GLORIOR BELLI emerged from the anger-ridden suburbs of Paris in December 2002. Their first statement of existence was a symbolic demo entitled ‘Evil Archaic Order’, which was released in June 2004.
From the raging, raw ferocity of their 2005 debut, ‘Ô Laudate Dominvs’ to their much praised 2007 release, ‘Manifesting the Raging Beast’ and further on to ‘Meet Us at the Southern Sign’ (2009), the French stalwarts steadily recalibrated their compass, moving exponentially forward towards the grim magnificence to be found on their fourth full-length, ‘The Great Southern Darkness’.
With a new deal under their belt, GLORIOR BELLI released their fifth album, ‘Gators Rumble, Chaos Unfurls’ in autumn 2013. This record has been described as a captivating mix of bluesy, heavy grooves, and some thickly distorting sludge. Yet their sixth full-length, ‘Sundown’ (2016) came with another twist by redefining darkness again on the French’s own terms.
GLORIOR BELLI have always stayed true to the diabolical principles of black metal while carefully avoiding its most mind-numbing clichés. The band’s lyrics and themes reveal a recurrent penchant for rebellion and poetry.
With ‘The Apostates’, GLORIOR BELLI make a bold musical statement that reconciles the sound and tradition of black metal with a thirst for individualism and innovation. Don’t take these words on blind faith, listen for yourself!
Glorior Belli is:
Billy Bayou (2002 – present) = All instruments, lead vocals
Arthur Armadillo – (2014 – present) = Guitar, Arrangements, backing vocals
Marco Mangrove – (2017 – present) = Bass
Rodon Rooster – (2017 – present) = Guitar, backing vocals
David Deadwood – (2018 – present) = Drums