Pagan metal band Helsott's name means “fatal illness” in Old Norse. They pay homage to pagan cultures and mythology with folk metal, death metal, symphonic metal, thrash, classical, and rock. Their debut EP Fólkvangr landed them on the 2013 Paganfest North American tour, where they performed with Ensiferum, Tyr and Trollfest. That tour set the stage for the 2014 release of Woven, which was supported with tours alongside Arkona and Heidevolk.
The band signed with M-Theory Audio, released another EP (2017’s The Healer) and a second full-length (2018’s Slaves and Gods) and toured with Korpiklaani, Arkona, I Am Morbid, Necrophagia, Tengger Cavalry, Ashes of Ares, Felix Martin, Skyforger and Finsterforst. In addition, the band performed at major European festivals such as Wacken Open Air and Cernunnos Pagan Fest. Woven was also remixed, remastered, and re-released by M-Theory Audio in November 2020 in celebration of the group’s 10th anniversary.
A new album called Will and The Witch was released in May 2022 via the M-Theory Audio label, promoted with a video for the track "Babylon Scarlett's Saloon." The concept record tells a fictional story of how Billy The Kid became the fastest gunfighter in the wild west. Guests include Tim “Ripper” Owens (ex-Judas Priest), Vladamir Reshetnikov (Arkona), Freddie Vidales (Ashes Of Ares), Lethien (Elvenking), Kevin Storm (Kalmah, Shining), Bjorn Friedrichsen, Mikey Muller, and Whistlin' Rick Story.