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Helion

Formed: 2001
From: Hämeenlinna, Finland
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Helion News

Below is our complete Helion news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Helion Post New Song, "Dreamcatcher," Online

To celebrate the release of Finland's Helion's new album, "Bad Dreams and Broken Shadows," they have decided to post the first song off of it entitled "Dreamcatcher," online for download. You can download it from Mikseri.net or at the media-section of their official web site.

The track listing for "Bad Dreams and Broken Shadows" is as follows:
1. Dreamcatcher
2. Liquid Veil
3. Blood of Phoenix
4. Tell No Tales
5. Broken Mirror

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Helion Reveals New Album Details

Finnish melodic metallers HELION have issued the following update:

"We're pleased to announce that the next HELION album will be known as 'Bad Dreams and Broken Shadows'. Mastering will take place soon and the projected release date has been set to end of the week: May 2nd."

"Bad Dreams and Broken Shadows" track listing:

01. Dreamcatcher
02. Liquid Veil
03. Blood of Phoenix (with Markku Kivistö of Pain Confessor)
04. Tell No Tales
05. Broken Mirror

Check out the cover artwork at this location. More...

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Helion Launch Recording Diary; Announce Live Show

Finnish melodic metallers HELION have issued the following update:

"We added a recording diary regarding the upcoming demo EP. It can be found at the english section of our Forum. Pay a visit and read for yourself how it’s done this time."

"Also, we can announce that for a LONG time, we finally have a gig coming up. Rocktown Hämeenlinna will hear us on stage the 2nd of May. Make sure you don’t miss it, see you there!"

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Helion Announce Lineup Changes

Finnish melodic metallers HELION have issued the following update:

"We regret to announce that as of this day, Kimmo Korhonen [guitar] is no longer a part of HELION camp. There were many reasons to this decision, and the band takes full responsibility of this action. Our apologies to Kimmo, we expect to hear great things from you.
"This takes us onward to a dependent decision we have simultaneously made, which is to continue operating as a five-member unit from now on. Simo [Autio, vocals] will take over the guitar duties, and vocal work will be (on some degree) shared between Simo and Jaakko [Kunnas, guitar].

"On the brighter side of life, demo song recordings are in progress. Drum tracks for the five songs are done, so arrangements are pretty much done. Keyboard work will definitely benefit loads from some new stuff Lauri [Heikkinen, keyboards] has acquired lately. Guitars are next to be punched in, as soon as the flu season loosens its grip on the band.

"Some more confirmed titles to tease your appetite: 'Dreamcatcher', 'Tell No Tales', 'Ghost of Winter'… and working titles 'Flight of the Phoenix' and 'Up We Go'.

"We’re working in our Dungeon again, and a quick mix/master session is planned to be ordered from studio later on."

HELION's new lineup:

Simo Autio - Vocals and Guitar
Jaakko Kunnas - Vocals and Guitar
Lauri Heikkinen - Keyboards
Ville Kankaanpää - Bass
Leo Kunnas - Drums

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Helion Reveal New Songtitles

Finnish melodic metallers HELION have issued the following update:

"We're working on new material as we speak. Long-distance connections seem to work just fine. We've managed to pull together a couple of cool songs in a blink of an eye. Well, maybe two blinks… But still. Working titles for songs (more or less permanent) include 'Nevermotors', 'Dreamcatcher' and 'Winter Evermore'. We sure are excited. Hope you'll like the sh*t we're pulling together!"

HELION recently recruited Simo Autio, mastermind behind the now-defunct CAUSEMOS, to be the group's new lead singer. "Knowing his scale of talent on the music field, we're excited to have him onboard," the band previously said in a statement. "It is fair to say, he is likely to be adding a whole new perspective into HELION music." More...

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Helion Announce New Singer

Finnish melodic metallers HELION have recruited Simo Autio, mastermind behind the now-defunct CAUSEMOS, to be the group's new lead singer. "Knowing his scale of talent on the music field, we're excited to have him onboard," the band said in a statement. "It is fair to say, he is likely to be adding a whole new perspective into HELION music."

HELION's video of the song "God of Fire", recorded live during the band's April 27, 2007 concert at Torvi in Lahti, Finland, can be viewed here. The clip features a guest appearance on vocals by Kärtsy Hatakka of WALTARI.

HELION's latest album, "Mercury Rising", was recorded at Studio Sound Supreme (AMORAL, PAIN CONFESSOR, ROTTEN SOUND) and was the group's first CD to feature new guitar player Kimmo Korhonen. As an added bonus, a remixed version of "Pay Day" is also included on the effort.

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Helion Post New Live Video, "God of Fire", Online

Finnish melodic metallers HELION have issued the following update:

"Like we promised, we’ve got some treats stored for you and today’s the day the bag of fun finally opens. Like you may or may have not known, we had two cameras shooting the special show (in Lahti on April 27th) and today’s the day to harvest what was sown. Unfortunately the gig wasn’t without human errors as the better audio quality was lost on the battlefield. What was salvageable was salvaged, and thus we give you 'God Of Fire'." More...

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