Helmet (band)

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Helmet

Helmet in 2008
Background information
Origin New York, New York, USA
Genres Alternative metal,[1] noise rock,[2] post-hardcore,[3] post-metal[4]
Years active 1989–1998, 2004–today
Labels Amphetamine Reptile, Interscope, Warcon, Work Song
Associated acts Handsome, Anthrax, White Zombie, Rob Zombie, Scum of the Earth, The Cult, Exodus, Testament, Biohazard, Battles, Tomahawk
Website www.helmetmusic.com
Members
Page Hamilton
Kyle Stevenson
Dave Case
Dan Beeman
Past members
Peter Mengede
Rob Echeverria
Chris Traynor
Henry Bogdan
John Stanier
Frank Bello
John Tempesta
Mike Jost
Jeremy Chatelain
Jimmy Thompson
Jon Fuller

Helmet is an alternative metal band from New York. The band was formed in 1989 by vocalist and lead guitarist Page Hamilton, who is their only constant member.

Helmet became popular when they released their 1992 major-label debut Meantime, which peaked at number 68 on the Billboard 200 and featured their best known songs "Unsung" and "In the Meantime". Meantime is also Helmet's only album to go gold in the United States.[5] They made two more albums before breaking up in 1998. However, Helmet reformed in 2004 and released a new album later that year. The album was called Size Matters and was their last release on their longtime label Interscope Records. Helmet was briefly signed to Warcon Records, who released their next album Monochrome in 2006, but today, they are signed to Work Song Records. That label released their latest album Seeing Eye Dog in 2010.

Discography[change | edit source]

So far, Helmet has released seven full-length studio albums, which include:

  • Strap It On (1990)
  • Meantime (1992)
  • Betty (1994)
  • Aftertaste (1997)
  • Size Matters (2004)
  • Monochrome (2006)
  • Seeing Eye Dog (2010)

References[change | edit source]

  1. Sharpe-Young, Garry. "Helmet". MusicMight. http://www.musicmight.com/artist/united+states/new+york/new+york+city/helmet. Retrieved May 30, 2012.
  2. "Alternative Metal". Allmusic. http://www.allmusic.com/explore/style/d2697. Retrieved May 30, 2012.
  3. Meredith, Bill. "Helmet". Allmusic. http://www.allmusic.com/artist/helmet-p4472. Retrieved May 30, 2012.
  4. "Helmet Rediscovery". X-Press Online. March 28, 2007. Archived from the original on August 31, 2007. http://web.archive.org/web/20070831112757/http://www.xpressmag.com.au/archives/2007/03/helmet_rediscov.php. Retrieved May 30, 2012.
  5. "RIAA Gold and Platinum searchable database". Search for artist "Helmet". RIAA. http://www.riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?table=SEARCH. Retrieved 2012-05-30.