Vegvísir

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FDJ Hela return with a new vocalist and a slightly newer direction, the addition of Ayla Mae Coghlan finds the band heading into more occult rock territories, still as heavy still as enjoyable just a touch more symphonic and ethereal. Favorite track: Golden Snake.
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released November 29, 2019

Ayla-Mae Coghlan: vocals
Julián Velasco: guitars
Tano Giménez: bass
Miguel Fernández: drums

Recorded at Red Records Studio (Alicante) by J.F. Rojo.

Mixed by Daniel Gil at Siete Barbas Studio (Barcelona).

Mastered by René Rutten.

All music, lyrics and arrangements by Hela.

Artwork by Deadsign.net.

Band picture by Susi Legidos.

"Hela´s new opus “Vegvísir”, that takes the name of the viking compass, is their 3rd LP (4th studio work) and the first one with vocalist Ayla Mae Coghlan. We must take the album name as a metaphor of the constant evolution of the band, finding their own way in the search of the perfect blend of melancholy and heaviness, melodies and darkness.

Been driven by a brilliant rhythm section of drums and bass, the guitars create the landscapes, sometimes beautiful-sometimes eerie, and the keys add the ethereal touch; but among everything shines Ayla´s voice, being the “banshee”who verbalizes lyrics of angst, sadness and pain."

Highly recommended for fans of the Gathering, Anathema, (mid) Katatonia or Neurosis.

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Track Name: Holy Hell
His deep and black eyes,
His words full of empty voices,
In that moment they echoed in my head,
And the river arrived full

Thanks, I can breathe,
When you elevate my soul,
When you put your hand on my forehead

His deep and black eyes,
His voice full of empty words,
In that moment they echoed in my head,
I begin to feel destroyed

Please stay away from me,
Lies that sink my life,
Lies, the river stagnates
You’ve already found what you wanted from me

Now is my time, you'll never stay here
I want to throw you into that river
It's me, holding your awful head
is getting near, you will pay for all your deeds

Your holy hell has just begun
I will burn the flesh from your bones

No more lies, no more love
Please stop and look back
we were up, and now we're fucking down

Thanks, I can't breathe, I'm going to destroy your life

Your holy hell has just begun
I'm going to tear your putrid flesh from your bones

No more lies, no more love
Please stop and look back
we were up, and now we're fucking down

Your holy hell has just begun
A river of lava will take you from this earth

No more lies, no more love
Please stop and look back
You will die in darkness, too late to return

Your holy hell, a jail for your mind
And your soul will suffer for all you did
Track Name: Drowned By Myself
Tied to my mind To escape seems difficult It’s too cold And those hands hold me too strong

Drowned by myself Drowned by myself

Now I start to see the sun It's all a matter of faith Although the rope is broken I start to find my ascension

Drowned by myself Drowned by myself

I'm dragged by those cold waves and I do anything to stay At the bottom of that deep sea Being consumed drowned by myself I'm not able to see the shore

I'm sure I'll never breath again

Swallow the water Contaminated by the sorrow I am strangled With the insides of my future

I’m lost from my way Contaminated by the sorrow Drowned by myself My throat is clogged I can not breath

My soul is pushing me down I need to stand up but the weight is too much

Swallow the water Contaminated by the sorrow I am strangled With the insides of my future I’m lost from my way Contaminated by the sorrow

I’m lost Drowned by myself
Track Name: Golden Snake
Like the waves at sea
I´m here and then disappear
like the stars at the sky
my shine came late to your eyes

I repeat the old words
same old story until I leave
a golden snake that bites you
and poisons you deep to the soul

I will not stay
but I´ll return
just like the waves
out sea

Like the sun I grow old
(but) I will burst brighter than before
I will burn, everything
and forever I´ll be alone

I´m the cursed
spiral of life
you´ll die and reborn
ten thousand million times

Everything you have lost
is closer than before
you’ve seen through the sun
(that) my light brings death if you surrender before me

Everything you have lost
is closer than before
you’ve seen through the sun
(that) my light brings death if you surrender before me

I will not stay
but I´ll return
just like the sea
waves at sea

You´ll die
and reborn
ten thousand
million times
Track Name: Decaying Sky
Derived in their sick and cold mind
The chains are always short
And these days will be again
A mortuary temple

I am swallowed by the moon
I'm back and you willl never remember me
It's a picture you've never seen
Must change that sad feeling

That's the crowd lift
Look those eyes

Behind the mountain
A Decaying sky

Let's pray for
A doomed finale

Please keep me close
I’m ready to fly

Decaying sky
Trying to stay,
I want to stay awake
The meaning of life
Give me your sick blood
I'll bathe my soul

Look those eyes
That's the crowd lift

Behind the mountain
A Decaying sky

Let's pray for
A doomed finale

Please keep me close
I’m ready to fly

Decaying sky
Trying to stay,
I want to stay awake
The meaning of life
Give me your sick blood
I'll bathe my soul

I'm trying breath
Through my throat, I can feel that blast
I try to hold on to life, My voice is dying
I hope it's a dream, that it's only in my mind

I'm trying breath
Through my throat, I can feel that blast
I try to hold on to life, My voice is dying
I hope it's a dream, that it's only in my mind

A Decaying sky
I'm trying to stay awake
I'm lost again
to find the way
My weak hands
without strength
A decaying sky
I'm trying to stay awake


I am silent
waiting for my fall
My weak hands
are burning

A Decaying sky
I'm trying to stay awake
A Decaying sky
unable to find the way

I'm trying breath
Through my throat, I can feel that blast
My voice is dying

I am silent
I give up that fear
waiting for my fall

I'm still fighting
but these shadows are
closing all the doors

The light
is going out

Waiting my fall
I am silent

Where can
I’d be better
than underground
with you

I am silent
A Decaying sky
I’m waiting for my fall

I am silent
A Decaying sky
I’m waiting for my fall
Track Name: Sleepless Nights
When we least expect it
We fall to the void
(The) moment arrives

Fear of feelings
We want to escape
Vulnerability

We´re in strange territory
And we´re getting lost
We´re getting lost

Destiny rules
That unite us
And it takes us away

Fear of feelings
Filling my head

Destiny rules
That unite us
And it takes us away

After that last breath
Nothing will be the same
There is no way
To go back

Show me
How to kill my senses
Help me
Not to faint

The last drop of spills
And it was diluted
Sleepless nights
To get there

After that last breath
Nothing will be the same
There is no way
To go back

Show me
How to kill my senses
Help me
Not to faint

After that last breath
Nothing will be the same
There is no way
To go back again

The last teardrop it spills
And it was diluted
Sleepless nights
To get there

Horizon of tears
Pain burns inside me
I just want to
Anesthetize my life

Horizon of tears
Pain burns inside me
I just want to
Anesthetize my life

After that last breath
Nothing will be the same
There is no way
To go back

Show me
How to kill my senses
Help me
Not to faint never

Show me
How to kill my senses
Help me
Not to faint

Show me
How to kill my senses
Help me
Not to faint

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