French Epic Metal Band HERZEL to release debut album “Le Dernier Rempart” on March 19. Pre-orders open today!


“Le Dernier Rempart” is a unique concept album, born straight from HERZEL’s native region of Brittany.

It will be available on March 19 on Compact Disc, LP and Digital. The LP (Black Vinyl) includes Insert, A2 Poster & Download Code.

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Le Dernier Rempart is split into two parts. Part one contains two songs dealing with Brittany history along with an instrumental traditional song. Part two is the aforementioned concept about a hero named Herzel, who, through trials and tribulations, eventually delivers Brittany the Sword of the Gods (“L’Epée des Dieux”). It is a concept that could only come from the unique region of Brittany.

Influenced by U.S. metal stalwarts Manilla Road, Warlord, Queensryche, Heir Apparent, Omen and Virgin Steele, as well as Celtic and French traditional music, Herzel was formed by Thomas Guillesser, who was then joined by drummer Ion Philippon, guitarist Kévin Le Vern and bassist Mordiern Le Dissez. Second guitarist Gurvan Lardeux was the last piece to the puzzle, and shortly thereafter, Herzel got to work on its debut demo, Unis dans la gloire, which was released in 2015.

 

LE DERNIER REMPART’s tracklist:

Maîtres de l’océan
La Flamme
Le Dernier Rempart
Barceau de Cendre
L’épée des Dieux
L’Ultime Combat

French Metallers TENTATION Sign With Gates Of Hell Records; New Album Due in 2021


Gates Of Hell Records is proud to announce the signing of French metallers TENTATION. The label will release the band’s first full-length album, “Le Berceau Des Dieux”, in 2021.

 

Formed in 2012 in the Occitanie region of France, TENTATION is a French metal tour-de-force — complete with lyrics sung solely in their native tongue. The band released their debut self-titled EP in 2015, then followed it with the “Bruixes / Shaman” single in 2018. The same year, TENTATION teamed up with IRON SLAUGHT for the “- 665 – Les hordes métalliques” split.

The members of TENTATION have been in touch with Cruz Del Sur Music / Gates of Hell Records since March 2016, shortly after the release of their self-titled EP. A deal was discussed but was put on hold until this past July when the band sent some demos. After that, it didn’t take long for the two parties to agree to work together.

Comments bassist Guillaume “Guix” Pastor: “We had several proposals and our choice fell on Gates Of Hell because of the sincere passion that transpires from this label, distribution network and the quality of the bands present in its catalog, such as our French friends in HERZEL and MEURTRIÈRES.”

 

TENTATION (who is rounded out by vocalist Patrice “Darquos” Rôhée, guitarist Guillaume Dousse and drummer Laurent “Lole” Metivier) is currently putting the finishing touches on “Le Berceau Des Dieux”, which is translated as “The Cradle Of The Gods.” According to Pastor, the new album will be more “mature,” the direct result of TENTATION spending more time on the songs. The band will be hitting Moontower Studios in Barcelona, Spain next February with Javi Flz overseeing the sessions.

 

“After we released the split in 2018, we started to write some new songs, some of which, like “L’Exode” and “Le Couvent”, we played for the first time in Vouziers for the ‘Le Festival de Vouziers’ and in Paris for the release party of ADX’s new album, ‘Bestial’, says Pastor. “We had a very positive reaction to these songs — it let us know we were on the right path for completing the rest of the new album.”