NYC post-hardcore heroes Helmet have added three UK dates to their forthcoming European tour in support of new disc 'Dead To The World'. The band will play London, Manchester and Glasgow in March, as part of the short run.
The news follows on from the band inking a new deal with earMUSIC, who released their brand new studio album 'Dead To The World' in October 2016. The critically acclaimed, long anticipated new album – the first in six years - came with heavy guitar riffs, blasting drums and the distinctive voice of front man Page Hamilton.
Produced by Page Hamilton himself, and mixed by award winning record producer, engineer and mixer Jay Baumgardner, 'Dead To The World' will be supported by three UK dates which can be viewed below. The run follows a successful thirty-six date tour across the USA in late 2016.
The Gold certified and Grammy nominated Helmet has released eight widely acclaimed albums since originally forming in 1989 in New York City. Fusing Zeppelin-esque 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 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.
Helmet UK 2017 Dates:
Fri 10th March 2017 The o2 Academy, London
Sat 11th March 2017 The o2 Academy 3, Manchester
Sun 12th March 2017 The Cathouse, Glasgow
Tickets available through all usual outlets.