Heliod

by Heliod

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𝔩𝔬𝔲𝔡-𝔮𝔲𝔦𝔢𝔱-𝔩𝔬𝔲𝔡 𝓕or a recording that launches from the swamp, makes a flyby of the sun and concludes with a moon landing, Heliod's eponymous debut is suitably propulsive and cosmically-inclined. The voyage is ably achieved on the strength of an interstellar riff rocket, eight groove generators and a tankful of ballistic blues. Favorite track: Beast of Burden.
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1.
Verse I: Echoes in a cave; A hypnotizing sound Could hit at any time And then hit you again They paralyze the mind; Seek for your soul; As these tempting sounds Drag you underground Verse II: The swamp in the night; With lights out of sight And voices to lure you Deep into the woods So step by step You leave solid grounds And with growing fear You’re stuck in here Chorus I The swamp is full of flies; They’re only tellin’ lies; A swarm within your head That’s eating you alive So inside this wrecking storm Remind the things you’ve sworn; So within your head A new path is born
2.
Lone Wolf 05:25
Verse I: Yeah I’m lonely; Lonely in the afternoon And I am waiting For my sun to join Yeah, if only; If only time would start to move on So I could get Another dawn Verse II: The face of light And I taste her spark With the recent urge to kneel an pray Sweet darling; Darling throughout the dark; Cast your light Upon my way. And so I am howlin’, Howlin’ towards the moon. To step outside, be alive, To burn and fly and feel alright. Chorus And it feels Like the whisper; Like the hand Of an everlasting siren And it seems As if I could taste it; Just one more time; Just one more time.
3.
Trees 05:42
Verse I: Through people and noise. Smoking sewers in the streets, And all those fences. And grey as the color of all seasons. Grey as the color of your heart. I wish they were old. Fully grounded living things. A thunderbolt In reverse. And in ancient charismatic skin. Ancient gaias little fingers. Verse II: Ill winds Hit concrete walls. A never ending chase. Keep your head low and you won’t see a thing. I wish you would See the warmth. Wish you could Feel the light. In absence of noise, You’ll reunite. And so walk through the woods. Walk through the woods.
4.
The Sun 08:52
Verse I: Turning the sky from pitch to blood; She gives birth to another day; Her rays exposing all that was lost; Raising an enormous glowing plate. Her vanguards are defeating the cold And drive away the mists of dark; Every time she saves me again; She saves my soul, she saves my heart Verse II: When she’s gone for a long time And I have lost her warm embrace, The night begins to possess, my mind And starts to change my thoughts and my face Slowly approaching what first was distant; I get back to my old strength; Creatures of the dark are there to temp me; I need to remind me of my faith Verse II: When the moon and the stars begin to fade My journey comes to an end And soon I’ll be in her arms again; When she’s rising her enormous shining plate
5.
Verse I: The elders keep on counting their creases, Everyone just judges as he pleases; I’d like to leave but what lasts is That no one sees, hears and speaks Burned soil, dead trees and rusted rails A mule that cannot carry it’s freight; Three people riding it won’t last long; They can’t just buy a new one Chorus I: The mule plods on and on; No one knows for how long, how long The mule plods on and on; No one knows for how long, how long Verse II: They’ve strapped themselves onto its back And try to keep it right on its track Their beast of burden is going to cost; Without, the three men; they are lost Oh they are lost Chorus II: The mule plods on and on; No one knows for how long, how long The mule plods on and on; No one knows for how long, how long
6.
Outpace 05:52
Verse I: Every night I stare up to the sea; And I wonder how many stars there could be. The first boats are build, the first men returned; In torturing chambers some men were burned. Watchmen already spotted new shores; The wisdom of the wisest has opened me new doors; I got told by the big eye what some day could be; our farest prospective destiny Chorus I: Have we reached the summit still full of flaw? Are we doomed by overcoming darwins law? Why is the lynx full of doubt; While the hen is smiling proud. Verse II: Every night I stare up to the sea; And I wonder how many days there will be; When the isle we live on is treated like dirt; When the language is war and our future is blurred. Chorus I: Have we reached the summit still full of flaw? Are we doomed by overcoming darwins law? Why is the lynx full of doubt; While the hen is smiling proud. Why is the lynx full of doubt; While the hen is smiling proud. Bridge: I'm not the only one, who'll charge these things; I'll wait and see, what tomorrow brings. But I'm not the one, who'll change these things; I'll wait and see, what tomorrow brings.
7.
Kraken 06:32
Verse I: A plane blue surface Like you’ve seen a thousand times. It takes you far, it takes you home. Wherever your soul may rest. But beware when it brakes. Beware of the shivering sea. Verse II: Arms are rising. No stars no horizont. No lighthouse to guide the bearing. Under a darkened sky You want to reach your brothers hand. And with him Face the final end. So all hands on deck! We’re bound to loose If we just freeze. Verse III: Devils watching all your steps. And down from the crows nest, You hear their luring song Of a fainting sense Is the contender. But keen men do not surrender. Verse III: Horizont and stars are there again. And people alive. With confidence they shout: “The beast was slain!” Will never revive. But this ocean is deep and wide. Fare more than a hundred miles. Prepare yourself and don’t let go. This creature here was not alone.
8.
The Moon 06:51
Verse I: A shelter at the root of feudal solitude. For all of your kind. Want to build a new home. Separated from all the sins around. But you are tempted by the word. Tempted by the thought. Tempted by the flesh. That is innocent after all. Chorus I: And with rising influence, They dance to the banished tune. Under the beat of the tambourine man. They dance the dance of skeletons. They dance under The Moon Verse II: Solitude is gone. Shelters overrun. Twist and turn your fingers, sacred once before. You tempt with words. Tempt with thoughts. Tempt with thought. Tempt with your religion. Pay every price for the sake of recognition. Chorus I: And with rising ignorance, They dance to the forgotten tune. Under the beat of the tambourine man. They dance the dance of skeletons. They dance under The Moon

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This is our debut album.

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released April 13, 2018

Heliod are:

Tom Schneppat: guitar, vocals
Tom Witschel: guitar
Maximilian Meyer: bass guitar
Martin Jahn: drums

All Songs written and performed by Heliod
Organs in "Trees" performed by Falk Schönfelder

Recorded at MorningWood Studios by Ralf & Falk Schönfelder
Mixed by Peter Heise
Mastered by Johannes Frank at Feinklang-Mastering Leipzig

Artwork by Tom Witschel

We want to thank everyone for supporting us. Special thanks to the Tube Doctor René “Fresh Prince” Weihrauch, Falk Schönfelder, Peter Heise, Janis Brod, Carl Seifert, Elli Noack, Sepp Härtel, Max Behner, Manuel Krüger, Philipp Stein.
Purring regards go to Hans, Pepe, Max and Moritz.



- in memory of Theo Schneppat -

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Heliod Dresden, Germany

Heliod is:
Tom Schneppat: guitar, vocals
Tom Witschel: guitar
Thomas Biechele: bass guitar
Martin Jahn: drums

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