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Patreon Launch

HELION PRIME launches Patreon and “Saibot’s Prime Time” Video Podcast:

Hello and good morning, afternoon and evening to all our friends. We are please to announce the launch of our official Patreon account. Looking to bring our friends even closer and more involved in the world of Helion Prime.

We will be offering a wide variety of cool things and activities for you all and we hope to bring you on this wacky journey with us.

If you wish to check out the site and all we have to offer please visit the link here (Please note, it will always be growing and improving with suggestions from you):

www.patreon.com/helionprime

One of the many things we will be doing is our “Saibot’s Prime Time” Video Podcast. Something we are very excited about. We will be bringing people from all aspects of the musical world onto our show and if we are lucky enough some of you!

Please watch the first podcast here. We have none other than our great friend Brittney Slayes from Unleash The Archers as our first guest. Find out what life was like for little Brittney and the rise of the Archers!

Stay tuned for more amazing things to come with this.

A few things we had to say about our involvement with Patreon.

Why are we on Patreon?
As many know by now the music world is tough. We are grateful to be on a label such as AFM Records and they have been very helpful for us. At this point in time we still don’t have a manager, booking agent and are still doing a lot of things ourselves. We all share the common dream of doing music full time but unfortunately a lot of opportunities are missed when you don’t have the funds. People have rent, families, debt that all needs to be taken care of as well as sustaining a band.

We want to take Helion Prime as far as we can possibly go and let no limits stand in our way! With our friends support on Patreon we can make that possible.

What if i can’t or don’t want to donate?
We understand this isn’t for everyone. We understand we aren’t the only ones who’s budgets are tight. We understand that no one owes us anything. We will continue to make music and Helion Prime will always work our hardest to do everything we can to bring our music to you in whatever form it may be, but if you want to be part of the journey and help us reach our next level this is your chance!

What’s in it for me?
We have a number of pledge levels and with this being a new patreon that will continue to grow as we see what does and doesn’t work. Of course we want to hear from you and what you want to see happen!

Anything else?
Whether you donate or not. Thank you. Thank you for everything you do to support this band and helping us see our dream of playing music come true. Your love means everything to us and we are forever grateful to every single one of you.

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New Album Announcement!

HELION PRIME and their mascot – the mighty Saibot – return with their sophomore effort ‘Terror Of The Cybernetic Space Monster’. The album consists of nine brand new tracks – with the seventeen minute monster title song marking a stunning finale. The Sacramento (California) based power metal band’s new piece of work was mixed and mastered at LSD studio by Lasse Lammert (known for his work with bands like Alestorm and Gloryhammer). HELION PRIME continues their theme of blending science fiction with science fact.

Founder Jason Ashcraft comments: “I wasn’t sure where I was going when writing this album. As fans who follow us closely know, it’s been a bumping two years for us since the release of our debut. We are back and fully inspired. This album focuses more on human nature and our battle with the good and evil within ourselves. I did not plan this when starting the album but that is where it naturally evolved. I am very pleased with the result and hope you are all as equally excited.”

This album will mark the first time the full band line up is joined together on a release. This also marks the debut of Sozos Michael on vocals.

Sozos remarks on the subject: “Working on this album has been an incredibly rewarding experience. While Jason had a clear vision as to what this album would shape up to be as the principal songwriter, he was always open to my ideas on vocal lines and lyrics. Our collaboration went very smoothly and it definitely shows on the final product.”

Jason also comments on the audition of Sozos: “He is the kind of singer I have always dreamed of working with. Not only are his vocal skills top notch but he understands and knows what the music needs. Writing together for this album was a breeze and I hardly had to ask for any rewrites. Often he would send me ideas that was exactly what I was thinking. I am thrilled to work with someone like that and can’t wait to see what we accomplish together.”

The cover art was once again done by Marc Whisnant, who was already responsible for the artwork of the band’s self-titled debut album, which was released via Divebomb Records in early 2016 before AFM Records signed the band to a worldwide deal and re-issued “Helion Prime” almost exactly a year after its initial release. Press hailed the album as a breath of fresh air in the power metal scene and called it one of the most innovative power metal records in a long time.

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Helion Prime Parts Ways with Kayla Dixon

By now some have already heard the rumors.

It is true that Helion Prime has decided to continue on without Kayla on vocals.

We know that this comes as both a shock and low blow to the fans. For that we are deeply sorry. It’s not a decision that was easily made.

