Seeing Eye Dog, HELMET's seventh album, is one of the band's most uncompromising and ambitious releases, embodying the classic and utterly unique Helmet sound and pushing it into regions the band has never before explored. Read more
Posted by Helmet on Oct 19 2013
We’re thrilled to announce that Helmet will be playing 2 shows with British post-punk pioneers Wire next month in Portland and Seattle. On top of that, Page Hamilton will perform with Wire and the PinkFlag orchestra too!
Page Hamilton regards Wire as one of his musical heroes and a key influence on Helmet, and made a guest appearance on their 2008 album Object 47. In short, these shows are too good to miss: see you there!
- Nov 20: Portland at Crystal Ballroom
Helmet & Wire co-headline show
- Nov 22: Seattle at The Croc
Helmet headline show at Wire’s DRILL: Seattle Festival
- Nov 23: Seattle
Page Hamilton joins Wire & the PinkFlag Guitar Orchestra
Posted by Helmet on Oct 13 2013
The guitar nerds among you will know that Page is a long-time friend of Fryette Amplification. Their 120 watt Pittbull Ultra-Lead has been the foundation of Page’s guitar tone for well over a decade.
Well it’s not all about wattage, and to prove the point, Steven Fryette has been working on a 1 watt – yes, that’s one watt! – mini amplifier, the Valvulator GP/DI, designed specifically for situations where you can’t or don’t need to play loud.
Here’s what happened when Page dropped by Fryette’s workshop to put the prototype through its paces, Helmet style.
Fryette Amplification are currently running a Kickstarter campaign to get this thing funded and into production, and you can back the project with as little as $1 – yes, that’s one dollar!
Posted by Helmet on Sep 26 2013
Well, we said there was more to come!
Helmet and Melvins are touring Australia & New Zealand together from December 8th, and to cap it off we are releasing a split 7″ together on the legendary Amphetamine Reptile records!
More details coming soon but, for now, how about that awesome sleeve art? The Korean type says “invasion”, though in North Korean slang it means “comrade”. At least, we think that’s what it means.