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Hällas: Adventures rock, wisdom and eight bold opus!

Hällas - Isle Of Wisdom

Wisdom is important and good to have, but a whole isle of wisdom sounds very good. The band Hällas and their album Isle Of Wisdom sounds very good. The band released their debut in Excerpts from a Future Past and the second album Conundrum in 2020. Now they are back with Isle Of Wisom.

Traversing through an evocative, feel-good blend of nostalgic 70’s hard rock, proto-metal, folk and psychedelic influences – Isle Of Wisdom emerges as the anticipated third studio album by breakout Swedish adventure rock stars Hällas. Formed in 2011 and named after the main character featured in the stories of their lyrics – a knight in a parallel medieval universe destined to take part in a religious war caused by a tyrannical queen – Hällas are the originators of the adventure rock genre, devoting themselves to the aforementioned sonic fusion and eccentric imagery inspired by rock greats of yore with a fantastical twist. The track Elusion`s Gate,

Isle Of Wisdom, the brand new successor to Hällas’s successful full-length offering Conundrum (Top 50 in the Swedish Charts, P3 Guld Award nominee), is set for release on April 8, 2022, just before they hit the road on an extensive European tour. This collection of fresh tracks allows the listener to emerge in a brand new realm soaked in mystery and retro-rock atmosphere – key features of Hällas’ fantasy and sci-fi driven auditory aesthetic.

Produced in collaboration with Linn Fijal and Vilma Colling at Riksmixningsverket Studio, which has hosted the diverse likes of Arch Enemy, ABBA and Celine Dion, Hällas experienced the rare chance to once again use Abba’s unique synthesizers for the production of Isle Of Wisdom.

The album starts with synthesizer-laden Birth Into Darkness, with an incredibly clever topline featuring the unique vocals of singer and bassist Tommy Alexandersson. The musical journey continues with the mystical single Earl’s Theme, embellished by choral voices, and proceeds with exceptional Elusion’s Gate – a piece that, by giving space to the guitar lines of Alexander Moraitis and Marcus Petersson, underlines the overall epic and mysterious atmosphere of the album.

«Comprised of eight bold opuses, Isle Of Wisdom is a deft new step in the noteworthy sonic trajectory of Hällas, cementing them as a band to watch! ».

Tracklist:

1. Birth/Into Darkness

2. Advent of Dawn

3. Earl’s Theme

4. The Inner Chamber

5. Elusion’s Gate

6. Gallivants (Of Space)

7. Stygian Depths

8. The Wind Carries the Word

Line-up:

Kasper Eriksson – Drums

Alexander Moraitis – Guitar

Marcus Petersson – Guitar

Nicklas Malmqvist – Synthesizer, Organ

Tommy Alexandersson – Vocals, Bass Guitar

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Om Ulf Backstrøm (7105 Artikler)
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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