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ONHEIL – CALLING ALL CREATIVE METALHEADS!!!

June 19th, 2012

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:
art@onheil.com

An image that shows the artwork of their last release ‘Razor’ can be found here:
http://onheil.com/media/ONHEIL_Razor_Artwork_Web.jpg

A video of ‘Nemesis’ Light Fading’, one of their best known tracks from their previous album ‘Razor’, can be found here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0d7suREMN8

A promotional photograph and a band logo can be found here: http://www.onheil.com/media/

Short bio

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.
http://www.facebook.com/OnheilMusic
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Onheil releases mini movie music video

June 14th, 2010

Dutch Blackened Thrash/Death Metal band ONHEIL proudly presents their new music video of “Nemesis’ Light Fading”, a song from their latest album “Razor”. Footage for the storyline has been taken from an upcoming independent movie, shot and directed by bandmember Amok. The rest of video shows the band playing in a one hundred years old electrical facility.

The video can be seen below and the mp3 can be found here.

More information about the music video:

The “Nemesis’ Light Fading” video is the first video from ONHEIL’s latest album “Razor”, released by German Record Label CYCLONE EMPIRE and produced at the FINAL FOCUS studio by Bart Hennephof (Textures) and Yuma van Eekelen (Pestilence).

The storyline of the video shows a man slowly heading for his demise. This footage was shot by ONHEIL’s bandmember Amok for an movie project done together with part-time actor Dkarn Tserinth, who is working at the “Arts & Culture” department of the City of Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Amok comments: ”Don’t expect a clean Hollywood production, this movie is raw and real. Beside that, the project is ‘no-budget’ anyway..”.

Although the movie is far from finished and currently on hold because of Amok’s activities with ONHEIL, including appearences at European Open Air festivals as PARTY.SAN, METAL MEAN and OCCULTFEST, some of the footage is already used for the music video as it fits the lyrical content of the song Nemesis’ Light Fading very well.

In the past, Dkarn Tserinth has appeared on some of ONHEIL’s previous releases as a guest vocalist and lyric writer. He also has cooperated with Amok on several music and video projects and they were part of the defunct underground metal radio station MISANTROPAGANDA.

The band footage was shot in an old, unused, electrical generating facility of one of Holland’s oldest cities Dordrecht. The dark atmosphere and black painted walls of the building is the perfect scenery for ONHEIL’s music.

Short band biography:

ONHEIL was originally founded in the autumn of 1999. A few successful demos led them to the recording of their first official release, ‘The Threat’. This mini-CD was released in 2003 by the now deceased WAR CRY PRODUCTIONS.

After some troubled years spend finding a decent drummer it was the beginning of 2007 when the current line-up was formed. This line-up contains 2 lead vocalists and 3 guitarists, giving them more possibilities to perfect their own ‘Blackened Thrash/Death Metal-sound’.

In 2008 a new record deal was inked with German recordlabel CYCLONE EMPIRE and spawned ONHEIL’s latest album “Razor” in May of 2009. It was very well received by both press and fans getting extremely positive reactions and mostly high ratings. Often “Razor” was seen as one of the best albums of the year, yet not getting the attention it deserved.

Onheil is currently preparing themselves for open air festivals shows, including PARTY.SAN, METAL MEAN and OCCULTFEST. After the summer the band will hit the road to play club shows throughout Europe.

http://www.onheil.com

http://www.myspace.com/onheil

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