This is Helmet.

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Formed in 1989 out of New York, the heart and soul of the band has always revolved around singer/guitarist Page Hamilton.

The band was on a hiatus for a stretch from about 1999 to 2004, but albums have been dropping every few years since.

2016 sees the arrival of “Dead To The World” dropping October 28th.

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Frontman Hamilton offered these somewhat cryptic thoughts:

“Catch phrases, punchlines, guns, bluster, ammo, incivility, impatience, murder. You, me, us, them, life, liberty and the pursuit of property.

We disagree, we disrespect, discourse disappears in the age of access. When in doubt GET LOUD! It’s my way or the highway, thank you, Lawrence Tierney!

Religious tchotchkes nailed to the walls of homes above razor-scarred mirrors. Do you meditate, levitate, pray? Live in L.A.! I’m a huge fan, got a perfume line, smell nice, plan my next move. Threats loom, the bad news network blooms, fear sells. Just get em out, the spying neighbors, suspects, terrorists our forefathers intent. ‘If you don’t like it, leave’ and call it democracy.”

Here is an advance single and opening track called, ‘Life or Death’:

Here’s another driving new track called, ‘Bad News’:

 

Helmet has an extensive tour planned:

THU 3 NOVEMBER
Castle Theatre Bloomington, IL, US

FRI 4 NOVEMBER
St. Andrew’s Hall Detroit, MI, US

SAT 5 NOVEMBER
Lee’s Palace Toronto, ON, Canada

SAT 5 NOVEMBER
Lee’s Palace Toronto, ON, Canada

SUN 6 NOVEMBER
Beachland Ballroom Cleveland, OH, US

MON 7 NOVEMBER
Baltimore Soundstage Baltimore, MD, US

WED 9 NOVEMBER
World Café Live Philadelphia, PA, US

THU 10 NOVEMBER
Brighton Music Hall Allston, MA, US

FRI 11 NOVEMBER
The Met Pawtucket, RI, US

SAT 12 NOVEMBER
Highline Ballroom New York, NY, US

SUN 13 NOVEMBER
Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY, US

TUE 15 NOVEMBER
Black Cat Washington, DC, US

WED 16 NOVEMBER
Visulite Theatre Charlotte, NC, US

THU 17 NOVEMBER
Motorco Music Hall Durham, NC, US

FRI 18 NOVEMBER
The Masquerade – Heaven Atlanta, GA, US

SAT 19 NOVEMBER
Jack Rabbits Jacksonville, FL, US

SUN 20 NOVEMBER
State Theatre St Petersburg, FL, US

TUE 22 NOVEMBER
Revolution Fort Lauderdale, FL, US

WED 23 NOVEMBER
The Social Orlando, FL, US

FRI 25 NOVEMBER
White Oak Music Hall Houston, TX, US

SAT 26 NOVEMBER
Mohawk Austin, TX, US

SUN 27 NOVEMBER
Gas Monkey Bar N Grill Dallas, TX, US

TUE 29 NOVEMBER
The Crescent Ballroom Phoenix, AZ, US

THU 1 DECEMBER
The Roxy Theatre West Hollywood, CA, US

FRI 2 DECEMBER
The Casbah San Diego, CA, US

SAT 3 DECEMBER
Discovery Ventura Ventura, CA, US

SUN 4 DECEMBER
The Independent San Francisco, CA, US

TUE 6 DECEMBER
Dante’s Portland, OR, US

WED 7 DECEMBER
The Crocodile Seattle, WA, US

FRI 9 DECEMBER
The Pub Station Billings, MT, US

SAT 10 DECEMBER
The Marquis Theater Denver, CO, US

SUN 11 DECEMBER
Slowdown Omaha, NE, US

TUE 13 DECEMBER
The recordBar Kansas City, MO, US

WED 14 DECEMBER
Fine Line Music Cafe Minneapolis, MN, US

THU 15 DECEMBER
High Noon Saloon Madison, WI, US

FRI 16 DECEMBER
Metro Chicago, IL, US

SAT 17 DECEMBER
Delmar Hall St Louis, MO, US

SAT 21 JANUARY
Lucerna Music Bar Prague, Czech Republic

MON 23 JANUARY
SO36B erlin, Germany

TUE 24 JANUARY
Scheune Kulturzentrum Dresden, Germany

WED 25 JANUARY
Musikzentrum Hannover, Germany

THU 26 JANUARY
Knust Hamburg, Germany

SAT 28 JANUARY
VoxHall Aarhus, Denmark

SUN 29 JANUARY
Tribute Sandnes, Norway

MON 30 JANUARY
Vulkan Arena Oslo, Norway

WED 1 FEBRUARY
Babel Malmö, Sweden

THU 2 FEBRUARY
Debaser Strand Stockholm, Sweden

SAT 4 FEBRUARY
Klubi Tampere, Finland

MON 6 FEBRUARY
Vega Jr Copenhagen, Denmark

TUE 7 FEBRUARY
Gebäude 9 Cologne, Germany

WED 8 FEBRUARY
Doornroosje Nijmegen, Netherlands

THU 9 FEBRUARY
De Casino Sint-Niklaas, Belgium

SAT 11 FEBRUARY
La Maroquinerie Paris, France

SUN 12 FEBRUARY
La Sirene La Rochelle, France

MON 13 FEBRUARY
Théâtre Barbey Bordeaux, France

TUE 14 FEBRUARY
Le Metronum Toulouse, France

THU 16 FEBRUARY
Razzmatazz 2 Barcelona, Spain

FRI 17 FEBRUARY
Sala Caracol Madrid, Spain

SAT 18 FEBRUARY
Jimmy Jazz Gasteiz Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

MON 20 FEBRUARY
Le Moulin Marseille, France

TUE 21 FEBRUARY
Bienne Biel, Switzerland

WED 22 FEBRUARY
Legend Club Milan, Italy

THU 23 FEBRUARY
Traffic Club Rome, Italy

FRI 24 FEBRUARY
Fabrik Cagliari, Italy

SAT 25 FEBRUARY
Bronson Ravenna, Italy

MON 27 FEBRUARY
Szene Wien Vienna, Austria

TUE 28 FEBRUARY
Conrad Sohm Dornbirn, Austria

WED 1 MARCH
Kino Šiška (Centre for Urban Culture) Ljubljana, Slovenia

THU 2 MARCH
Dürer Kert Budapest, Hungary

FRI 3 MARCH
Technikum Munich, Germany

SAT 4 MARCH
Universum Stuttgart, Germany

MON 6 MARCH
Patronaat Haarlem, Netherlands

TUE 7 MARCH
Het Depot Leuven, Belgium

WED 8 MARCH
De Kreun Kortrijk, Belgium

FRI 10 MARCH
O2 Academy Islington London, UK

SAT 11 MARCH
Manchester Academy 3 Manchester, UK

SUN 12 MARCH
Cathouse Glasgow, UK

 

Some classic Helmet: