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  • Years Active: 2000s


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Behexen are a Finnish black metal band founded in 1994. They adopted a more traditional approach to black metal by incorporating raw characteristics. Their first full-length release was Rituale Satanum, released in 2000 and followed by By the Blessing of Satan in 2004. They have also released a split with Horna (12" LP limited to 500 and CD 1000 pieces) and a 3-vinyl set "From the Devil's Chalice" (limited to 666 copies). The band adopts to a highly Satanic theme in their music and makes it more obvious than many other black metal bands.

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Satanic Ideologies and Influences[edit]

Behexen adopts to highly satanic lyrics and imagery and it is more obvious than with many other black metal bands. Vocalist and lyricist Hoath Torog identifies himself as a satanist and explained in a 2013 interview, "Behexen is a magical tool and channel formed in 1995, which brings the voices of our gods to be heard, and works as an intermediary for their destructive emanations on this world. Our journey has taken nearly twenty years, and has included many phases, but today our temple shines the light of our lord brighter than ever before." Behexen has stated that they're not out to spread any satanic ideologies but use the band as a tool to "form the formless within" and that those who carry the black flame will find their work pleasurable. Regarding Behexen's influences, Hoath stated very vaguely that everything "esoteric and exoteric that surrounds us can inspire us. Books, religions, magic, death, music...All the things that we hear, see and experience can feed our inspiration." Behexen's original name, Lords of the Left Hand, was inspired by a Samhain song title of the same name.

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Date Venue Location Tickets
06.27.14 Saint Vitus Brooklyn, NY US
06.29.14 Saint Vitus Brooklyn, NY US