HELIX frontman Brian Vollmer recently spoke to the The London Free Press about the group's appearance at this weekend's Sweden Rock Festival, a three-day sonic barrage of some of the world's hardest and most renowned metal bands.
Speaking of the upcoming Swedish gig, Vollmer expressed total confidence in the band's ability to rock just as hard as the big-name headliners such as MÖTLEY CRÜE, SAMMY HAGAR and MEGADETH.
"We've played with lots of these bands before," he said, although he conceded the Sweden Rock Festival will mark the band's first festival show in Europe. Still, Vollmer is quick to point out HELIX has played "bigger festivals than this . . . just not in Europe."
"We've been trying to get on the (Sweden Rock) Festival for years," he explained. This year, the band got its break as a hardcore HELIX fan happened to be involved with the festival's promoter and was therefore able to drop the band's name.
As for new guitarists Rainer Wiechmann and Jim Lawson, who joined HELIX just last year, how will such a major performance work out?
"I think it'll be all right," Vollmer said. "We played last summer with ALICE COOPER. . . they're relatively used to it. I think they can handle it."
To comment on a
story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of
does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details.
reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).