EPK – Helevorn – Aamamata (LP) (2019)
For fans of Draconian, Swallow The Sun, Paradise Lost
Release Date: January 23, 2019
Label: Solitude Productions/BadMoodMan Music
PR Rep – Jon Asher – ashermedia (@)gmail.com
May 8 – Victoria, BC – Logan’s Pub
May 9 – Nanaimo, BC – TBD
May 10 – Vancouver, BC – Astoria Hastings
May 11 – Kelowna, BC – Munnin’s Post
May 12 – Lethbridge, AB – The Slice
May 13 – Regina, SK – The Exchange
May 14 – Winnipeg, MB – The Park Theatre
May 16 – Sudbury, ON – The Asylum
May 17 – Toronto, ON – Duffy’s Tavern
May 18 – Ottawa, ON – House of Targ
May 19 – Quebec City, QC – L’Anti Bar
May 20 – Trois-Rivieres, QC – Royal Tavern
May 21 – Montreal, QC – Piranha Bar
“…Must be said that the Spaniards know how to deal with majestic pieces emotionally charged, that have nothing to envy what they can offer the leaders of this music (like Swallow the Sun or Draconian)…” – MetalShip (FRA – 9,4/10)
“…Bluntly “Compassion Forlorn” is a success. Anathema worthy instrumentation, similar compositions like Tiamat, Shape of Despair, My Dying Bride and Katatonia and alternating male voice worthy of 11th Hour and Theatre of Tragedy.” – Metallian Magazine (FRA – 5/6)
“…this new work not only confirms the compositional maturity acquired by Helevorn, but even standing on top of the Gothic / Doom movement under an almost perfect expression of style, which is in “Compassion Forlorn” a sublimation, the incredible balance between the gloomy atmosphere of Doom and Gothic melody.” – IYE Zine (ITA – 9/10)
“…This is masterful Doom / Death.” – Dead Rhetoric (HUN – 9/10)
“…Compassion Forlorn steps it up a full level in every aspect.” – Metal Storm (HUN – 9,1/10)
Helevorn – Aamamata (LP) (2019)
Record Label and Distribution: Solitude Productions / BadMoodMan Music (RU)
Release Date: January 23, 2019
1. A Sail To Sanity (5:25)
2. Goodbye, Hope (5:58)
3. Blackened Waves (5:26)
4. Aurora (7:24)
5. Forgotten Fields (5:44)
6. Nostrum Mare (Et deixo un pont de mar blava) (7:28)
7. Once Upon a War (5:55)
8. The Path to Puya (8:38)
9. La Sibil·la (5:05)
Album Length: (57:08)
- All songs were written and performed by: Helevorn
(*except ‘Nostrum Mare’ by Miquel Martí i Pol and ‘Sibil·la’)
- Produced and mixed by: Miquel A Riutort ‘Mega’
- Mastered by: Jens Bogren at Fascination Studios (SE)
- Album Artwork by: Gonzalo Aeneas.
L-R – Enrique Sierra (Keys), Josep Brunet (Vocals), Will Adrift (Bass), Sandro Vizcaino (Guitars), Samuel Morales (Guitars), Xavi Gil (Drums) | Photo credit:
Melancholic doom outfit Helevorn started in 1999 in Palma, Spain, and has been exhibiting their elegant and gloomy music around the world ever since.
They began their journey with a demo in 2000, “Prelude” that featured female vocals and followed the gothic doom formula. They were quickly accoladed by the press and they dove into writing, gigging and recording. In 2005 the first full length “Fragments” was released.
In 2006 they were asked to contribute to the Katatonia tribute “December Songs” and released the second studio album in 2009 “Forthcoming Displeasures”. This release saw their musical style evolve into a more intense and heavy sound, more forceful and deep. “Compassion Forlorn” was released in 2014; and was accompanied by a music video for “Burden Me”.
With more and more fans craving the somber tones and dreary vocals, Helevorn brought their dramatic intensity to many European festivals including Dutch Doom Days, Gothoom Open Air, Wave Gotik Treffen, and Madrid is the Dark Fest.
The fourth studio album “Aamamata” will be released on January 23, 2019.
Melancholic doom outfit Helevorn started in 1999 in Palma, Spain, and has been exhibiting their elegant and gloomy music around the world ever since. They began their journey with a demo in 2000, “Prelude” that featured female vocals and followed the gothic doom formula. They were quickly accoladed by the press and they dove into writing, gigging and recording. In 2005 the first full length “Fragments” was released.
Touring extensively allowed them to bring dark and forlorn music all over Europe, and they were asked to contribute to the 2006 Katatonia tribute “December Songs”. The second studio album 2009’s “Forthcoming Displeasures” saw their musical style evolve into a more intense and heavy sound, more forceful and deep, and was acknowledged as the second best doom metal album of the year by Metalstorm.net.
“Compassion Forlorn” was released in 2014; eight tracks full of human decay from deepest sentiments, and continued evolution in the compositions and the band’s sound. The accompaniment of the “Burden Me” video release firmly anchored Helevorn’s place in the global doom scene. With more and more fans craving the somber tones and dreary vocals, Helevorn brought their dramatic intensity to many European festivals including Dutch Doom Days, Gothoom Open Air, Wave Gotik Treffen, and Madrid is the Dark Fest.
The current lineup, consisting of Samuel Morales (guitars), Josep Brunet (vocals), Xavi Gil (drums), Enrique Sierra (keyboards), Sandro Vizcaino (guitars) and Guillem Morey (bass) are primed to release the fourth album “Aamamata” on January 23, 2019.
“We know that we are not discovering something new, but it’s how it sounds the 90’s goth-doom metal in the present times. It should be received like a piece to reborn the scene and to relate music and the decadence of Humankind through the drama of the refugees, that constantly are dying trying to escape from the hell that Western Countries put to them. We think that fans will love the new album.”
Compassion Forlorn (Solitude Prod/BMM) (2014)
“Forthcoming Displeasures” (BadMoodMan Music) (2010)
“Fragments” (Goi Music) (2005)
“Prelude” (Demo) (2001)
Shared the stage with:
Katatonia, Draconian, Tiamat, Ahab, Moonspell, Swallow the Sun, Saturnus, etc.
Festivals & Tours
Full Metal Holidays/ Wacken (2018)
Gothoom Open Air Festival w/Rotting Christ, Slovakia
Madrid is the Dark Fest IV – w/Samael, Ahab… (2016)
Tour supporting Saturnus over Europe (2015)
Supporting Draconian (London 2015)
Doom/Rotten/Death Festival (Berlin 2015)
Metal Over Malta Festival (Malta 2015)
Supporting Moonspell (Barcelona 2011)
Dutch Doom Days X edition (NL, 2011)
Wave Gotik Treffen (GER, 2011)
Devilstone Open Air (LT, 2010)
Madrid is the Dark Fest I (SP, 2009)
Dutch Doom Days VI (NL, 2007)
Supporting Swallow the Sun (Spanish and Portuguese Tour 2007)