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Glorior Belli

Formed: 2002
From: Chilly Mazarin, France
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Glorior Belli News

Below is our complete Glorior Belli 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.

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Glorior Belli Signs To Metal Blade

Glorior Belli has inked a worldwide deal with Metal Blade Records in anticipation of the band's upcoming album "The Great Southern Darkness," which is due to be released in the fall of this year. A teaser for the album can be viewed here.

The band commented on the record deal: "We are extremely pleased to have the opportunity to work with the folks of Metal Blade Records, who put out some of the best Metal in the past decades, and it's only fair given the efforts and determination of Glorior Belli into making genuine music that stands the test of time."

Metal Blade records also commented on the band:

"Glorior Belli swamped out from the temperamental suburbs of Paris in December 2002. What started as a notorious duo soon became a remarkable beast, acting as a beacon for everyone looking to free themselves of the influence of the Demiurge. More...

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Glorior Belli Posts New Album Teaser Trailer

French act Glorior Belli has posted a teaser trailer online for the band's upcoming album "The Great Southern Darkness," which is to be released later this year. You can check out the teaser trailer in the clip below.

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Glorior Belli Announces European Tour

French act Glorior Belli, which recently released a split album with Creeping, has announced it will be embarking on a European tour alongside Horned Almighty, The One, and Absentia Lunae. The currently announced dates are as follows:

2/25 Baroeg Rotterdam, NL
2/26 Throne Fest / Joc Diezie Roeselare, BELGIUM
2/27 Glazart Paris, FRANCE
3/1 Onirica Club Parma, ITALY
3/2 Pieffe Factory Lucinico, Gorizia, ITALY
3/3 Viper Room Wien, AUSTRIA
3/4 K17 Berlin, GERMANY
3/5 Welt In Trummern Festival Frankfurt, GERMANY

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Glorior Belli Releasing New Split

French act Glorior Belli has issued the following update about releasing a 12" split with Creeping:

"Necroterror Records presents 'Rites of Spiritual Death,' a split 12" LP limited to 300 copies, containing exclusive tracks from two unholy heralds of perpetual gloom, Glorior Belli and Creeping. On one side of the slab, a grand and scorching illumination by the beams of Lucifer glorified on high; on the other, oppressive scorn directed straight at Sol from the swamps of Hell.

"Coupled with exceptional artwork and fold out A3 poster, this release commemorates the infernal congregation of both hemispheres under the sigil of the Devil. Die in the one true light!"

The artwork for the split can be viewed at this location.

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Glorior Belli To Release Split Album With Creeping

French metal act Glorior Belli has issued the following announcement about releasing a split album with Creeping:

"Split 12? w/ Sludge/Black Metaller Creeping coming soon! 'Rites of Spiritual Death" split 12" Glorior Belli / Creeping will be released soon on Necroterror Records. Striclty limited to 300 copies, coming with an exclusive A3 poster. Check out the awesome layout at this location!"

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Glorior Belli Comments On Upcoming Paris Show

French act Glorior Belli has issued the following announcement about performing an upcoming show in Paris alongside Ramesses and Eibon:

"For the first time since 2005, Glorior Belli responded positively to playing in Paris, assuring this would be a night to remember as Glorior Belli only make a few special live appearances each year. Their latest record 'Meet Vs At The Southern Sign' was released in June 2009 by Candlelight Record.

"Spawned in the bleak woodland of Dorset, England, Ramesses is a three-piece that has been disfiguring the innards of its army of devoted listeners since 2003 when original Electric Wizard drummer Mark Greening and guitarist Tim Bagshaw hooked up with Adam Richardson (bass + vox). 'Take the Curse', Ramesses' second album, was released in the first semester of 2009 via Ritual Productions.

"So load up your haversack and hit the dusty road, for the real devil's pact is about to be signed on September the 12th!" More...

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Glorior Belli Creates Side Band To Release Album

French band Glorior Belli has issued the following announcement about creating a side band to release a new album:

"During the past couple of months there have been a few announcements about Glorior Belli's new full-length and artistic direction, yet it was still unclear where all those changes would take us. Today, we'd like to bring a new development to your attention: Experimenting has always been an important matter to us, however having the new material tagged as Glorior Belli would be inconsistent, unless we really never go back to playing black metal.

"So in order to set things right, we decided to create a side project called '11 As In Adversaries' and release 'The Full Intrepid Experience of Light' [previously announced as Glorior Belli's 4th full-length] as a debut. Separating things will help us being more efficient on all fronts. We understand that this decision can be confusing but it's really just a formality!

"The foolhardy venturers who has shown their support to the new material and would like to keep doing it are welcome to follow '11 As In Adversaries' on Myspace. Note that there is truly a successor to 'Meet Us...' coming for Glorior Belli. More information will be revealed soon."

