Dutch Blackened Death/Thrash Metallers ONHEIL are celebrating their 10-year anniversary this month. Its members have been musically active longer but it was November 1999 when ONHEIL as a band name was chosen.
The only original member Amok briefly comments: “Especially the first 7 years have been one chaotic hellride. Where bands usually grow and get more professional, we cared more about the alcohol, the women and the metalparties. Good times, but a bit too self-destructive hehe.
But fuck, the band survived it all, got back on track in 2007 and now we are more focused than ever!”
To celebrate the “10 years of ONHEIL” the band has launched a contest in which a price will be given away for each year of their existence. The first 9 winners will receive a signed copy of their latest work, “Razor” which has been released last May by German Record label Cyclone Empire.
Besides the album, the tenth winner will receive a “Razor” T-Shirt or Girlie + a cool full discography package which includes:
- The “The Threat” Mini CD from 2003
- The “We Hebben De Hel Gezien” Full-length Demo CD from 2002
- A newly created copy of their “Sterf” Demo CD from 1999
A great price for die-hard fans as all of these releases have been officially sold out for many years and are well sought-after items by metal collectors.
Competing is easy: Email your answer to this question to firstname.lastname@example.org : “To which album were you listening 10 years ago?”
From the answers that are sent in, ONHEIL’s band members will choose their personal favourites and, from those, 10 winners will randomly be picked. The band already likes to add that SLIPKNOT, WILL SMITH and BRITNEY SPEARS will NOT be among the winning answers. Metalheads can send in their emails until the 31st of January 2010.
Onheil’s video for “As Hope Dies” shows a lot of footage that was filmed during the last 10 years. Therefore it might be an appropriate addition to your (web)article.
After wandering the underground since 1999 and releasing a number of demo’s and a mini CD it is March 2007 when “The new ONHEIL” arises. This new line-up has 3 guitarists and 2 lead vocalists, giving them more possibilities to expand their own unique Blackened Thrash/Death Metal sound.
The return with a new promo CD was received very well and lead to a string of great live shows with bands like IMMORTAL, BELPHEGOR, VADER, WARBRINGER, MAYHEM, ENTOMBED, ROTTING CHRIST, GOD DETHRONED AND AGATHODAIMON. It also brought them a new record deal with German Label Cyclone Empire.
ONHEIL’s album “Razor” got released last May and the reactions have been enormously positive by both fans and critics, often giving the album the highest rating. Currently ONHEIL is playing live shows throughout Europe.