Metamorphosis

HEYLEL

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Like the caterpillar transforms into a butterfly, a new era is coming for mankind. Metamorphosis speaks about a drastic change that is happening on an individual and consequently on society. The first chapter - Revelations - describes the initial state of change and the inner battle to fight this change. Once it has been embraced and recognized as an evolution, chapter two - Ascension - develops what this individual has become and the impact he causes on the world after taking full advantage of his new being.

Recorded and produced by Narciso Monteiro/Heylel at Interstellar Cloud Studios in Porto, Portugal, Metamorphosis is the result of the new and stable band lineup that Heylel have gathered in 2017. It features Ana Batista on vocals, Narciso Monteiro on guitars, synths and mellotron, João Amorim on bass, Ana Clérigo on violin, Jesus Anjos on piano and Miguel Barbeira on drum

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  1. 1 Revelations : Fields of Battle 04:02
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  2. 2 Revelations : Gone to Hell 04:28
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  3. 3 Revelations : Cursed 04:26
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  4. 4 Revelations : Rising Empire 06:28
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  5. 5 Revelations : Metamorphosis 05:10
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  6. 6 Ascension : Insomnia 02:52
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  7. 7 Ascension : Witness 05:30
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  8. 8 Ascension : Evil I Am 04:53
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  9. 9 Ascension : Two Faces 04:05
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  10. 10 Ascension : Voices 04:53
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Shades of Time

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The new progressive masterpiece from Narciso Monteiro, creator of Nebulae and Flesh, featuring special guests : Kristoffer Gildenlow (ex Pain of Salvation) Ky Fifer (Philhelmon) Erik Laan (Silhouette) Francisca Ribeiro (Malaboos) and more...

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  1. 1 Lost Childhood 05:25 Info
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  2. 2 Shades of Time (feat. Ky Fifer) 05:28 Info
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  3. 3 The Big Runaway (feat. Erik Laan) 09:04 Info
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  4. 4 Fallen Angel 05:43 Info
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  5. 5 Lost and Found 04:22 Info
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  6. 6 You Should Have Known 03:06 Info
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  7. 7 Ghosts 04:54 Info
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  8. 8 Rollercoaster (feat. Francisca Ribeiro) 05:30 Info
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  9. 9 On My Deathbed (feat. Kristoffer Gildenlöw) 04:21 Info
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  10. 10 Le Dernier Troubadour 02:25 Info
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  11. 11 Bonus track : Ghosts (Live Piano Version) 04:22 Info
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Flesh

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Barely more than one year after the release of the band’s debut album “Nebulae”, which caught quite some attention on rock,progressive and metal press and fans, Heylel deliver their second effort “Flesh”. In “Flesh”, the band shows a less experimental and synthesized sound but rather rely more on guitars, giving the band a more straightforward rock sound. This doesn’t mean the ambiance and odd structures on “Nebulae” were completely lost, as they are still pretty noticeable but, contrary to its predecessor ,“Flesh” isn’t a concept album. It’s a collection of songs that show a more raw and direct approach to music.
"Heylel made a very strong debut album of an international level..."
Background Magazine
“If Heylel develops along the lines of this album, their future might be very bright. I for one look forward to that..."
Dutch Progressive Rock Page
Just like “Nebulae”, this EP was recorded and mixed in Caverna and Lucifer’s Studio, which are Narciso and Filipe’s own personal studios. However, this time production was delivered to Damien Sequeira, more specialized in the kind of sound the band searched for. There are minor lineup changes, as the band returned to its original three member form, with Ana Batista (vocals), Narciso Monteiro (guitars, bass,keyboards) and Filipe Braga (drums and percussion). Paulo Rodrigues, singer in the heavy metal band Debunker, was invited to record backing vocals on the first song “Saints” and main vocals on “Denial”, providing a harder and more intense delivery to the male singing parts.  "The creativity Heylel serves leaves the listener craving more...."
Guarding Liberty Voice
"Nebulae is an experience worth immersing yourself in, over and over again..."
The Big Takeover
“Flesh” is available digitally and in a Digipack CD, featuring artwork from Mafalda Cruz, which has worked with the band before on “Nebulae” artwork and promotional music videos. The release is supported with a music video for the single song “Paranoid Hysteria”, in association with Arrepio Produções.

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  1. 1 Saints 04:34 Lyrics
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  2. 2 Heritage 04:03 Lyrics
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  3. 3 An Old Man's Tale 05:36 Lyrics
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  4. 4 Denial 02:52 Lyrics
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  5. 5 Paranoid Hysteria 03:17 Lyrics
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Nebulae

Heylel

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The band's debut album is undoubtfully inspired by its creator quest for enlightenment and meaning. "Nebulae" is a conceptual vision over life and death, represented in the form of a star life-cycle. The record is presented with eleven tracks divided into four chapters, from a star birth until its extinction, creating intense emotional passages through life's stages.

"Nebulae" delivers a strong, dark but yet hopeful atmospheric sound, sometimes almost resembling a movie soundtrack. It combines all their progressive rock influences, including a cover for King Crimson's "I talk to the wind" and ELP's "The Sage", with more contemporary alternative sounds, ranging from the exploding power of "The Prophet" and the ultra heavy guitars on "Watcher of the Light", to smooth and peaceful sounds like "Deeper" or "Wings of Eternity", with this last one resembling also baroque influences.

Recording was divided between Narciso Monteiro's home studio and Filipe Braga's larger music and photography studio, mainly for vocals and drums. In order to obtain a very custom sound and assuring all production details would entirely fulfill the author's vision, all recording, mixing and mastering were performed by Narciso Monteiro himself. In the author's opinion, this level of independence provides the record with a strong original personality and enforces an emotional connection between the creator and the listeners, as every musical option is guaranteed to be just like the author intended.

Presented in a DVD Digipack, the packaging itself is also a product of several artists contribution. The main illustrations were designed by Mafalda Cruz, a creative artist specializing in theater, film and performance arts. Inside there are also original pictures from Filipe Braga, taken specifically to provide a visual perspective to each song.

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  1. 1 An Interstellar cloud: Hope 01:54
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  2. 2 An Interstellar cloud: The Prophet 04:24
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  3. 3 An Interstellar cloud: Watcher of the Light 04:30
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  4. 4 A Newborn star : Alter Ego 03:53
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  5. 5 A Newborn star : The Sage 04:36
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  6. 6 A Newborn star : Deeper 04:56
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  7. 7 Red Giant : Wings of Eternity 04:01
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  8. 8 Red Giant : I Talk to the Wind 06:28
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  9. 9 White Dwarf/Black Dwarf : The Great Abstinence 05:34
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  10. 10 White Dwarf/Black Dwarf : Sometimes 02:54
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  11. 11 White Dwarf/Black Dwarf : Embrace the Darkness 03:37
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