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May 22nd 2013 - Pagan Midgard Art

Now you can find our reworked 2004 release "Pagan Midgard Art" on  iTunes, Amazon MP3, Spotify etc.

Back then it was released as a limited (473 pieces) 10" vinyl.
The track list is following:

1. Hamingia
2. Othala
3. Ich bin die Macht
4. Åses Tod (by Edvard Grieg)
5. Nordstern

All tracks got remixed, remastered and got a proper bass guitar.
We didn't include the Manowar cover song out of legal reasons.

As a special gift for all the owners of the original 10" we agreed on sending you those new versions as Mp3's for free when you send us a picture of your number on the backcover. Just send us a message with the attached photo at facebook or via e-mail at hel@pagan-midgard-art.de

HEL

December 21st 2012 – The End


Lass' uns gehen, Abschied nehmen
Aus alter Asche sticht keine Flamme mehr

Not the world ends today, but after 18 years the project HEL does.

Some may have sensed it, because every album ended with a farewell song.

„Spuren“ („Traces“) on „Orloeg“, „Abschied“ („Farewell“) on „Falland Vörandi“ and „Schrei ins Nichts“ („Screaming into the void“) of the „Tristheim“-album.

With „Neun Gestade tiefer“ („Nine shores deeper“) the farewell is now final. And the farewell date was written with the playing time of that song.

Until „Das Atmen der Erde“ the next step was always clear and neccessary to reach aim with „Das Atmen der Erde“. There won't be a new album, the project HEL is now fulfilled.


Vollendet ist all unser Begehr'n,
verlangt nun zur Reise ohne Wiederkehr


If our fans want us to release the songs that have been written over the years but didn't end up on an album, we will do it.

There are also plans to release a reworked version of „Falland Vörandi“, because it's long sold out. We don't depart this world. You can still write us, make an interview with us and order something at our webshop. New music will not be recorded for HEL though.


...zu Singen die alten Lieder,
bis sich alles der Stille ergibt
Sanft weht Silberstrahl herüber
Als der Kreis sich schließt
Neun Gestade tiefer

Thanks to all those who sincerely supported our art over the years. Your words to us will stay as our music will stay for you. Nothing is forgotten. Nothing is ever forgotten.


Skaldir, Valdr & Hamar – December 2012





November 24th 2012

Until end of the year most articles in our webshop are heavily discounted. For example the new CD "Das Atmen der Erde" for only 9.99 €! Don't miss it and place your order before December, 31st 2012.

October 15th 2012

Some new reviews appeared. Amonst others in the Legacy Magazin #80, where we got 13/15 points.
Review Metal Observer 9,5/10
Review Obscure Zine

We also did a little video clip for our song "Von Reiter und Flutross" and printed some Lady T-shirts that you can find in our shop in the category merchandise.

Hel Lady shirt

July 29th 2012

Finally some good news for all who have asked us about a shirt!
We made a limited print run of shirts with just the logo on the front (M - XXL) that we can offer you for a good price.
Only available at our webshop - order now!
http://www.fantasyfolk.de/hel-shop/



Also check the bundle of shirt and CD for a very special price.


new reviews:
oliverdsw.wordpress
Valhalla Promotions

new interview:
Xtreemmusic (Spanisch)

July 2nd 2012

We're happy to show you our brand new music video that was shot for the song "Wo die Tannen thronen".



The video was shot in HEL's homeland „The sour lands“.
We also produced the video on our own.

In addition you can win two copies of the „Das Atmen der Erde“ CD.

- You can win one CD by commenting the video on Youtube

-
Facebook friends can win another CD by sharing the video on their wall.

Double your chances by doing both.
The prize drawing starts today and ends July 8th 2012.
After that the winners will get message from the band.

Good luck!

June 27th 2012

We did an interview (German) with "Des Kutscher's Kunst" and got a new review in online magazin "FFM-Rock".

Next mondy we will finally release the music video for "Wo die Tannen thronen". We spend a lot of time with it and can't wait to show you the result. Here are some impressions for you.
 





That day we will also give away two "Das Atmen der Erde" CDs. Stay tuned for more infos.

May 23rd 2012
Now you can find a few copies of older Hel albums in our Webshop
Just take a look.

