On June 9, 2023, blackened death metallers ONHEIL will release their new album “In Black Ashes” on Black Lion Records. Formed in 1999 in Dordrecht in The Netherlands and having released two full-length albums in 2009 and 2014, ONHEIL brings their A game with their new album – Fully utilizing the possibilities offered by having a three-guitarist band, every riff is an example of a well-structured melodic build, with thrash/black undertones.
The band delivers a well-performed and written album that strives, and succeeds at being both hard-hitting, heavy, and aggressive yet melodic and enchanting.
Recorded during the pandemic the album features mostly new members along with founding member Amok. The band decided against releasing the album during the pandemic, rather than utilizing the time to bring the album to its full potential. Lyrics were improved, vocals re-recorded and solos – something that the band had not incorporated into their writing before – were added, adding a whole new dimension to the band’s sound.
Any person that enjoys dual guitars, melodic harmonies, and fast-paced, blackened, and in-your-face metal should not miss out on this album!
In support of the new album, the band has released a brand new music video today for the album’s opening track “Night Terror”! Watch the video here:
“Night Terror was unanimously selected as the first single of our new album In Black Ashes by both ONHEIL as well as BLACK LION RECORDS. Night Terror is aggressive, Night Terror is ugly, but Night Terror is also catchy. It starts out with a haunting, triple-guitar harmony intro but soon the song hits hard. From there on it is old school Blackened Death Metal with some thrash riffs. The dual scream/grunt vocals are introduced as well as some crazy guitar solo work. Most of the song is full raging metal!
Based on experiences our singer/vocalist Amok had with someone that suffered sexual abuse, and anxiety disorders that were formed because of it, the lyrics deal with the trauma that such a victim has to deal with the rest of their life. As ONHEIL wants to hold up a mirror to humanity, this song tries to capture the feeling of constant fear and terror into music!
Sure to be one of our fan favourites and permanent live song to which a crowd can go crazy!“
01. Night Terror
02. In Black Ashes
03. Like Shadows in the Night
05. Beneath a Steel Sky
07. Master of Disease
“In Black Ashes” will be coming out on June 9th and is available for pre-order at THIS LOCATION
Wrok – Guitar
Káosz – Guitar
Waanzin – Vocals/Bass
Toorn – Drums
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