Helion Prime - The Gadfly [Official Music Video]

Third single off our upcoming album "Question Everything" out everywhere October 5th! Based on the philosopher Socrates. Pre-Order the album here - https://helionprimemetal.com Join our Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/helionprime Find us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/helionprimem... Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/artist/2lUdz... Apple Music - https://music.apple.com/us/artist/hel... Instagram - https://instagram.com/helionprimemetal The Gadfly Another socialite elected in to reign Another gross injustice suffered to enable This olden postulation bred by disdain The moral of a mighty fist must be forsaken They live their lives concerned with subjugation Useless in their own naivety And for honor I'll make them look into the mirror How do you sleep at night entangled by these chains? The unexamined life is hardly worth the labor So many questions sleeping soundly in your head It takes a thoughtful mind to answer them instead For though you claim to know the truth Surrounding your existence To know that you know nothing makes you wise So I'll play the role of the gadfly As I continue to find My way towards the light Of virtue and grace I learn to embrace This momentary life For everything I've realized Will aid me, assuage me For the day I die Undaunted by sentence to go towards the river I walk like a soldier to war No promise of freedom can ever be made For my prison will always remain in life So with honor and valor my ally I'll play the role of the gadfly Make certain my legacy As moral compass, I fight To sway the minds of the titled on high And with a sip of this blight I will uphold what I know is right For on this day, I die I'll play the role I will uphold I'll fight the good fight

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Montreal, QC - September 8, 2020

For fans of Unleash the Archers, Iron Maiden, Helloween

The Fate of Socrates Is Reflected In Helion Prime's New Music Video "Gadfly"

Premiere Music Video via MetalInjection
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

Helion Prime have released their third single and the first music video from the upcoming album "Question Everything" due out October 5th.

"The Gadfly" is based on the Greek philosopher "Socrates". 
He was found guilty of “impiety” and “corrupting the young”, sentenced to death, and then required to carry out his own execution by consuming a deadly potion of the poisonous plant hemlock.

The video reflects Socrates' ultimate decision to honor his conviction and carry out his death by hemlock while his followers and friends stood by having to accept his fate. 

The video for "The Gadfly" can be viewed via its premiere on MetalInjection HERE
It's been about two years since the band's sophomore release "Terror of the Cybernetic Space Monster" and Sacramento sci-fi power metallers Helion Prime returns with their third effort and the much shorter title "Question Everything" set for release on Monday, October 5th, 2020 via their label Saibot Reigns.  This is Helion Prime's first album with new vocalist Mary Zimmer, who has also accompanied the band on two separate tours of the United States. It also sees the band's original singer, Heather Michele, returning in a writing capacity and contributing all lyrics and melodies. Heather Michele also along with other former Helion Prime vocalist Sozos Michael and with John Yelland (Judicator/Dire Peril) add their guest vocals on the full length.

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.
"Question Everything" is out worldwide on October 5th, 2020 via Saibot Reigns. Album pre-order at Helionprimemetal.com.
Previous singles:
"The Forbidden Zone" YouTube (Lyric Video)Spotify.
"Madame Mercury" Youtube (Lyric Video), Spotify.

Track Listing:
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
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