Dalarna, Sweden/York, UK based dark folk/progressive metal band Helga premiere a music video for the first single and opening track »Skogen mumlar« taken from their debut album, »Wrapped In Mist«, set to release on November 24th, 2023 via Season Of Mist.
01. Skogen mumlar
04. If Death Comes Now
06. Alive Again
07. Vast And Wild
08. Som en trumma
09. Mountain Song
10. Wrapped In Mist
Courtesy of Season Of Mist:
Summoning a plethora of layers and genre, Helga culminate their premier album »Wrapped In Mist« into dirgeful lamentations of mortality and mental health, punctuated by formidable drums, spectral strings and chugging riffs. The album’s first single, »Skogen mumlar« (The Forest Murmurs), transcends forthwith into emotive dreamscapes that leave hairs trembling on goose-pimpled skin. Ennio Morricone echoing as the intro’s muse.
“I’ve always had a fascination with Swedish folklore,” says vocalist Helga Gabriel. “This song is about the forest-dwelling beings from those stories of old.”
»Wrapped In Mist« comes out November 24.
Photos by Ester Segarra
Video by Guilherme Henriques.
Guitars and vocals recorded by Tom Peters at Trapdoor Studios.
Drums recorded by Bob Cooper at Chairworks Studios.
Produced and mixed by Luiz Felipe Netto.
Mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege.
Helga Gabriel – Vocals
Cai Sumption – Guitar
Cameron Gledhill – Guitar
Ryan Fairclough – Bass
Sami Javed – Drums
Additional musicians on »Skogen mumlar«:
Damian Bolotin – Violin
Ayran Nicodemo – Violin
Joe Zeitlin – Cello
Bruno Migliari – Double Bass
Mafram do Maracanã – Percussion