Dutch Blackened Metal masters ONHEIL are looking for graphic artists, photographers and other creative people to be part of the artwork creation for their next album ‘Storm is coming’. Just as with their previous album ‘Razor’, the album booklet will be packed with a big amount of artwork and this time around ONHEIL also want their fans and other metalheads to be part of their project.
Instead of adding the lyrics ONHEIL shows the song’s theme with imagery. “So we basically have about fifteen album covers!” singer/guitarist Amok explains. “We really want the listener to give their own interpretation of our songs and we believe images are much stronger for the imagination than lyrics.”
There was some controversy around Onheil’s last album ‘Razor’, initially giving problems getting the album released. The artwork was said to be “indecent, obscene, misogynic” and to be “glorifying violence and suicide”. But in the end ONHEIL was able to get the album pressed without changing anything to their CD-booklet. “When an artist creates artwork for us they have total freedom. Fuck censorship!” singer/guitarist Amok comments.
The band is currently working in the studio together with producers Bart Hennephof (TEXTURES) and Yuma van Eekelen (EXIVIOUS, ex-PESTILENCE) to record the follow-up to their underground classic ‘Razor’. This new epos is set to be released by German metal specialists CYCLONE EMPIRE in the fall.
The artists that are interested to co-operate on this project are asked to send an email with their previous work or a portfolio to:
An image that shows the artwork of their last release ‘Razor’ can be found here:
A video of ‘Nemesis’ Light Fading’, one of their best known tracks from their previous album ‘Razor’, can be found here:
A promotional photograph and a band logo can be found here: http://www.onheil.com/media/
Onheil entered the metal scene in 1999 and released their first demo in that same year. With another demo in 2002, a Mini CD on a small underground label in 2003 and their rare but intense live shows the band grew their reputation in the Dutch and Belgian underground. Unfortunately the band got into some line-up problems in 2004/2005.
It took the band untill 2007 to get up to full speed again, forming a new and steady line-up. The return was announced with a first music video and a wide range of live shows with bands like VADER, MAYHEM, EMTOMBED and BELPHEGOR. This caught the attention of German metal record label CYCLONE EMPIRE releasing ONHEIL’s full-length album RAZOR in 2009.
RAZOR was received extremely well and getting high ratings by the media almost everywhere. With this succes ONHEIL was able to share the stage throughout Europe with CANNIBAL CORPSE, AUTOPSY, WATAIN, THE DEVILS BLOOD, ASPHYX, NAPALM DEATH, DYING FETUS, KRISIUN, ROTTING CHRIST, MELECHESH and appeared on festivals such as PARTY.SAN OPEN AIR, METAL MEAN, GAHLEN MOSHTOPEN AIR, BRUTZ&BRAKEL FEST, OCCULTFEST and ZABBADUSCHER. Currently ONHEILis working on their next release STORM IS COMING.