Instead of adding the lyrics, Onheil shows the song's theme with imagery.
"So we basically have about fifteen album covers!", singer/guitarist Amok explains. "We really want the listener to give their own interpretation of our songs and we believe images are much stronger for the imagination than lyrics."
There was some controversy around Onheil's last album Razor, initially giving problems getting the album released. The artwork was said to be “indecent, obscene, misogynic” and to be “glorifying violence and suicide”. But in the end Onheil was able to get the album pressed without changing anything to their CD-booklet.
"When an artist creates artwork for us they have total freedom. Fuck censorship!", singer/guitarist Amok comments.
The band is currently working in the studio together with producers Bart Hennephof (TEXTURES) and Yuma van Eekelen (EXIVIOUS, ex-PESTILENCE) to record the follow-up to their underground classic Razor. This new epos is set to be released by German metal specialists Cyclone Empire in the fall.
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A video of 'Nemesis' Light Fading', one of their best known tracks from their previous album Razor can be found below: