Former HELMET leader Page Hamilton has signed a deal with Interscope Records for a new project, which includes late period HELMET guitarist Chris Traynor, according to Billboard.com. As previously reported, the pair has also collaborated on tracks intended for BUSH frontman Gavin Rossdale's solo debut.
The group are targeting a May or June release for their Interscope debut, which will be supported by Hamilton's most extensive set of live dates in some time. "Page is serious about working and returning to the live scene," a management spokesperson for Hamilton told Billboard.
HELMET's 21-track retrospective, entitled "Unsung: The Best of Helmet (1991-1997)", is scheduled for release on January 27 through Interscope. Hamilton was involved in the selection of the songs, which include the 1997 Modern Rock Tracks chart hit "Exactly What You Wanted" and such staples as "Unsung", "Milquetoast" and "Give It".
"Unsung" also sports the HOUSE OF PAIN collaboration "Just Another Victim", from 1993's "Judgement Night" soundtrack, plus the "Feeling Minnesota" soundtrack contribution "Disagreeable".
The complete track listing for "Unsung" is as follows:
03. Bad Mood
05. In the Meantime
08. Give It
09. Iron Head
10. Just Another Victim
12. I Know
14. Wilma's Rainbow
16. Like I Care
20. Driving Nowhere
21. Exactly What You Wanted