The Circle

by Heretoir

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Joseph Mikhail
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Joseph Mikhail Heretoir have crafted an intricate, emotive, exquisite post/black metal album in The Circle. Thoroughly engaging throughout and thoughtfully paced, The Circle is an album of immense scope and vision, best enjoyed in a single sitting. Favorite track: Golden Dust.
Tym(E)
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Tym(E) Wow! I don't know where Heretoir went for six years and what water they drank but I want more of it!! The Circle is not even from the same universe as the S/T debut. Gone is the claustrophobic production and cramped song structures. This expansive, organic, absolute BEAST of an album is nothing short of amazing! Beautiful. Loved every minute. Well done Heretoir! Well done. I look forward to following you into the future. Hopefully we'll not have to wait another six years!! Thank You! Favorite track: The Circle (Omega).
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The Fallen Deity Heretoir's best yet! A perfect blissful mix of metal and shoegaze. 11/10! Favorite track: Golden Dust.
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    Following almost 6 years of intense work, Heretoir finally return with their much-anticipated second album “The Circle”!
    "The Circle" tells the story of our lives - the cycle of life, death and rebirth.

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about

Following almost 6 years of intense work, Heretoir finally return with their much-anticipated second album “The Circle”!
"The Circle" tells the story of our lives - the cycle of life, death and rebirth.

Interweaving crushing heaviness and atmospheric melancholy, the album portrays an emotional journey – a life dedicated to the sun and to freedom.
Besides another very special coverart by Fursy Teyssier, the album furthermore features guest vocals by none other than Alcest mastermind Stéphane “Neige” Paut, and a powerful mastering by world-renowned sound engineer Lasse Lammert.

credits

released March 24, 2017

Recorded by Maximilian Forst at Forester Recording Studios, Munich from May to October 2016

Mixed by Oliver Carell at Blastbeat Productions in October/November 2016

Mastered by Lasse Lammert at LSD-Studio in November 2016

Released on Northern Silence Productions on March 24, 2017

Album line-Up:
David (Eklatanz) - vocals, guitars
Matthias - bass
Max - guitars
Tobias Schuler (Der Weg einer Freiheit) - session drums

Neige (Alcest, Sylvaine, ex-Amesoeurs):
guest-vocals on track 9 "Laniakea Dances (Soleils Couchants)"

Album coverart by Fursy Teyssier


Heretoir is:
David (Eklatanz) - vocals, guitars
Matthias - bass
Max - guitars
Nils - drums

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Heretoir Germany

Heretoir is a german post-metal band founded by Eklatanz in 2006.

Devastating realism. Melancholy. Nostalgia. Isolation. Self-reflection.

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Track Name: The White
Rise slowly
from mother earths arms
while your golden lights
let me drown in an ocean of beauty.
Taken away
from this warm and everlasting white
and thrown into
a world of impermanence and hate.
Striving to find a home
a purpose
until I become part of you
part of you.

Illuminate...
Track Name: Inhale
I inhaled the light
of a thousand suns
to become what I’m
predestined to be.

Now I gaze at the blackened skyline
shrouding my longing for freedom
while I stand in awe of the void
cemented by so called free men.

A foot in my own grave.
My head held high.
I’ll try to break these chains –
this is my goodbye.

Grey structures,
both shelter and the poison in my veins.
Will we disrupt this culture?
They say seasons change.
They say seasons change.
Track Name: Golden Dust
I will reach out
for your light
and grasp for the sky.

When raindrops fall
the blood in my veins
is filled with golden dust.
Raindrops fall
and the heart in my hands
is filled with golden dust.

Guide me the path
I will follow you
wherever you take me to.

When raindrops fall
the blood in my veins
is filled with golden dust.

Raindrops fall
and the heart in my hands
is filled with golden dust.
Track Name: Exhale
Overgrown ruins in my heart.
I behold the reign of greed
torn apart...
there is no forever
there is no forever.

Hush now, don’t say a word
I’ll be your saviour
in the night so cold.
Embrace you
at the far off shore
when the curtain falls.

But I listened into the darkness
and beyond is nothing, nothing more
through eternal night.

Now I stand alone
in dust and past
and devour myself.
We’re apart
whirling and torn.
We’re apart
whirling and torn.
Track Name: Eclipse
The hours of the day have departed
they folded their wings to rest
when the last red ray of sunlight
faded away in the west
and fleecy clouds cover the stars
and beyond is a world of blue.

Away to a world of azure
where white-winged spirits meet
while the clouds float and fade below them
and the stars shine at their feet.

They hold out their hands in welcome
and now, for a moment of time
limitless worlds and boundless space
and planets –
they all are mine.
Track Name: Laniakea Dances (Soleils Couchants)
Une aube affaiblie
verse par les champs
la mélancolie
des soleils couchants.

La mélancolie
berce de doux chants
mon coeur qui s'oublie
aux soleils couchants.
Et d'étranges rêves,
comme des soleils
couchants, sur les grèves,
fantômes vermeils,

Défilent sans trêves,
défilent, pareils
à de grands soleils
couchants sur les grèves.

Into oblivion
embrace the setting sun
stars fall from the heavens.

Laniakea dances
in bright white shoes
entangling me
pulling me apart.
Track Name: Fading With The Grey
I’ve heard the cry
of a dying sun
fading with the grey
resembling a last goodbye
to a better yesterday.

Just give me hope
give me truth
give me love
and give me life
in all the colourless nights.

When lights fall
collapse from high above
you and me
will be fading with the grey.

I am the white
I am the black
I am the grey
I am void
yet I am everything...

Under a hopeless sky
yearning for answers
but the void remains cold.

Numbness
shattered glass
pieces of my past
fading with the grey.
Track Name: The Circle (Omega)
Come to me
let me smell your scent
I’ve waited far too long
my bones are frail and fragile.

Take my heart
I’ve felt everything that’s left to feel.
Take my eyes
I’ve seen everything worth to see.

Take my wooden mask of soul.

Take my ears
I’ve heard everything that’s left to hear.
Take my mouth
I’ve said everything worth to say.

Take my wooden mask of soul
... to be free again.