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Belzebong
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Belzebong live.
Background information
Origin Kielce, Poland
Genres Stoner Metal, Doom Metal
Years active 2008 - Present
Labels Emetic Records
Website Facebook
Current members Sheepy Dude
Alky Dude
Cheesy Dude
Hexy Dude
Past members Felony Dude
Falony Dude
Mary Dude

Belzebong are a stoner metal band from Kielce, Poland. Since the band's formation in 2008 they currently have three albums under their belt and have toured Europe on multiple occasions, along with appearances in North and South America in later years.

Along with their weed-themed instrumental doom the band is best known for their "Dude" psuedonyms, keeping their faces obscured whether by hair or fog and tongue-in-cheek nature to their music as implicated in many interviews. All of their music to date, barring samples, is instrumental.

History[]

Belzebong formed in 2008 with the lineup of Cheesy Dude, Felony Dude, Sleepy Dude and Alky Dude. Supposedly they had a vocalist at one point (Mary Dude, 2008-2011) but no known recordings of the band with a vocalist exist. Belzebong themselves joked about the vocalist in an interview with It's Psychedelic Baby:

“Once we had a vocalist, but, as the legend goes, we forgot to pick him up from a parking lot somewhere along the highway and there’s a rumor that says his ghost now wanders the streets of Salem.”
 
— Alky Dude, It's Psychedelic Baby [1]

The band's earliest known show according to their Facebook was on 14 March 2010[2] Eventually at some point in 2009 a demo was released with their debut album Sonic Scapes & Weedy Grooves following on 20 April 2011 after a multitude of shows leading up the the album's release. The band's first known tour followed in 2012, known as the Smoke of Madness tour. A one-song EP titled Dungeon Vultures came in 2013 with The Dungeon Tour to follow.[3]

With more tours to follow, the band would start work on a second album. Belzebong released their second album through Emetic entitled Greenferno in 2015. They are currently associated with Sounds of Liberation and had a tour in March 2016 with Stoned Jesus and Mars Red Sky titled Up in Smoke.[4] Also announced was an appearance at Psycho Las Vegas in Las Vegas, presumably their first known show in the United States. The band toured with Sonic Wolves in early 2017 and followed up with their first tour of South America the same year. On 31 October 2018, Belzebong surprise released their third studio album Light The Dankness on digital outlets, with physical copies available on their Purveyors of Dankness tour.

Discography[]

Studio Albums[]

EPs[]

Demos[]

  • Demo 2009 (Alchemist Demo) (2009, Self-released)

Live Albums[]

Members[]

Current Lineup[]

  • Cheesy Dude - Guitar(2008-present)
  • Sheepy Dude - Bass (2008-present)
  • Alky Dude - Guitar(2008-present)
  • Hexy Dude - Drums (2014-present)
  • Boogey Dude - Visuals (2009-present)

Past Members[]

  • Felony Dude - Drums (2008-2011)
  • Mary Dude - Vocals (2009-2011)
  • Falony Dude - Drums (2011-2014)

Tours[]

  • Smoke of Madness (2012)[5]
  • Dungeon Tour (2013)
  • The Belzebong Tour (2014) [6]
  • Bake The Dead (2014) [7]
  • Greenferno Tour (2015) [8]
  • Up In Smoke (With Stoned Jesus, Mars Red Sky) (2016)[9]
  • Devil's Harvest (With Sonic Wolves) (2017)[10]
  • 2017 South American Tour (2017)[11]
  • December 2017 Mini-Tour (2017)[12]
  • A Midsummer Night's Doom (2018)[13]
  • Purveyors of Dankness (With The Necromancers) (2018)[14]
  • Purveyors of Dankness European Spring Tour 2019 (With The Necromancers) (2019)[15]
  • Smoke or Die (With Saver) (2020)[16]
  • Two Headed Bong Tour (With Dopelord) (2021)[17]

External Links[]

References[]

  1. It's Psychedelic Baby Belzebong interview with Sheepy Dude, Alky Dude and Cheesy Dude, accessed 21st January 2016
  2. Belzebong FacebookAccessed 26 December 2016
  3. [1] Cvlt Nation, accessed 21st January 2016
  4. [2] Sounds of Liberation Twitter, accessed 21st January 2016
  5. FacebookAccessed 26 December 2016
  6. Belzebong FacebookAccessed 26 December 2016
  7. Belzebong FacebookAccessed 26 December 2016
  8. Belzebong TwitterAccessed 26 December 2016
  9. FacebookAccessed 26 December 2016
  10. Belzebong FacebookAccessed 26 December 2016
  11. Belzebong Facebook
  12. Belzebong Facebook
  13. Belzebong Facebook
  14. Belzebong Facebook
  15. The Obelisk
  16. The Obelisk
  17. Belzebong Instagram
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