Metal Blade Records has announced the signing of France’s GLORIOR BELLI. The band’s new album, “The Great Southern Darkness”, will be released in the fall.

Comments the group: “We are extremely pleased to have the opportunity to work with the folks of Metal Blade Records, who put out some of the best metal in the past decades, and it’s only fair given the efforts and determination of GLORIOR BELLI into making genuine music that stands the test of time.”

GLORIOR BELLI swamped out from the temperamental suburbs of Paris in December 2002. What started as a notorious duo soon became a remarkable beast, acting as a beacon for everyone looking to free themselves of the influence of the Demiurge.

A symbolic demo, “Evil Archaic Order”, was released in June 2004, followed by the band’s first full-length album, “Ô Lavdate Dominvs”, in May 2005. GLORIOR BELLI’s sophomore album, “Manifesting The Raging Beast”, was issued in June 2007 via Southern Lord Records and their latest offering, “Meet Us At The Southern Sign”, arrived in June 2009 via Candlelight Records.

Lyrics and themes explored over the years reveal a sincere inclination for rebel-ism and developed sense of poetry, an intriguing and almost hypnotic journey through dark deserts and evil fields with Lucifer as personal guide.

At this point the French band has garnered a stellar reputation in the extreme music community for mixing desert-rock textures with the brutal, ominous, doom-laden vibe typical of black metal. But don’t bother trying to restrain that which cannot be confined, for this is merely the greatest curse of the cosmic scheme.


J. – Vocals + Guitar
G. – Drums
H. – Guitar
T. – Bass

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