Artist Biography Available in: 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) and Tobias Ashcraft (dog) asked Heather Smith (of Graveshadow) to form a side project with them in 2011. The concept; power metal with themes based on actual scientific theories, with the occasional sci-fi movie tribute. The name Helion Prime was borrowed from an alien planet featured in the film "Chronicles of Riddick," a movie the three were great fans of. She accepted the exciting proposition without hesitation. Three years later, Jason and Tobi reminded Heather of their previously discussed awesome idea, and the three recorded their first demo track in June of 2014. 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 trio released their first EP on February 26th, 2015 with a full length album in the works for later on in 2015. Read more on Last.fm.