Portugalia / Portugal
Date of establishing :
progressive metal, progressive rock
Band members:Ana Batista - Vocals
Narciso Monteiro - Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals
Ricardo Teixeira - Drums
João Amorim - Bass
Ana Clérigo - Violin
Jesus Anjos - Keyboards
Biography:Born in the fall 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.
In 2014 the band released its debut album "Nebulae" and caught the attention of international progressive and rock press.
September 2015 their second effort "Flesh" established the band in the international alternative rock scene, having been featured in the February/2016 edition of Prog Magazine.
The band returned in Spring 2017 with "Shades of Time", the first album to feature the six piece lineup and released under Into the Limelight Records.
It's an album full of surprises, featuring well known guests from the international prog scene : Ky Fifer (Philhelmon (USA)), Kristoffer Gildenlow (ex Pain of Salvation (SE)), Erik Laan (Silhouette (NL)) and the portuguese singer Francisca Ribeiro (Malaboos).