HELION PRIME is proud to announce the addition of lead guitarist Chad Bill Anderson (DISFORIA) from Salt Lake City, Utah as a full time band member.
Chad has been playing live with Helion Prime for the past year and everyone felt the right move was to just bring Chad in full time.
Chad will make his recording debut on the band’s second album which the band has already begun the writing process for.
Chad has checked in with the following comment: “I’m very excited to be working with such a talented group of musicians and the future is looking very bright indeed!”
First conceived through a common love of heavy metal and science, Helion Prime was born in 2014 when Dire Peril guitarist Jason Ashcraft joined forces with Graveshadow vocalist Heather Michele to forge a new project—between the two, résumés boasted work alongside such greats as Andy LaRocque (King Diamond, Death, etc.), Mark Briody (Jag Panzer), Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear, Gamma Ray, etc.), Niklas Isfeldt (Dream Evil) and Brittney Slayes (Unleash The Archers). The name Helion Prime was borrowed from an alien planet featured in the 2004 film The Chronicles of Riddick. The concept? Power metal thematically based on actual scientific theories—with the occasional sci-fi tribute thrown in for good measure.
Their debut EP, “The Drake Equation”, followed in 2015, and Helion Prime’s lineup eventually solidified with the addition of Jeremy Steinhouse on bass and Axiom’s Justin Herzer behind the kit. Almost precisely one year later, the group returned with a self-titled 10-track full-length: independently released by the band in mid-February of 2016 and already out of print!
Helion Prime recently announced their signing to US metal label DiveBomb Records for the re-release of their debut cd in summer 2016.