2014, When Canada's Helix burst upon the scene, the band was compared to April Wine and generally celebrated. The gang was formed in 1974 as The Helix Field Band. This act's first ever show was at a local high school and played covers of bands like Uriah Heep and Golden Earring. The debut LP was a success and the band even ventured into the USA for shows. The reception to WHITE LACE AND BLACK LEATHER was not as positive and following another album the hard rockers appeared on the verge of oblivion when it was rumoured that Vollmer took off to join Strutz. In fact, the band obtained a major deal with Capitol and head out to Europe to tour with Kiss. NO REST FOR THE WICKED was a good effort, although the Kitchener band had lost the Doerner twins by now - although Brian returned for LONG WAY TO HEAVEN and other albums. Capitol sent the band back to the drawing board for a more glam metal image. Nevertheless, or because of this fact, Helix had a hit single with the song ,,Heavy Metal Love" at this time.