In our ongoing investigation of deceptive and outright fraudulent extreme metal acts, we pull the rug under a handful of established outfits that don’t even seem to bother hiding that they are after your money first, artistic integrity a distant second - an audience satisfaction not even registering. The more we pull away the blinds the more obvious these practices become. Maybe your favorite band is in here, maybe your life-long inspiration only cares about the dollars/euros you’re giving him/her? Don’t be fooled, there are plenty of honest, hard-working metal bands everywhere in the scene. It’s just that these money-hungry, artistically vacuum units make it difficult for everybody involved. These bands stopped caring, they lost the passion and fire. In short: they Sold Their Souls...
I had some material done already before the demise of Lord Belial. Some of the material was actually intended for the next Lord Belial album, but since we disbanded I changed around all of the ideas into new songs.
I don’t really consider it that much superior. But we KEPT the quality from 1st to 4th album, and that is something that is not easy to do! And I think there will come a 5th album that will kick just as much ass.
Belenos - "Errances Oniriques" (France)
Northern Silence Productions
Pagan black metal project from Brittany, France consisting of lone member Loic Cellier. Belenos was a deity worshipped in Gaul, Britain and Celtic areas of Austria and Spain. He is the Celtic god of the sun and warm sources that heals sickness. This is the band's second record for Northern Silence Productions after 2007's "Chemins de Souffrance". Originally released in 2001 on (the now defunct) Sacral Productions in a black digipack limited to 800 copies and a black digipack with hand-made pewter cover limited to 200 handnumbered copies. Northern Silence Productions is now re-releasing a completely re-recorded and improved version of the long sold out and out-of-print debut album, including two exclusive and previously unreleased bonus tracks ('Seigneur de l'Obscurité' and 'Serment de Vengeance'). The technological advances in home recording made in the intervening years since the record's original release greatly benefit this re-imagined version. The whole production is much cleaner, enhancing the heroic melodies, swirling riffs and epic sounding choirs, with a much crisper guitar tone, heavy bass lines and smoother sounding drums. Sounding as a mix between "The Somberlain" era Dissection and "The Shadowthrone" era Satyricon "Errances Oniriques" is probably one of the best French black metal albums bar none. Northern Silence Productions have done a great thing in re-releasing this record in a re-recorded and re-imagined form, thus doubling its lifespan and introducing Belenos to a whole new legion of fans.http://www.northern-silence.deWouter 7
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