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VORTEX - New Album Out Now And Available For Streaming In Its Entirety, New Video Released

German ritual cinematic dark ambient project Vortex released today a brand new album entitled Helioz. The album is out via Cyclic Law, and Vortex after the distinctive and critically acclaimed mythical album trilogy Kali Yuga, Moloch and As Gods Fall returns with an epic work of dark art. Helioz presents a cycle of tracks dealing with solar mythology throughout history, cultures and religions.

The sun is essential to human life and culture,  worshipped as an unconquered force, male or female, it is part of numerous mythologies; from the cyclical path of the sun barge in Egypt to the Roman Mithras cult and the Japanese goddess Amaterasu. Like C. G. Jung’s concept of the "Nachtmeerfahrt" the new Vortex album takes an intense trip on the night sea, following the sun on its mythical journey through various imaginations. Helioz is the most song-based album by Vortex to date, featuring various guest musicians. Patrick Kleinbauer of Notre Dame de l’Oublie and Rome, Lamia Vox, Nam Khar, Oliver Freund of Mars, Stephan Ortlepp of Musica Non Grata and Kai Naumann of The Trail provided guest vocals and instrumental contributions to add to the multi-layered, complex sound compositions which became a trademark of Vortex. Cinematic soundscape converge with dark drones, archaic sounds and instruments like goat horns, tagl harpa, jaw harp, various vocals and throat singing as well as atmospheric electric guitar passages. The album’s artwork was again created by the visionary French talent [nihil], reflecting upon the album’s themes.

The entire album, consisting of nine tracks and duration around 58 minutes, is now available for streaming and you can hear it in the player below. As well Vortex just recently released a video for the album track "Man Of Fire", featuring Lamia Vox, and you can watch it below. Link