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Glorior Belli Reveals Album Details

UPDATE: Glorior Belli has now announced this album will be released through a side project titled "11 As In Adversaries," due to stylistic differences from the other Glorior Belli albums.

French metallers Glorior Belli have announced their upcoming album will be titled "The Full Intrepid Experience of Light." The artwork for the album can be found here. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. The Full Intrepid Experience Of Light
2. Agitation In The Glorious Theme
3. The Night Scalp Challenger (With Niklas Kvarforth performing guest vocals)
4. Reckless Beacons Attraction
5. Verses From Which To Whirl

"Agitation In The Glorious Theme," a brand new song from Glorior Belli's 4th full-length record can be streamed online through the band's Myspace page.

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Glorior Belli Announces New Drummer "G"

Glorior Belli has announced the addition of new drummer "G." The band comments on the progress of their new album with the new drummer, "And G. (Frostmoon Eclipse, Deathrow, Macabre, Omen) has just laid down the drum tracks for the new record: 'The Full Intrepid Experience of Light' - To be released later this year."

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Glorior Belli Becomes A Solo Band

Vocalist Julien, formerly known as "Infestvvs," of French black metal act Glorior Belli has issued the following update about parting ways with all of the other band members:

"What's going on with the line-up FFS?! Clearly there's an issue here...After (too) many changes and (too) many mistakes from my side, I have decided to go on my own way and do what I should have done in the the very first place with Glorior Belli: A SOLO project, helped by a handful of musicians for LIVE related matters.

"I want to make sure this isn't going to 'hurt' the people we have recruited lately, as there was absolutely nothing wrong with them, besides the fact that I AM a control freak. So please note that this is on ME only. The solitary path is the only one I know and the only one that gives satisfaction at the end of the road for me. I hereby would like to send the most wishful thoughts to everyone that has been involved in GB's activities for a few hours or a few years. You know who you are!"

Glorior Belli also recently finished recording their fourth full-length album "The Full Intrepid Experience of Light," which will be released via Candlelight Records. A teaser trailer for the new album can be viewed below. More...

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Glorior Belli Recruits New Bassist And Drummer

Glorior Belli has issued the following announcement about recruiting a new bassist and drummer:

"Summer time is now over and after a short trial of faith, Glorior Belli again shall rise!

"As always there is a change in the line up, only this time we proudly welcome two very promising American fellows, also involved in a deadly well-known project called 'Unearthly Trance'. Our comrades from New York respectively named Jay and Darren will take care of the rhythm section (understand Bass and Drums) full time. Chris (aka Alastor) and Julien (aka Infestvvs) will still handle the Guitar/Vocals duties like they used to. We all decided to let go of our nicknames for obvious reasons.

"Therefore, Glorior Belli should probably be able to give a few live shows in a while, assuming 'you' understand the logistic it now requires. Thunderdome Touring (Dan) remains our booking agency in North-America. In any case interested people should get in touch as always through our regular email: gloriorbelli [@] hotmail.com

"Also, the four of us will most likely start working on some new tunes soon, but more on that later, as good things come to whose who wait."

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Glorior Belli Recruits New Drummer Gael Barthelemy

French black metal band Glorior Belli has issued the following update about acquiring a new drummer:

"Gaël Barthelemy, known for his work with Balrog, Svartcrown, Diabolic, Drowning, Antaeus... is now officially drumming for Glorior Belli.

"Therefore, Glorior Belli will be available again for gigs shortly.

"The line-up is now:

Infestvvs (Composition - Guitar/Bass/Vocals)
Alastor (Guitar)
Gaël Barthelemy (Drums)
Caym (Live Bass)

"Booking inquiries goes through "Trendkill Entertainment": booking@trendkill.fr"

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Glorior Belli Cancels All Upcoming Tour Dates

French black metallers Glorior Belli, who recently dropped off their planned North American tour with Absu due to passport issues, have issued the following statement about canceling all future live shows:

"No more Live shows (until further notice)

"In regard of the past events and many gigs/tours cancellations that happened lately we decided to stop playing live for an undefined period of time.

"It just seems impossible to gather a solid line-up and/or to obtain decent conditions, so fuck off. Until further notice there will be no more gigs on our end."

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Glorior Belli Drops Off Tour With Absu

French black metallers Glorior Belli have issued the following announcement about dropping off their upcoming tour with Absu:

"Glorior Belli are forced to cancel their participation to the North-American tour with Absu.

"Candlelight was not qualified enough to get everything arranged legally for the coming of the band and couldn’t acquire the appropriate papers. Therefore we have no other choice but to pull out.

"They had all the time necessary and this mess is INEXCUSABLE. We strongly condemn this organization and are extremely disappointed by this kind of attitude coming from our label."

