A dark, progressive melodic death metal band from Melbourne that formed in 2004, Be'lakor has quickly come to be regarded as one of Australia's most promising and creative metal acts. The band's name comes from the character Be'lakor the Dark Master in the game Warhammer Fantasy that some of the members used to play, for its uniqueness. The band's international reputation has grown rapidly since the release of their 2007 debut, "The Frail Tide", its 2009 follow-up Read more on Last.fm
So, by now, you guys probably know that our drummer Elliott has about twelve arms and eight legs, and drums in four bands. One of those bands is Future Corpse - and they have dropped a killer new album (their second), called "Culture Ruins Everything Around Me." It's a super creative 45 minutes of eclectic prog metal/post-hardcore. And how about that album art! You can listen, download and purchase it here: https://futurecorpse.bandcamp.com/
If you're based in Melbourne, you can also catch them at their album launch tomorrow night, Friday the 20th, at the Reverence Hotel https://facebook.com/events/157065701660718/
Jun 27, 2018
Glad to hear that the Stone's Reach limited edition vinyls have been landing at people's doorsteps this week! Thanks for all the photos, like this one from Rob! (@Sinn0x)
Jun 13, 2018
Less than 150 copies of the 500 Stone's Reach black/gold marble vinyls are left! Pre-orders end on June 22. All orders through the Napalm Records store: https://shop.napalmrecords.com/belakor
May 14, 2018
Hands up if you got our recent newsletter??
We are so old school that we still like email. You can sign up at our official site: www.belakorband.com
The top 10 countries for email opens were:
May 07, 2018
Several years after the initial pressing sold out, we are happy to say that Napalm Records has pressed a limited-to-500 run of Stone’s Reach on vinyl, this time in golden black marble! Pre-orders are currently being taken! (Release date June 22). All orders through the Napalm store: https://shop.napalmrecords.com/belakor
...And here is the second new shirt design that went onto our store a few days ago! This one inspired by "Luma."
Mar 12, 2018
It's new merch time! Two brand new shirts are now available at our webstore, including this design, inspired by the story told in 'The Smoke of Many Fires.' Keep an eye out for heaps more designs across 2018 as we continue to work on the new album! http://store.belakor.net/
Mar 04, 2018
Reddit users will understand that this is a bittersweet moment for us!
Spotify sends us some pretty cool stuff. The 2017 review included this gem. Mind was blown. Thanks to everyone who listened this year!
Dec 05, 2017
Oct 18, 2017
Always love seeing incredible fan art like this. Nailz Van Diggele of Eternal Ink Tattoos shared his drawing with us on our instagram. Who is able to name all three musicians pictured?? (no cheating!)
Sep 26, 2017
New riffs and windmills.
Aug 30, 2017
Nice work, Scandinavians! Are you handed guitars at birth?
Jul 26, 2017
With Europe in the midst of festival season, all we can say is this: we wish we could be there! Does your 2017 include a summer festival? What's the best festival line-up this year??
Jul 06, 2017
May 16, 2017
Napalm Records is about to release an awesome DVD / CD package called "The Realm of Napalm Records." It includes a huge collection of tunes from the Napalm roster, including our own "An Ember's Arc." Pre-orders are available now, with the release out May 26th!
US orders here: http://bit.ly/2pSpdxc
Rest of world here: http://bit.ly/2pQEVcZ
May 01, 2017
Yes, we have been very quiet lately. This does not mean anything sinister! (But thanks for the concerned messages!) We prefer not to fill your newsfeed unless there is some proper news. A quick update for you guys: over 40 riffs which will contribute to our fifth album have already been penned, mulled over and refined. Decisions about where and when we next tour are also due to be made. For us, there's no doubt that creating new songs is our greatest focus and joy. What do you think, should we do another concept/story album? Which Be'lakor song would you most like our next album to sound like?
Mar 07, 2017
A big congratulations to the guys in Insomnium for taking out the 2016 Metalstorm award of "Best Melodeath / Extreme Power / Gothenburg" album with the massive 'Winter's Gate'! Very well deserved! The final voting was:
Insomnium - Winter's Gate - 362 votes
Be'lakor - Vessels - 314 votes
Dark Tranquillity - Atoma - 228 votes
Amon Amarth - Jomsviking - 169 votes
Allegaeon - Proponent for Sentience - 78 votes
Whispered - Metsutan - Songs of the Void - 55 votes
Omnium Gatherum - Grey Heavens - 54 votes
IN MOURNING - Afterglow - 34 votes
Countless Skies - New Dawn - 6 votes
Feb 04, 2017
Really excited to share the news that "Vessels" is among the albums nominated in the category of "Best Melodeath / Extreme Power / Gothenburg Metal Album" over at metalstorm.net. We're up against some killer albums by bands including Amon Amarth, Insomnium, Dark Tranquillity and Omnium Gatherum - stiff competition! Metalstorm users can vote at http://metalstorm.net/awards/categories.php?cat_id=4
Jan 24, 2017
Venator-inspired fan art by Phil McCarty - the grey warg's den! (philmccartyart.com)
Jan 13, 2017
Be'lakor ink time! This one was shared with us on Instagram. Can you name the song? Which line from our lyrics would YOU choose to grace your flesh forever more?