HELION PRIME – Interview with Jason Ashcraft (Interview)

HELION PRIME – Interview with Jason Ashcraft (Interview)

As AFM Records‘ very own Helion Prime have the imminent release of their sophomore album, Terror of the Cybernetic Monster (check out the Decibel Geek review here), we were lucky enough to pin down band leader/founding member/guitarist Jason Ashcraft to quiz him on the album, line-up changes and influences. Decibel Geek: Your music is based on ‘science fact’, what first triggered your interest in science? Jason Ashcraft: I have always showed an interest in science and primarily with space, but my peek interest began in my…

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HELION PRIME – Terror of the Cybernetic Space Monster (Album Review)

HELION PRIME – Terror of the Cybernetic Space Monster (Album Review)

You can tell straight away by the album’s title that Terror of the Cybernetic Space Monster is not your run of the mill heavy metal album. No mentions of wild nights on the booze, the devil doesn’t get a look in and not one nod to sexual conquests. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, you understand, they’re the staples on which all rock n roll music has been built, it’s just that Jason Ashcraft…

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HELION PRIME – Terror of the Cybernetic Space Monster (August 31, 2018)

HELION PRIME – Terror of the Cybernetic Space Monster (August 31, 2018)

Helion Prime and their mascot – the mighty Saibot – return with their sophomore effort Terror Of The Cybernetic Space Monster on August 31st, 2018. 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…

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Official LEGIONS OF METAL Day 2 (Festival Report)

Official LEGIONS OF METAL Day 2 (Festival Report)

LEGIONS OF METAL FESTIVAL 2017 – Final Day All good things must eventually come to an end. If you’re going out, why not do it in style? That’s what took place on the final day at the inaugural Legions of Metal Festival. The longest day of the event, we got under way around 2 pm. There was a rooftop patio again and also a brunch buffet offered, but I failed to attend these this day….

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LEGIONS OF METAL – Complete Coverage 2017 (Festival Report)

LEGIONS OF METAL – Complete Coverage 2017 (Festival Report)

I am a hard rock and metal music fan. Many different genres and styles. Card carrying. Proud as hell. Totally necessary for life. It enhances yet also controls my life. It was not always so. In days gone by, some 30 years ago to as recent as 10 years back, I suffered abuse and ridicule for my listening pleasures. Today, those offenders, so-called friends, have been flushed away. Good riddance. I have new, real friends…

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HELION PRIME – Helion Prime (Album Review)

HELION PRIME – Helion Prime (Album Review)

Science fiction and science fact aren’t what you’d quite expect as a unique selling point for a power metal band, but this is exactly what Helion Prime has done, and to great effect. The Helion Prime idea was conceived by Jason Ashcraft and Heather Michele during 2014, combining their two loves of science and heavy metal music. With Ashcraft on guitar and Michele on lead vocals, they were joined by Jeremy Steinhouse on bass and…

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HELION PRIME – Helion Prime (February 24, 2017)

HELION PRIME – Helion Prime (February 24, 2017)

“Science-based power metal” band Helion Prime from Sacramento California is the newest addition to the AFM roster. The group, founded by guitarist Jason Ashcraft, have been 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 is the lyrical range of topics for Helion Prime. The band is a refreshing, high-class addition to the scene…

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