HELIX: More New Album Details Revealed

AOR Heaven has announced that it has secured the licensing rights to the as-yet-untitled new studio album from the Canadian hard rock band HELIX for the European territory.

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 this past November and received airplay worldwide. The CD also received great reviews from the critics.

"We expect this CD to be a continuation of those two CDs", says producer/co-writer Gord Prior. "The knowledge we gained from working on those two discs is going to make this one a much more cohesive effort, even though we thought those two discs were some of the best ever released by the band. We already have the material written — it's a matter now of tightening up the loose ends and going into the studio and recording it."

The recording process for the new album will begin within the next couple of weeks. The band expects to have the CD finished by fall of this year. 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 HELIXBrian 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, will be engineered by Aaron McMurray and will feature a guest appearance by THE MUDMEN and Steve Georgakopoulos, who played on the last two HELIX CDs.

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