HERMH

HERMH

DISCOGRAPHY
"Oremus Peccatum (Refaim)" demo – 1995
"Crying Crown of Trees" demo – 1995
"Echo" CD – 1996
"Taran" CD/LP – 1996
"Angeldemon" CD/MC – 1997
"Before Eden – Awaiting The Fire" CD – 2004
"Eden’s Fire" CD – 2006"
"After The Fire – Ashes" CD – 2008
"The SpiritUal Nation Born" DVD – 2008
"Cold+Blood+Messiah" CD – 2008

BIOGRAPHY

Originating from Bialystok, Poland, HERMH was formed in 1993. Only a year after that, HERMH recorded it’s first demo “Oremus Peccatum (refaim)”, and later the “Crying Crowns Of Trees”. The MC version of this material was released by a small udnerground label Witching Hour Prod., CD version – by Italian Enthropy Prod. In Summer 1995, HERMH was signed to Last Epitaph Prod and new album “Taran” was born. The band played some gigs with VADER, BEHEMOTH and LAKE OF TEARS. In 1996 HERMH signed a deal with Pagan Records and their new album, “Angeldemon” was released being a big step forwrd in band’s evolution. Back then, the band also recorded a cover of KAT’s “Czarne Zastepy” for the tribute album “Czarne Zastepy – W Holdzie KAT” released through Pagan Records. The next HERMH’s album was to be “Eden’s Fire”, but because of the difeerences between band members no album was recorded, and individual musicians joined UNKNOWN DIMENSIONS, DOMINIUM, MOON and CHRIST AGONY.

In 2003 the band was reactivated by Bart, the only musician from the original line-up. HERMH is replenished by musicians from ABUSED MAJESTY and ASGAARD. In January 2004 in Hertz Studio ended to be a recording session for the mini album “Before The Eden – Awaiting The Fire”. The material contained 40 minutes of modern, sympho-vampiric black metal: two premiere pieces, three new versions of old ones and two more covers (MAYHEM and BATHORY). In addition to the music a professional video clip for the song “Hunger” was also recorded. After releasing this CD the band set off for a tour with LUNA AD NOCTUM and ASGAARD giving 9 great national gigs. And after receiving good reviews by the press and the fans, the band begun to intensively work on their 3rd full length album “Eden’s Fire”. In early spring HERMH did some good concerts playing along with BEHEMOTH, CLOSTERKELLER, SACRIVERSUM and ARTROSIS. A good act was also their appearance on Metalmania’s 2005 small stage in “Spodek”, Katowice.

After months of intense work, the album “Eden’s Fire” was finally born. Recorded in HERTZ STUDIO under the supervision of Wieslawski Bros. Containing over 40 minutes of intense, symphonic black metal, the material is based on medium and fast tempos, and is the most brutal and coherent among the band’s works. After few months of delay, mainly because of the controversial cover art and video clip, the record was finally available in February 2006 in Poland by EMPIRE RECORDS, as an add-on to the THRASH’EM ALL magazine, and Worldwide through PAGAN RECORDS in an exclusive digi-pack.

Receiving good feedback from the press and the fans the band begun a very successful, 9 gig tour with BEHEMOTH, VIRGIN SNATCH and CORRUPTION in early Spring 2006. Especially for this tour a re-release of “Echo” and “Taran” albums was made, which hit the stores in April 2006 in a limited edition to only 500 copies. Never before released material was added to them as a bonus. After a short vacation the band prepared an MCD “After The Fire – Ashes”, In Autumn 2006, HERMH played a 14-gig tour as a headliner with HELL-BORN, BLINDEAD and MASSEMORD in Poland, to play the last gig with CRADLE OF FILTH. Both tours had enthusiastic feedback from the fans and was a great promotion for the band. After a small break the band prepared an MCD “After The Fire-Ashes” which was the crowning of the Eden’s Fire Trilogy, and also the last accent of the bands’ come back to the stage. It was released in late Spring 2008 as a digipack alongside with the band’s very first DVD “The SpiritUal Nation Born” released as a double-digi and standalone, again by PAGAN RECORDS in co-operation with WITCHING HOUR PRODUCTIONS.

The year 2007 brought some personal changes. In place of Icanraz (drums) ZUBER joined the band. Also MAAR, known from ABUSED MAJESTY and gothic-metal band VIA MISTICA took the place of the second guitar player. The band started the long and painful process of preparing the new album. In March 2008 the band entered HERTZ studio for two months. Just after that HERMH along with INBORNMEDIA film group started preparing a videoclip for the track “Hairesis”. The final mix and post-production was done in August 2008. The band signed then a deal with the best Polish label MYSTIC PRODUCTION. The date of the release was set on 17th of November 2008. The Worldwide premiere is scheduled at the end of February 2009.

GALERIA

         
         
               
All photos by Krysiuk & Kajko – All Rights Reserved