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
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?
Dec 14, 2016
Today Spotify sent us this. Time well spent? Cheers guys, pretty mind blowing! \m/
Nov 21, 2016
This one's going straight to the pool room! Cheers again to Music Victoria for the recognition, and to everyone for the support.
Nov 16, 2016
Honoured that 'Vessels' has won Best Heavy Album at The Age Music Victoria Awards 2016!
Nov 11, 2016
So 2016 is rapidly drawing to a close. What albums have impressed you most this year? Tell us about the hidden gems we should check out!
Could be tuxedo time? VESSELS has been nominated for Best Heavy Album in 2016's The Age Music Victoria Awards! Winners will be chosen by industry experts and announced at a live event on November 16. Very honoured to have been nominated! http://www.musicvictoria.com.au/agemusicvictoriaawards
Sep 22, 2016
It's a strange and exciting thing to write some songs with your friends, basically because it's a heap of fun, fund the entire album from your own pocket, release it by yourselves... and then see that a few years later the album has had 1,000,000 views on Youtube. Woah. Thanks guys. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOiQOOrj-fY
Sep 14, 2016
So our drummer, Elliott, plays drums. A lot. One of his other bands is Future Corpse. You should check 'em out. Their debut album, 'Another World to Consume', is available at their Bandcamp: https://futurecorpse.bandcamp.com/
Sep 11, 2016
Really pleased that 'An Ember's Arc' has been added to the Top Tracks in Metal playlist on Spotify! You can check it out here: http://spoti.fi/2c2hnPt