Last Modified: Monday, March 18, 2013
March 2013: Chrome is headlining the 4 day Hozak
Blackout Festival in Chicago May 16-20th, playing the last slot Saturday
May 18th. For tickets for the night or for the whole fest go to: http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=3461944
November 2012: Helios has begun a campaign to release
Chrome outtakes from studio sessions recorded in 1979 and 1980.
September 2012: Helios will NOT be performing at the Space
May 2012: Several news items to report. First is that Helios
will be performing next month in Los Angeles. "Post
Moral Neanderthal Retardist Pornography" is an art and music
event that kicks off at Subliminal
Projects on Friday June 8th, then moves to New York City on June
30th. (At this time it is not clear if Helios will be at the NYC
Helios will be headlining Texas's Space
Hippies space rock music festival in September.
And lastly, Helios is under new management. See the contact
page for details. After more than 10 years, staticwhitesound's
involvement with promotion and maintaining Helios' web presence is
coming to an end. A Facebook site has been set up and it is likely
to be the better source for current information. I will
still maintain the discography and other historical artifacts, but for
the latest info you'll want to look at Helios' Facebook page.
August 2011: In a few weeks, Transparency Records will be
releasing Helios' latest album Galactic Octopi. Pre-orders
are being accepted for both CD and gatefold double LP. Email
to get it as soon as it is released. Read a review and interview
with Helios in Psych
Trail Mix #6.
August 2008: There's a Helios Creed/Chrome tour criss-crossing
the US in September and October. Check out the dates and venues in
the gigs area.
April 2008: A Helios Creed tribute album is in the
works. If you'd like to participate or keep up to date on the
progress, check out the Myspace page: www.myspace.com/helioscreedtributealbum
April 2007: It's tour time again. Just a few shows
along the West Coast. Quick and dirty. Details
November 2006: The first single for H in quite a
while, "Cowboy" has been released as a 7" with a
live version of Chrome's Off the Line on the flipside. And
yes, that is Fabienne Shine on those backing vocals!
July 2006: DBLV now available in VINYL! Sweet soft gooey
vinyl! And Tour Shirts and Dual Forces DVD... Buy!
March 2006: Last Minute Tour
Changes: a) New show added in Phoenix on March 21st. b) Date
change for the Fort Collins Show, now on April 5th.
The West Side
Tour is pretty much finalized. Stay tuned for East-Coast
dates, probably next September.
February 2006: Helios' new album, Deep Blue Love
Vacuum, is going to be released on the Noiseville
label. Not only that, but a tour is in the works beginning with an
appearance at the SxSW Festival in
Also, a tour archive has been
started. We need your help to fill in the gaps. Fliers,
photos, ticket stubs, even memories are helpful.
December 2005: Helios News #10 is
out. And some last final tweeks to H's new album are being
done at staticwhitesound.
July 2005: Helios News # 9 is out.
March 2005: The Probe from Dark Side of the
Sun appears in/on the first issue of Psytrax. Psytrax is a new
psych/space/stoner-rock oriented version of Inkeys, which began in 1983
as a "cassette magazine" featuring new electronic music.
Now on CD, Psytrax is in the format of a radio show, featuring the
latest in psychedelic, space-rock and stoner-rock.
Visit the Psytrax
website for more information.
February 2005: Helios News # 8 is
Videos from the January 15th party and
impromptu show are available here: http://www.cooldaddyrocks.com/party.htm
January 2005: Material for a new CD was recorded at The Bubble in Austin Texas on January
20th, 21st, and 25th. Helios was joined in the studio by Paul
Della Pella (percussion), Jeff Pinkus (bass), Jerry Page (guitar),
Fabienne Shine (vocals), and Blair Bovbjerg (theramin).
At the show at Room 710 on the 21st, they played two of the newly
recorded songs. First was Sandbox, followed by a cover of Velvet
Underground's All Tomorrow's Parties, both sung by the fabulous
Fabienne. As an encore, Jeff sang Smokin' Weed with Helios
Also in the works is a DVD of the Room 710 show, with footage from
the studio sessions and the party held the previous weekend.
December 2004: Read more about what is coming up in
January in Helios Creed Newsletter #7.
Helios Audition and winter concert:
Helios will be auditioning musicians for a spring tour. Auditions
will be held the weekend of January 15th near Austin, Texas. This
will be followed by a show on Friday January 21st at Room 710 in
the original post.
An authorized "bootleg" is available from Toxic Tommy and
Krazee Cyn. Recorded on the Dark Side tour, it's called Inferior
November 2004: Helios recommends EarthChangesTV.com
for all news of the world. And hot off the wire is Helios
Creed News #6
October 2004: The track Crusin' the K from Dark Side
of the Sun is included on Magnet Magazine's Sampler CD Volume
August 2004: Latest Helios Creed Newsletter
Latest Releases: Available direct from staticwhitesound.