Hexing Vocals – Murderous Guitars – Overwelming Beats – Addictive Electronics – Vicious Visual – Challenging Lyrics
Helalyn Flowers are helmed by eclectic Nøemi Aurora [Vocals/Synths/Songwriting/Programmings/Design] and polyhedric studio guru MaXX [Guitars/Synths/Songwriting/Programming/Production]
Defined by the press ‘like an orgasm written as music’ Helalyn Flowers are one of the most revolutionary female-fronted acts in the Industrial Rock scene by performing a hugely unique combination of Goth, Metal, Punk and Electro sonorities marked by the outstanding vocal performance of N0emi Aurora, able to cover a wide stylistic range, from Pop/ Rock, Metal to even operatic soprano and madrigal and whom voice has been often compared to great singers like BJORK, SHIRLEY MANSON, MADONNA or AMY LEE.
Raising from the electric suburbs of Rome, they shake the underground scene in 2006 with the singles “E-race Generation” and “Voices” which let’ em become one of the most explosive bands on Myspace and Vampirefreaks. This leads Helalyn Flowers to worldwide consents, including European major press, like Orkus, Sonic Seducer, Flash and Rock Sound UK as well as to the contract deal with Belgian indie label Alfa Matrix which released so far debut-album “A Voluntary Coincidence” (2007) and the surprising follow-up “Stitches of Eden” (2010) which let the band gain the status of “to the top of the scene” by :Ritual: Magazine in 2010. Also the same mag will acclaim Helalyn Flowers as one of the most important Italian acts in the contemporary scene.
After having shared European stages with Emilie Autumn, Das Ich, Gohtminister, Neon, Ataraxia, Theatres Des Vampires and Attrition UK, the Italian Metallic Electro Rock duo strikes back with the eagerly awaited third full length record “White Me In Black Me Out”, which might be seen as their darkest release ever.
Mentioning the press, Helalyn Flowers keep surprising song after song on this darkly beautiful album by intermingling varied influences going from SISTERS OF MERCY to SKOLD or even MARILYN MANSON, KMFDM, THE CURE, DEPECHE MODE or even THE PRODIGY.
Elements of Gothic Rock, Industrial Metal, Dark Electro, Synth Pop get fused with martial metal dance pop, gloomy moody Electro Pop Rock, tortured alternative style and toxic guitar style.
This third LP remarked Helalyn Flowers as an absolute cult-band and many acclaimed the album as one of the most beautiful of 2013.
Anno 2016, the Italian duo of HELALYN FLOWERS strike back at full force with the uncompromising determination of redefining our sonic foundation! A quite ambitious challenge after the detonating success of their last studio album “White Me In // Black Me Out” released back in 2013 after which we were all wondering what could be achieved next… Well, with the October 2015 surprise release of the “Beware Of Light” EP, HELALYN FLOWERS clearly reaffirmed their sonic force and capacity of selecting the perfect guests to collaborate with for an optimal result.
The astounding duet with Chris Pohl (BLUTENGEL, TERMINAL CHOICE…) instantly pushed them back in the spotlight of all alternative clubs across the globe.
N0emi Aurora and maXX are not the kind of artists who content themselves repeating the same recipe of success again and again. And on this new 4th full length album, they more than ever push their artistic limits to the max: connecting extremes together, fusing eclectic music styles just like playing with fire and ice, experimenting with their colorful sonic palette for the absolute fusion of genres distilled into their very own and so characteristic hi-energy and modern darkwave style lead by the charismatic female vocals of N0emi Aurora whose impressive vocal range and
extravagant personality are showcased at their ultimate best evoking singers like Lady Gaga, Siouxsie Sioux or yet Cristina Scabbia at other moments! Just take extremely opposite songs like the catchy addictive cyber pop of “Frozen Star” and the speed punk rock collaboration with ANGELSPIT on “Maths Of Chaos” and you clearly perceive that the bar set by this album of maturity for HELALYN FLOWERS affirms the band’s open minded creative approach. We witness their unique ability to marry their diverse range of influences across their compositions while keeping a sharp sound cohesion along the line while making at the same time allusions to RAMMSTEIN’s heaviness, GARY NUMAN’s melody, DAVID BOWIE’s depth, KMFDM’s rage, THE CURE’s darkness or yet MADONNA’s magnetism.
