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.
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 their latest album and the new video arrives today.
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 one can loose its childhood, either simply by growing up or forced by the hazards of life.
Shades of Time is 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).
The band is currently performing several showcases to promote Shades of Time and is also in the studio writing new material.