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Helgorithms - Helgorithms Newsletter Interview

08 Oct 2015 // An interview by Shade

Helgorithms are a 3 piece post-metal band based in Auckland, drawing influence from bands such as Neurosis, Deafheaven, ISIS & Devin Townsend, they combine a flurry of techniques and deploy them to create songs that take the listener on an aural journey. June 2015 saw Helgorithms release their debut EP Realisation // Revelation as well as a music video to coincide with the EPs release. Helgorithms will also be touring the country during November. Bailey answered the following questions for muzic.net.nz:

How did you come up with the name Helgorithms?

We stole it from Cobra Khan, they had an album called Helgorithms and ever since then it's stuck in my head, when the band was in the creation stages I thought it fit quite well so we stuck with it. 

What has been your most memorable show to date?

Would have to be when we play with The Ocean in Welly at Valhalla, massive inspiration of mine that band and they’re real good dudes. Plus, that place is tiny but Loic still managed to jump off the PA into the crowd, was pretty hectic.

What can you never leave home without?

If it was for a gig, then probably my bass… Other than the obvious answer I couldn’t gig without my Darkglass B7K, that’s pretty much the fundamental element of my tone/rig.

Which one of your songs are you most proud of, and why?

It would have to be one of our latest ones called Contrition, we haven’t recorded it yet, we’ve played it live every gig since it was debuted. Proud of it the most because it just flows so well and is really chill but culminates into an epic distorted finish.

What rumour would you like to start about Helgorithms?

That we are touring with Deafheaven & Sumac.

 

About Helgorithms

Helgorithms are a 3 piece post-metal band based in Auckland, drawing influence from bands such as Neurosis, Deafheaven, ISIS & Devin Townsend, they combine a flurry of techniques and deploy them to create songs that take the listener on an aural journey.

Utilising an 8 string guitar for the majority of material gives the songs a tonal palette that is left unutilised by modern bands that tend to stick to the typical chug of an 8 String guitar. Effects are used on both guitar and bass which open up a wide array of sounds not often heard in heavy music.

Helgorithms released their demo in October 2014 on Floppy Disk/Online as a way of doing something different compared to other bands, since playing their first live show in November 2014, Helgorithms have gained multiple international support slots, playing with bands such as The Ocean, Merauder, ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, as well as playing with local heavy weights such as The Heavy Metal Ninjas and Subtract.

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Helgorithms

Releases

To The Mountains
Year: 2016
Type: EP
Realisation // Revelation
Year: 2015
Type: EP

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