Helevorn has been depressing the world with emotionally-wrought doom/dark metal since 1999.
With the first finished songs we recorded a promo cd called “Prelude” in 2000. It was our presentation letter, written with a Gothic-Doom style with female vocals, reminding bands like TRISTANIA or THEATRE OF TRAGEDY, and with a very good acceptance in the underground press.
After a few years of intense work the band decided to record the new songs at Ona Digital Studios (Mallorca), and mastered at Finnvox Studios (Finland) by Mika Jussila. The final result was our first full-length called “Fragments”, released in October 2005. “Fragments” obtained excellent reviews in several Metal Magazines.
The band was asked to appear on “December Songs” a tribute to Katatonia, released in December 12th 2006 by Northern Silence Productions.
In November 2007 the band toured with SWALLOW THE SUN in our first Spanish tour including Portugal, then, Helevorn to played at Dutch Doom Days 6 (Rotterdam, Netherlands).
2009 means the recording of the second studio album “Forthcoming Displeasures”. Produced by Jens Bogren and Johan Ornborg, also producers of bands like KATATONIA, OPETH, DRACONIAN, PARADISE LOST, etc… taking an important step in our musical style, emphasizing a more intense and heavy sound, being more forceful and deep, becoming second best Doom Metal album of the year at Metalstorm.net.
The russian label BadMoodMan Music released the album on February 2010, getting excellent reviews, making the band to introduce themselves into the international scene, forming part of one of the most important festivals in the gothic music and culture, the Wave Gotik Treffen (Leipzig, GER) and Devilstone Open Air (LT), Patior Ergo Sum (Prage, CZE), Madrid is The Dark Fest and playing again at Dutch Doom Days X (NL). Also in 2011 the band played in Barcelona with MOONSPELL in their european tour.
The 22th of september 2014 the band releases their third album entitled “Compassion Forlorn” (edited again by Solitude/BadMoodMan), recorded and mixed at Psychosomatic Studios by M.A. Riutort and mastered by Jens Bogren. Eight tracks full of human decay from our most deepest sentiments, composing an album that has returned the meaning of an evolution in the compositions and in the band’s sound reaching excellent reviews and placing the band in a good position in the Doom Metal worldwide, also thanks to the “Burden Me” video release.
After the release of “Compassion Forlorn” the band played in several gigs and festivals over Europe such as Gothoom Open Air (Slovakia), Metal Over Malta, Doom Rotten Death (Berlin, GER), Madrid is the Dark Fest IV, supporting Draconian in London, touring around Eastern Europe during ten days supporting the Danish band Saturnus, Full Metal Holidays (organized by Wacken), etc.
And it’s been during the summer of 2018 that the band has recorded its fourth full-length album, doing the same formula as the previous one (Psychosomatic Studios with M.A Riutort + Jens Bogren mastering the disc). The result was ‘Aamamata’, that is the song that Death sings every day in the Mediterranean Sea, which has become a desolate pit for human lives. The album was released on January 23rd of 2019 again with Solitude/BadMoodMan. It’s a bit more epic, more intense and it keeps the personality of the previous albums. The contributions have been great. Heike Langhans of Draconian has sung in a song, like Júlia Colom, and Jaume Compte played the bouzouky and baglama.
‘Aamamata’ took us to our first tour in the American continent. It was in May 2019 in a tour called ‘Shadowing of the North’ along with the Mexican band Majestic Downfall. We played in thirteen Canadian cities, from the extreme west to the east, and the experience was a blast!
After that we headlined the third edition of ‘Doom Heart Fest’ in Milano (IT).
After COVID in 2022:
- The band returned to the ‘Gothoom Open Air Festival’ (Slovakia) to perform for the second time.
- Proudly invited to play at the Metal Gates Festival at Quantic Pub, Bucharest, Romania.
- Another European Tour, supporting Danish band Saturnus and Dark experimental doom band ESOTERIC together with Chilean band POEMA ARCANUS at the ‘Before The Storm’ tour.
Kicking off in the Danish capital Copenhagen with another 9 shows ahead in 6 different countries.