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Helmet Biography:

Like many influential bands, Helmet was born out of an unusual set of influences. Oregon-born guitarist and founder Page Hamilton had actually moved to New York City to study jazz, but found inspiration in the late '80s through post-punk acts Sonic Youth, Killing Joke, and Big Black, and envisioned a group that combined then-unusual tunings (particularly dropped-D) with uneven and jazz-like time signatures and harmonies.


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Event Date Venue Availabilty
Helmet with Prong
May 04, 2018
Friday - 7:00 PM
Vinyl Music Hall
Pensacola, FL
Helmet with Prong
May 07, 2018
Monday - 7:00 PM
House of Rock-TX
Corpus Christi, TX
May 09, 2018
Wednesday - 8:00 PM
Warehouse Live
Houston, TX
May 10, 2018
Thursday - 8:00 PM
Austin, TX
Helmet with Prong
May 13, 2018
Sunday - 8:00 PM
The Truman
Kansas City, MO
May 15, 2018
Tuesday - 8:00 PM
The Waiting Room
Omaha, NE
Helmet with Prong
May 16, 2018
Wednesday - 7:00 PM
Varsity Theater - Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis, MN
Helmet with Prong
May 17, 2018
Thursday - 8:00 PM
Bottom Lounge
Chicago, IL
May 18, 2018
Friday - 8:00 PM
Majestic Theatre
Madison, WI
Helmet with Prong
May 20, 2018
Sunday - 8:00 PM
Beachland Ballroom
Cleveland, OH
Helmet with Prong
May 22, 2018
Tuesday - 7:00 PM
Brighton Music Hall
Boston, MA
May 23, 2018
Wednesday - 8:00 PM
Highline Ballroom
New York, NY
Helmet with Prong
May 24, 2018
Thursday - 7:00 PM
Philadelphia, PA

The result was Helmet, the East Coast's answer to Seattle's then-underground sensation Soundgarden. Hamilton recruited bassist Henry Bogdan from Oregon, along with Australian guitarist Peter Mengede and Florida drummer John Stanier for the group's first incarnation. Helmet's independent label debut EP, Strap It On, showcased the group's raw power -- both instrumentally and in Hamilton's growling vocals -- through tracks like the mocking "Sinatra" and rocking "Bad Mood." Signed to the Interscope label soon thereafter, the same lineup released its breakthrough 1992 CD Meantime. MTV aired three videos by Helmet, then the only band close to the Seattle grunge sound on the East Coast, in "Give It," "In the Meantime," and the distorted, stop-and-start showcase "Unsung." Hamilton, Bogdan, and Stanier collaborated with Irish rap group House of Pain on "Just Another Victim," for the 1993 film Judgment Night, after Mengede left the band. The popular soundtrack (with its unorthodox mix of rappers and alternative bands like Ice-T and Slayer, Sir Mix-a-Lot and Mudhoney) created even more of a demand for Helmet's next CD. Replacing Mengede with guitarist Rob Echeverria on 1994's Betty, Hamilton crafted an album even more versatile -- and at times even heavier -- than Meantime. The song "Milquetoast" appeared on the soundtrack to the hit film The Crow; Stanier's unrelenting drumming drove tracks like "I Know," and Hamilton's jazz background showed on the cover of Dizzy Gillespie's "Beautiful Love." Yet Betty proved to be a critical success but a commercial failure, its versatility relegating it to the cutout bins. Echeverria left Helmet in the mid-'90s to join Biohazard, and the band bought time to refocus by releasing the Born Annoying collection of B-sides in 1995. Hamilton played all the guitar parts for 1997's Aftertaste -- but his vocals sounded like his heart just wasn't in a group in which he couldn't keep a rhythm guitarist, and the album proved a disappointment. After touring with Orange 9mm's Chris Traynor on guitar and much deliberation, Helmet disbanded in 1999. But the Helmet influence was heard throughout rock, whether by Hamilton's involvement with industrial groups (Nine Inch Nails) or indirectly through metal acts (System of a Down), and even the atonal distortion of rap-rock hybrids such as Korn and Limp Bizkit.

Helmet returned in 2004 when Hamilton recruited Traynor and a new rhythm section consisting of drummer John Tempesta (Rob Zombie, Testament) and bassist Frank Bello (Anthrax). Signed to Interscope, the group released Size Matters in October.


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