Sci-Fi Power Metal DIRE PERIL Posts Guitar Playthrough For “The Predator”

American sci-fi power metal duo DIRE PERIL featuring Jason Ashcraft (Helion Prime) and vocalist John Yelland (Judicator) have posted their new guitar playthrough for their track Yautja (Hunter Culture)”. The song is off their recently released debut album “The Extraterrestrial Compendium” via Divebomb Records. It was the last track written for their sci-fi inspired album but was made the opener for the release. The song is a 7-minute thrasher taking you on an up close and personal hunt with the Predator species from the classic 80s movie along with it being based on The Predator’s expanded universe in other formats.  Continue reading “Sci-Fi Power Metal DIRE PERIL Posts Guitar Playthrough For “The Predator””

DIRE PERIL Premiere Music Video “Always Right Here”

American sci-fi power metal duo DIRE PERIL featuring Jason Ashcraft (Helion Prime) and vocalist John Yelland (Judicator) are premiering their new music video “Always Right Here”. The video captures the band in studio recording one of their lighter tracks off their recently released debut album “The Extraterrestrial Compendium”.

“We are pleased to release our video for one of the slower tracks of the album. This video, though not as intense as “Blood In The Ice”, was a lot of fun to do. We wanted to keep this one simple and give a more in the studio feel. We captured that really well I think.” says Ashcraft. “Always Right Here” can be viewed below.

Inspired by all manners of science fiction, DIRE PERIL’s debut full length “The Extraterrestrial Compendium” bases each one of its 12 songs on classic sci-fi movies including Predator, Total Recall, Starship Troopers, and E.T. and features guest performances by Brittney Slayes (Unleash The Archers) and the mighty Arjen Anthony Luccassen (Ayreon, Star One, The Gentle Storm).

Physical and digital album plus stream available on Divebomb Records hereBandcampAmazoniTunesSpotify.

 

DIRE PERIL Premiere Video “Queen of The Galaxy”

American sci-fi power metal duo DIRE PERIL featuring Jason Ashcraft (Helion Prime) and vocalist John Yelland (Judicator) are premiering their latest lyric video “Queen of The Galaxy” featuring Unleash The Archers vocalist Brittney Slayes whom reprise’s her role as Barbarella for a re-recorded version of the track. The song is their second single off their upcoming album “The Extraterrestrial Compendium” due out November 9th, 2018 via Divebomb Records to follow their three previous EP releases “Astronomical Minds” (2013), “Queen of The Galaxy” (2014) and “Through Time and Space” (2015).

The band comments: “Telling the story of Barbarella the Queen of the Galaxy, we are joined by the first guest musician on the album Brittney Slayes (Unleash the Archers). This is actually a re-recording of an older Dire Peril track and the lyrics were written by original vocalist Norman Skinner. 

Check out the premiere of “Queen of The Galaxy” below.

Inspired by all manners of science fiction, “The Extraterrestrial Compendium” bases each one of its 12 songs on classic sci-fi movies including Predator, Total Recall, Starship Troopers, and E.T. and features guest performances by Brittney Slayes (Unleash The Archers) and the mighty Arjen Anthony Luccassen (Ayreon, Star One, The Gentle Storm).

“The album takes you on a journey all based on different sci-fi films. From fast aggressive right hand attacks (in style of Iced Earth) to softer acoustic passages.” adds Jason Ashcraft.

Angerhead, Helion Prime, Dire Peril and others featured on new free compilation.‏

ONLINE METAL PROMO and THE AUTOPSY REPORT radio show (UK) have partnered to offer “Metal Up Your Axe, Vol. 2”, a free digital download music compilation featuring a mix of 41 past, current and unreleased original songs from established and up and coming rock & metal bands from the United States, Australia, Germany, Italy, Spain and Bulgaria.

Bands featured on the compilation include:

1. Alsatia
2. Angerhead
3. Azrael’s Bane
4. Blasted To Static
5. Broken Teeth
6. Canedy
7. Chris Violence
8. Corners of Sanctuary
9. Diamond Lane
10. Dire Peril
11. Dreadnaught
12. Empires of Eden
13. Enceladus
14. Eternal Voyager
15. Flames of Fury
16. HailMary
17. Helion Prime
18. Ignitor
19. Jessikill
20. Knightmare
21. Lords of the Trident
22. Love & War
23. Malice
24. Maxxxwell Carlisle
25. Outlaws & Moonshine
26. Phallax
27. Rabid Assassin
28. RebelHot
29. Seventh Calling
30. Shallow Ground
31. Sorizon
32. St. James
33. Stop Stop
34. Strikeforce
35. The Rods
36. TwentyDarkSeven
37. Unbound
38. Vanlade
39. Viron
40. Zar
41. Zephaniah

Download the free songs, compilation artwork and track listing here.

Jason Ashcraft of Sacramento Power Metal upstarts Helion Prime discusses influences, album guest appearances, science fact versus science fiction and more

Helion Prime set out on their first tour, playing shows in Oregon, Nevada, California, and Utah. Their debut album is set to be released in early 2016 and will be featuring special guest Niklas Isfeldt of Dream Evil. Stay tuned all you power metal fanatics!

