Proving themselves as one of the UK’s most exciting metal bands, Helestios prepare for the release of their upcoming album ‘Your Pain Tastes Good’, which will be available to the world on December 18th.
Helestios hail from Latvia, Greece and Netherlands but are now based in Basingstone, England. The metal powerhouse is made up of Henrijs Leja (vocals/guitar); Stelios Aggelis (lead guitar); Ian den Boer (drums) and Agnis Aldiņš (bass). Blending all of their musical backgrounds and culture into one, Helestios’ sound is quite something, and probably different to the metal bands you’ve heard before.
The most intriguing quality of the album is the many mediums used to grab the attention of the listener. The album begins with distorted synth and unique throat singing, before the introduction of furious riffs.
Lebanese prayer is also incorporated in the introduction to the album’s final track, ‘Return to Baalbek’, which was recorded by Henrijs during mass protests against the Government in the Lebanese city.
The extreme vocals that tell the story of the album pulls all these elements of their sound together into a metal explosion you won’t want to miss.
If you listen beyond the intense, gripping vocals, you’ll hear that Helestios use their lyrics to encourage listeners to stay true to themselves and to use their inner power to battle through any struggles they may be having.
The album is an accessible introduction to the world of metal and is perfect if you’re looking to be empowered by their power and fury, let off some steam by head-banging in your bedroom, or for imagining being in the middle of a mosh pit.
“We want to provoke people to think a bit deeper and realise there’s more than everyday mainstream media has to offer. There’s enough exciting stuff going on right now in various scientific fields from uncovering very unusual facts about ancient history to modern genetics and with our new understanding we should re-apply and re-view many things that we believe are cornerstones. Not to mention the fact we live in an era when individual human rights are noticeably reduced. We’re looking to stand together with everyone, brothers and sisters and friends through metal – stand together for what is right!”Helestios
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