Officially Working On New Album; Band To Potentially Tour Europe Next AprilHELIX
vocalist Biran Vollmer
checks in with an update:
"We're now officially working on getting a new CD done. I was hum-hawing around for the past couple of months about it, but what really got my ass in gear was a potential European tour next April. It's being put together by No Nonsense Booking out of Belgium, I believe.
Yesterday I was reading Darren Smith's post about leaving for Japan with HAREM SCAREM,
and my old friend Harry Hess. I believe that their tour of Japan is tied in with a European tour booked by No Nonsense Booking as well. So we'll see how that tour goes... I would imagine if it goes well that some of these same venues we'll be going through.
Anyway, back to the new CD... It's going to be somewhat of a family affair, I think. Sean (Kelly) and I have a whack of songs sitting on the shelf. As well, Daryl (Gray, bass) has a ballad he has written, John (Claus, guitar) has some songs, and Kaleb (Duck, guitar) and I are getting together this Saturday to see if we can come up with something. The more songs we have to choose from the better.
Our schedule for the rest of the year is pretty much open except for New Years. I have my first solo date coming up at The Rockpile Two (the old Knob Hill Hotel) in November and also Metal On Ice at the Phoenix on October 26th, so there should be ample time to get some recording done for both the Helix CD and for my own solo disc."