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Withering Soul Cancels Show Due To Injury

Chicago black metal band, Withering Soul, in conjunction with Pitch Black Productions has announced that Withering Soul will be canceling their May 2nd show in Mount Prospect, IL due to an injury to drummer, Marek. Marek’s injuries are only minor and he will return to his drum kit shortly.

According to a press release, this is the first show the band has ever cancelled and Withering Soul wants their fans to know that they did not make this decision lightly and that all possible options were taken into consideration. Withering Soul has never canceled a show in the past and even finished a set back in August of 2008 alongside Finntroll (Finland) after an injury that occurred on stage at Mokena’s Pearl Room. This prior injury was not the fault of the management or staff of The Pearl Room. More...

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Glorior Belli Reveals New Album Release Date

French black metal band Glorior Belli have announced that their upcoming album "Meet Us At The Southern Sign" will be released in both Europe and North America by Candlelight Records on June 2nd. The cover artwork for the album can be viewed here. The band is also currently streaming the song "There Is But One Light" from the new album on their MySpace page.

The track listing for "Meet Us At The Southern Sign" will be as follows: More...

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Glorior Belli Unveils New Album Details

French black metal band Glorior Belli has announced that their upcoming album will be titled "Meet Us Of The Southern Sign" and it will be release through Candlelight Records. Two new songs from the album are currently streaming on the band's MySpace page. The cover art for the album can be viewed here.

The track listing will be as follows:

01. Once In A Blood Red Moon
02. The Forbidden Words
03. Swamp That Shame
04. There Is But One Light
05. My True Essence
06. In Every Grief-Stricken Blues
07. Nox Illuminatio Mea
08. The Blazing Darkness (Of Luciferian Skies)
09. Fivefold Thought
10. Fires Of The Sitra Ahra
11. Meet Us at the Southern Sign

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Candlelight Announces CIII Label Tour 2009

Candlelight Records has announced its third label packaged tour for North America. Set to kick off on June 6, CIII will feature the talents of US black metal legends Absu, with support coming from France’s Glorior Belli, Austin-based Averse Sefira and Los Angeles-based Sothis. The tour will visit 22 cities throughout the US and Canada beginning in San Marcos, California and wrapping up in Dallas, Texas on June 29. Tickets for all shows are currently on sale exclusively at Enterthevault.com. Tickets will go on sale through all local and online ticket agencies starting March 5.

Absu’s self-titled new album hits stores nationwide February 24. Currently featured on the cover of Metal Maniacs, the album is the first to offer new material from the highly regarded metal band in nearly eight years. This will be the band’s first large-scale tour since their tour alongside Enslaved in 1997.

France’s Glorior Belli make their first trip to North America as they participate on CIII. Their sophomore record, "Manifesting the Raging Beast," was released in 2007 via Southern Lord Records. The band now, signed to Candlelight, will begin recording of their label debut, titled "Meet Us at the Southern Sign," this month with hopes to see it released during the tour.

Averse Sefira joins CIII continuing to support their latest album, "Advent Parallax." Their participation on the tour is their third national tour in two years having previously toured with labelmates 1349 in 2007 and with friends Immolation in early 2008.

Sothis released their debut, "De Oppresso Liber," on September 2. Mixed by Andy LaRocque (King Diamond), the record has enjoyed growing and consistent sales since release. This will be the band’s first national tour.

CIII follows the success of Candlelight’s previous label tours – the first in 2005 featuring Entombed, Crowbar, Pro-Pain & The Mighty Nimbus, and second in 2007 featuring Enslaved, Dark Funeral and then newcomers Abigail Williams. The label, maintaining offices in Philadelphia and London, continues to grow since launching American operations in 2001. Candlelight is distributed throughout the US exclusively via Caroline Distribution, EMI Music for Canada and Plastichead Music for the rest of the world.

Confirmed dates for the CIII 2009 tour are as follows: More...

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Glorior Belli To Enter the Studio

Paris, France-based black metallers, GLORIOR BELLI, have issued the following update:

"The French purveyors of Luciferian illumination will soon enter the studio to record their new full-length called 'Meet Us At The Southern Sign,' to be released in 2009 via Candlelight Records worldwide. This new effort comprises of eleven tracks — every note of which adores and glorifies the name of Lucifer: Bringer of the Forbidden Light. GLORIOR BELLI will impose itself upon the intoxicated scene of blinding and false prophets. None shall prevent the flame from burning ever bright; none shall interfere with the wrath of the Beast!"

A two-minute teaser video for the forthcoming CD can be on the bands MySpace page.

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Hegemon Confirmed For Black Metal Is Rising Fest

French black metal band Hegemon has been officially added to the bill of the 2009 Black Metal Is Rising Festival. The festival will occur on May 9th in Paris, France at La Locomotive and the following bands have already been confirmed:

Azziard
Reverence
Glorior Belli
Celestia
Orakle
Nefarium

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