From the martial rhythmic Industrial Metal of “Karmageddon” or “New Days Of Babylon” to the EBM-injected Electro Rock of “Synthetic Paranoia”. From the surprising blend of PSYCHIC TV’s Acid Techno-Era meets THE PRODIGY and Black Metal-infused KILLING JOKE tones of “Shadow Complex” to the sci-fi ambient touch of the post-urban hit “Frozen Star”. From the freezing ritual chant of “Eerie” to the goth rock anthem “For All Bad Things” or yet the ultimate industrial ballad “I Saved An Angel” and its ghostly guitars, melodic piano notes and stunning vocal lines. “Sonic Foundation” is an addictive album uniting catchy Electro and alluring Industrial Metal in absolute symbiosis thanks to HELALYN FLOWERS’ unique sound alchemy bringing power, melody, darkness and sexiness in one cohesive sound shell. “Sonic Foundation” is an album that uncoils through dangerous and surrealistic figurative worlds, invoking post-primitive scenarios à-la William Burroughs and David Lynch.
The band’s strong imagery and iconic visuals get an expanded dimension on the albums deluxe carton box edition augmented by the “Androids In Agony” bonus disc, a non stop-mix of reinterpretations by acts like THE PSYCHIC FORCE, ALIEN VAMPIRES, EGO LIKENESS, SIMON CARTER, EEXEE etc., while Diana S. from JUNKSISTA and Ms Larsen from LUNACY BOX contribute with remixes and additional guest vocals. Cherry on the cake: add two hard-club mixes from HELALYN FLOWERS of their songs “Karmageddon” and “Shadow Complex”…
‘Sonic Foundation’ immediately conquered an even wiser crowd, in fact it ranked the Top 50 of the iTunes Rock Charts in the USA, as well as the Metal sections in Amazon EU and Bandcamp for Industrial/ Alternative music.
The months that follow their 4th record, HELALYN FLOWERS get involved in such great collaborations with Harsh/Hellektro masters ALIEN VAMPIRES, with a special featuring (both maXX on guitars and Noemi Aurora on vocals) on their classic piece ‘So Far From Humans’ (also including SUICIDE COMMANDO on board), and with MS LARSEN (formerly singer of LUNACY BOX), on occasion of her come-back single ‘Raindrop’ feat. Ruud Jolie (guitarist of WITHIN TEMPTATION). The HELALYN FLOWERS mix of this song showcases their classic style and sees Noemi Aurora contributing with special guest vocals.
While maXX kept on building the foundations of his solo-projects IMJUDAS (debuting with a cover of classic FRONT 242‘s ‘Don’t Crash’, as appeared in the Alfa Matrix tribute CD ‘Recovery For You’, that also includes a HELALYN FLOWERS rework of ‘Melt’) and BLACK SHINE FEVER, Noemi Aurora’s lead voice has appeared as very special guest on various singles within the Modern Dance scene, such as SD-KRTR on the song ‘Rise’ or the new single ‘In My Aurora’ by Brasilian Electro/ Dance masters AESTHETISCHE. Also, she joined the brand new solo project SIN.SIN from LOVELORN DOLLS‘ singer Kristell Lowagie for a special duet on the main single ‘Blacklist’, produced by maXX.
Just before HELALYN FLOWERS entered the studio for the definitive recordings of their upcoming 5th album (scheduled for a 2018 release), they leave an umpteenth mark by appearing with a special featuring/ remix on the latest BLUTENGEL album ‘Leitbild’, with the song ‘Waste My Time’.
KAMIKAZE ANGEL – Single EP 2018
After having gathered a global standing ovation for their latest album ‘Sonic Foundation’, followed up by a bunch of precious collaborations that lead singer Noemi Aurora summoned up in the mazes of Electro-Goth and Modern Dance (Blutengel, Alien Vampires, Junksista, SIN.SIN, SD-KRTR, Aesthetische…) and the surprising launch of maXX’s Synth Pop solo project IMJUDAS, shocking Electro Rock cult duo HELALYN FLOWERS now deal a new blow by unleashing their new explosive single ‘Kamikaze Angel’, which sonic results make us think of a full recovery of the high energy and irreverence that marked their legendary 2007 debut-album ‘A Voluntary Coincidence’ brought to the highly distinctive fine formulas of ‘Sonic Foundation’!
“Kamikaze Angel” is a true industrial pop anthem bound to generate hi-energy vibes on the dancefloors thanks to its explosive synth arrangements, its hammering martial beats, its powerful balance between guitars and machines, and the contagious melodic force of Noemi’s female vocals. This new club hit then receives some four different readings by fully skilled acts, like the Italian Aggrotech coven Adam Kult, German synth-pop revelation Six Faces (with a remix produced and mixed by Mario Ruhlicke, acclaimed producer from the Berlin based Fear In Motion – Blutengel, Massive Ego…), the brave and challenging Funksista, the Funk alter ego of vicious electro club-shakers Junksista, and long-time label mates Psy’aviah, with a tortured version that pleasantly plays with fire by soiling a synth-pop carpet with sci-fi-ed fx stabs…
And that’s not all folks! To show you that their forthcoming new album “Nyctophilia” will definitely be a perfect candidate for being elected one of the best albums of this new year 2018, the HELALYN FLOWERS duo also reveals a second brand new song with “Beyond” showcasing the more synth pop catchy side of the band’s classic sound-style, fusing catchy and intense vocal lines with viral electronic grooves, adrenaline-pumping electro-rock choruses and upbeat industrial rhythm patterns.
