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Latest Helengard News

Below is our complete Helengard news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.


Unearthing The Metal Underground In Russia

Every week in Unearthing the Metal Underground, we take a look at three quality bands that haven't gotten as much exposure yet as they should. This week we take a look at three bands from the vast country of Russia. Believe it or not, rock and heavy metal music was being made by Russian bands ever since 1960s, but it was not until the 1980s that the Soviet Union allowed such music to be released officially. Since the collapse of the Communist empire in 1991, the Russian metal scene has continued to grow and metal artists from the West routinely perform in the country, where legend has it some of the craziest fans in metal are to be found. Below is just a short example of the some of the band that come from Russia, perhaps not with love.

A Foggy Realm

From Russia's capital city, Moscow natives A Foggy Realm formed in 2009 by accomplished composer and musician, Ilya Lipkin, performing a mix of doom metal and ambient in an instrumental fashion, prefering instead to let their music do the talking. A Foggy Realm recorded their first EP, "Twilight" in January of last year, releasing it the next month. You can download the EP for free by heading to this location. More...

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Helengard Announces Debut Album Release

Russian folk metal act Helengard, which signed to Firebox Records earlier this year, has now issued the following update about the release date for the band's debut album:

"Finally! We have the exact release date of our debut album now! It's 1st of December! You can pre-order the CD now from Record Shop X, just click the link here."

You can also check out sample Helengard tracks via the band's MySpace page.

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Helengard Signs To Firebox Records

Firebox Records has issued the following update about inking a deal with Russian folk metal act Helengard:

"Russian folk metal band Helengard is another project of multi-talented musician Anton Belov (Kauan, Strecosa, etc.). Anton plays all instruments and sing together with Alina 'Witch_A.' Roberts, a famous Ukrein female vocalist. The hebut album 'Helengard' is already recorded in Chelyabinsk on various studios. Besides basic instruments there are used also various special ones like flute and bagpipes. Album will be released end of summer on digipack format, two full sample tracks are available at Firebox and Helengard MySpace pages."

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