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"'Freedom To The Slave Makers' album review on"

"these guys deserve a little more credit then what they actually get. I enjoyed their ep work and their last full length and don't see any reason for them to change much of anything. When im in the mood for something different or rock related this is right up my alley. " -

"'Freedom To The Slave Makers' album review on"

"...people who thought Sepultura had reached its peak with 'Roots' will find 'Freedom To The Slave Makers' to be appealing" -

"'Down Low' album review on"

"I don’t think you have an excuse to not check out this record. Fuckin’ Rock ‘n Roll!" -


Pitz Aachbar (Demo - 2000)
Some Tits, But No Bush (EP - 2001)
New Hate (EP - 2003)
Down Low (CD - 2005 - Roadrunner Records)
Freedom to the Slave Makers (CD - 2011 - AFM Records)



After releasing two independent EPs and following the signing of a record deal for their self-produced debut album with Roadrunner Records, Betzefer established their status as Israel's biggest and most successful metal band and set on a long episode of touring - playing, among others, as main support for the likes of Soulfly and Lamb of God in their European tours. Their immediate success with the new foreign crowds quickly put them on the main stages of the big summer festivals. Back in Israel, the band grew even stronger and started crossing into mainstream awareness, headlining the rock stages of the biggest Israeli festivals and constantly earning more and more attention from the local media.

In the summer of 2006, the band was contacted by New York filmmaker Noah Shulman who wished to shoot a new Betzefer video. The video immediately joined 'Down Low' on the playlists of traditional media shows such as MTV's Headbanger's Ball and M|2's 120 Metal Minutes.

In March 2007, the band went on tour as the main support for Sepultura and Upon their return to Israel opened for Megadeth in front of a crowd numbering in the thousands. Later this year, they parted ways with Roadrunner Records.

Early 2008, following a lengthy pre-production period, BETZEFER finally entered the studio to create their second full-length record titled "Freedom to the Slave Makers", this time in a live recording session in pursuit of a more organic flavor to their sound. The band started looking for a new producer who could complement their hard work at the studio, and shortly afterwards were contacted by Warren Riker (Down, Santana, Lauren Hill), who was found to be a perfect match.

Upon finishing "Freedom to the Slave Makers", the band's most aspiring effort to date, BETZEFER was booked to play the main stage of the Ozzfest festival in Tel-Aviv and Shortly after, a new record deal was signed with AFM Records for a worldwide release.

After Touring Europe with bigger acts such as Gwar and The Cavalera Conspiracy, and returning to the Main Stage of With Full Force Festival in June 2011, The Band released a full length 70 minutes live show from Tel-Aviv, celebrating their 10 Years Anniversary, for free streaming on the band's Official YouTube Channel.