Helix Confirm Title Of New Album
HELIX mainman Brian Vollmer has issued the following update:
"Over the past couple of weeks we’ve been negotiating with an English record company about signing the band. This is in the process of becoming a reality; we just need to sign the paper. As well as taking on the new CD, said company is also licensing seven CDs in our back catalogue- Breaking Loose, White Lace & Black Leather, B-Sides, Half-alive, Back for Another Taste, Rockin’ In My Outer Space, and Live! In Buffalo. Expect an official announcement in a couple of weeks."
"The new CD (which will be released in July/August) will be called The Power Of Rock n’ Roll. It will be a combination of Get Up! plus four brand new tracks: 'Fill Your Head With Rock', 'Nickels & Dimes', 'Livin’ Life Large' and 'Eat My Dust'. Spiro Papadatos has re-done the artwork and it looks stunning. For those of you who have bought the Get Up! CD: Hold on to your copy-it’s soon to become a collector’s item."
"I’m expecting fans to ask me why put out Get Up! when The Power Of Rock N Roll is essentially the same thing plus four new tracks. Well…back when we were recording the CD we were trying to coincide the Get Up! release with the release of the Trailer Park Boys’ movie The Big Dirty, as 'Heavy Metal Love' was featured prominently on the soundtrack. We had already written the other four tracks but ran out of time to record them, so we decided to come out with a seven-song CD, and shop it around to various people while we recorded the remaining tracks. The CD was released in October of 2006 to rave reviews, and this spring we started sending it out to different record companies in hopes of landing a deal. We were actually offered several, but the company we eventually chose is a great fit for the band. You will understand when we announce it formally."
"We are now putting together a western Canadian tour for the June 6th-16th time period. Already booked-The Grande Cache Hotel in Grand Cache, Alberta for June 8th and 9th and The Edmonton Casino for the 15th and 16th. There will probably be 3-5 more dates added to this. Ned Niemi is moving into his new house during this time period so Brian Doerner is coming back to play the tour for us."
"Presently the US dates listed have us in Springfield, Virginia on Thursday, May 17th and then in Columbus at CBR’s on Saturday, May 19th. CBR’s in Columbus reneged on the date, so at that point I pulled the Springfield date as it was too far to drive for just one show. As it looks now, we’ll be in Middleton, Ohio on Friday, May 18th, and at the El Rosa Villa in Columbus on Saturday, May 19th. C.C. Deville of POISON is hosting the show, so it should be a hoot. More info to come as I get it. Incidentally, for these dates Brett Carrington of HONEYMOON SUITE will be playing drums."
Helix live dates include:
27 - Whitby, ON - Johnny B's
4 - Orillia, ON - Second Last Call
6 - Edmonton, AB - Knight Cycles
18 - Middleton, OH at tba
19 - Columbus, Ohio - El Rosa Villa
24 - Brandon, MB - Trails West Inn
25 - Winnipeg, MB - Silverados
26 - Creighton, SK - Creighton Sportex
8/9 - Grande Cache, AB - Grande Cache Hotel
15/16 - Edmonton, AB - Edmonton Casino
23 - Lucknow, ON - Lucknow Arena (with KIM MITCHELL)
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