|Year of the beggining::||1999|
Helevorn about themselves...
Helevorn has been depressing the world with emotionally-wrought doom/dark metal since 1999. The band started in Palma de Mallorca (Spain), with Samuel (guitars), Josep (vocals), and Marc (bass). They made the first steps and completed the line-up with Xavi (drums), Eva (keyboards), Raul (guitars) and Luisa (female vocals). With the first finished songs they recorded a promo CD called Prelude in winter of 2001. It was their presentation letter, written with a Gothic-Doom style and with a very good acceptance in the underground press, and then all the odds were against them.
After some concerts and several formation changes Helevorn recorded their first LP in winter 2002, but now with Enrique on keyboards and Esther as female vocalist. The album never saw the light due internal problems and difficulties with record mixes. Esther and Raul left the band leaving Helevorn to be able to put forth some of their darkest material since.
With this base re-founded, the band decided in October 2005 to record it at Ona Digital Studios (Mallorca), and mastered at Finnvox Studios (Finland) by Mika Jussila. The final result was a new self-released CD called Fragments, sounding more solid, powerful, transmitting a dark, heavy and melancholic sound. Fragments has obtained excellent reviews in several Metal Magazines, getting a deal with Goi Music to distribute the album in Spain. Then the band was touring around Spain since November 2005 in cities like Madrid, Valencia, Alicante, Burgos, Valladolid, Guadalajara and many more, supporting bands like Dismember, Avulsed...
In 2006 long-time friend and colleague Sandro promised to step in as a dual guitar contributor replacement and tour.
The band was asked to appear on December Songs, a tribute to Katatonia, released on December 12th, 2006 by Northern Silence Productions. In November 2007 the band toured with Swallow The Sun in their first Spanish tour including one gig in Portugal. Helevorn had the privilege to play at Dutch Doom Days 6 in Rotterdam with Pagan Altar, Esoteric, Serpentcult, etc.
After being joined by Toni Mainez (bass), the band recorded in March 2009 at Urban Studios in Palma de Mallorca, their new full-length album Forthcoming Displeasures, produced by Jens Bogren and Johan Ornborg (Katatonia, Opeth, Draconian, Paradise Lost) and mixed and mastered at the Fascination Street Recording Studios in Örebro (Sweden). Their sound became more intense, slower, darker and doomier guiding the band to a bit different direction. The album artwork was made by Robert Høyem (www.attheends.com), who knew perfectly how to transmit Helevorn's new concept.
In January 2010 Helevorn signed with the Russian label BadMoodMan/Solitude Productions, releasing Forthcoming Displeasures. The band played some gigs in Spain (Valencia, Zaragoza and Palma) before their performance in July at Devilstone Open Air Festival in Lithuania, sharing the stage with bands like Grave, Mayhem, Tankard and many more.
"Forthcoming Displeasures" obtained the 2nd position of METAL STORM AWARDS nominated as THE BEST DOOM METAL ALBUM OF 2010!