HELMET SIGN WITH earMUSIC, TO RELEASE FIRST STUDIO ALBUM IN SIX YEARS
DEAD TO THE WORLD OUT ON OCTOBER 28
U.S. TOUR TO COMMENCE NOVEMBER 2016
earMUSIC is happy to welcome Helmet, a band that has influenced and launched a thousand other bands, with the release of their brand new studio album Dead to the World.
The long anticipated new album — the first in six years — comes with heavy guitar riffs, blasting drums and the distinctive voice of frontman Page Hamilton. The album is energy at its purest form. Every track adds its unique flavour to mix of hard rock, alternative, metal and punk, showing the world again how versatile a rock album can be.
Produced by Page Hamilton himself and mixed by award winning record producer, engineer and mixer Jay Baumgardner, Dead to the World will be released as 1CD digipak, transparent Vinyl and Digital on October 28, 2016 on earMUSIC.
Helmet will be heading out on a 36-city tour of the U.S. this fall in support of the new album. The band will be joined by special guest Local H. The tour kicks off on November 3 with further dates for a European tour to be announced soon.
Page Hamilton offered these 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 LA! 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.” — Page Hamilton, September 2016
1. Life or Death
2. I ♥ My Guru
3. Bad News
4. Red Scare
5. Dead to the World
6. Green Shirt
7. Expect the World
8. Die Alone
9. Drunk In the Afternoon
10. Look Alive
11. Life or Death (Slow)
HELMET 2016 DEAD TO THE WORLD TOUR:
with Special Guests Local H
11/3 — Castle Theatre | Bloomington, IN
11/4 — St. Andrews | Detroit, MI.
11/5 — Lee’s Palace | Toronto, Canada
11/6 — Beachland Ballroom |Cleveland, OH
11/7 — Soundstage | Baltimore, MD
11/9 — World Café Live | Philadelphia ,PA
11/10 — Brighton Music Hall | Boston, MA
11/11 — Met | Pawtucket, RI
11/12 — Highline Ballroom | New York, NY
11/13 — Music Hall Of Williamsburg | Brooklyn, NY
11/15 — Black Cat | Washington, DC
11/16 — Visulite Theatre | Charlotte, NC
11/17 — Motorco Music Hall | Durham, NC
11/18 — Masquerade Heaven | Atlanta, GA
11/19 — Jack Rabbits | Jacksonville, FL
11/20 — State Theatre | St Petersburg, FL
11/22 — Revolution | Fort Lauderdale, FL
11/23 — The Social | Orlando, FL
11/25 — The White Oak | Houston, TX
11/26 — MoHawk | Austin, TX
11/27 — Gas Monkey | Dallas, TX
11/29 — The Crescent Ballroom | Phoenix, AZ
12/1 — Roxy | Los Angeles, CA
12/2 — Casbah | San Diego, CA
12/3 — Discovery | Ventura, CA
12/4 — The Independent | San Francisco, CA
12/6 — Dante’s | Portland, OR
12/7 — The Crocodile | Seattle, WA
12/9 — Pub Station | Billings, MT
12/10 — Marquis Theatre | Denver, CO
12/11 — Slowdown | Omaha, NE
12/13 — The Record Bar | Kansas City, MO
12/14 — Fine Line Music Café | Minneapolis, MN
12/15 — High Noon | Madison, WI
12/16 — Metro | Chicago, IL
12/17 — Delmar Hall | St. Louis, MO
The Gold certified and Grammy nominated band Helmet has released eight widely acclaimed albums since originally forming in 1989 in New York City. Fusing Zeppelinesque riffing with a vehement post-hardcore precision, augmented by dense chords and offbeat time signatures based in singer Hamilton’s formal jazz training. The combination was that rarest of visionary creations–it was successful in its own time.
Bands such as the Deftones, Rise Against, Pantera and Tool have all cited Helmet as an influence, and not just for Helmet’s blistering, aggro approach but for the band’s sheer musicality and brains. See, Helmet, among other things, is a work of art.