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  • An MVD Exclusive
  • SKU: CRC008CD
  • Format: CD
  • UPC: 7340148110906
  • Street Date: 11/03/17
  • PreBook Date: 09/08/17
  • Label: The Sign Records »
  • Genre: Pop/Rock
  • Run Time: 42:48 mins
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Year of Production: 2017
  • Box Lot: 0
  • Territory: N.AMERICA, JAPAN,AUS
  • Language: English

 

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Hallas - Excerpts From A Future Past

Swedish progressive rock-band Hallas'debut album, 7 new tracks of storytelling adventure rock

Hallas - Excerpts From A Future Past
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Hallas releases their debut album "Excerpts From a Future Past" on The Sign Records. The Swedish quintet has adopted the progressive sound from their earlier release and their unique way of creating a powerful, catchy, yet complex sound and taken it a step further, calling their genre "adventure rock". The Swedes were praised for their EP released in 2015 and their new concept album contains seven storytelling tracks about seers, a knight on a quest for answers and the fall of a once great city. For their new album the members shared interest in the great storytelling of early heavy metal and progressive rock bands led to the decision to create a concept album. Using organs, synthesizers, medieval-sounding twin guitars and dynamic drums and bass, their inventive style of songwriting with progressive passages intertwined with a steady foundation of heavy rock followed accordingly - all accompanied by the expressive and wistful vocals of Tommy Alexandersson. Together, these ingredients blend into this timeless, one of a kind album with a story set in the middle ages of an alternative universe, following a seer who possessed forces previously unknown to man. As the rumor of his powers spread, the story proceeds. The album is produced and mastered by the band's organist Nicklas Malmqvist at Treasure Sound Studio. "While we as a band adopt a "more-is-more" approach to the songwriting, the focus of the production was to simplify and enabling the dynamics of the elements to let every piece of instrument bring forth the ambience to the story the album is telling, put into words by the unique vocals" says Nicklas. The essence of the music is captured and illustrated by Nightjar Illustrations as seen on the front cover.

Track Listing

  • The Astral Seer
  • Repentance
  • Nebulon's Tower
  • The Golden City of Semyra
  • Star Rider
  • Shadow of the Templar
  • Illusion Sky

Sales Points

  • Cover by Nightjar who also made artwork for artists as: Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, Hexvessal and Ruby The Hatchet
  • 70´s feeling combined with prog, heavy rock and with an aura of the 80´s New Wave of British Heavy Metal with added psychedelic elements.
  • FFO: Bands as Hawkwind, Witchcraft and Uriah Heep get´s mentioned when trying to describe Hällas but also Thin Lizzy, Blue Öster Cult and Wishbon Ash are importent ingrediences

Press Quotes

Excerpts represents their debut full-length and it's really fantastic. Steeped in the hard rock, proto-heavy metal and progressive tendencies of the 1970s, Hällas so perfectly evokes this era without sounding remotely tired or trite.

     —Angry Metal Guy, http://www.angrymetalguy.com/hallas-excerpts-futur

What makes the world fun is the ability to do something unexpected, to be different. Hällas is very different from your average folk, psychedelic, or power metal band.

     —Glacially Musical, http://glaciallymusical.blogspot.se/2017/08/lp-rev

It's a mix of keyboards' parts that sound like the 70s, some guitar duets that are inspired by NWOBHM, but the melodies they create lives in the second half of the 70s and the first years of the 80s.

     —Metal Temple, http://www.metal-temple.com/site/catalogues/entry/

Hällas do absolutely kill it on the melodic front.

     —Games, Brains and a headbanging-lige, https://gbhbl.com/album-review-hallas-excerpts-fut

If this is the new face of pop, then sign me up as a sold-out, died in the wool fan!

     —Doomed and Stoned, http://doomedandstoned.com/post/165265655683/halla

an album oozing with true fantasy prog that is missing from the scene today. Matched with period perfect lo-fi recording quality and late '70's equipment, this album is a true classic

     —Moshpit Nation, http://www.moshpitnation.com/hallas-excerpts-futur

A marvellous prog-rock adventure awaits...

     —Toilet ov hell, http://www.toiletovhell.com/stream-hallas/

this record certainly has potential to acquire cult status, and to be an iconic reference for the genres of folk and progressive rock in the years to come.

     —Merchants of Air, http://www.merchantsofair.com/albums/hallas-excerp

Hällas understand the inherent power, and unabashed radness of guitar harmonies. Read More: Hällas - 'The Astral Seer' (Song Premiere) | http://www.invisibleoranges.com/hallas-the-astral-seer-song-premiere/?trackback=tsmclip

     —Invisible Orange, http://www.invisibleoranges.com/hallas-the-astral-

Excerpts from a Future Past wisely conjures the macabre and magnificence of many '70s genre icons into a refreshing new aural adventure.

     —Rebel Noise, http://www.rebelnoise.com/reviews/excerpts-from-a-

Due to the awesomeness of the new Hällas-album, future creations on my behalf may be delayed

     —Fenriz/Darkthrone, Darkthrone Facebook page

  

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