Onheil Signs with Cyclone Empire and Begins Work on New Album
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.
After their last mini-cd "The Threat," released in July 2003 by the now Deceased War Cry Productions, ONHEIL's drummer left and the band was unable to find a suitable replacement for some years. The return of the band in 2007, expanding the line-up to 2 lead vocalists and 3 guitarists, the band was promoted by doing several live-shows with bands like MAYHEM, VADER, BELPHEGOR, ENTOMBED and HAIL OF BULLETS. Also a free mp3 single and video clip of their song "As Hope Dies" was released. After the recording of a promo CD last year the band caught the interest of several recordlabels, eventually inking the deal with Cyclone Empire.
Vocalist/guitarist Amok comments: "We are truly honored that our next album will be released by quality label Cyclone Empire and we will do everything to make this the ultimate Onheil album.The songs are faster, more brutal, more furious, more aggressive... yet, we have added more melody than ever before and there are even some slower parts. We believe that this gives the album a very unique and diverse sound which metalheads all over the world hopefully will enjoy! The new material will probably surprise a lot of people as it's quite different from our older stuff. You can imagine that a lot has changed since our last release 5,5 years ago."
For a demo version of one of the songs from the upcoming album, “As Hope Dies”, a video has been released october 2007 and can be viewed here.
Demo versions of two songs from the upcoming album, “As Hope Dies” and “Razor” can be listened to on the band's MySpace page.
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