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Jun

Decibel Geek Podcast - BRIAN VOLLMER (HELIX)

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BRIAN VOLLMER OF CANADIAN ROCKERS HELIX ON REALITY TV, PUTTING HELIX ONLINE IN THE EARLY 1990's, AND BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE BAND

Decibel Geek podcast/website staff writer Blair DeAbreu recently interviewed Brian Vollmer for a talk about Brian's new reality TV series, putting Helix into the online world in the early 1990's, the behind the scenes of the Helix band and more. A few excerpts follow:

On The Vollmer's Reality Show: 'I call it my unreality reality show, and it's about Linda and I and the somewhat bizarre life we live. On one hand we live in a blue collar district of East London, Ontario and live a very normal life but it's punctuated with pretty unreality things I'm sure to other people' and 'our reality show is muuch the same (as other reality TV shows) only it's a no budget show whereas those are very high budget shows and whereas those shows are all heavily scripted ours is essentially very loosely scripted, in fact not really scripted at all''

On taking to the Internet very early in the 90s with PlanetHelix.com: 'As John Lennon said either you grow with music or music outgrows you. That goes for marketing as well. Actually there is more money being spent on music than ever before its just very fractured'.'

On bands learning the ropes through playing 8 times a week in the 70s & 80s: 'It toughened you and prepared you for any success that might come. By the time we got signed in '82 we had already been on the road for 8 years. Even at 8 years of being ready it was still a major shock when it actually happened.'

On being a Canadian band: 'Canada loves an underdog but as soon as you make it they turn on you, I don't know why that is, is it a jealousy factor''

Link to Official Website Post: http://www.decibelgeek.com/wordpress/brian-vollmer-helix-audio-interview/

Official website located at: http://www.decibelgeek.com

 
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Tue
05
Aug

One on One with Mitch Lafon - HELIX

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In episode 35 of One On One with Mitch Lafon. Mitch is joined by co-hosts Russ Dwarf (KILLER DWARFS). This episode features interviews with Steve 'Zetro' Souza of EXODUS and Brian Vollmer Of HELIX.



In our first interview, Steve 'Zetro' Souza of EXODUS discusses leaving the band in 2004, re-joining the band this year, his band Hatriot, being in a band with his sons, his future in both bands (EXODUS & Hatriot), having METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT on Exodus' new album BLOOD IN BLOOD OUT, Rob Dukes and more. 



HELIX's Brian Vollmer is our second guest. He discusses the band's latest effort - Bastard Of The Blues (featuring guitars and writing by Four By Fate's Sean Kelly), the band's 40 year career, changing members, his voice, the need to make new music and more. 



For More EXODUS visit:http://exodusattack.com ; on TWITTER: @ExodusAttack and @SteveZetroSouza 



For more HELIX visit:www.planethelix.com and on TWITTER: @helixtheband 



Follow Sean Kelly and Four By Fate on TWITTER: @SeanKellyGuitar and @FourByFate



Follow RUSS DWARF on TWITTER: @RussDWaRf and his band the KILLER DWARFS: @KillerDwarfs 



Follow MARK STRIGL on TWITTER: @Strigl and Talking Metal: @talkingmetal 



Follow Mitch Lafon on Twitter: @mitchlafon



KEEP LISTENING TO ONE ON ONE WITH MITCH LAFON for you chance to win a pair of tickets to Skid Row in Montreal (on August 19th)



This Episode of One On One With Mitch Lafon is brought to you by the Heavy Montreal Festival taking place August 9th and 10th at Parc Jean Drapeau in beautiful downtown Montreal (Quebec) Canada and this year Features performances by Metallica, Slayer, The Offspring, Lamb of God, Anthrax, Twisted Sister, Exodus and many more!



For more about Heavy Montreal visit: http://heavymontreal.com

 

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