There was a problem though, the music just was not heavy enough, and so in 2005 the band stepped up their music by recording more faster, intense music and incorporated live keyboards by introducing new member Farley. Then the band self released their second demo titled 'Pig' which was well received by fans in the UK on the April 2005 tour, and was categorised as death/spazzcore by one review. During the summer of 2005 Onsetcold progressed to the next stage through writing the track 'State Of Fear.' It was a solid metal tune that came naturally and became the interest of the third demo. It served the band well and captured interest from the metal world and was put on Terrorizer's unsigned fear candy and later in Zero Tolerance's October issue. The natural progression was to continue to write new material and gig throughout the Winter of 2005 gaining interest from fans and media, which is exactly what happened.
The band improved their profile by gigging at better venues with signed bands and received label interest. After recording the 6 track mini album in February 2006 (which was to be distributed on a UK label in June,) the band were not happy with the overall sound of the production and knew that something was just not right, therefore the material was never released and the tracks have all been thrown out – to start from scratch. Soon after the band took a hit when guitarist Silz left in April 2006 for his own personal reasons. But this made way for new guitarist Ben to unleash his formidable sound on guitar. The band then began writing a new tune that is arguably the best yet, 'Masterdom!' It has captured interest from the moment it was up on the website and myspace page which included UK black metallers Hecate Enthroned.
As a result Onsetcold were special guests on the August tour which was a great experience for the band and has gained them a reputation for delivering an energetic, powerful and immense live show. The start of 2007 was well received and Onsetcold were firing on all cylinders, writing a whole new set-list and finally capturing that sound that they were waiting for. During this time, Carlo Berlotti from UK Division Records approached the band after hearing 'Masterdom.' Within a month Onsetcold signed a deal for the recording and distribution of the debut album. The recording materialised in August 2007 when the band headed for the studio in Bologna, Italy to record and mix the debut album in three weeks with the team that Carlo had organised.
The self titled album is due for worldwide release in Feb 2008.(TO BE UPDATED) MEANING Onset – Beginning, start of, commencement, launch, inception, creation. Cold – Bitter, bleak, perish, raw, subdued, fear. As the dictionary extracts shown above define the two separate words onset & cold, our intended meaning of Onsetcold is the inception of total breakdown, fear and anxiety. Simply put, it is the beginning of the end, it is past all of the fire, anger and rage to when there is nothing left to burn on earth and the natural progression is for all lifeforms to shut down as the deadly cold sets in. Emptiness, defenceless, nothing, the end.
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