"some music was meant to stay underground..."


Formed: 1999
From: Netherlands
Last Known Status: Active


Onheil was founded in the autumn of 1999. A few succesful demos lead them to the recording of their first official release, 'The Threat'. This very well recieved mini-cd was released in 2003 by the now deceased War Cry Productions. Unfortunatly, due to not being able to find a suitable drummer for recordings, Onheil has only been able to do live shows since then with several (session) drummers.

In the beginning of 2007 a new line-up was formed. This line-up now contains 2 lead vocalists and 3 guitarists, giving them more possibilities to perfect their own 'Black Metal Iron Maiden'-sound for which they are praised.

Latest Onheil News

Below is our complete Onheil news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Onheil Recording New Album

Dutch blackened metal masters Onheil today announced the recording of their next album "Storm is Coming."

The band has just entered the studio together with producers Bart Hennephof (Textures) and Yuma van Eekelen (Exivious, ex-Pestilence) to record the follow-up to the underground classic "Razor." This new album will again be released by German metal specialists Cyclone Empire.

Onheil is known for having three guitarists and the new set of songs take full advantage of this triple axe attack. “Because of this the album will also sound like a raging storm” vocalist/guitarist Amok comments. “But as there are many different kind of storms, definately do not expect one long blastbeat. We still play our diverse mix of Black, Thrash, Death and Heavy Metal.”

The band is aiming for a release in the fall. A video of "Light Fading" from the previous "Razor" album can also be viewed below. More...

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Onheil Releases "The Fallen Kingdom" Video

Dutch blackened thrash/death metal band Onheil proudly presents the new music video for "The Fallen Kingdom," which can be viewed below. This is a track from the group's latest album "Razro," released by German metal specialists Cyclone Empire.

This video marks the ends of the period concerning Onheil's lastest album, and shows footage shot during the last few years, starting with Onheil's first live shows after reforming in 2007, going through the recordings and release of "Razor" in 2009, and touring activities in the following years.

Onheil would like to dedicate this video to all the metal maniacs met on the road. Singer/guitarist Amok added, “For us a good audience makes or breaks a live show. And luckily we have lot of crazy bastards out there supporting Onheil! Cheers to you all!” More...

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Onheil Posts New Music Video Online

Dutch blackened thrash/death metal band ONHEIL has posted their new music video for “Nemesis' Light Fading” online. Footage for the storyline has been taken from an upcoming independent movie, shot and directed by band member Amok. The rest of video shows the band playing in a one hundred years old electrical facility. Watch the video below:


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Onheil Announces New Album Release Date

“Razor,” the new album from Dutch blackened thrash/death metal band, ONHEIL, is set to be released on the 15th of May. This will be the first effort in 6 years will be released worldwide by German metal label Cyclone Empire.

The album has been recorded in the Final Focus Studios and has been produced by Bart Hennephof (TEXTURES, BRUTUS) and Yuma van Eekelen (THE NEW DOMINION, BRUTUS). It are the first songs that are recorded in the new line-up, that was started in 2007, featuring two leadvocalists and three guitarists. Onheil's unique musicstyle is often referred to as “Black Metal Iron Maiden.” More...

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Onheil Signs with Cyclone Empire

Dutch blackened thrash/death metal band, ONHEIL, have announced the signing of a worldwide record contract with German metal record label Cyclone Empire. ONHEIL is currently working on their next album with the working-title "Razor." The album is being recorded in the Sound World Studios and is produced by Bart Hennephof (TEXTURES, BRUTUS) and Yuma van Eekelen (THE NEW DOMINION, BRUTUS). The album is planned to be released in March or Aril and will be ONHEIL's first effort in 5.5 years. More...

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Onheil Confirmed For Stonehenge Festival

Onheil has been confirmed to play the highly acclaimed open air festival Stonehenge in the Netherlands. Other bands that will be attending are Austrian black/death metallers Belphegor, Italian Thrashers Sadist and German Melodic Death Metallers Burden Of Grief. This will be the only live show Onheil is going to do the coming months. At the Stonehengefestival a recordlabel/concertpromoter-only promo CD will be on sale, especially for the die-hard fans who can't wait for the next album to be recorded later this year. This will be a one-time only sale, which means the promo CD won't be available anywhere else.

The promo CD, called "Razor," features four totally new songs and a re-recorded version of "As Hope Dies," Onheil's 2007 single and videoclip. According to singer/guitarist Amok: "The new material will probably surprise a lot of people as it's quite different from our older stuff. Diversity is what we are aiming for with our next album. The songs are faster, more furious and more agressive than even before. Yet we have mixed this with more melodies and slower parts. Also the fact that we now have 2 lead vocalists and 3 guitarists gives us more possibilities to create something original."

Please feel free to publish this information on your website, in your magazine or in any other media. A pressphoto and the promocd cover can be found on our mediapage( http://www.onheil.nl/media/ ).

You can check out the titletrack of "Razor" on the Onheil MySpace and watch their video for "As Hope Dies" below: More...

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Onheil Returns w/ Videoclip and Free Online Single

The Dutch Blackened Metal band Onheil proudly presents their self-produced online videoclip "As hope dies". This video looks back at the first years of the band. This song is also available as a free mp3-download on MySpace. These two releases mark the return of Onheil with a new line-up, now containing 3 guitarists, that was formed earlier this year.

The video and mp3 can be found on the following URL's:

YouTube (video only)
Official Band Website

Onheil is currently preparing themselves for their first full-length album to be recorded in 2008 and doing some live shows, of which one of them will be with Mayhem from Norway. More...

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