A 6-track new EP gathering all the best ingredients that made our HELALYN FLOWERS grow and bloom on the underground electro/rock – industrial/metal scene throughout their impressive music repertoire and gives us a delicious sonic appetizer for what is yet to come… They definitely wet our appetite for more.
Nyctophilia – The 5th Album
Dear angels of the night, if like us you feel like belonging in the dark and feel so misunderstood by those people around you who find you sad, strange and even dangerous when they see you aimlessly wandering off late at night. We invite you embracing the Empyrean of darkness through HELALYN FLOWERS’ 5th studio album. The ultimate result of long creative night sessions in the band’s own studio in Roma – Italy.
With “Nyctophilia”, Maxx and Noemi share their addiction to the night and carry us in their very own surrealistic nocturnal world where you will rapidly feel comfortable, far away from the daily routine, opening your mind to a unique mosaic of colours and emotions, plunging you into a sonic time tunnel sucking the 80’s New Wave moody catchy melodies and reinjecting them into a 21st century cyber industrial futuristic landscape, the whole reflected by HELALYN FLOWERS’ unique sonic kaleidoscope.
Strong from his constantly improving meticulous production skills that he could obviously solidify and refine throughout the previous albums recordings, Maxx intelligently revisited the aggressive hi-energy spontaneity of his early songs from the band’s 2007 debut “A Voluntary Coincidence” and fused it with the obsessive strength and vicious catchiness of the last “Sonic Foundation” opus.
“Nyctophilia” kind of sums up HELALYN FLOWERS’ stunning and quite eclectic discography while bringing it up to the next level. Wild mechanical industrial beats and sinister addictive synths blow an icy blast on the unique lush and revolted female vocals of Noemi Aurora. Fire and ice unite for a tour de force of high-impact sonic impressions and in-depth exploding emotions.
This wonderful new album offers fast-sequenced electro dance grooves and highly catchy pop vox clashing onto powerful electric guitar riffs (“Tetrachromatic”, the floorkiller “Kamikaze Angel”, the NEW ORDER-ish and almost romantic “Beyond” or yet the album title song “Nyctophilia”); but also kind of timeless pop wave tunes with a modern dynamic touch evoking classic acts like CLAN OF XYMOX, THE CURE, GARY NUMAN or yet DEPECHE MODE (“Unleash The Wolves”, “Breathless” and its addictive synth melodic lines, the darkwave goth pop “Run Away (With My Demons)” or yet the oppressive gothic rock anthem “When It Is Not Black Enough”). All beautiful songs on which Noemi’s voice evokes similarities with good old GHOST DANCE, SKELETAL FAMILY, SIOUXSIE, but also GARBAGE and other WITHIN TERMPTATION. Last but not least, HELALYN FLOWERS also stand for more upfront raging industrial metal moments with impressive adrenaline pumping revolted vocal assaults (“Let Me In” and the edgy and almost self-destructive cyber pop rock of “Morphine”).
With “Nyctophilia”, the alluring Italian duo offer us an escape from our basic down-to-Earth lifestyle towards the exciting darkside of the world where we acquire a deeper confidence with our own personal demons and turn them into sources of inspiration feeding our creative flow.
HELALYN FLOWERS’ new album has absolutely all the ingredients to apply for becoming one of the best electro pop rock albums of the year 2018! Play it loud and without any moderation!
The limited edition of the album holds a 12-track bonus disc featuring 3 amazing remixes by the band itself revealing the impressive ability of Maxx to mutate his own dark songs into forceful club anthems! Add to this a sonic orgy of remixes of the band’s last club hit single “Kamikaze Angel” rendered in the most varied styles ranging from hard dance to pop rock through lo-fi electro and other future electro. Last but not least, a very alluring duet on “Beyond” with the enigmatic IMJUDAS, Maxx’s very own and promising dark pop solo-project whose debut album is expected later this year…
Helalyn Flowers new album ‘Nyctophilia’ will be out on June,22nd 2018 and it’s already #1 on the Electro Rock international Bandcamp Charts.
Helalyn Flowers are planning new shows which will be updated soon on their official website www.helalynflowers.com
Helalyn Flowers has inspired new generation of bands with their unmistakable addictive sound, disregarding any genre, emboldening artistic freedom.