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
Shadows of The North Canada Tour 2019 w/ Majestic Downfall, Helevorn
May 8 – Victoria, BC – Logan’s Pub
May 9 – Nanaimo, BC – The Cambie
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 – Cafe Dekcuf
May 19 – Quebec City, QC – L’Anti Bar
May 20 – Trois-Rivieres, QC – Tavern Royale
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)
“”Aamamata is an experience that oozes with desolation and gloom, yet still provides that slightly uplifting feeling at the end of the day. Bone-crushing riffs that reverberate with emotion join up with some more introspective moments (see “Goodbye, Hope”) to bring in the contrast that bands like Daylight Dies and Novembers Doom have done so well, yet the structuring of both gives Helevorn a little wiggle room to reach for their own sweet spot. ” – Dead Rhetoric
“over the ensuing best part of an hour Helevorn gives a bravura performance, pulling every stop out of the doom/death bag of tricks to present one of the most sonically and emotionally exhaustive albums I’ve encountered in quite some time…I’ve rarely heard such an album; an album where pure riffery can at once spark feelings of real desolation and upset, yet still manages to leave the listener feeling sadly uplifted.” – Sentinel Daily
“Without a doubt, this will be on my Top Ten when the year ends.” – Broken Tomb Magazine”
“this is a really good album that will be among my doom metal favorites of 2019… The down-to-earth themes along with the obvious passion and attention to detail makes Helevorn one of the best active bands in the genre today.” – DeathDoom.com
“Aamamata is an stunning bit of work (and certainly makes me want to check out their back-catalogue). Everything works so well and it’s a very confident and coherent piece – Helevorn have done well here.” – Soundscape Magazine
“a seductive and mature album” – Metal Integral”
“There are goosebumping moments” – Twilight Magazin
“Magnificent album, highly recommended for all lovers of the genre and with many hidden stories inside. Enjoy it!” – TNT Radio Rock
“A really good album worth to check during this cold and dark winter time.” – Voices From The Darkside
“Aamamata is a disc composed of a set of songs of extreme melancholy and pain with suffered melodies, constituting desolating environments, black and often distressing. Doom metal of high category that fans of names like My Dying Bride, Paradise Lost or Draconian should not miss.” – Via Nocturna
“Spanish doom metal legends Helevorn return, with a new opus and some seriously kick-ass music. “A Sail To Sanity,” is definitive doom, bringing some seriously charged riffs, and a powerful range of melody, the perfect opener.” – The Median Man
“Totally surrendered to its deeper, melancholy, elegant and sincere doom metal, the Balearics give us a work of art from its very cover to the last note of ‘La Sibil·la’. An album that pays tribute to the Mediterranean and everything that unites us, drawing bridges before a darker world. “- Goatia Media
“Aamamata is a bit more epic, more intense and it keeps the personality of the previous albums.” – Permafrost.today
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)