A new review from Northwind Promotion just arrived
A new review from Paranoid Zine arrived

May 17th 2012

Some more reviews and interviews have arrived

Interview - Metal Soundscapes (English)

Interview - Sturmglanz

Review - Des Kutscher's Kunst 10/10

Review - Threnodies 98/100

May 3rd 2012
Now you can find a long interview (in German) about the new album at Metalmessage

April  30th 2012
„Das Atmen der Erde“ is finally available digital now!
You can find it worldwide in all known download portals.
Also you can still order the digipack CD (limited to 1.000 copies) at our webshop.

The album was recorded and mixed at Kalthallen by Skaldir.
The bass guitar sound though was mixed by Dan Swanö at Unisound.
Thanks again, Dan!

Furthermore we're currently working on a music video which should be released in a few weeks.


April 22nd 2012
The first album reviews appeared. (German)

Metalmessage
Nocturnal Poetry

Please feel free to write your own review at Amazon if you bought a CD

Furthermore we're working on a music video. Stay tuned!


April 7th - 2012
"Das Atmen der Erde" is now available! Thanks to all who pre-ordered the album. It has been shipped already.
You can get the new CD in our shop and at Amazon.

Further we have made a clip for you to see how the Digipack looks like.



Thanks for watching. If you like it please share and spread the link, because we need your support!

HEL



Mar 22nd  - 2012
A few months ago we had announced that we would reveal the name of our future label shortly, and so now that name will be... direct selling!

Within the last few weeks a lot has happened, which has eventually led to our releasing our upcoming album "Das Atmen der Erde" (The Breathing of the Earth) ourselves.
We don't agree with the current music industry development.
Neither are we willing to surrender the ownership rights of our music until the end of time, nor do we want to relinquish the authority over it to people who want to use the band's achievements to keep most of the already small profit.
We want to drop out of that game they are playing and thus go back to our roots.
The CD will be available directly in our shop -->
from the end of March/early April. Our digipak CD has been designed lovingly and provided with a booklet of 20 pages containing many atmospheric pictures and the complete lyrics.
For the first time ever in HEL's history we have real drums played by Andreas Hafner. The album charms with a powerful and transparent sound that makes full use of every trademark of epic metal.
You won't find any reviews of the album in print or Internet magazines before the actual release, as we want to do without any large-scale promotion.
In times of total marketing overkills it has become difficult to keep track.
But from our point of view Internet with its many means of communication offers the opportunity to discover bands much more easily yourself again.
And this is where you, the HEL fans, come into play.
As we have funded the complete production of our album ourselves, you can support us by buying our CD or the digital release and hence enable its refinancing.
This way you will be in direct contact with us and will leave common roads behind.
It doesn't take much; tell your friends about our album, post a comment in social networks or forums, let the music inspire you to make your own video and upload it on YouTube.
There are countless possibilities, and every single contribution would make us very happy.
The Digipak CD can be preordered in our shop as of now and will be delivered with a HEL button and patch at the price of 13 Euro plus cost of shipping and packaging.
Payment can be made through bank transfer or PayPal.
Enjoy our brandnew teaser in the Reverbnation band profile player!

Thank you! Skaldir, Hamar & Valdr


Mar 9th  - 2012
We are happy to announce title and cover of our upcoming album today!

HEL - Das Atmen der Erde
(engl. "Breathing of the earth")

Cover Das
                  Atmen der Erde

Nov 23rd  - 2011

It was this weekend, when the band came together again. We could present the whole album to our prospective label. We will announce the label's name soon.


Valdr

Aug 18th - 2011
Although it looked like we would never finish the new album, now the end is in reach. Last weekend we all came together and the last missing lyrics have been completed. We also can announce that 11 of the 12 Songs are finished. So only one last song needs to be sung. This song will be the album closer and at the same time one of the most epic Hel songs of all time.
wiritng

Mar 26th - 2011
The last days have been productive for HEL. Six of the twelve songs are allready finished.
For the remaining tracks only the vocals are missing.
So the release approaches.
Skaldir
Hamar
Dec26th - 2010
MAERE is a very special sampler. Its really impressive how much love has been put into this wooden box. We're happy to be a part of it! Our contribution is "Die Mär des alten Seemanns", which was a leftover of the TRISTHEIM recordings. Here's a list of all compilation artists:

Ainulindalë
In Gowan Ring
Elane
Tirill
Sattuma
Lönndom
Stormsterk
Vurgart
Neun Welten
Elvellon
Siedler
Throndt
Hel
Faelwa
Trist

Find more infos here
Maere
Aug 7th - 2010
Check out our new Youtube-Channel There you can find a lot of rare videos and interviews and even a live video.



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