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Helion Prime - Question Everything

It’s been about two years since the Helion Prime’s sophomore release Terror Of The Cybernetic Space Monster. Now Sacramento sci-fi power metallers Helion Prime returns with their third effort and the much shorter title Question Everything set for release on Monday, October 5th, 2020 via their label Saibot Reigns. This is Helion Prime’s first album with new vocalist Mary Zimmer, who has also accompanied the band on two separate tours of the United States. It also sees the band’s original singer, Heather Michele, returning in a writing capacity and contributing all lyrics and melodies. Heather Michele also along with other former Helion Prime vocalist Sozos Michael and with John Yelland (Judicator/Dire Peril) add their guest vocals on the full length. The track For Forbidden Zone,

Bold am I

To make such a claim

That the lords of this world

Weren’t the first ones to reign

Dishonor the almighty ape

For the sake

Of a shadow of truth

I cannot disdain

Though I long to go and see

What lies beyond

Those barren mountains

Hiding on that shore

I refrain

My heretic mind

With this uneasy crime

Breeds the bane of all

Sacred recorded time

What weight can a scroll

Keep at bay for a doubter

Who frightens away

From a dawning light?

Never knowing why

The decline of a proud society

Secretly awaits in the Forbidden Zone

Don’t be afraid

Though you may not like what you see

It is your destiny

Now behold this man from the sky

With his eyes shining bright

Speaking words in our tongue

Reading words we write

If he holds the key

To the truth I seek

Do I condemn our beliefs

Or just let it be?

Is it worth the price to know?

The knowledge I must know

The truth will be revealed

In the Forbidden Zone

The highly anticipated third record is a concept album, with each song revolving around different figures throughout human history who had the courage to question the status quo of their respective worlds/societies, in some cases even dealing with harsh persecution as a result. Those Helion Prime chose to write about-faced prejudice, mockery, ex-communication, and persecution – yet through it all, they held true to their beliefs and ideas. Time would be their greatest ally as their ideas and identities were eventually validated, oftentimes not until after their passing. They serve as an inspiration for all minds to continue thinking outside the box and staying true to themselves.

Jason Aschcraft speaks on the album itself:

«This album has truly been amazing to work on. The idea behind it is something I’ve been holding on to since around the time I started the band. Aside from writing some of what I consider to be Prime’s best work it was a great experience getting to work with Heather again on an album as she once again contributed her talents for the lyrics».

Question Everything was mixed by Chris Collier and mastered by Brett Caldas-Lima with additional mixing/drum edits/reamping by Alex Nasla of Gear Gods Studio. Guitar/Bass edits by Michael Goodrich and cover art by Marc Whisnant.

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Om Ulf Backstrøm (4275 Artikler)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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