Melancholic prog from Portugal...
Born in the (Northern) Autumn of 2012, Heylel are a progressive rock band from Porto, Portugal. The band combines influences ranging from classic to hard and even symphonic rock, with a very personal touch. The outcome is a dark, atmospheric and involving sound, gracefully combined with the beautiful voice of Ana Batista.
Following the release of their debut album Nebulae in 2014, Flesh was released in 2015 and established the band in the international alternative rock scene.
The band returned in Spring 2017 with Shades of Time, the first album to feature the six piece lineup. Lost Childhood is an instrumental piece from this latest album. The new music video is being released today, December 4th, and we here at Sentinel Daily are more than happy to give the clip it’s official, and exclusive, Australian premiere…
The band states: “Some have told us this is the saddest piece of music we have ever written. Lost Childhood introduces the passing of time theme in the album, an instrumental piece about the many ways someone can lose their childhood, either simply by growing up or forced by the hazards of life”.
Lost Childhood is edited and mixed by Interstellar Cloud.
Shades of Time is an album full of surprises, featuring well known guests from the international prog scene : Ky Fifer (Philhelmon), Kristoffer Gildenlow (ex-Pain of Salvation), Erik Laan (Silhouette) and the Portuguese singer Francisca Ribeiro (Malaboos).
The band is currently performing several showcases to promote Shades of Time and is also in the studio writing new material.
Ana Batista – Vocals
Narciso Monteiro – Guitars
João Amorim – Bass
Ana Clérigo – Violin
Jesus Anjos – Keyboards
Miguel Barbeira – Drums