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Rock N Roar Succeeds Despite Inclement Conditions

Rock N Roar Succeeds Despite Inclement Conditions
Not even the threat of inclement weather could dampen the spirits of attendees at the 5th annual Come Rock N Roar festival staged Friday August 15th and Saturday August 16th at the scenic Four Seasons Waterfront Park in Spanish, Northern Ontario. With Helix and Trooper commanding the headline spots on Friday and Randy Bachman (with The Sadies) and Honeymoon Suite... Read More

HELIX – Bastard of The Blues

HELIX – Bastard of The Blues
(Helix Records) Give Brian Vollmer credit. When it seems every other established rock band is questioning the validity of releasing new product, Vollmer drags his Helix band mates together – and with substantial song writing, and performance assistance from former lead guitarist Sean Kelly, has fashioned a record that reflects back on the band’s past glories. Yes rock records may... Read More

Fantasy To Reality – Sean Kelly’s Metal On Ice Book

Fantasy To Reality – Sean Kelly’s Metal On Ice Book
Growing up in North Bay Ontario, Sean Kelly fantasized about being a rock star. He dreamed about escaping to Los Angeles, cracking the lineup of an aspiring rock band playing on Sunset Strip and getting scooped up by the A&R guy of a major record label. Then young Sean attended a rock concert in his home town featuring two Canadian... Read More

Renaissance What Renaissance? – Helix

Renaissance What Renaissance? – Helix
Brian Vollmer doesn’t quite buy the observation that there’s a retro rock ‘n roll renaissance currently taking place in Canada. Yes there’s lots of classic 70’s and 80’s rock bands currently back on the circuit but as lead vocalist and sole surviving original member of hard rock band, Helix, Vollmer notes that it’s still a struggle keeping his band operational.... Read More

Helix – Rockin’ The Way

Helix – Rockin’ The Way
Deerfoot Casino, Calgary | November 3, 2012 Entering the stage beneath a synthesized orchestral overture, Helix didn’t waste time building momentum. Setting the dial to 11 with “Wild in the Streets” singer Brian Vollmer took control with gusto using every limb to command the audience and fuel his band mates to push hard to the finish line. Helix is tight,... Read More

Helix – Best Of 1983-2012

Helix – Best Of 1983-2012
(Helix Records) Kitchener Ontario’s Helix is a band with a split personality. Live they are one of this country’s most dynamic on-stage performers with a heavy metal persona that rivals any major international live act. Yet on the radio; its soft rock, pop tracks like ` Gimme, Gimme Good Lovin’ and their A Foot In Cold Water’s `Make Me Do’... Read More