Canadian hard rock veterans HELIX have posted an eight-minute video clip (see below) featuring behind-the-scenes footage from their trip to Pryor, Oklahoma to perform at the this year's Rocklahoma festival on Friday, July 10.
HELIX has set "It's Rock Science, NOT Rocket Science!" as the tentative title of its new album, which will be released in Europe through AOR Heaven. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "The Animal Inside", "When The Bitter's Got The Better Of You", "Sticks & Stones", "Vagabond Bones", "Hung Over But Still Hanging In" and "Monday Morning Meltdown". Also included on the LP will be a cover of the AC/DC classic "It's a Long Way To The Top If You Wanna Rock And Roll" featuring the "No Rest For The Wicked"-era (1983) lineup of HELIX — Brian Vollmer on vocals, Brent Doerner on guitar, Mike Uzilac on bass, and Greg "Fritz" Hinz on drums. The track, which will also appear on an AC/DC tribute CD being released through Perris Records, was engineered by Aaron McMurray and features a guest appearance by THE MUDMEN and Steve Georgakopoulos, who played on the last two HELIX CDs.
HELIX has been active in the past several years with several releases. The band's most recent collection of original material, "The Power of Rock and Roll", came out in 2007. Their latest CD, "A Heavy Mental Christmas", was made available in all Canadian Wal-Mart stores last November and received airplay worldwide. The CD also received great reviews from the critics.