The first new Helmet album in six years!
"All news is bad news" spits Page Hamilton's distinctive voice from the speakers, accompanied by the unique, dynamic fusion of classic rock, hardcore and off kilter grooves that have inspired countless others. Nobody sounds quite like Helmet.
The lead single "Bad News" kicks off Dead To The World, the band's first album in six years. The song opens with a sustained ringing sound — reminiscent of the Beatles' "Tomorrow Never Knows," but the invocation is quickly and abruptly interrupted by a wall of distorted guitars.
Dead To The World was produced by Page Hamilton, mixed by Jay Baumgardner, and recorded by Toshi Kasai. Helmet was formed in New York City in 1989 by founding members Page Hamilton, Henry Bogdan, Peter Mengede and John Stanier. They have had a large impact on many heavy metal, hard rock, nu metal, post-hardcore and metalcore acts, with bands such as Tool, Pantera, Mastodon, Converge, Meshuggah, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Queens of the Stone Age, Sepultura, At the Drive In, System of a Down, Nine Inch Nails, Rammstein, Korn, Marilyn Manson, Silverchair, Limp Bizkit, Papa Roach, Slipknot, Staind and many others crediting Helmet as an influence.
The group released their first full length album Strap It On, in 1991. The band found mainstream success with their follow up album Meantime which debuted at No. 68 on the Billboard 200 and spawned the hits "Unsung" and "In the Meantime." In 1994, Helmet explored new sonic territories with the fan favorite and critically acclaimed Betty, which incorporated elements of jazz and blues into their thinking man's metal. Following an additional album, Helmet broke up in 1998, while Hamilton explored other projects, including various collaborations and film scores.
In 2004, Hamilton reformed Helmet with a new lineup, releasing the album Size Matters that same year. In 2006, they released Monochrome and then released their most recent album, Seeing Eye Dog, via in 2010.
Since the 2004 revival, Helmet has toured extensively all over the world. In 2012, they toured Europe in light of the 20th anniversary of Meantime and, most recently, embarked on a similar tour for the 20th anniversary of Betty.
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