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Tag Archives: Helmet

Debut metal albums turning 25 in 2015

Posted by on January 5, 2015

Last month, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced their inductees for 2015. It’s no surprise that there aren’t any particularly heavy bands being inducted this year. In fact, the only thing a musical act has to do to qualify for consideration is a) be popular, especially with critics and b) have come out […]

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Helmet playing 10 Betty shows in the US

Posted by on November 19, 2014

Helmet celebrated the 20th anniversary of Betty with a European tour. Now the celebration of the band’s third full-length is coming to the states, announced by the band via their Twitter account, stating, “10 new Betty shows in US. Playing album start to finish + full 2nd set. No openers.” Page Hamilton talked about the Betty album […]

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Limp Bizkit headlining ShipRocked 2015

Posted by on October 22, 2014

The ShipRocked 2015 line-up has been announced, and it’s headlined by Limp Bizkit. Setting sail from Miami, FL and heading to Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas, it’ll be six days of loud music and a pretty solid line-up of hard rock and metal music. Fred Durst seems pretty excited: “Limp Bizkit? New album? Sunshine? Metal party? Phil […]

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Linkin Park listen to Botch and Meshuggah

Posted by on April 10, 2014

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been 14 years since Linkin Park ushered in an era of commercial nu-metal with their 10 million-selling debut, Hybrid Theory. And for their forthcoming sixth album, The Hunting Party, the band are going back to their roots. Of course, those roots probably have frosted tips, but those that have heard the first […]

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Khonsu give Bjork a black metal makeover

Posted by on March 19, 2014

While Bjork has gotten more avant-garde as her career’s progressed, her first two solo albums were pretty great, and the best song she’s got is “Army of Me.” Aggressive and electronic at it’s early-90s best, the song was angsty and angular enough to be covered by Helmet. As part of their EP, Traveller, Norwegian progressive band […]

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Check Out Tomahawk On ‘Fallon’

Posted by on June 4, 2013

Last night, Tomahawk played Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, where they ran through “White Hats/Black Hats” from Oddfellows, their first album in six years. While we’d hesitate to call them a supergroup, that’s perhaps the best way to describe a band featuring Mike Patton (Faith No More, Fantomas, Mr. Bungle), Duane Denison (The Jesus Lizard), John Stanier (Helmet), […]

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Today In Crowd Funding: Helmet’s Page Hamilton Contributing To Movie Soundtrack

Posted by on May 20, 2013

Who: Page Hamilton (Helmet), Derrek Hawkins (Stabbing Westward, Ace Frehley), Harley DiNardo What For: Shampoo and Death film, soundtrack Seeking: $77,000 Collected: $15,530 Days Left: 14 Chance of successful campaign: medium Crowd funding makes the most sense when there are tangible rewards at stake: thanks on an album you helped fund, knowing you played a […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 5: Metal Movie Soundtracks

Posted by on February 19, 2013

Metal Insider’s Top 5 is a column where we count down the top five of…well basically anything. This coming Sunday, the 85th annual Oscars award show will air live on TV. Typically, movies’ biggest night of the year makes the Grammys look like Ozzfest. However, with the Oscars right around the corner, we got to thinking of […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 10: Albums Celebrating 20th Anniversaries

Posted by on September 10, 2012

Earlier today, Megadeth announced that not only were they planning to perform Countdown To Extinction in its entirety on tour, but that they also were celebrating its 20th anniversary by releasing a remastered and expanded edition of the album (to be released on November 6 via EMI/Capitol Records). That got us to thinking about all […]

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Tomahawk Joined By Former Mr. Bungle Bassist, Continue Work On New Album

Posted by on February 15, 2012

As you know, Mike Patton loves to keep himself busy with various projects, including a few film scores. So it wasn’t a complete shock when one of his other bands Tomahawk, also featuring ex-The Jesus Lizard guitarist Duane Denison and Battles/ex-Helmet drummer John Stanier, revealed via Facebook last November that a new album was on […]

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