Published on January 23rd, 2017 | by Justin G.
Helion Prime signs with AFM, Debut Reissue due in February
Sacramento (California) based “science based power metal” band HELION PRIME is the newest addition to the AFM roster. The group, founded by guitarist Jason Ashcraft, is active since 2014 and issued a self-released debut CD in 2016. AFM Records will officially release the album, titled “Helion Prime”, on February 24th worldwide.
From Science Fact to Science Fiction … that’s the lyrical range of topics for HELION PRIME. The band is a refreshing, high class addition to the scene – highly recommended to check out for fans of Iron Savior, Star One, Dream Evil, Iced Earth and even Amaranthe. It’s melodic, at times rough, classic but modern at the same time, throughout cleverly arranged and adds a unique touch to it. HELION PRIME is a band that combines epic (female) vocals with strong guitar work and a natural instinct for killer melodies. Watch out for things to come from this amazing new and promising group.
Here’s the band’s first official video clip “Life Finds A Way” (which was “re-uploaded” by us now):
Jason Ashcraft: “I am not even sure where to begin when it comes to expressing how I feel. There are many times in your life where you reach a moment and realize things will never be the same. This is exactly one of those moments. Myself and Helion Prime are extremely thrilled to be joining the AFM family and calling them home. The amount of support, enthusiasm and confidence they have shown the band means everything to me. When we were first approached the band was in a state of uncertainty having just lost our singer but they still believed in us and worked with us through it. Now having a complete line up again and half way through writing the sophomore album I am ready to take these next steps with AFM. I look forward to the future and everything that it brings.”
Just recently, HELION PRIME have announced Kayla Dixon as new vocalist and the band has already started working on new songs for a sophomore album.
Kayla Dixon – Vocals
Jason Ashcraft – Rhythm Guitars
Chad Anderson – Lead Guitars
Jeremy Steinhouse – Bass
Alexander Bosson – Drums