Belphegor is an Austrian extreme metal band from Salzburg, that formed in 1991. When they first became a band, they used the name Betrayer, but in 1993 they named their band after the demon Belphegor. Their music has been described as “diabolical death/black metal.” The band was created by vocalists and bassist Maxx, guitarists Helmuth Lehner and Sigurd Hagenauer, and drummer Chris.
The band has jumped from different labels throughout their existence; they were briefly signed to Perverted Taste Records in 1994. They were then on Last Episode (now called Black Attakk) in 2000 but left because the band felt as though the label was a “rip-off.” They then preceeded to release their live album, Infernal Live Orgasm, on their own label, Phallelujah Productions, until they signed with Napalm Records in 2003. They only stayed with this record label until 2005 because they felt like the label did not support them enough. Belphegor then signed with Nuclear Blast Records in 2005.
Belphegor has also had their fair share of band members. Throughout their formation and switching amongst record labels, the lineup constantly changed. Here is their current members: Helmuth Lehner (guitar and vocals) and Serpenth (bass and backing vocals). They have members that only play live: Martin “Molokh” Arzberger (guitars) and Pawel Jaroszewicz (drums).
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