“We’re looking to stand together with everyone” Helestios Announce New Album ‘Your Pain Tastes Good’

Other | Friday 4th December 2020 | Jasmine

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. We are gifted with eight tracks of guitar work, vocals from “the very bowels of Hell” and lyrics that touch upon ancient mythology and the world around us. Helestios are the considered as both the power and fury we need to inspire us.


Their sound takes on board both traditional metal riffing and melodic structure as well as more aggressive and atmospheric tones, such as throat singing intro to ‘Sacrifice’ and the ‘Lebanese’ prayer intro to ‘Return to Baalbek’ recorded by Henrijs 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 realise there’s more than everyday mainstream media has to offer," they begin. 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 reduced. We’re looking to stand together with everyone, brothers and sisters and friends through metal - stand together for what is right!”

The album will be available for streaming everywhere on the 18th December and you call follow Helestios on Spotify here