A lot of people don’t get to see the behind the scenes of a band and sadly it’s not all sunshine and rainbows. Things don’t always work out as you hope.

We wish Kayla nothing but the best of luck in her future career as a musician and actress.

We understand this will be hard for some people to accept and we ask you have trust in us and know we are only looking out for the future of this band and what we feel is right for ourselves and the fans.

We have plans to enter the studio this week to begin tracking the second album. This will not be changed and tracking of the second album will push forward as planned. This band means the world to us and we will continue to push forward and upward.

Thanks to everyone who has supported us and will continue to support us.

-Jason Ashcraft

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NEW SINGLE – REMNANTS OF STARS

Helion Prime is pleased to present our new single "Remnants of Stars" out everywhere via AFM Records.

Jason comments on the release: "I'm very excited with how this song turned out. It holds true to the Helion Prime sound, but adds a few new elements into the mix. Kayla's vocals are powerful and in your face. Her darker bluesy tone also adds a nice touch. Alex's drumming is monstrous, and I feel it really shines on this single. A great taste of what's to come from both of them! Chad also makes his recording debut with us, offering a very tasty solo that compliments the song well!"

We hope you enjoy this new single. It will also appear on Helion Prime's sophomore album which has a working title of "The Terror of Saibot". An expected release is late 2017/early 2018. Stick around for more details in the coming months.

If you live around the west coast of the US, be sure to catch us on our Saibot's Rampage Tour!

Listen on Spotify
Buy on Amazon
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Credits:
Music by Jason Ashcraft
Lyrics by Kayla Dixon

Performed by Helion Prime:
Jason Ashcraft - Rhythm Guitar
Chad Anderson - Lead Guitar
Jeremy Steinhouse - Bass
Kayla Dixon - Vocals
Alex Bosson - Drums

Mixed, edited, and co-produced by Carlos Alvarez @ Dirty Viking Audio Production
Mastered by Brett Caldas-Lima @ Tower Studio

Cover art by Bo Bradshaw and Nell Fjölmóð

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Saibot’s Rampage Tour 2017

We are very excited to announce SAIBOT'S RAMPAGE TOUR

coming to a city near you (if you're in the Western USA)!

We are so stoked to hit the road and play some shows! 

Dates (more TBA):

June 16th - Modesto, CA - Shadow Lounge 

June 20th - Seattle, WA - Highline Bar 

June 22nd - Boise, ID - The Shredder 

June 23rd - Salt Lake City, UT - Beehive Social Club

June 24th - Denver, CO - Streets of London Pub

June 25th - Kansas City, MO - Riot Room 

June 29th - Phoenix, AZ - Joe's Grotto 

June 30th - Glendale, CA - The Complex 

July 2nd - Sacramento, CA - Starlite Lounge

 

We know many of you were hoping for new music,

and while we don't have news on a new album (yet),

we are happy to let you know a brand new single titled

"Remnants of Stars" will be released on April 28th!

Stay tuned, and we'll see you on the road.

 

Flier art by Marc Whisnant - design/layout by Bo Bradshaw
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Debut album out NOW worldwide!

Out today worldwide is our debut album through AFM Records!

 

What a great honor it is to see our album released through this wonderful label. This marks what we see as the start of a beautiful relationship and future.
The album is available in most outlets and online. If you wish to purchase online at Amazon please follow this link:
https://www.amazon.com/Helion-Prime-HELION-PRIME/dp/B01N144A16/ref=sr_1_1_twi_aud_2?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1489112778&sr=1-1&keywords=884860174725
Thank you all for the continued support. New friends and old friends alike. Stay tuned for more news coming soon!

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Album out TODAY in Europe via AFM Records

Our debut album is out in Europe today via AFM Records! Go get your copy today. This release includes the original “The Drake Equation EP” that started it all as bonus tracks! Out in America March 10th!

On February 24th 2014 we released “The Drake Equation EP” I never imagined that two years to the day we’d be seeing ourselves come so far. Thank you everyone. We can’t wait to share many more years with you!

Click here to order the CD

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New Website!

New Website!

 

Welcome to our new website!

Keep an eye on this page for all things Helion Prime. Here you'll be able to find updates and news regarding new music, tour/show dates, and a lot more.

This is also where you can purchase all of your awesome Helion Prime official merchandise.

Stick around! Many great things to come.