Alex Helms







What is music to you? What does it give you?

music is my coping mechanism, my safe haven, my escape from the reality called life. music is everything to me

What is your music dream?

To reach my daughter in Oregon, to inspire and help people through difficult times and hopefully make a difference in people’s lives

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

I wouldn’t. Life is rough and it sucks sometimes, however every struggle happens for a reason and is meant to advance your journey in life, teach you valuable lessons, and help you grow.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Down with the Sickness by Disturbed. Mom used to jam it when she had road rage. She turned me from country to Metal.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Static-X, Otep, Nothing More, Demon Hunter, Skillet, Smile Empty Soul, Epica, Nightwish. I have a lot of bands I listen to.

What inspires you to make music?

My faith, my daughter, my life experiences, my struggles and my victories.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

I want my music to be uplifting yet brutal, heartfelt and inspirational. War For Serenity is meant to break through the barriers and hopefully connect with people and help them view life in a different perspective. I want my music to be used as a weapon of grace instead of a weapon of destruction. (Unless of course you’re in the pit, then destruction is a given \m/)

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

A bit nervous until the music starts playing and then I’m in another world where my fear and anxiety is eliminated.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

There are plenty of struggling musicians out there (myself included) that won’t take the first step due to fear of being judged by those that are egotistical or fear that they aren’t “good enough”. Passion is what makes music, skill and talent can be learned and acquired. you can’t perform well and make good music even if your a “rock god” if you don’t have the passion behind it, if it doesn’t mean something to you. I believe if people were less focused on popularity and “the charts” and focused on what they were passionate about what made them happy, that their entourage of fans would naturally be formed.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

People that don’t read, that judge a book by its cover and think that since they’ve been in the scene “X” amount of years that they have the right to judge you. People that believe constructive criticism is “Hey you suck”.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

I go to concerts as often as I can and I’m always there to see the first band.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Rivethead, Scar the Surface,