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Benighted Soul - Biography

This band's profile is 'invisible', meaning that it's much less prominent on the site - either because it's incomplete, or maybe doesn't entirely fit MS format.


Somewhere between progressive and symphonic metal, Benighted Soul have found their own path through music, playing powerful riffs sublimated by rich orchestrations. From pop/rock to extreme metal, the band takes the audience to various universes, following Anesidora in her journey to the grown-up world. Ranging from a rock and strong voice to a more atmospheric and captivating one, the female vocals reveal the emotions of this little doll-girl, main character of the Start from Scratch album.

The band was created in 2003 but it took a brand new start when the current line-up formed in late 2006. After a few gigs, they decided to realize an EP called Anesidora (2008). The reactions of the press were very enthusiastic. It was elected "best EP of the year" by the webzine readers and many webzines agreed to say that BS is one of the most serious hopes of the french metal scene. Benighted Soul also proved their talent live, sharing the stage with many bands (Delain, Vader, Belphegor, Ayin Aleph, MyPollux, Elis, Fairyland, Kells, Whyzdomů) in famous french concert halls such as La Locomotive, la Scène Bastille, la Maroquinerie, le CCO Villeurbanne, le Marché Gare, l'Autre Canalů They also got the second position of the Wacken Contest 2008 (Metal Battle France).

In January 2010, the band returned in studio to record their first album titled "Start from Scratch", an ambitious project including the recording of orchestrations and of a 20 people choir. With this opus, to be released early 2011, they've reached a musical maturity, showing they were ready for much more. After a few french gigs, the band will hit the European roads, supporting Tarja Turunen for a part of the "What Lies Beneath Tour 2010".