HELIX To Release Bastard Of The Blues In May; Scandinavia Tour Confirmed
March 2, 2014, a year ago
Canuck hard rock legends HELIX have announced that they will be touring Scandinavia in October in support of their newest CD Bastard Of The Blues, due for release in May via Perris Records
Dates booked so far include:
October17 - Backstage Rockbar @ Livingroom - Sandviken, Sweden
18 - Scandic Swania - Trollhättan, Sweden
22 - Harry B. James - Stockholm, Sweden
23 - Ritz - Örebro, Sweden
24 - Denim & Leather - Jönköping, Sweden
25 - Gjerdrum Kulturhus - Gjerdrum, Norway
More dates will to be added in Finland and Denmark soon.
Helix is no stranger to Scandinavia, having had a Number One CD in Sweden in 1983 with Long Way to Heaven. In 1988 they played Stockholm in support of DEEOP PURPLE's IAN GILLAN but did not return to Sweden until the mid-'90's, when they played Sweden Rock Festival. However, by that time the only original member left in the band was lead singer Brian Vollmer. This time around the line-up will include original members Greg "Fritz" Hinz (drums) and Daryl Gray (bass). Filling out the lineup with Brian are guitarists Kaleb Duck (who has been with the band for six years) and newcomer Chris Julke. Original guitarist Paul Hackman died in a car accident in 1993 while returning from tour, and Brent Doerner retired last year. He is still involved with the band in a video making capacity.
The band's newest CD Bastard Of The Blues was written by Sean Kelly and Brian Vollmer during 2013. Sean Kelly also plays guitar for NELLY FURTADO and the newly formed FOUR BY FATE, who's members include John Regan (DAVID BOWIE, PETER FRAMPTON, MICK JAGGER), Stett Howland (W.A.S.P., LITA FORD), and Tod Howarth (ACE FREHLEY, CHEAP TRICK).
Bastard Of The Blues tracklisting:
Bastard Of The Blues'
'Even Jesus (Wasn't Loved In His Hometown)'
'Screamin' At the Moon'
'Metal at Midnight'
'Axe to Grind'
'When All The Love Is Gone'
'Winning is the Best Revenge'
'Hellbound for a Heartbreak'
'Skin in the Game'
'The Bitch is a Bullet'
'Sticks & Stones'