Icelandic death metal band

2. An English electronic producer

1. Beneath is an Icelandic death metal band that was formed during the winter of 2007/2008. After a few minor changes, the current line-up was finalized in November 2008. The members of Beneath have all been active in the Icelandic metal scene for some years and some current and former bands include Sororicide, Changer, ATRUM and Diabolus to name a few.

The band set out to play fast technical deathmetal, but the band incorporated elements from older styles of death metal, as well as other genres such as blackmetal.

BENEATH made their live debut supporting The Black Dahlia Murder in January 2009 and after winning the inaugural Icelandic finals for the Wacken Open Air Metal Battle they became the first Icelandic band to perform at the Wacken Open Air festival in August 2009. More festival appearances followed, amongst others Death Feast Open Air in 2010 and Neurotic Deathfest in 2011.

In February 2010 BENEATH released their debut EP entitled “Hollow Empty Void” on Mordbrann Musikk. The EP included four tracks of intense Icelandic death metal plus two live tracks. It was well received and prompted the band to go back into the studio for a full length.

In November 2009 Beneath entered the studio again and started recording their first full length album called “Enslaved By Fear”. The album was mixed by Daniel Bergstrand at Dug Out studios in Uppsala, Sweden. Artwork was handled by Raymond Swanland. The band recently signed to Unique Leader Records who will release their album, “Enslaved By Fear” in 2012.


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  • Rowolta

    Favorites of 2014

    13 Dec 2014 Reply
  • timothybarnes

    The Barren Throne is one of my favorite death metal albums of 2014, right now I'm listening to Enslaved By Fear and liking it a lot too.

    15 Sep 2014 Reply
  • sangremuerto

    only Icelandic Beneath is real

    5 Sep 2014 Reply
  • FatcapVandal

    great live band

    24 Aug 2014 Reply
  • udisgustme

    fuck this band

    30 Jul 2014 Reply
  • GodofDeathMetal

    I like the Icelandic band. Iceland has more to offer than just Sigur Rós. Yeah and I do like Sigur Rós, FYI! :P

    20 Jul 2014 Reply
  • mortauxvaches_

    another damn interesting artist coming from pan. sick basslines!

    18 Jun 2014 Reply
  • negaoix

    Beneath (iceland) new album is fucking bestiality

    4 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Mrozikos667

    Two very good albums under their belt, now it's time to show this music live to audiences across Europe :)

    17 May 2014 Reply
  • Matara

    The Verted EP, released in april, is free for download on

    13 May 2014 Reply
  • nobledeath

    Another Icelandic death metal band that I know, along with Ophidian I

    5 May 2014 Reply
  • kauleone

    cant wait to see this guys live this weekend. barren throne is a really good record!!!

    30 Apr 2014 Reply
  • Rowolta

    Sweet, new album rocks!

    26 Apr 2014 Reply
  • The_dglgmut13

    The Barren Throne just blew my socks off yo

    26 Apr 2014 Reply
  • MrSweeetness

    I've listened to the new album AND seen them live just now, I cannot recommend these guys enough. Seriously they are phenomenal a must check and if you get a chance go see them live, they are really good and extremely friendly, I've spoken with every one of em, really really nice dudes.

    24 Apr 2014 Reply
  • iPowder

    Had a listen to a copy of the new album "The Barren Throne" and WOW! Very tight tech guitars with solid grooves and melodic at times! The vocals are wicked as well. Stoked to get my CD! Another killer release from Unique Leader! |m|

    24 Apr 2014 Reply
  • Maquina_Muerte

    the new album is pretty massive btw, very recommendable

    23 Apr 2014 Reply
  • Maquina_Muerte

    -> icelandic death metal

    23 Apr 2014 Reply
  • iPowder

    YouTube Chalice: Sick track off their sophomore album "The Barren Throne" due out on April 29th! Preorders and merch can be grabbed here! \\m/

    15 Apr 2014 Reply
  • jonowev

    Great riffs

    29 Aug 2013 Reply
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