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Jason Ashcraft of Sacramento Power Metal upstarts Helion Prime discusses influences, album guest appearances, science fact versus science fiction and more with new Capital Chaos TV interviewer Thea Iverson

Helion Prime rage their record release show @ The Blue Lamp – Sacramento, California

Helion Prime was first conceived from a common love of metal and all things science. The band was founded when Jason Ashcraft (of Dire Peril) asked Heather Michele (of Graveshadow) to form a project with him. Between the two, they had worked with such artists as Mark Briody (Jag Panzer), Brittney Slayes (Unleash the Archers), Andy LaRocque (King Diamond), Ralph Scheepers (Primal Fear), Arjen Anthony Lucassen (Ayreon/Star One), and Niklas Isfeldt (Dream Evil). The concept; power metal with themes based on actual scientific theories with the occasional sci-fi tribute. The name Helion Prime was borrowed from an alien planet featured in the film “Chronicles of Riddick,” a movie the two were great fans of. She accepted the exciting proposition without hesitation. The two recorded their first demo track in June of 2014, and with the help of members from Dire Peril and Axiom, Helion Prime debuted their first live performance in August 2014 at the Boardwalk in Orangevale, CA. The dynamic duo then released their first EP on February 26th, 2015 with a full length album in the works. Helion Prime’s lineup was completed after bringing Jeremy Steinhouse on bass and Justin Herzer (of Axiom) on drums. In August of 2015, Helion Prime set out on their first tour, playing shows in Oregon, Nevada, California, and Utah. Their debut album is set to be released in early 2016 and will be featuring special guest Niklas Isfeldt of Dream Evil. Stay tuned all you power metal fanatics!

Dire Peril releases “The Extraterrestrial Compendium” album artwork and track list.‏

The band just ran a successful indiegogo campaign to raise funds for the new album and as a promise for reaching our stretch goal, we are releasing the album cover artwork and track list early to the public. The artwork was created by french artist Gwen Vibancos.

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Sacramento, California based power metal band DIRE PERIL have released the artwork and track list for their upcoming full length debut album “The Extraterrestrial Compendium” to be released during 2016.

Dire Peril guitarist Jason Ashcraft has checked in with the following comment:

The band just ran a successful indiegogo campaign to raise funds for the new album and as a promise for reaching our stretch goal, we are releasing the album cover artwork and track list early to the public. The artwork was created by french artist Gwen Vibancos.

Dire Peril – “The Extraterrestrial Compendium” track list:

01: TMA-0
02: Yautja (Hunter Culture)
03: Planet Preservation
04: Enemy Mine
05: The Visitor
06: Altar IV: The Forbidden Planet
07: Total Recall
08: Queen of the Galaxy*
09: Roughnecks
10: Blood in the Ice
11: Riddick’s Fury
12: TMA-1
13: A Space Odyssey

The album will be mixed by Carlos Alvarez of Dirty Viking Audio Productions and will ultimately b mastered in France at Tower Studios (Ayreon, Megadeth)

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John Yelland – Vocals (Judicator)
Jason Ashcraft – Rhythm, Lead, Acoustic & Bass Guitars (Helion Prime)

Jason states: The new version of the song “Queen of the Galaxy” (2015) is a re-recording from the band’s EP of the same name and will once again feature Unleash the Archers vocalist Brittney Slayes. “I always knew I would want to redo a song from one of the first Dire Peril EP’s as the production was never quite there in terms of what I wanted for the band. When the time came to choose a song, I felt this one fit the theme of the album perfectly.”

“The theme behind the album is that each song is based off a different sci-fi related film: Predator, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Enemy Mine, K-PAX, Forbidden Planet, Total Recall, Barbarella, Starship Troopers, The Thing, The Riddick Series and 2001: A Space Odyssey”.

“I can’t wait to get this album out. It has been a long time coming for Dire Peril to release a full length and honestly something that should have happened long ago. We are hard at work right now getting this album recorded and more news will follow to include the album release date”.

Sacramento Sci Fi Heavy Metal Powerhouse Dire Peril Attempt Indiegogo Campaign And Live Show Fundraiser To Fund Debut Release

They are offering limited edition perks through this campaign, as well as a raffle. Those who donate $25 or more will automatically be entered into the raffle. You can donate as many times as you like and each time you do your name will be re-entered in the raffle. The raffle will include a collection of Sci-Fi Films that relate to each song on the album. The movies in the set will be:

Predator

Predator 2

Predators

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Dire Peril, a band from Sacramento, started by Jason Ashcraft to combine his love for heavy metal and Sci-Fi. Now with John Yelland on vocals, and the help of many great musicians they will be embarking on our debut journey.

All who contribute to a perk will receive all perks below. (For example: if you purchase a $15 perk you will also receive the $5 and $10 perk. However, some items do not apply.)

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Their goal is to raise $2,500. This will help them immensely in reaching their ultimate goal. The album will be mixed by Carlos Alvarez of Dirty Viking Audio Productions. The album will be mastered in France by Tower Studios (responsible for such bands as Ayreon, and Megadeth)

They are offering limited edition perks through this campaign, as well as a raffle. Those who donate $25 or more will automatically be entered into the raffle. You can donate as many times as you like and each time you do your name will be re-entered in the raffle. The raffle will include a collection of Sci-Fi Films that relate to each song on the album. The movies in the set will be:

Predator

Predator 2

Predators

The Day the Earth Stood Still (Original)

The Day the Earth Stood Still (Remake)

Starship Troopers

Starship Troopers 2

Starship Troopers 3

Total Recall (Original)

Total Recall (Remake)

Barbarella: Queen of the Galaxy

The Forbidden Planet

The Thing From Another World

The Thing (1982)

The Thing (2011)

Pitch Black

Chronicles of Riddick

Dark Fury

Riddick

Enemy Mine

2001: A Space Odyssey

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