Origin: Birmingham, England  
Genres: Death Metal
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Last update/review: November 18, 2008

Benediction

Veteran British death metallers Benediction were formed back in 1989, and is notable for once featuring vocalist Barney Greenway -- he sang for both Benediction and Napalm Death before touring commitments forced him to choose the latter band. Having overcome the usual lineup changes and so forth, the band remains one of Britain's longest-lasting and most successful death metal bands, dealing almost exclusively in old-school classic death metal, giving them a resemblance to several of the Floridian bands of the time.

After several years of relative inactivity, work started on a new album, originally scheduled for 2005 but finally released in the summer of 2008.

Upcoming album: Scriptures, release date October 16, 2020.

Current Members

Dave Ingram

vocals (ex-Bolt Thrower, Down Among The Dead Men)

Darren Brookes

guitars

Peter Rew

guitars

Dan Bate

bass

Giovanni Durst

drums (Monument, ex-White Wizzard)

Former Members/Guests

Mark "Barney" Greenway

vocals (Napalm Death)

Dave Hunt

vocals (Anaal Nathrakh)

Paul Adams

bass

Frank Healy

bass (ex-Cerebral Fix, Memoriam, ex-Sacrilege)

Ian Treacy

drums (ex-Meathook Seed)

Paul Brookes

drums

Neil Hutton

drums



Discography



Subconscious Terror  
1990 Nuclear Blast
  1. Intro-Portal to Your Phobias
  2. Subconscious Terror
  3. Artefacted Irreligion
  4. Grizzled Finale
  5. Eternal Eclipse
  6. Experimental Stage
  7. Suspended Animation
  8. Divine Ultimatum
  9. Spit Forth the Dead
  10. Confess All Goodness
  • Mark "Barney" Greenway
  • Darren Brookes
  • Peter Rew
  • Paul Adams
  • Ian Treacy



The Grand Leveller  
1991 Nuclear Blast
  1. Vision in the Shroud
  2. Graveworm
  3. Jumping at Shadows
  4. Opulence of the Absolute
  5. Child of Sin
  6. Undirected Aggression
  7. Born in a Fever
  8. The Grand Leveller
  9. Senile Dementia
  10. Return to the Eve
  11. Vision in the Shroud
  12. Graveworm
  13. Jumping at Shadows
  14. Opulence of the Absolute
  15. Child of Sin
  16. Undirected Aggression
  17. Born in a Fever
  18. The Grand Leveller
  19. Senile Dementia
  20. Return to the Eve
  • Dave Ingram
  • Darren Brookes
  • Peter Rew
  • Paul Adams
  • Ian Treacy



Dark Is The Season  EP
1992 Nuclear Blast
  1. Foetus Noose
  2. Forged in Fire
  3. Dark Is the Season
  4. Jumping at Shadows
  5. Experimental Stage
  6. Foetus Noose
  7. Forged in Fire
  8. Dark Is the Season
  9. Jumping at Shadows
  10. Experimental Stage
  • Dave Ingram
  • Darren Brookes
  • Peter Rew
  • Ian Treacy



Transcend The Rubicon  
1993 Nuclear Blast
  1. Unfound Mortality
  2. Nightfear
  3. Paradox Alley
  4. I Bow to None
  5. Painted Skulls
  6. Violation Domain
  7. Face Without Soul
  8. Bleakhouse
  9. Blood from Stone
  10. Wrong Side of the Grave
  11. Artefacted/Spit Forth
  12. Saneless Theory
  13. Deadfall
  14. Unfound Mortality
  15. Nightfear
  16. Paradox Alley
  17. I Bow to None
  18. Painted Skulls
  19. Violation Domain
  20. Face Without Soul
  21. Bleakhouse
  22. Blood from Stone
  23. Wrong Side of the Grave
  24. Artefacted/Spit Forth
  25. Saneless Theory
  26. Deadfall
  • Dave Ingram
  • Darren Brookes
  • Peter Rew
  • Frank Healy
  • Ian Treacy



The Grotesque / Ashen Epitaph  EP
1994 Nuclear Blast
  1. The Grotesque
  2. Ashen Epitaph
  3. Violation Domain (live)
  4. Subconscious Terror (live)
  5. Visions in the Shroud (live)
  6. The Grotesque
  7. Ashen Epitaph
  8. Violation Domain (live)
  9. Subconscious Terror (live)
  10. Visions in the Shroud (live)
  • Dave Ingram
  • Darren Brookes
  • Peter Rew
  • Frank Healy
  • Paul Brookes



