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VIDEODOPE - DIGITAL EP

 

Shortly after hugely acclaimed album “White Me In Black Me Out”, Italian Metallic Goth Rockers HELALYN FLOWERS come back with new EP “Videodope” including 5 unreleased songs taken from different periods of the first era of the band, that runs from the debut-album back in 2007 up to the latest release in 2013. Exclusive to this release, a brand new bombastic remix of “Alkaline Twins” can be heard as opening song.
Songs “Starchild” and “Videodope" are among the very first the band wrote for the “White Me In Black Me Out” album. They shortly followed the “Stitches Of Eden” album while the band was searching for the sound that marks their latest record. You’ll hear how the 80s Synth Pop and Dark Wave influences of the second album cross a renewed approach ever close to Metal sonorities as well as to a gloomier taste for Dark/Goth and electronics.
Now HELALYN FLOWERS revive these two songs and give to the fans the chance to finally know what’s in between “Stitches Of Eden” and “White Me In Black Me Out” and to hear a bit of the evolution of the band during those 3 years (2010-2013) of stylistic research and refinement. So, they’re more than simple outtakes but important keys to the band’s current sound.
Another semi-unknown bridge in the career of the band is represented by the tryptich “Wide Awake” “Apocalypse” – “Bleed”. These songs were recorded during fall 2008 and acted as a demo for the songs as the follow-up to the first album “A Voluntary Coincidence” was supposed to play. Listening to these tracks immediately you can hear much more Metal than in the debut release. Influences from North European Gothic Metal, Thrash, Groove Metal and even some Symphonic Black Metal are fully tangible and audible, still maintaining the band’s own trademark always recognizable in N0emi Aurora’s uniquely powerful vocal range and in Max’s aggressive and ghostly taste for riffs and synthesizers. “Wide Awake” was aired for a month or two on the main media before the band decided to not follow up that stuff. The highly melodic and surrealistic atmospheres of second album “Stitches Of Eden” (2009) are a proof of that. Many fans didn’t forget that briefly shared tunes and still today HELALYN FLOWERS receive requests of getting those songs officially released once and for all.
So, this new EP in some way is a gift for those faithful individuals who really loved and supported the band during their almost ten-year career. Also, it’s a pure and simple celebration of HELALYN FLOWERS’s music, apart from its temporal position.

 

Release Date  September, 20 2013  Copyright Helalyn Flowers 2013. Recorded, Mixed and Mastered at Az Tech Room Studios.  Artwork by Toxic Visions Design.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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HELALYN FLOWERS keep fascinating crowds with their distinct multi-faced musical spectrum and their unique ability to create incredibly catchy tunes by blending, ghostly atmospheres, martial beats, metal sounds and the outstanding vocal performance of female singer Nøemi Aurøra.

After some 3 years of stylistic refinement, the Italian Metallic Electro Rock duo strikes back with the eagerly awaited third full length record "White Me In | Black Me Out", an album based on duality and dichotomy which might be seen as their darkest release ever. Somehow, it stands somewhere in between the rawness and the hi-energy of the debut "A Voluntary Coincidence" and the highly melodic and surrealistic "Stitches Of Eden". But it's also different at the same time, showing HELALYN FLOWERS for who they are, for what they mean… More essence, less embellishments, more moods, less artefacts, revealing the dark side of the sweetest melody, giving a cinematic touch to their alluring mixture of Metal Goth Rock and dark Synth Pop.

The setting is made of clashing opposites that make our world, its self-destructing sharp truths when what shines inside gets perceived as noir and somber from the outside. "White" songs like "Utopia", "Shake" or yet "Lost In Translation" enter in a schizophrenic clash against the "black" songs that are "Collide", "Electric Night" or yet "Alkaline Twins" all linked by transcending dual tunes like "White Me In Black Me Out" or the club night anthem "Before The Sunshine".

HELALYN FLOWERS keep surprising us song after song on this darkly beautiful album by intermingling varied influences going from SISTERS OF MERCY to SKOLD or even MARYLIN MANSON, NEW ORDER, THE CURE, DEPECHE MODE and even THE PRODIGY. Elements of Gothic Rock, Industrial Metal, Dark Electro, Synth Pop all get fused together for an exploding sonic cocktail rich in emotions and diversity. Between the destructive and almost martial metal dance pop of "Alkaline Twins", the NINE INCH NAILS meets cyber-punk feel of "Hi-Tech Medusa" or yet the catchy gloomy moody Electro Pop Rock of "White Me In Black Me Out", we also find a toxic electric interpretation of PJ HARVEY's classic "Rid Of Me" or yet the poignant and ghostly "Utopia" which stands out with its intricate arrangement evoking early BJORK's dreamy atmospheres versus SIGUR ROS' tortured alternative style with an operatic feel revealing female singer N
øemi Aurøra touching soprano and madrigal over layers of twisted electronics in the vein of SKINNY PUPPYa spontaneous exchange of opposites where everything that is white becomes black-shaped and reaches oblivion

This very original and challenging new album also comes out as a limited deluxe carton box with splendid design and the "Wireless Survivors" bonus disc featuring HELALYN FLOWERS performing a twisted “Satisfaction”, freely based on the original theme with the same title by THE ROLLING STONES, and stunning versions of THE RAMONES' “Pet Sematary” as well as techno guru's 2 UNLIMITED's intergalactic hit “No Limits” before getting served some exclusive electronic remixes by STUDIO-X, AESTHETISCHE, PSY'AVIAH, INERTIA, JUNKSISTA, IMPLANT, NEIKKA RPM, DIGITALIS PURPUREA and CRYOGENICA.

 

 

 

 

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