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HELA - Band

When the band started in 2012, they could never imagine that the name they chose, Hela, the norse goddess of the underworld, could fit so well with their music. The first album, Broken Cross has a collection of heavy dirty riffs and a lot of ethereal and melancholic melodies. Several webs and blogs worldwide put the album as one of the best of 2013 in the doom metal genre.

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Just one year later, the band based in Elche (Alicante, Spain) came with two new songs for a new recording (split w/Lodo, 2014). Heavier and darker than their first work, also contains a cover from the 70's band Pentagram,The Sign of the Wolf”. This release was the last one with Isabel Sierras on vocals.

2015 was a new beginning to Hela. Mireia Porto joined the band on vocals and guitar, together with the original members. With this new line up, the band won versatility and agressiveness, but also better melodies, expanding the range of influences enormously.

A new recording started in summer 2016. The first official song with Mireia on vocals was a cover, “For my Fallen Angel” (My dying Bride), that saw the light in a compilation for the web doom-metal.com, to pay tribute to the Halifax band.

Finally, in 2017, Lay Bare Recordings / Discos Macarras released their new album, Death may die. A conceptual album about the suffering, revenge and the rise up of a girl in a world that try to punish the freedom to be herself. Hela keeps their trademark riffs and melodies, but with the new line up and the new influences, the songs are more dynamic, with progressive structures and memorable vocal melodies, being superior to their previous works.

HELA are:

  • Mireia Porto, voclas, guitars.
  • Julián Velasco, guitars.
  • Tano Giménez, bass.
  • Miguel Fernández, drums.

Discography:

  • 2013 Broken Cross (Svart Records / Discos Macarras / Marchalenta records)
  • 2014 HELA / LODO Split (Discos Macarras / Marchalenta records)
  • 2017 Death May Die (Lay Bare rec. / Discos Macarras)

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