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Benighted Soul


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Benighted Soul is a french Symphonic Metal band founded three years ago.
Their music is about contrast between agressive metal music and classical inspirations.

Benighted Soul was, at the beginning, influenced by famous bands like After Forever and Nightwish but the band finally found its own style and direction.

Benighted Soul was founded in September 2002 when Géraldine Gadaut began to search for musicians who could take part to a “band that would sound like Nightwish”. Yet, the band was only complete in June 2003.

Yann Pacaud, at the synths, and Géraldine Gadaut, lyrical singer gave to the band its style and direction.
Jérémie Heyms, guitar player and Jean-Gabriel Bocciarelli, bass player and singer, have both influences in contrast with the other members (Pantera, Static-X, Gojira, Strapping Youg Lad…). This variety of influences gave a real originality to the creations of the band.
Yohann Kostrzewa hadn’t played drums for a long time but at this time, he was making huge progresses.

2003: First successes.
On its very first show, the band performed Nightwish & After Forever’s covers and few compositions. It was a big surprise for Benighted Soul to find an audience so enthousiastic.
After this first success, the band focused on compositions in order to record a first demo. Meanwhile, it kept playing concerts, especially for charity manifestations. The 4 tracks - demo Enchantment was released in October 2004. To promote this first opus, Benighted Soul performed live in Nancy with the support of the french newspaper Est Républicain. The band also took part to local radio programs.


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  • AlphaFatum

    'Twas way too easy to become #1 top listener again. :(

    18 Nov 2014 Reply
  • AlphaFatum

    Finally my copy arrived. I'm enjoying it so far!

    14 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Gounouman_hl

    That's some really ugly music. Boring and not catchy at all! I tried but I just can't stand these vocal melodies. Progressive yes, but not in a good way.

    25 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Thingol_E

    Geniaux avec Fenrir chez Paulette !

    7 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Muthafuckin

    Great Band,,

    10 Dec 2011 Reply
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    15 Jul 2011 Reply
  • TwoOldTrees

    start from the scratch is one of the best albums that i've heard this year.

    29 May 2011 Reply
  • Adrana

    Bonne tournée !!!

    19 Dec 2010 Reply
  • Thingol_E

    I get Start From Scratch from their show @ Rockhal and it's really good. They did a great work there... Keep rising !

    18 Dec 2010 Reply
  • Elendian

    Un groupe génial (musicalement et humainement) qui s'améliore de plus en plus vite! Sortie du 1er Album (le vrai! ^^) Très bientôt!!!! Vous verrez un putain de différence avec la vidéo disponible ici.

    6 Jul 2010 Reply
  • SADic_AnGeL

    Benighted Soul sera présent lors du FemÂles Fest, le 7 juin prochain au Marché Gare à Lyon :)

    9 May 2008 Reply

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