The Dreams You Dread  
1995 Nuclear Blast
  1. Down on Whores
  2. Certified
  3. Soulstream
  4. Where Flies Are Born
  5. Answer to Me
  6. Griefgiver
  7. Denial
  8. Negative Growth
  9. Path of the Serpent
  10. Saneless Theory
  11. The Dreams You Dread
  12. Down on Whores
  13. Certified
  14. Soulstream
  15. Where Flies Are Born
  16. Answer to Me
  17. Griefgiver
  18. Denial
  19. Negative Growth
  20. Path of the Serpent
  21. Saneless Theory
  22. The Dreams You Dread
  • Dave Ingram
  • Darren Brookes
  • Peter Rew
  • Frank Healy
  • Neil Hutton



Grind Bastard  
1998 Nuclear Blast
  1. Deadfall
  2. Agonised
  3. West of Hell
  4. Magnificat (Irenicon)
  5. Nervebomb
  6. Electric Eye
  7. Grind Bastard
  8. Shadow World
  9. The Bodiless
  10. Carcinoma Angel
  11. We the Freed
  12. Destroyer
  13. I
  14. Deadfall
  15. Agonised
  16. West of Hell
  17. Magnificat (Irenicon)
  18. Nervebomb
  19. Electric Eye
  20. Grind Bastard
  21. Shadow World
  22. The Bodiless
  23. Carcinoma Angel
  24. We the Freed
  25. Destroyer
  26. I
  • Dave Ingram
  • Darren Brookes
  • Peter Rew
  • Frank Healy
  • Neil Hutton



Organized Chaos  
2001 Nuclear Blast
  1. Suicide Rebellion
  2. Stigmata
  3. Suffering Feeds Me
  4. Diary of a Killer
  5. The Temple of Set
  6. Nothing on the Inside
  7. Easy Way to Die
  8. Don't Look in the Mirror
  9. This Graveyard Earth
  10. Charon
  11. I Am the Disease
  12. Organised Chaos
  13. Suicide Rebellion
  14. Stigmata
  15. Suffering Feeds Me
  16. Diary of a Killer
  17. The Temple of Set
  18. Nothing on the Inside
  19. Easy Way to Die
  20. Don't Look in the Mirror
  21. This Graveyard Earth
  22. Charon
  23. I Am the Disease
  24. Organised Chaos
  • Dave Hunt
  • Darren Brookes
  • Peter Rew
  • Frank Healy
  • Neil Hutton



Killing Music  
2008 Nuclear Blast
  1. The Grey Man
  2. Burying The Hatchet
  3. Immaculate Facade
  4. Killing Music
  5. They Must Die Screaming
  6. Dripping With Disgust
  7. As Her Skin Weeps
  8. Cold, Deathless, Unrepentant
  9. Wrath And Regret
  10. Conrolopolis (Rats In The Mask)
  11. Beg, You Dogs
  12. Largactyl
  13. Seeing Through My Eyes
  14. I Am The Betrayer
  15. Dissembler
  16. They Bleed
  17. Intro-Portal to Your Phobias
  18. Subconscious Terror
  19. Artefacted Irreligion
  20. Grizzled Finale
  21. Eternal Eclipse
  22. Experimental Stage
  23. Suspended Animation
  24. Divine Ultimatum
  25. Spit Forth the Dead
  26. Confess All Goodness
  27. The Grey Man
  28. Burying The Hatchet
  29. Immaculate Facade
  30. Killing Music
  31. They Must Die Screaming
  32. Dripping With Disgust
  33. As Her Skin Weeps
  34. Cold, Deathless, Unrepentant
  35. Wrath And Regret
  36. Conrolopolis (Rats In The Mask)
  37. Beg, You Dogs
  38. Largactyl
  39. Seeing Through My Eyes
  40. I Am The Betrayer
  41. Dissembler
  42. They Bleed
  • Dave Hunt
  • Darren Brookes
  • Peter Rew
  • Frank Healy
  • Neil Hutton



Scriptures    RELEASE DATE: October 16, 2020
2020 Nuclear Blast
  1. Iterations of I
  2. Scriptures in Scarlet
  3. The Crooked Man
  4. Stormcrow
  5. Progenitors of a New Paradigm
  6. Rabid Carnality
  7. In Our Hands, the Scars
  8. Tear Off These Wings
  9. Embrace the Kill
  10. Neverwhen
  11. The Blight at the End
  12. We Are Legion
  • Dave Ingram
  • Darren Brookes
  • Peter Rew
  • Dan Bate
  • Giovanni Durst




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