In support of their blistering new album, Apophenia, Brooklyn-based black metal trio, BELUS announce a string of tour dates that lead them along the east coast beginning on March 23 in Montclair, NJ. The tour will head to Canada for two dates and lead them back to the US for a performance in Boston. A full list of tour dates can be found below.

BELUS are touring in support of their critically acclaimed new album, Apophenia, which is available now in all formats via Vendetta Records. 


North American Tour
03/23 Montclair, NJ – The Meatlocker
03/24 Baltimore, MD – The Depot
03/25 Richmond, VA – The Camel
04/03 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
04/04 Pittsburgh, PA – The Brillobox
04/05 Toronto, Ontario – Coalition
04/06 Montreal, Quebec – Brasserie Beaubien
04/07 Boston, MA – O’Brein’s


In 2010, guitarist Matt Mewton (also of Brooklyn-based black metal legion WOE) joined forces with bassist Lesley Wolf (of Brooklyn-based blackened sludge band, MORTALS), and drummer Jacques Johnson. Realizing their doomed black metal style struck a chord, the trio began demoing material and playing live. After two self-released demo releases, a blistering and massive two song contribution to a split release with ANICON, and a limited edition EP, BELUS forged a bond with Vendetta Records to release their latest and most shuddersome offering to date.

Apophenia delivers seven new songs packed to the brim with merciless, rippling, and suffocating atmosphere.  Each song is crafted with authentic, proficient guitar and bass work that focuses on massive riffs without studio trickery. Ritualistic and steadfast guitar and bass tones speak their own languages as they slither throughout Apophenia. Clever and intuitive drumming drive merciless triplet-blasted fervor into each song and pumps life into the bleak and dark pulse of the world. Apophenia brings agonizing, indignant, and thunderous anthems of unwavering whispers of dissonance through an immortal storm. The unrelenting, bleak aura of Apophenia puts forth an acrimonious pall while reaching for serenity.


Artwork by Travis Wyche

Apophenia saw it’s full release on November 30, 2017 on vinyl, CD and digital formats. Apophenia features stunning new artwork by multi-media artist, writer, and musician Travis Wyche.

Listen to “Avarice”, the driving third track from Apophenia, at Decibel Magazine HERE
Listen to Apophenia in full at Noisey HERE

Track listing:

1. Chasm
2. Monolith
3. Avarice
4. Illusions
5. Psychosis
6. Omens
7. Equilibrium

Jacques – drums
Lesley – bass/vocals
Matt – guitar/vocals



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