Helestios: Both the power and the fury we need…..

Helestios - Your Pain Tastes Good


Helestios is a mixed metal band and they explore melodic death, thrash, prog, and was founded in early 2020 in UK. The band is one of UK’s most exciting metal bands, Helestios, is preparing to release its new album, Your Pain Tastes Good, combining the melodic approach and broad appeal of Metallica with the ferocity and thematic invention of Sepultura.

After a year which has seen worldwide hardship, conflict and division, Your Pain Tastes Good is a reminder of how metal stays true to itself and its fans, reflecting the reality of life and urging people to think for themselves and move forward positively. Featuring eight tracks of stunning guitar work, vocals from the very bowels of Hell and lyrics which draw upon both ancient mythology and look at the world around us right now, Helestios are both the power and the fury we need to inspire us.

Helestios comprise Henrijs Leja (vocals/guitar); Stelios Angelis (lead guitar); Ian den Boer (drums) and Agnis Aldiņš (bass), hailing from Latvia, Greece and Netherlands but now based around Basingstoke, England. Their sound takes on board both traditional metal riffing and melodic structure as well as more aggressive and atmospheric tones, such as Agnis Aldiņš’ throat singing intro to Sacrifice and the Lebanese prayer intro to Return To Baalbek recorded by Henrijs Leja in 2019 whilst mass protests against the government in the Lebanese city raged around him. The album is non-compromising yet immediately accessible, from Sacrifice, which reflects humankind’s inability to avoid killing each other, to Black Storm, a churning sea of riffs and tales told in the ancient mythologies of Syria and Egypt to All Attack, a song written in support of the Belorussian people who have spent recent months fighting to overthrow what many see as one of the last tyrannies of Europe.

«We want to provoke people to think a bit deeper and realize there’s more than everyday mainstream media has to offer. There’s enough exciting stuff going on right now in various scientific fields from uncovering very unusual facts about ancient history to modern genetics and with our new understanding we should re-apply and re-view many things that we believe are cornerstones. Not to mention the fact we live in an era when individual human rights are noticeably. We’re looking to stand together with everyone, brothers and sisters and friends through metal – stand together for what is right!».


1. Sacrifice

2. Black Storm

3. Downgraded World

4. Back To Where it Starts

5. Your Pain Tastes Good

6. All Attack

7. You Are Free

8 . Return to Baalbek


Henrijs Leja – Guitars, vocals

Stelios Aggelis – Guitars

Agnis Aldiņš – Bass

Ian Den Boer – Drums


About Ulf Backstrøm (7409 Articles)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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