Like the enigmatic & deadly winter flower from which the project takes its name, the ancient Greeks called the Helleborus the plant of fauns. Heavily influenced by the Orphic Mysteries, traditional western witchcraft & folklore. The band pushes the exploration of orthodoxy black metal into the uncharted territory of sensual duality with a focus on occult herbalism & sexual mysticism.
Following the debut release The Carnal Sabbath & the liminal single Prayer Of The Undying, Helleborus will be releasing their sophomoric work Saprophytic Divinations. Saprophytic a term given to fungus or plants whom grow or eat from decaying matter. They explore the concept of prophecy or divine communications blooming from the macabre. The title track Saprophytic Divinations,
Many of us often hope for unions of visual, musical, and lyrical artistry, the integration of sights, sounds, and words that manifests a cohesive vision, with each part elevating the others and making possible a more compelling holistic experience. Such achievements are less common than we might wish, but the Colorado band Helleborus have given us one through their new album Saprophytic Divinations, which will be released December 6th. The track Alraun Ghost,
The above mentioned single Prayer Of The Undying