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Kill Frenzy comprises of 4 friends from different musical backgrounds, coming together to form this raw, energized, fast-paced thrash metal band. The name is inspired by the original Grand Theft Auto video games and although the members are down to earth, the music screams anger, violence and hatred. Reminding you of old school metal, that just doesn’t seem to be around anymore. As one fan put it “There’s no bullshit, it’s just full-on balls to the wall metal”.
The band hails from the gutters of the Mother City, Cape Town, South Africa. Bursting onto the circuit in March of 2017 with a bombardment of relentless gigging, loudly making themselves known on the local scene. Not only hitting the local venues with city-wide touring, the band featured at Metal 4 Africa’s WinterFest in July of 2018. In September 2018, the band went on tour, headlining 2 nights at Botswana’s annual Rock the Nation festival alongside Overthrust and Deadline. Stopping over in Johannesburg along the way to play a show there as well.
The band has been very proactive in contributing to building not only the local scene but also building bridges and making friends with bands across the border. Most of the shows played are organised by Frenzy themselves and they have hosted 4 bands from over the border, from Botswana and Mozambique. They have also played their part in organising gigs for charity, specifically animal charities, raising a considerable amount of money as well as collecting vast amounts of animal food. The band also donated all proceedings from their show towards a fans hospital bills after getting mugged buying cigarettes down the road from another metal show.
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The band featured on various channels, podcasts, websites and radio stations worldwide. To name a few, Local Band Smoke Out (USA and Canada), Brews N Tunes NY, Dirty Radio FM, Metal Devastation, UG Media, Metal Temple, MMH – Rock Radio, The Reverend Radio Show, The Epic Show as well as more local features such as Metal 4 Africa, France The Planet, Audio Inferno and Underground Press. Their first single “Aggravated Assault” was featured in the top 100 of Vishnu’s Trumpet and finished in 2nd. The band was also interviewed in the 3rd edition of Vulture Thrust Metal Magazine
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Helion Prime Pays Tribute To Mathematician Katherine Johnson With Single "Madame Mercury"
New Album “Question Everything" Out October 5th, 2020
L-R – Alex Bosson – Drums, Mary Zimmer – Vocals, Jason Ashcraft – Guitar, Chad Anderson – Guitar, Jeremy Steinhouse – Bass
Photo Credit: Casey Frederick
Today Helion Prime releases the second single for their upcoming album "Question Everything" out October 5th, 2020.
The single "Madame Mercury" is based on NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson. Johnson studied how to use geometry for space travel. She figured out the paths for the spacecraft to orbit (go around) Earth and to land on the Moon. NASA used Johnson's math, and it worked! NASA sent astronauts into orbit around Earth. Later, her math helped send astronauts to the Moon and back. NASA could not have done these things without Katherine Johnson and her love for math!
Today would have been Johnson's 102nd birthday had she not passed away earlier this year. There was no better way to release this song than with a video honoring her life's achievements on her birthday!
Guitarist Jason Ashcraft adds:
"When researching everyone for this album each story was inspiring in their own way, but Katherine's was one that really spoke to me. I admit I didn't know much about her before starting this album, but I can confidently say after learning all I did about her she's definitely a hero of mine. She was an amazing person and I hope this song can in some small way honor everything she's done."
The video was created by John W. Yelland (Vocalist of Judicator, Dire Peril, & Principium)
The highly anticipated third record is a concept album, with each song revolving around different figures throughout human history that had the courage to question the status quo of their respective worlds/societies, in some cases even dealing with harsh persecution as a result. Those Helion Prime chose to write about-faced prejudice, mockery, ex-communication, and persecution - yet through it all, they held true to their beliefs and ideas. Time would be their greatest ally as their ideas and identities were eventually validated, oftentimes not until after their passing. They serve as an inspiration for all minds to continue thinking outside the box and staying true to themselves.
Jason speaks on the album itself:
"This album has truly been amazing to work on. The idea behind it is something I've been holding on to since around the time I started the band. Aside from writing some of what I consider to be Prime's best work it was a great experience getting to work with Heather again on an album as she once again contributed her talents for the lyrics."
"Question Everything" was produced by Jason Ashcraft and Alex Nasla. Mixing was done by Chris Collier and mastered by Brett Caldas-Lima along with additional mixing/drum edits/reamping plus writing and performance of keyboard arrangements by Alex Nasla of Gear Gods Studio. Guitar/Bass edits by Michael Goodrich and cover art by Marc Whisnant.
1. The Final Theory (4:20)
2. Madame Mercury (4:19)
3. Prof (3:55)
4. The Gadfly (6:35)
5. Photo 51 (5:13)
6. E Pur Si Muove (5:48)
7. Words of The Abbot (4:55) ft. guest vocals John Yelland (Judicator, Dire Peril)
8. The Forbidden Zone (4:32)
9. Question Everything (5:56) ft. Heather Michele (ex-Graveshadow, ex-Helion Prime) and Sozos Michael (ex-Helion Prime, Planeswalker)
10. Reawakening (6:54)
11. Kong at the Gates (Misfits Cover)
Album Length: 56:12
Helion Prime is:
Mary Zimmer - Vocals
Jason Ashcraft - Rhythm Guitars
Chad Anderson - Lead Guitars
Jeremy Steinhouse - Bass
Alex Bosson - Drums